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Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. discusses the Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, homicide of Keithroy Caines at Oswald Harris Housing Court.

 
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WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
Philanthropist Peter Gruber Dies

Peter Gruber, a businessman who donated generously to various entities in the Virgin Islands and around the world, died Saturday after a long illness, with his wife Patricia at his side

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2014-10-22 23:17:02
Ferry and Sailboat Collide Near Red Hook

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between Varlack Venture’s ferry, Capitol Venture, and the 65-foot sailboat New Horizons. The collision occurred Wednesday, according to the Coast Guard.

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2014-10-22 22:25:56
Marine Scene — St. Thomas
ANNUAL BASTILLE DAY KINGFISH TOURNAMENT

Make your plans now. The Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament will be held Sunday, July 15 at Hull Bay, St. Thomas. Fishing begins at 5:30 a.m and ends at noon, when the beach side party begins, with food, music, and fun. An awards ceremony will follow.
The tournament, one of the many activities celebrating French Heritage Week, was first organized by the Northside Sportfishing Club in 1987 and generally attracts hundreds of anglers aboard more than 100 boats from throughout the Virgin Islands. Last year's winner, Gerald Greaux, reeled in a 43.14 pound kingfish.
Many prizes will be awarded including prizes for the best boat, best captain, lady anglers, junior anglers, and other fish species,like bonito, tuna, mackerel, and dolphin.
The Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament benefits the Joseph Sibilly School, St.Thomas Rescue, The American Red Cross, and The Victim's Advocate Program.

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