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Figure 4: Pension Contributions, Pension Payments and Payment Deficits (Click on image for larger view)

The V.I. Budget Crisis, Part 3: The GERS Time Bomb

The V.I. Government Employee Retirement System is heading toward insolvency. There are no good options left to prevent this from happening. It will sell all its assets and be unable to make full monthly pension payments by 2025 at the latest.
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Senate President Myron Jackson

Senate President Says Courts Have Final Say on Elections Law

The courts have the final say on what the law means, Senate President Myron Jackson said in a response to minority senators who want the Senate to weigh in on whether Senate candidate Kevin Rodriquez or special election victor Janelle Sarauw should be seated.
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Cohen Named New GERS Retiree Trustee

Former government employee Stephen Cohen has been selected to complete the term of Judge Edgar Ross on the board of trustees of the V.I. Government Employee Retirement System, GERS announced Monday.
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McDonald’s Suspect Died of Self-Inflicted Wound, Police Say

Juan DeDios, the 17-year-old suspect who died during the shootout with police March 25 at the McDonald's restaurant in Lockhart Garden, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the V.I. Police Department reported Monday.
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Six Boaters Rescued Between St. Thomas, St. Croix

Coast Guard rescue crews, a Good Samaritan vessel and the crew of the cruise ship Zenith rescued six men Monday during a search and rescue case involving three vessels in the waters between St. Thomas and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Alvaro Pilar talks about changes coming to telecommunications in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Viya Aims to Take Advantage of Changes in Telecom Industry

Alvaro Pilar, head of Viya, said the company formed by the combining of Innovative and Choice is keeping up with changes in the industry that will result in faster internet speeds, more cable channels and a new focus on customer service.
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On St. Croix, Earth Day marchers celebrate the annual even with a parade through Frederiksted. (Susan Ellis photo)

V.I. Commemorates Earth Day

Earth Day activities were held on St. Croix and St. Thomas Saturday, commemorating the remembrance and advocating for action to counteract the damage being done to the planet and its vulnerable inhabitants.
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18-Year-Old Killed in Sub Base Shooting

One young man was killed and another injured when shooting broke out during a fight early Sunday in Sub Base, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by family members as 18-year-old Akil Grieg Jr.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp, Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter, Village honoree Juan Harrigan and members of this year’s Carnival court officially open the Carnival Village Friday night.

St. Thomas Carnival Village Honors Juan Harrigan

The V.I. Carnival Committee honored long time committee member and band conductor of the Calypso International Tent Juan Harrigan by naming the Carnival Village after him and at Friday night's opening every booth was decorated in his honor.
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Senators Seek Legal Counsel’s Opinion On Special Election

Three minority senators out of the St. Thomas-St John District on Thursday requested a legislative legal opinion to determine what action the Legislature should take if the Board of Elections does not certify the results of the 2017 Special Election.
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