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EZC Invites Public to View Proposed Plans for Savanne and Downstreet

The Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC) is inviting the residents of Savanne, Downstreet and the public to view and select from…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Beach Advisory for December 5-9

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-12-10 02:42:40
Boat Parade to Kick Off Crucian Christmas Carnival

St. Croix's month of Christmas festivities gets going this weekend with the annual boat parade in Christiansted harbor, followed by Crucian Christmas Carnival competitions, fairs and tramps.

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2016-12-09 00:15:53
Zika Educational Session Held for Tourism Industry

Partners from the territory’s tourism industry learned about keeping visitors safe and informed amidst the ongoing Zika virus outbreak during a seminar at UVI on St. Thomas on Thursday.

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2016-12-09 00:13:24
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Golden Grove Inmate Had Nearly 50 Bags of Marijuana, Police Say

Emmett Bramble, a 26-year-old inmate of the Golden Grove Correctional Facility, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after a routine prison search allegedly found Bramble with nearly 50 small plastic bags of marijuana, the V.I. Police Department reported Tuesday.

Bramble was arrested just after 5 p.m. Friday at the prison. Police said he had been found in possession of 48 small bags of marijuana, as well as two digital scales.

According to St. Croix Police Chief Christopher Howell, the Bureau of Corrections officers contacted VIPD officers after finding Bramble with the drugs during a routine search at the prison.

Bramble was arrested, placed on a $10,000 bail and returned to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections.

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