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St. Thomas Taxi Medallion Public Auction Set

The Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission will conduct a public auction of a St. Thomas Taxi Medallion on Thursday, Nov. 6.

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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
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POACHERS AND COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN GET DIFFERENT TREATMENT

Commercial fishermen were puzzled and disgusted with the selective prosecution by Planning and Natural Resources' enforcement division, led by Lucia Roberts, Radio One reported Thursday.

Read entire articleOct 8 1999 - 11:54am
PFA OFFICIAL: BOND INTEREST CAN'T GO TO FIX SCHOOLS

Sen. Donald "Ducks" Cole wants Gov. Charles W. Turnbull to declare a "state of emergency" in the territory's public schools and to use interest earned on 1998 bond proceeds to correct physical plant problems. But Public Finance Authority executive Amadeo Francis says it can't be done.

Read entire articleOct 8 1999 - 11:45am
LAYOFFS BEGIN

The announced downsizing of government began in earnest Thursday, with the administration
sending out "a couple dozen" notices of layoffs, said James O'Bryan, assistant to the governor for public affairs and policy initiatives.

Read entire articleOct 7 1999 - 10:34pm
V.I.-INTERIOR MEMO ADDRESSES NATURAL RESOURCES

Included in the recent V.I. government-U.S. Interior Department memorandum of understanding aimed at restoring the territory’s fiscal health are provisions to preserve the islands’ natural and cultural resources.

Read entire articleOct 7 1999 - 10:12pm
CHRISTENSEN DEFENDS HER ROLE IN MEMORANDUM

Delegate to Congress Donna Christian-Christensen fielded criticism Thursday for her role in the V.I. government-Department of Interior memorandum of understanding.

Read entire articleOct 7 1999 - 10:09pm
INPUT SOUGHT FROM SELECTED ATTORNEYS

In a rare move, Gov. Charles W. Turnbull has asked for input from local lawyers in choosing Territorial Court judges.

Read entire articleOct 7 1999 - 7:23am
GOVERNOR SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

The Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Interior Department and the V.I. government, which has been the subject of much speculation this week, was signed by Gov. Charles W. Turnbull on Tuesday. One top labor leader lambasted it as "smacking of colonialism."

Read entire articleOct 6 1999 - 5:22pm
BOND AUTHORITY SLOWED IN U.S. SENATE

Congressional legislation to authorize the V.I. government to borrow funds for "any public purpose" remains bogged down in the U.S. Senate, according to Delegate to Congress Donna Christian-Christensen.

Read entire articleOct 6 1999 - 9:35am
DETAILS ON PROPOSED WAPA SALE STILL SKETCHY

An official with Atlanta-based Southern Energy Inc. would neither confirm nor deny reports Tuesday that the company is offering to buy 80 percent of the Water And Power Authority for almost $77 million.

Read entire articleOct 6 1999 - 6:54am
BEAL AEROSPACE LAND SWAP WINS SENATE APPROVAL

After a long, hot summer of debate, the Legislature on Tuesday passed the Beal Aerospace-V.I. government land swap at Great Pond Bay.

Read entire articleOct 6 1999 - 5:21am