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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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VING Deploying 24 Soldiers to Afghanistan for Law and Order Mission

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) will deploy a detachment of military police next week. Yellow Ribbon Farewell Ceremonies are scheduled for the 661st Military Police Detachment on Oct. 18 on St. Thomas and on Oct. 20 on St. Croix.
The community is invited to attend.

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2014-10-17 05:20:03
Smalls Hopes New Ferries to Run by October’s End

Paperwork held up putting the Cruz Bay I and the Red Hook I ferries into permanent service, Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls said, but he’s hopeful they’ll be under way by the end of October.

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2014-10-17 00:28:41
WAPA Crew Helping Island of Anguilla with Electrical Restoration

WAPA crews have responded to a request for help from the Anguilla Electric Company Ltd. to help restore electrical service in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo.

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2014-10-17 00:26:44
Commentary - Editorial — St. Thomas
The Time Is Now for Off-Island Police Recruits

Holding off on recruiting police officers from off island, while waiting for local candidates to show up, as was suggested this week in the Senate, is pure – and dangerous – folly.

Read entire articleMar 29 2007 - 10:06pm
'Good Vibrations' Abound as Yacht Haven Grande Opens to the Community

Saturday night offered a perfect combination of "good, good, good, good vibrations" and "fun, fun, fun" as Yacht Haven Grande welcomed visitors in the first of two celebrations marking the official opening of a project years in the making.

Read entire articleMar 18 2007 - 1:52pm
Judge Kendall's Release of Convicted Rapist Is Indefensible

What on earth could Superior Court Judge Leon Kendall have been thinking when he allowed a convicted rapist with an extensive felony rap sheet to remain free until his sentencing hearing?

Read entire articleNov 24 2006 - 6:28pm
While Attorneys Twiddle Their Thumbs, PSC Leaves Ratepayers Holding the Bill

We can only assume when the Public Services Commission puts a passel of utility attorneys and consultants on hold, it is costing the ratepayers money.

Read entire articleNov 19 2006 - 10:46pm
Tempers Flare, Engines Fume, While DPW Works 8 to 5

Tempers are flaring, engines are overheating and residents are scratching their heads while the Public Works Department lackadaisically works eight to five on the Kanal Gade culvert project.

Read entire articleMar 29 2006 - 7:08am
Who Will Hold Them Accountable

Isn’t anyone in the V.I. government embarrassed that we are cited repeatedly for being unable to run our own affairs?

Read entire articleMar 25 2006 - 7:08am
Stopping Corruption Is Everybody's Job

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has declared Friday, Dec. 9, International Anti-Corruption Day. It should be a time for Virgin Islanders to consider how the corruption has damaged our community.

Read entire articleDec 8 2005 - 3:39pm
What About a French Woman?

We are pleased that the Commission on the Status of Women has begun recognizing women in our community who have made valuable contributions to civic life. However, we are perplexed that the commission did not include at least one woman from the island's French community.

Read entire articleDec 2 2005 - 5:25pm
Racetrack Clean-Up Shows Clearly What's Important to Our Officials

Who says our government officials don't have a sense of urgency? Just look at the speed with which they're cleaning up the mess at the Clinton Phipps racetrack.

Read entire articleNov 29 2005 - 5:52pm
Want What You Have

Thanksgiving Day is a good time to practice wanting what you have.

Read entire articleNov 24 2005 - 11:49am