GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Virtue of the Week: Courtesy

Courtesy is being polite and having good manners. When you speak and act courteously, you give others a feeling of being valued and respected. Greet people pleasantly.

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2015-03-02 00:35:15
UVI Play Portrays St. Croix Native and Activist Hubert Harrison

St. Croix native Hubert Harrison is widely considered a leader in the movement for equality and justice for African Americans during the early 20th Century. Harrison worked closely with W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey and other activists, but he never received the acclaim of those leaders.

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2015-02-28 22:03:39
Hassel Island Lime Kiln Restored

In little more than 12 weeks, the 19th century lime kiln on Hassel Island has been restored from an abandoned, crumbling structure to the island’s newest cultural treasure. The restoration was carried out through the St. Thomas Historical Trust.

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2015-02-28 16:55:10
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DOUMENG SAYS YEAR SO FAR IS DISAPPOINTING

The president of the St. Thomas-St. John Hotel and Tourism Association, Richard Doumeng, on Wednesday described the condition of the local tourism industry this way: "I think it is safe to say that the year 2000 has gotten off to a disappointing, mixed results at best, tourism season."

Read entire articleFeb 10 2000 - 1:07pm
PSC TO REVIEW TARIFFS FOR NEW PHONE FEATURES

Bells may be ringing distinctively soon, as approval is hoped for this month by the Virgin Islands Telephone Corp. for new tariffs proposed for several optional and long-awaited services that were the subject of a hearing Wednesday before the Public Services Commission.

Read entire articleFeb 9 2000 - 9:29pm
TOBACCO SETTLEMENT SUBJECT OF HEARING

The creation of a Virgin Island cancer center took center stage Tuesday in a public hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on the re-allocation of the territory's tobacco-settlement funds. The settlement calls for $49.5 million to be paid to the V.I. government over 25 years staring in April 2000.

Read entire articleFeb 9 2000 - 5:43am
DOUMENG RECOMMENDED TO FILL TOURISM POST

Government House had no reaction Tuesday to the latest name recommended for Tourism commissioner. The St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix Hotel and Tourism Associations want Gov. Charles W. Turnbull to name retired hotelier Dick Doumeng to the post.

Read entire articleFeb 8 2000 - 8:51pm
COAST GUARD CUTTER RESCUES $8 MILLION YACHT

Nine people had some scary moments on board a mega-yacht outside the Charlotte Amalie harbor Tuesday afternoon when the vessel began to take on water as a result of a broken rudder post.

Read entire articleFeb 8 2000 - 8:43pm
DELEGATE WOULD PUSH TO ACCESS POLICE FUNDS

An aide to Delegate Donna Christian-Christensen says she will go to bat for the V.I. government if it seeks to reprogram federal law-enforcement funds to meet critical police needs, even though some of the money may be out of reach -- as a U.S. Justice Department source suggests.

Read entire articleFeb 7 2000 - 11:15pm
FEDS: MONEY WILL COME IF V.I. CLEANS UP ITS ACT

President Bill Clinton's budget released Monday contains no immediate money for physical improvements in the Virgin Islands, but $1 million for fiscal reforms.

Read entire articleFeb 7 2000 - 8:31pm
MEETING WITH LT. GOVERNOR INCONCLUSIVE

Though no promises were made, Humane Society officials appear heartened at the results of a meeting Friday in St. Croix to discuss funding for the shelters.

Read entire articleFeb 7 2000 - 7:54pm
TWO MASKED MEN ROB WESTERN UNION

Two men robbed the Western Union office on Dronningens Gade behind the Green House late Monday morning, escaping with $1,800 in cash and one $250 check.

Read entire articleFeb 7 2000 - 4:38pm
ST. THOMAS FEATURED IN SUNDAY NY TIMES

St. Thomas got a welcome publicity boost Sunday as the New York Times featured the Virgin Islands and St. Thomas in two separate articles in its travel section.

Read entire articleFeb 7 2000 - 11:44am