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Farmers and Fishermen Learn about Resources During Agriculture Open House

On Tuesday and Wednesday, farmers and fishermen are learning about an array of programs and services that exist to help grow their businesses and strengthen agricultural productivity in the territory.

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2016-06-28 23:53:22
Supervisor Actions Crucial to Consent Decree Compliance, Police Monitor Says

The availability and actions of VIPD supervisors during use of force investigations is one of the keys to the department’s pursuit of compliance with an 8-year-old federal consent decree.

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2016-06-28 23:47:33
PSC Vote Makes Innovative Transfer a Done Deal

PSC members wrapped up a months-long investigation Tuesday into the viability of transferring Innovative telephone and cable companies to ATN International with an official approval.

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2016-06-28 23:45:27
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HOUSING COMMITTEE HEARS TENANTS' WOES

About two hundred housing community residents filled the Legislative Chambers Wednesday night to tell senators and Housing officials of the miseries they have endured living in public housing, while Housing officials described how lack of funding has handicapped their ability to remedy the myriad of problems.

Read entire articleFeb 8 2001 - 8:00am
MAJORITY LEADER SAYS NO TO VETO OVERRIDE

The leader of the eight-member Senate majority, Sen. Celestino White, will not support efforts by one of his colleagues to override Gov. Charles Turnbull’s veto of the establishment of a tourism authority.

Read entire articleFeb 7 2001 - 5:57pm
CALLWOOD RESPONDS IN SKYLINE BOULDER SAGA

Wayne Callwood, acting commissioner of the Public Works Department, denied Tuesday any knowledge of a letter from William McConnell, attorney for the Homer Wheaton estate, sent in September requesting dumpsters be removed from a site next to Skyline Drive, which McConnell said is Wheaton property.

Read entire articleFeb 7 2001 - 3:22pm
O'BRYAN: $20M SURPLUS NOT 'HARD & FAST NUMBER'

James O'Bryan Jr., special assistant to Gov. Charles W. Turnbull, clarified on Wednesday remarks made earlier this week, when he told the Source that the V.I. government has wound up with a Fiscal Year 2000 budget surplus of $20 million. That is not, he said, "a hard and fast number."

Read entire articleFeb 7 2001 - 2:42pm
WHITE VOWS TO CHALLENGE HOUSING POLICY

Sen. Celestino White Sr., who chairs the Housing, Parks and Recreation Committee, said he will challenge an "outrageous" housing policy in the committee's first public hearing in the 24th Legislature at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Senate chambers.

Read entire articleFeb 7 2001 - 1:55pm
MAJORITY MAY SHAPE A TOURISM AUTHORITY PLAN

Whether Gov. Charles Turnbull’s veto of a tourism authority stands, members of the Senate majority hinted Tuesday that they will propose a revised version.

Read entire articleFeb 7 2001 - 6:52am
SENATE AUDIT FINDS OVERSPENDING OF $1.1M

An audit of the V.I. Legislature has found that it violated the V.I. Code by spending $1.16 million more than was allotted in Fiscal Year 1999, thus contributing to the government's operating deficit, and circumvented Finance Department rules by using its imprest fund "as a revolving expense account" to pay hundreds of thousands for salary advances, travel items and other services.

Read entire articleFeb 7 2001 - 6:37am
CHUCKY VOWS ACTION ON TOURISM VETO, ROOM TAX

Senate Finance Committee Chairwoman Alicia "Chucky" Hansen vowed Tuesday to undo Gov. Charles Turnbull’s veto of a tourism authority proposal and increase in the hotel occupancy tax.

Read entire articleFeb 7 2001 - 3:36am
V.I. GOVERNMENT RUNS A SURPLUS---MAYBE

A high-ranking official in the administration of Gov. Charles W. Turnbull has tentatively indicated the V.I. government has gone from budget deficit to budget surplus.

Read entire articleFeb 7 2001 - 2:51am
UCC VETO PUTS V.I. OUT OF STEP WITH STATES

Gov. Charles W. Turnbull announced Monday he has signed into law two of three bills amending the Uniform Commercial Code, and vetoed a third one. One attorney close to the issue said the veto was based on a misreading of the law and could hurt the territory's economy.

Read entire articleFeb 6 2001 - 9:53pm