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Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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Beach Advisory for May 18-22

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, advises the public that these beaches do not meet the water quality standards for swimming or fishing.
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Lindbergh Bay
Water Bay
 

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2015-05-23 04:10:37
Scheduled Memorial Day Activities Will Honor Veterans

On Memorial Day, May 25, the Office of Veterans Affairs, American Legion, Survivor Outreach Services and the VA Vet Center have partnered to commemorate all veterans who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and honor those who are still serving our country faithfully, loyally and with honor.

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2015-05-23 03:50:07
Acting AG: Government Attorney Ignored Order to Withdraw Cohen Plea Deal

A government attorney ignored orders to withdraw a plea deal allowing St. Croix radio station owner Jonathan Cohen to skirt 20 out of the 21 pending charges of tax evasion, according to the attorney general.

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2015-05-22 01:05:24
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Inmates Arrested for Prison Assault

Two Bureau of Corrections inmates were arrested by St. Thomas police after they were caught beating another inmate with their fists.

The inmates, Jose Almestica and Javern Phillip, were arrested shortly after 5 p.m.Wednesday, and charged with simple assault and battery. Bail has not been set for either of the men, who have been returned to the BOC pending further court action.

The victim, whose name has not been released by police, lost consciousness during the fight and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He was later released after being treated for bruises to the body, according to a V.I. Police Department news release.

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