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Bad silt fencing on Hull Bay Rd., St. Thomas, Sunday, June 25

Improper Silt Fence on Hull Bay Road Construction

Silt fencing on construction work on St. Thomas' Hull Bay Road was seen flapping in the breeze several inches off the ground Sunday, making it completely ineffective. Silt fencing is designed to reduce silt runoff, especially into sensitive areas like Magens Bay, which is downhill fro
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At a Friday news conference, Attorney General Claude Walker, and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter discuss how they will safeguard upcoming property tax auctions against fraud.

Officials Put New Rules in Place to Protect Integrity of Property Auctions

With two property auctions scheduled that will give residents a chance to “own a piece of paradise,” the officials warned Friday that they will be cracking down on any bidders engaged in potential scams.
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Structural Fire at Estate Wintberg

V.I. firefighters put out a structural fire in at nos.1-7 Estate Wintberg around 2:48 a.m. Friday morning. Firefighters from Lima Company responding to a 911 call arrived to find a one-story structure fully engulfed in flames and more units from Hotel Company and Echo Company were ord
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Sen. Sammuel Sanes during a recent legislative session.(Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Bill Limiting Juvenile First-Degree Murder Sentences Put on Hold

A bill to eliminate the sentence of life without possibility of parole for juveniles if legislation was held in committee Thursday so that senators can consider amendments.
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VIPA Director David Mapp testifies at a 2016 Senate session. (Photo by Barry Leerdam provided by the V.I. Legislature)

David Mapp Officially Tapped as VIPA Head

After being tapped in December as interim executive director, David Mapp was appointed by the V.I. Port Authority board on Wednesday to officially lead the agency.
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A view from the Virgin Islands National Park. (AMy Roberts photo)

Unable to Meet Criteria, V.I. National Park Loses UNESCO Biosphere Designation

For more than four decades, the park was part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO – but it was voluntarily removed this year when it could not meet the guidelines to maintain the designation.
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Court Hears Arguments on Sarauw’s Motion to Certify Special Election

Thursday's Superior Court hearing was held in response to a motion for a writ of mandamus filed by Janelle Sarauw, winner of the special election to fill a vacant seat in the 32nd Legislature.
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Ron De Lugo Federal Courthouse

V.I. Moves To Dismiss Condo Fee Suits For Lack of Claim

The V.I. government filed motions Thursday to dismiss two condominium group lawsuits over new condo user fees, arguing the plaintiffs fail to make a legally plausible claim.
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Man Arrested for Shooting, Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend

A woman was shot and stabbed repeatedly Wednesday evening at the Smart Mart Gas Station, and police arrested a man believed to be her assailant – Richard Ireland, described as her 'ex-boyfriend' – about seven hours later.
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Hearing on Centennial Commission’s Expenses Lacks Specifics

Staff and commission members of the V.I. Transfer Centennial Commission testified Wednesday evening before a Senate committee, but offered few specifics regarding money the body has spent marking the 100th anniversary of the transfer of the territory to the U.S..
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