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Homicides 2016

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases…

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Senate Passes Court, Elections Unification

The full Senate voted Wednesday to restructure sections of the V.I. government, moving toward a unitary elections board and a more unitary administration of the Supreme Court and Superior Court.

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2016-06-30 11:00:49
New Gun Law: Register Guns at Port of Entry

Anyone bringing a firearm into the territory will be required by law to immediately register it with the V.I. government at the port of entry. Failure to register will be a felony, as it is now.

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2016-06-30 01:45:04
PFA Approves $10 Million Loan, Police Training Funds and New Contract Authorization for Executive Director

PFA board members discussed Wednesday a loan from Banco Popular for first responder needs, including new ambulances and other equipment for the VIPD, Health and Public Works.

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2016-06-29 23:31:47
Local government — St. Thomas
VIPA Alerts Public About New TWIC Office Hours

            Virgin Islands Port Authority Executive Director Kenn Hobson informs the public that it has changed the days and times that the public can be issued a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The new office hours, effective Dec. 14, are:

 
ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN
ST. CROIX
Monday
No TWIC ID's issued
8 a.m. - Noon
Tuesday
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday
No TWIC ID's issued
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 pm - 5 pm
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
No TWIC ID's issued

All United States Coast Guard-credentialed merchant mariners, port facility employees, longshore workers, truck drivers, and others requiring unescorted access to secure areas of maritime facilities and vessels regulated by Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 are required to obtain a TWIC card.
            The TWIC offices are located at the Cyril E. King Airport Terminal on St. Thomas and at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport Terminal in the VIPA Safety and Security offices located on the second floor of the airport terminals.
For more information, contact the VIPA Safety and Security office at 714-6656 on
St. Thomas, or 778-1012 on St. Croix.
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