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Homicides 2014

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2014, with statistics broken down by island, as…

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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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Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics aside, longtime tourism professional Alex Zozaya told the 2014 State of the Industry Conference.

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2014-09-20 22:29:44
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

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2014-09-18 22:31:06
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Rhodni Skelton

Born on St. Thomas, raised primarily on St. Croix, and spending most of his summers in Tortola, Rhodni Skelton has had a rare opportunity to be educated in multiple cultural environments.

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2014-09-18 21:33:59
Commentary - Open forum — St. Thomas
Why Did These Senators Vote Against the Peace Officer Status Bill?

Another homicide brings home the point that the territory needs help fighting crime, or it can never build its economy or enhance tourism.

Read entire articleSep 16 2012 - 11:37pm
The Reputation of a Hospital

 Steven Baker has recently spent some time at Schneider Regional Medical Center and has something to say about it.

Read entire articleAug 28 2012 - 6:18pm
We From Upstreet Thanks Its Supporters

 

Myron Jackson, president of We From Upstreet Inc., thanks all the many sponsors and volunteers who helped to make its Summer Breeze Music Fest a great success.

 

Read entire articleJul 10 2012 - 6:51pm
If You See Something, Say Something

Paul Doumeng asks, “when will we decide that we have the right to live in paradise without fear?”

Read entire articleJun 20 2012 - 9:49pm
Planting Trees

Jason Budsan enumerates the many reasons that trees are important to all of us. He invites everyone to join the Virgin Islands Conservation Society in planting trees at Smith Bay Park.

Read entire articleJun 13 2012 - 7:33pm
Take Back the Community from the Criminals

Kevin Hewitt wants the community to work together with the police department to combat Virgin Islands crime.

Read entire articleJun 13 2012 - 1:10pm
Bill Granting New Privileges to Optometrists Poses Danger to Public

Opthalmologist Dr. Chip Richardson warns of dangerous consequences if a bill now in the Legislature allowing optometrists to write prescriptions and do medical procedures is passed.

Read entire articleJun 10 2012 - 7:32pm
Advocating for People With Disabilities

Nina Garcia explains what it means to be a self-advocate for people with disabilities in the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleJun 1 2012 - 10:14pm
Mothers Against Guns Walk/Run Is a Success

The Jason Carroll Memorial Fund/Mothers Against Guns thank the many individuals, groups and businesses who helped to make this year’s walk/run a great success.

Read entire articleMay 27 2012 - 10:08pm
The Solution Is Natural Gas, WAPA

 Steve Black believes that by converting to natural gas, WAPA will be saving Virgin Islanders a great deal of money.

Read entire articleMay 17 2012 - 1:09am