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Man Wounded in Second Smith Bay Shooting

A second shooting incident in the Smith Bay area the same day as a homicide sent a St. Thomas man to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound, the V.I. Police Department said.
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Veteran’s Drive Goes to Bid in June, Main Street Still Delayed

Now that the long-standing Veteran’s Drive improvement proposal has cleared another permitting hurdle, Department of Public Works officials said this week that they are putting the first phase of the project out to bid in June.
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Marine Debris Issue Mounts With Little Funding Available for Cleanup

With more boats being abandoned every year, the problem is ever-growing with little funding available for boat removal.
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Senate Changing Mental Health Committal Laws

The automatic length of time for emergency commitment of someone suffering from mental illness or addiction who is an immediate danger to themselves or others will increase from 48 hours to five days, the maximum will increase from five days to 10.
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Commissioner Remembers the Day Sweeney Died

Delroy Richards said he was closely connected with six of the seven officers whose graves were visited in the morning as part of National Police Week observance.
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Man Killed in Smith Bay Shooting

A 35-year-old man identified as Alldix Callwood was killed in a shooting shortly after noon Tuesday in the Smith Bay area, the V.I. Police Department reported.
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The RT Park building on UVI's St. Croix campus. (File photo)

The V.I. Budget Crisis: Part 6, Technology Park Tax Breaks

Tax breaks granted by the RTPark have reduced corporate taxes paid to the V.I. government, but evidence that they have created significant numbers of new jobs or a thriving tech industry – the program's ostensible purpose – is in short supply.
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Sen. Jean Forde (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Senate Bill Would Change Senior ID Requirement

Sen. Jean Forde (D-STT) introduced a bill Monday to allow any Real-ID compliant identification to take the place of special senior IDs issued by the government.
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During Monday's event marking National Police Week, St. Thomas-St. John District Police Chief Jason Marsh lays a wreath in honor of officers killed in the line of duty.

Parade Kicks Off National Police Week Events

Events will be held throughout the territory to celebrate National Police Week, an event that honors peace officers who have given their lives and highlight those at work in our communities today.
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Young Man Gunned Down in Contant

Jeffrey Javier, 23, was pronounced dead shortly after midnight Sunday morning after being shot multiple times in the Contant area.
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