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The Virgin Islands Government recently received approval to offer coverage for breast and cervical cancer treatment to uninsured women from…

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World's Top Anglers Expected for 42nd Blue Marlin Tournament

The best sports fishermen in the world, plus hundreds of blue marlin aficionados, are headed to St. Thomas this August for the 42nd USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament.

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2014-07-28 00:05:18
Virtue of the Week: Moderation

Moderation is creating a healthy balance in your life between work and play, rest and exercise. You use your self-discipline to take charge of your life and your time.

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2014-07-26 20:52:11
V.I. Falls to Puerto Rico in Finals

The V.I. Major Little League team lost to Puerto Rico, 14-3, in the championship game of the 2014 Latin American Regional Major Little League tournament in Freeport, Bahamas.

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2014-07-25 23:32:44
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Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Ballot Question

During session Monday, the V.I. Legislature passed legislation to ask voters on this year's general election ballot if they want the Legislature to make medical marijuana legal in the territory.

Read entire articleJul 29 2014 - 1:24am
Credit Card Fraud Cases Continue Across Territory; VIPD Urges Victims to File Reports

Despite a number of debit card and credit card frauds committed on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix residents recently, as well as to visitors to the territory, police reports do not reflect the alarming trend.

Read entire articleJul 28 2014 - 11:43pm
Undercurrents: The Almighty Consent Decree Holds Feet to the Fire

Every week or so there’s another account updating the public about the progress of the territory’s compliance with one or another “consent decree.” Some of these have been in effect for decades.

Read entire articleJul 28 2014 - 11:39pm
Candidates Complain Signs Have Been Vandalized

With primary candidates grumbling that their political signs have been tampered with and vandalized, the V.I. Police Department Monday warned the public Monday that such activity is a crime.

Read entire articleJul 28 2014 - 11:38pm
On Island Profile: Volunteer ‘Hires Out’ for Myriad Causes

It’s a good thing Halroy 'Skip' Williams took early retirement from the U.S. Air Force. It gives him more time to follow his passion – helping out wherever and in whatever way he can.

Read entire articleJul 27 2014 - 10:17pm
Man Fatally Shot in Kirwan Terrace

A 21-year-old man was shot and killed in Kirwan Terrace housing community Saturday evening, according to the V.I. Police Department. The victim was identified as Shaquille Pierce.

Read entire articleJul 27 2014 - 8:53pm
Courts May Bring Same-Sex Marriage to USVI, Law Expert Says

Federal courts are likely to bring same-sex marriage to the territory soon, regardless of whether the V.I. passes legislation to make it legal, attorney Tom Bolt told the Finance Committee Friday.

Read entire articleJul 25 2014 - 10:26pm
DPNR Receives $841,000 NOAA Grant

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources an $841,000 grant for managing the territory's Coastal Zone program.

Read entire articleJul 25 2014 - 9:02pm
WAPA Board OKs St. Croix Streetlight Contract

WAPA board members approved a $341,500 contract to install streetlight bases on St. Croix as part of the continuing work on the Christensted underground street light project.

Read entire articleJul 25 2014 - 8:10pm
DeJongh Vetoes Lonesome Dove Bill

Warning that the Senate bill threatened millions of dollars in revenue to the territory, Gov. John deJongh Jr. on Friday vetoed a bill creating a public corporation to receive and hold the assets of Lonesome Dove Petroleum Company, Inc.

Read entire articleJul 25 2014 - 7:48pm