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Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Ends On Dec. 7

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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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The Bookworm: Can the End of Life be Sweet?

I think if you’re a caretaker for an elderly relative or if you ever plan on growing old yourself and want to maintain quality of life, this book is an absolute must-read.

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2014-10-22 20:22:00
Ports Must Continuously Reinvest

Having just returned from the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association conference in St. Maarten, WICO's president reports on the growth of the West Indian Company.

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2014-10-21 22:34:51
Undercurrents: CZM Quietly Approves Harbor Landfill to Widen Veterans Drive

After decades of controversy, the Veterans Drive widening project, which requires major landfill of the Charlotte Amalie Harbor on St. Thomas, has passed not with a bang but a whimper.

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2014-10-20 22:26:23
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Court Affirms Basil Ottley Jr.'s Candidacy

The U.S. District Court on Wednesday reaffirmed Basil Ottley Jr. right to be on the ballot as running-mate to Delegate Donna Christensen in this year's gubernatorial race, according to the campaign.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 11:52pm
Chikungunya Cases Turn Corner on St. Thomas, St. John

It appears the chikungunya outbreak is declining on St. Thomas and St. John, but Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis said she’s not 100 percent sure that’s the case on St. Croix.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 11:41pm
Port Authority Finishes First Phase of Crown Bay Dredging

V.I. Port Authority board members were told this week that the first phase of the most recent Crown Bay dredging project is complete, while the second half is still waiting for a federal permit.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 11:36pm
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

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 11:17pm
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 Monday, according to the Coast Guard.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 10:25pm
VIPD Opens New Canine Facility on St. Croix

The V.I. Police Department cut the ribbon on a brand new, state-of-the-art K-9 police dog training facility and kennel Tuesday on St.Croix, the product of five years of planning and fundraising.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 9:50am
Court Enters $1.1 Million Judgment Against 'Her Majesty's Credit Union'

U.S. District Court entered summary judgment this week of more than $1 million against Stanley McDuffie and Her Majesty’s Credit Union over charges of defrauding clients and racketeering.

Read entire articleOct 21 2014 - 10:51pm
USVI Greets BVI for Friendship Celebration

Gov. John deJongh Jr. welcomed a delegation from the BVI on Saturday, celebrating the annual holiday commemorating the close ties between close neighbors flying different flags.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 11:34pm
Government Files Suit for Bad Financial Advice

The V.I. Government filed a $13.6 million lawsuit Monday against its law firm and its financial advisor for bad tax advice the territory relied on, only to be penalized for millions by the IRS.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 10:43pm
Supreme Court Reverses Petric Murder Convictions Due to Mental Illness

The V.I. Supreme Court overturned Alvin Petric's murder convictions in the grisly killings of his family in 2006 in La Vallee on St. Croix, ruling that Petric should have been found not guilty due to insanity.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 10:38pm