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Fifth Suspect Arrested in McDonald’s Robbery

Troy Titley, 36 of St. Thomas, made his initial appearance Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged by indictment in the March 25 robbery and police standoff at the Lockhart Shopping Center McDonald's.
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Coast Guard Offloads 573 Pounds of Marijuana in St. Croix

The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 573 pounds of marijuana, valued at about $1.2 million, Thursday in St. Croix. The offload followed a sea interdiction in international waters off Martinique.
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Work continues on the simulation center, which is slated to open in April 2018. (Carol Buchanan photo)

Proposed UVI Med School Faces Unique Challenges, Huge Hurdles

A medical school at the University of Virgin Islands has the potential to ignite an ailing economy. Construction of the proposed school is making progress, but hurdles remain.
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Kurt Vialet chairs the Finance Committee hearing Thursday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Senators Hold JFL Sewer, Medicaid Match Bills

Senators held, for now, legislation proposed by Gov. Kenneth Mapp to divert $3 million in federal rum funds to fix major sewer pipe problems at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, after a hearing Thursday.
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A bullet-riddled Toyota Yaris sits in the Ninky Center intersection after Thursday's shooting.

Daylight Shooting at Nisky Intersection Leaves One Injured

A mid-morning shootout at the Nisky Center intersection left one man injured Thursday and the V.I. Police Department appealing to the community for help.
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WAPA Has the Solution, But Can It Get the Financing?

WAPA has a plan to bring, in the words of spokesperson Jean Greaux Sr., “generation stability” to the islands, but it has a problem. It needs $85 million to do it.
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DLCA General Counsel Frederick Norford discusses tavern licenses Wednesday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Senate Panel OKs Bill to Change Tavern Licensing

The Division of Licensing and Consumer Affairs may get new power to determine how many tavern liquor license are allowed in the historic districts of the territory, if legislation approved in committee Wednesday becomes law.
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Sen. Positive Nelson speaks at hearing on his Emancipation Week proposal. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Bill Would Mandate Time and a Half Pay on Emancipation Day

The territory may celebrate June 26-July 3 as Emancipation Week if a bill approved in committee becomes law. The bill also would require private and public employers to pay time and a half to hourly employees who work July 3.
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Zika Update: No New Cases Reported

The V.I. Department of Health reported no new cases of Zika in its weekly report, issued Tuesday. On Friday the department confirmed the territory’s first case of Zika-related microcephaly.
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Program for Hearing and Vision Impaired Will Continue at UVI

The UVI program for people with combined hearing and vision loss – iCanConnect – will become a permanent service through the UVI Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities sponsored by the Perkins School for the Blind.
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