This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

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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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WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

2014-10-23 20:55:56
Philanthropist Peter Gruber Dies

Peter Gruber, a businessman who donated generously to various entities in the Virgin Islands and around the world, died Saturday after a long illness, with his wife Patricia at his side

2014-10-22 23:17:02
Ferry and Sailboat Collide Near Red Hook

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between Varlack Venture’s ferry, Capitol Venture, and the 65-foot sailboat New Horizons. The collision occurred Wednesday, according to the Coast Guard.

2014-10-22 22:25:56
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V.I. Supreme Court Orders Chucky Off The Ballot

The V.I. Supreme Court once again knocked Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen off the ballot for the St. Croix Senate race, in an opinion issued Friday evening, even though early voting began on Tuesday.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 11:31pm
VING Honors Airmen for Performance

The V.I. National Guard awarded metals and other commendations of service Saturday to its distinguished members, including the Legion of Merit to retired Col. Jeffery D. Buckley.

Read entire articleOct 25 2014 - 10:04pm
St. Croix Elections Board Members Miss Emergency Meeting

An emergency meeting of the St. Croix Board of Elections called to discuss the logistics of removing Sen. Alicia “Chucky” Hansen’s name from the ballot failed to materialize for a lack of members.

Read entire articleOct 25 2014 - 9:58pm
UVI Board Increases Tuition, Celebrates Freshman Enrollment

The UVI Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition by 5 percent at its quarterly meeting Saturday. The board also set the alumni giving goal and the annual fund goal.

Read entire articleOct 25 2014 - 9:55pm
Project Homeless Connect Provides Access to Critical Services

It was around 9 a.m. when the first wave of people hit the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas for the Department of Human Services' annual Project Homeless Connect service fair on Friday.

Read entire articleOct 25 2014 - 8:22am
Committee Approves Hot Water Bill In First Teleconferenced Committee Hearing

Builders will be allowed to use heat-pump water heaters to meet the V.I. requirement that new construction use "energy efficient solar systems" for at least 70 percent of water heating in new construction, if a bill approved in committee on Friday becomes law.

Read entire articleOct 25 2014 - 12:07am
UVI Achieves Highest Alumni Contribution Rate among HBCUs

The University of the Virgin Islands has achieved an alumni giving rate of 52.49 percent for fiscal year 2014 — which is the highest alumni contribution rate of any Historically Black College and University in the nation, according to the university.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 11:12pm
Tapia Co-Conspirator Sentenced To 20 Years For Cocaine Charges

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Thomas sentenced Walter Hill Jr., 46, of St. John, to a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 10:52pm
Man Sentenced to Five And A Half Years For Cocaine Distribution

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Hector Mejia-Patino, 26, of St. Thomas, to 67 months of incarceration, five years of supervised release, and a $100 fine, Thursday, as part of a plea agreement, according to the V.I. U.S. Attorney's Office.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 10:43pm
Senatorial Candidates Grilled on Disability Issues

A special segment of the community grilled senatorial candidates Friday at the Voices That Count conference hosted by the V.I. University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 9:42pm