Friday, July 21, 2017 6:41 pm Last modified: 1:56 pm


This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
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Two Former Staffers Arrested in Plaskett iPhone Hack

Two of Delegate Stacey Plaskett’s (D-VI) former personal staffers were arrested Thursday and charged with hacking her cell phone, stealing personal photos and videos and illegally posting them online on a phony Facebook account.
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Janelle Sarauw

Sarauw Slated to Be Sworn in at Noon

Janelle Sarauw is scheduled to be sworn in as a member of the V.I. Legislature at noon Friday.
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St. Croix Horse Racing Commission Chair Wayne Biggs Jr. at a Senate hearing in 2016 (photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature)

Horse Racing Commission, Anti-Doping Bills Move to Senate Floor

Bills setting new anti-doping regulations for horse racing and consolidating the two territorial horse racing commissions into a single commission were sent Thursday to the full Senate for final votes.
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John Beagles questions new fees at Waste Management Authority town hall meeting.

Waste Haulers Protest New Fees

St. Croix waste haulers objected en masse Thursday night to fees being imposed by the V.I. Waste Management Authority beginning Aug. 1 – with several saying households also should pay to dispose of the territory’s trash.
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Attorney George Dudley testifying at a senate hearing in January of 2017 (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Franchise Tax Bill Softened With Amendment

Legislation to slightly increase franchise taxes for corporations, a small tax on each licensed corporation doing business in the territory, was amended to limit its impact on capital investments, then sent out of the Rules and Judiciary Committee Thursday for a final vote.
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Ron De Lugo Federal Courthouse

Dealer Found with Weapon Near School Gets 6 Year Sentence

An admitted cocaine dealer caught near a St. Thomas high school with drugs and a firearm was sent to prison for six years by a federal judge.
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The Etelman Observatory on St. Thomas. (Source file photo)

Astronomy Lectures Focus on Timely, Fun Topics

A pair of sessions on astronomy geared towards the public will be offered Friday evening at the University of the Virgin Islands. “Shadow On the Sun: The Hype Behind the Solar Eclipse,” and Why Bad Movie Science Is Good for You” will be offered beginning at 7 p.m. Fr
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Update Given for Latin American and Caribbean Senior League Regional Baseball Tournament

Some teams have completed their pool play; there are still some important games left to shape up the standings.
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New Drop Boxes Make Submitting Catch Reports Easier for Fishers

To make it more convenient for commercial and recreational fishers to submit their monthly catch reports, the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources is installing new drop boxes in popular fishing launch areas.
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