Saturday, May 27, 2017 8:57 pm Last modified: 9:57 am


Soraya Diase Coffelt to Announce for 2018 Governor’s Race

Soraya Diase Coffelt, a former Superior Court judge, gubernatorial candidate and attorney general of the Virgin Islands, will announce her plans to run for governor again at a campaign kickoff Tuesday on St. Croix.
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Full shelves look down on empty aisles at the Turnbull Library, which is closed while the air conditioning system is repaired.

Air Conditioning Issue Keeps Turnbull Regional Library Closed

After closing last Wednesday, the Turnbull Regional Library’s doors remain shut due to a malfunctioning air conditioning unit.
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Medical Center Breaking Ties With GERS

Some government employees might envy the 70-some employees at the St. Thomas East End Medical Center Corporation (STEEMCC) who are going to have the opportunity to opt out of GERS.
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Tavern Licensing Bill Moves To Senate Floor

Legislation recently approved in committee to give the Division of Licensing and Consumer Affairs new power to determine how many tavern liquor licenses are allowed in the historic districts of the territory, was sent on to the Senate.
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Emancipation Holiday Bill Approved Without Overtime Pay

After removing an overtime pay requirement, the Rules and Judiciary Committee approved a bill to celebrate June 26-July 3 as Emancipation Week.
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Division of Personnel Offices Announce One-Day Closures

The Virgin Islands Government Division of Personnel (DOP), in observance of the 28th Annual Public Service Recognition Week Ceremonies in both districts, advises the public of limited hours and office closure.
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WICO President Clifford Graham testifies. (Photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature)

Senate Rules Committee Keeps WICO Alternative Tax Unchanged

Members of the Senate Rules Committee sent a bill to buy the historic Estate Catherineberg house from the West Indian company on for a final floor vote after taking out a provision to cut WICO's statutory payment in lieu of taxes.
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Horses race at St. Croix's Randall 'Doc' James Racetrack. (File photo)

The V.I. Budget Crisis: Part 7, What About Horse Racing and Casino Gambling?

In recent years the V.I. government has changed the laws to expand slot machine gambling, first to try to build hotels in the 1990s, then to help an existing hotel and in hopes of revitalizing horse racing.
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14th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim Set for May 28

This year’s event will be the largest ever, with 350 competitors. Hosted by Friends of V.I. National Park, it will raise money for preservation, conservation and education programs.
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Department of Human Services Offers Summer Camp Subsidies

The Office of Childcare and Regulatory Services has funds available to defray the cost associated with the fees for summer camp.
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