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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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The Bookworm: 'Household Workers Unite'

This isn’t your curl-up-in-front-of-a-fireplace kind of read but it is a pleasure, especially if you’re a historian, feminist or domestic worker yourself.

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2015-09-01 21:56:26
Ours Must Be a Government of Laws

Kelvin Martin hopes the new attorney general nominee, while pursuing Gov. de Jongh’s alleged illegalities, will not ignore possible corruption by Gov. Mapp.

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2015-09-01 19:19:18
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
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GERS Out of Money by 2025

Without reform and an infusion of at least $600 million in cash, GERS will run out of money by 2025, according to Leon “Rocky” Joyner, vice president and actuary at Segal Consulting.

Read entire articleSep 2 2015 - 12:07am
EDA Says Looser Residency Rules Will Boost Investment

The U.S. Treasury just proposed relaxing its 183-day annual residency test for EDC tax breaks, which should attract more businesses to the program and more investment to the territory.

Read entire articleSep 1 2015 - 12:16am
Multiple Agencies Present Budgets to Senate Finance Committee

The V.I. Public Services Commission joined a slew of government agencies, including the V.I. Olympic Committee, Labor Management Council and carnival committees, presenting budgets Monday after a week of storm delays.

Read entire articleSep 1 2015 - 12:11am
Undercurrents: Money Flows through Territory on Way to Laundry

What do they smuggle in the U.S. Virgin Islands? It used to be rum. Sometimes it’s jewelry or other high-end retail goods. Last week a man was arrested and charged with smuggling money.

Read entire articleSep 1 2015 - 12:10am
St. Croix Company Builds One of Fastest Boats in World

The catamaran that could be the fastest cruising sailboat in the world, designed and built by Gold Coast Yachts on St. Croix, was launched and sailed Friday from St. Croix to St. Thomas.

Read entire articleSep 1 2015 - 12:04am
Faith Matters: Thursday in Black Calls Attention to Domestic Violence

Locals can help bring awareness to domestic violence with a simple gestureshowing their concern by wearing black on Thursdays and taking part in the World Council of Churches Thursdays in Black campaign.

Read entire articleAug 30 2015 - 11:29pm
UVI Board Approves Borrowing $30 Million for Med School

Meeting in executive session Saturday, the UVI Board of Trustees approved a resolution authorizing UVI President David Hall to secure $30 million loan establish an endowment for the UVI School of Medicine.

Read entire articleAug 30 2015 - 12:50am
Scam Alert: Beware of Callers Claiming Your Computer’s Been Hacked

At 6 a.m. Saturday morning (perfect time to call Americans and get them in a fog) I received a call from someone claiming my windows account had been hacked. It hadn't.  But you should read on.

Read entire articleAug 29 2015 - 8:00am
Mapp Urges Virgin Islanders To Support Relief Efforts In Dominica

Gov. Kenneth Mapp is urging Virgin Islanders to support relief efforts now underway to assist victims in Dominica.

Read entire articleAug 28 2015 - 8:48pm
Man Arrested on Rape Charge

Andres Carmona Ortiz, 52, of Estate Bovoni, was arrested and charged with second-degree rape in connection with an incident involving a 13 year-old boy.

Read entire articleAug 28 2015 - 8:33pm