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Memorial Day Activities Scheduled for May 30 on All Islands

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30, and the Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs, the American Legion, the Survivor Outreach…

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Antilles Sailing Team Ties for Fourth in Nationals

The Antilles High School sailing team placed fourth in the Interscholastic Sailing Association’s Baker National Championship, which took place Saturday and Sunday in Anacortes, Washington. 

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2016-05-30 01:12:09
Virtue of the Week: Helpfulness

Helpfulness is being of service to others, doing thoughtful things that make a difference in their lives. Offer your help without waiting to be asked. Ask for help when you need it. 

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2016-05-29 21:50:04
Two Injured in Shooting at Winston Raymo Basketball Court

Two people, a young adult and a teen, received minor injuries late Saturday when shots were fired at the Winston Raymo Basketball Court, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

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2016-05-29 18:32:45
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V.I. National Swim Teens Take First at Beach to Beach Power Swim

Teenaged members of the Virgin Island’s National Swim Team took first place in both the overall men’s and women’s categories at the 13th annual Beach to Beach Power Swim on Sunday. 

Read entire articleMay 29 2016 - 10:36pm
Step Street Run Brings Attention to Beauty of Historical Spaces

A longtime dream finally became a reality this weekend for St. Thomas resident Jason Budsan, whose goal to bring more awareness and attention to the island’s historical step streets turned into a walk/run event that also raised funds for the streets’ preservation. 

Read entire articleMay 29 2016 - 10:16pm
Republican Group Votes to Oust Canegata

Organizers and participants at a meeting of Republicans Saturday on St. Thomas disregarded charges leveled by Republican state chairman John Canegata that the meeting was 'illegal,' and declared the chairman's position vacant, electing a new chair.

 

Read entire articleMay 28 2016 - 9:41pm
Judge Halts Use of Party Name and Logo by One of Two GOP Factions

One of two quarreling groups of V.I. Republicans – both of whom claim to represent the territorial GOP committee – was issued a temporary restraining order Friday preventing the second from using the party’s official name and logo. 

Read entire articleMay 28 2016 - 3:48pm
Former Timberwolves GM Gives Back with School Seminars, Camps

Former Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Milton “Milt” Newton was back in the territory this week giving inspirational workshops and speaking of opportunities for his basketball camp.

Read entire articleMay 27 2016 - 11:58pm
JFL Mammography Program Accredited by ACR

The American College of Radiology has certified the Mammography Imaging Service at Juan F. Luis Hospital, making it fully accredited for screening, diagnostic and interventional use through mid-2019.

Read entire articleMay 27 2016 - 11:56pm
Rules Committee Forwards to Full Senate: Nominees, Bill to Reorganize Judiciary

The Rules and Judiciary Committee moved forward to the full Senate a Superior Court nominee, a board appointee and a bill reorganizing the Judiciary, but held back one nominee for a conflict.

Read entire articleMay 27 2016 - 12:43am
V.I. Republican Convention Protested Before It Begins

Republican Party Chairman John Canegata on Thursday called an alternative GOP meeting set for Saturday an “illegal gathering” with "no basis under either territorial law or party rules."

Read entire articleMay 27 2016 - 12:25am
GERS: Paying Out Unfunded Retirement Benefits Violates V.I. Law

A “tough medicine” motion considered by the GERS Board at its meeting Thursday served as a reminder that GERS’s practice of paying out pension benefits without adequate funding is a violation of V.I. law.

Read entire articleMay 27 2016 - 12:18am
St. Thomas-St. John Chamber Condemns Recent Joint Action by Justice, Labor

On Wednesday the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce condemned generic “dunning” letters sent to employers demanding unspecified payment to the Unemployment Insurance Fund. 

Read entire articleMay 27 2016 - 12:03am