Gov. Kenneth Mapp vetoed an extension on the use of plastic grocery bags; tighter restrictions on back-billing by the Water and Power Authority and criticized unfunded expenses, while acting on an array of legislation Monday.
The Department of the Interior has awarded the U.S. Virgin Islands grants totaling $594,680 out of about $3.5 million allocated to the U.S. insular territories for energy conservation and alternative energy projects.
The V.I. Department of Health will be hosting free HIV testing sites on St. Croix and St. Thomas, in recognition of National HIV Testing Day, Tuesday, June 27. The DOH encourages everyone to go to one of the convenient locations and find out your HIV status. Getting tested for HIV is important to your health, your relationships, your life and your future.
The V.I. Legislature voted Wednesday evening not to admit Senator-Elect Kevin Rodriquez due to questions about his residency status during the 2016 election. The decision leaves the 15th Senate seat vacant for now,
Three admitted members of a multi state drug trafficking ring were sentenced to federal prison Monday. Pre sentencing reports given to District Court Judge Curtis Gomez said two of the three defendants were first-time offenders.
After more than 13 hours of testimony and debate over the qualifications of Kevin Rodriquez to serve in the Legislature, senators recessed after midnight and announced it will take up the question again Thursday.
Four archaeologists have their work cut out for them as they excavate a slave quarters site at Little Princess Estate on St. Croix. And they've got an enthusiastic young crew working with them to help out.