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Firearms Bureau Announces New Operation Hours

Assistant Police Commissioner Thomas Hannah announced that the hours of operation for the Firearms Bureau in the St. Croix and…

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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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No Cases of Enterovirus D68 Respiratory Virus Yet in Virgin Islands

So far the Health Department hasn’t had any reported cases of the Enterovirus D68 in the territory, but on Monday it urged Virgin Islands residents to be on the alert.

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2014-09-30 00:26:05
GERS, WICO Sign Havensight Mall Management Contract

GERS and WICO officials joined the governor Monday to sign an agreement facilitating the continued management of the Havensight Shopping Mall, an agreement five years in the making.

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2014-09-30 00:22:43
Richard ReHill Weber Dies at 70

Richard ReHill “Dick” Weber was born in Jacksonville, Fla. on Aug. 30, 1944, to Marion and Lind Weber. The family moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the late 40s where he graduated from Sts. Peter and Paul High School in 1962.

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2014-09-29 15:53:48
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P&P'S BIGGS: DEPARTMENT CUT TO THE ‘MARROW’

Property and Procurement Commissioner Marc Biggs says nonpayment to the Central Motor Pool by other government agencies threatens "complete collapse."

Read entire articleSep 10 1999 - 6:54am
FLOYD GAINING STRENGTH, MOVING NORTHWEST OF V.I.

As of 5 p.m., Tropical Storm Floyd, continuing to gain strength, was about 400 miles due east of St. Thomas and moving on a west-northwesterly track at about 15 mph. Tropical storm watches were issued for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Martin and St. Barth's.

Read entire articleSep 9 1999 - 6:31pm
FLOYD EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN, PASS NORTH OF V.I.

Tropical Storm Floyd, which is expected to gain strength and could reach hurricane status within 24 hours, is currently projected to pass some 145 miles north of the Virgin Islands over the weekend, bringing rain and rough seas locally.

Read entire articleSep 9 1999 - 12:43pm
GASOLINE SEEN AS POSSIBLE WATER CONTAMINANT

The head of environmental protection for the Planning and Natural Resources Department says gasoline is being considered as one possible source of toxic chemicals in the cistens at Sibilly School, and there is a possibility that the water was deliberately contaminated.

Read entire articleSep 9 1999 - 11:02am
TROPICAL STORM FLOYD LIKELY TO GO NORTH OF V.I.

St. Thomas faces no immediate threat from Tropical Storm Floyd, which was centered 450 miles east of the Leeward Islands as of 5 a.m. Thursday, some 713 miles southeast of the Virgin Islands. The storm, with maximum sustained winds of about 60 mph, is projected to pass about 270 miles northeast of St. Thomas and St. John around 2 a.m. Saturday.

Read entire articleSep 9 1999 - 7:29am
48 SIBILLY PUPILS, TEACHERS GET EXAMS, BLOOD TESTS

On the first day of medical testing related to water contamination at the Joseph Sibilly School and its annex, 48 pupils and teachers were given physical examinations and had their blood drawn for laboratory analysis. No lab results were available by the end of the day.

Read entire articleSep 9 1999 - 12:08am
FAREWELL TO A 'SIMPLY AMAZING' VIRGIN ISLANDER

The sharp report of a 21-gun salute and the stirring notes of Taps capped the emotion-filled celebration on Wednesday of Judge Almeric Leander Christian’s 80 years of life.

Read entire articleSep 8 1999 - 7:58pm
PAYROLL COSTS EATING UP LABOR’S BUDGET

Department of Labor Commissioner Sonia Jacobs Dow tells Senate Finance Committee that fund to pay Workers’ Compensation claims is dried up.

Read entire articleSep 8 1999 - 7:24am
CASINO ACT MUST BE AMENDED TO ACCOMMODATE TRAINING

Opening of casino at the Divi Carina Bay Resort and Casino uncertain until the Casino and Resort Control Act is amended to allow three months of training instead of six.

Read entire articleSep 7 1999 - 5:30pm
SUMMER SEASON GOOD, WINTER LOOKS GREAT

As the off-season of 1999 winds down, hospitality industry sources on St. Thomas say the summer was a good one, thanks in large part to the 5th annual Sinbad's Soul Music Festival, and that the outlook for the coming high season is bright.

Read entire articleSep 7 1999 - 6:43am