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Nellon Bowry, director of the Office of Management and Budget, discusses the proposed FY 2018 Budget Wednesday with members of the Senate Finance Committee. (Photo by Onaje Simmonds, Legislature of the Virgin Islands 2017 Summer Intern)

OMB Director Says Proposed Budget Relies on Strengthened Tax Collection

The V.I. Government plans to intensify its tax collection efforts to help meet the pared-down budget for FY 2018, OMB Director Nellon Bowry told the Legislature’s Committee on Finance Wednesday.
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Victim of Smith Bay Saturday Shooting Dies

A young man who was injured Saturday died at the Schneider Regional Medical Center, the V.I. Police Department reported Tuesday.
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New Hotel Planned for Cruz Bay

Delbert Parsons and Delrise Varlack are moving forward with plans to build a hotel with up to 200 rooms in Cruz Bay on 2.5 acres of land located between Mongoose Junction and the Lumberyard Complex.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter speak to a series of issues Monday.

Mapp Reorganizes VIPD, Reports on Other Budget-Saving Measures

Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Monday announced structural changes within V.I. Police Department, and ongoing efforts with federal officials to solve issues, and cancellation of a contract for the Main Street Project.
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Containers like this antifreeze jug at Vessup Beach are among the debris frequently on local shores. (Photo by Kristina Edwards)

Plastic Recycling Program Aims to Cleans Up V.I.’s Beaches

Instead of sending plastics collected during beach cleanups to the territory’s nearly full landfills, a new program will recycle them and see to it that they become something new – in this case, a shampoo bottle.
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Ayana Flewellen and Justin Dunnavant talk about their youth program and archeological field school at the Nature Conservancy on St. Croix at Monday's conference.

International Association for Caribbean Archeology Holds Conference on St. Croix

Archeologists from around the Caribbean and Europe gathered Monday for the opening of the International Association for Caribbean Archeology Congress, held for the first time in the territory, with a focus on youth participation.
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Suspects in Property Auction Fraud Sentenced

Admitting he "made a mistake," Calford Charleswell, a former employee from the Lieutenant Governor’s Office who admitted to joining a scheme to defraud the government, was sentenced Monday to one year in jail.
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Delegate Stacey Plaskett

Territory Getting $240,000 Cancer Registry Grant

The U.S. Virgin Islands will receive a $240,412 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help set up a long-mandated cancer registry.
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Sen. Positive Nelson (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Nelson Reintroduces Medical Marijuana Bill

Sen. Positive Nelson, in his persistent effort to reform marijuana laws, has reintroduced the Virgin Islands Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act.
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Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital

JFL Complies with CMS But Hasn’t Moved ER Yet

Although the Emergency Department with terminal drainage issues remains located at the hospital, the Gov. Juan Luis Hospital was deemed in compliance last Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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