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Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charges

D’mari Heyliger, 23, pleaded guilty Monday in District Court on St. Thomas to possession of a firearm with an…

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Pescador Wins Marlin Tournament with Last-Minute Catch

A last minute catch landed Pescador the Top Boat prize in the 43rd annual USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament Sunday, according to a news release from the tournament organizers.

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2015-08-30 21:49:39
Never Say Never Leads First Day in Marlin Tournament

The right place at the right time paid off for the sports fishermen aboard Never Say Never, who were the first to release three blue marlin during the first day of fishing in the USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament.

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2015-08-30 00:17:53
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Rod Harley

Some people try to distance themselves from their pasts, rather than face them, embrace them, but mental health and human services professional Rod Harley has turned tragedy into triumph.

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2015-08-27 22:36:40
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TEACHERS, HEALTH THEN COPS IN NEGOTIATIONS

Gov. Charles Turnbull says that while he understands the plight of protesting police officers, they are third on his list of priorities, teachers and health being Numbers 1 and 2.

Read entire articleJul 2 2000 - 9:47pm
FIRED VITELCO EXEC CLAIMS RACIAL BIAS IN SUIT

A former Virgin Islands Telephone Corp. executive has sued Vitelco, Innovative Communication Corp., ICC owner Jeffrey Prosser and two other ICC officers, alleging racial discrimination and civil rights violations in connection with his firing earlier this year.

Read entire articleJul 2 2000 - 7:52pm
WITHDRAWALS AND VACANCIES PLAGUE PSC

Politics is slowing the process of filling seats on the Public Services Commission.

Read entire articleJul 2 2000 - 4:51pm
'WEED AND SEED' ALIVE AND WELL IN BOVONI

You can hear the laughter and the music outside the Estate Bovoni Community Center auditorium as you mount the cement stairs. Inside, about 160 children ranging in age from 6 to 18 years are laughing and singing along with 105 Jamz radio personality Robert Luke.

Read entire articleJul 2 2000 - 12:31pm
CONSUMERS IN THE DARK ABOUT WAPA HIKES

Your next electricity bill will be higher, but no one knows yet by how much - including the Water and Power Authority.

Read entire articleJul 1 2000 - 5:19pm
LANDFILL, SEWAGE PROBLEMS STILL UNRESOLVED

A five-hour Senate committee hearing Friday partly billed as a forum to extract information from government officials about efforts to meet court-imposed deadlines to get the St. Croix sewage system operational never quite got there.

Read entire articleJul 1 2000 - 8:49am
POLICE STAGE JOB ACTIONS

Demands by rank and file police officers for retroactive pay and other negotiated benefits were made from the streets of Charlotte Amalie Friday. The Police Benevolent Association, whose St. Croix members demonstrated Thursday and staged a job action Friday, organized a protest outside the Richard N. Callwood "Zone A" Command.

Read entire articleJun 30 2000 - 5:24pm
FUNERAL FOR POLICE OFFICER SET FOR MONDAY

Funeral services for Police Officer Errol Cyrus are set for Monday on St. Thomas. Cyrus, a 20-year veteran of the force, died June 26 at the Roy L. Schneider Hospital of complications from diabetes. He was 50.

Read entire articleJun 30 2000 - 4:51pm
MCBEAN TAKES OVER V.I. GUARD COMMAND

The colors of the V.I. National Guard were passed from retiring Adjutant General Jean Romney to newly promoted Brig. Gen. Cleave Antonio McBean in a change of command ceremony on St. Croix Friday.

Read entire articleJun 30 2000 - 2:20pm
GOVERNOR DELAYS DELIVERY OF BUDGET AGAIN

Comments by Gov. Charles W. Turnbull's chief financial advisor notwithstanding, the governor will not submit the administration's fiscal year 2001 budget to the Legislature by the close of business Friday. He indicated that the delay, the second, is at least in part due to various measures impacting on fiscal areas that were approved by the Senate in a marathon session on June 19.

Read entire articleJun 30 2000 - 1:13pm