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Two St. Thomas Men Sentenced for Firearm Violations

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced 21-year-old Desi Henry, Jr. to 40 months in prison for possession of…

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St. John Historical Society Releases List of Raffle Prizes, Auction Items for Fundraiser

The St. John Historical Society will host “A Look Backtime -- Historic Art Show and Sale” from 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, in the Grand Ballroom of the St. John Weston.

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2015-03-05 12:44:29
Two St. Thomas Men Sentenced for Firearm Violations

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced 21-year-old Desi Henry, Jr. to 40 months in prison for possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and 22-year-old Jibri Roberts to five months in prison for possession of a firearm within a school zone,

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2015-03-04 21:40:16
Process of Port of Call Selection for Cruises

In February, the Cruise Line Industry Association released its 2015 State of the Cruise Industry Report, citing that once again the Caribbean reigns supreme for cruise itineraries worldwide.

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2015-03-04 11:09:29
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VI 'Ambassadors' Meet in Icy NYC

On a miserable, icy night in New York City, members of the VI Ambassadors gathered to give a warm welcome to Gov. Kenneth Mapp and learn about how their efforts help improve the economy at home.

Read entire articleMar 5 2015 - 12:16am
Student Musicians Get Master Class from Jazz Giants

Elliot Mason and Marcus Printup, members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, gave musical tips and career advice to local students Wednesday at Reichhold Center For the Arts as part a master class organized by Dion Parson's Mentoring through the

Read entire articleMar 4 2015 - 11:28pm
Program Pays Rent For Homeless

A new pilot program renting apartments for chronically homeless has potential to reduce the V.I. social and government budgetary costs of homelessness, if it can be kept up and expanded.

Read entire articleMar 4 2015 - 10:45pm
Crime Stoppers: Three Unsolved Homicides

Detectives urge anyone with information concerning these homicides to phone the Criminal Investigation Bureau, 911 or, if you want to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers.

Read entire articleMar 4 2015 - 12:00pm
Legislature Considering Retro Pay for Landowners

Landowning government employees and retirees may be first to get decades-old retroactive pay if legislation before the Senate is enacted into law.

Read entire articleMar 4 2015 - 1:36am
Government Setting Aside $1 Million to Fight Hovensa

Legislation approved in committee Tuesday would set aside $1 million from any available funds to help sue Hovensa for the $40 million the refinery is not paying on a court settlement.

Read entire articleMar 4 2015 - 1:31am
DLCA: Gratuities Are Voluntary

Gratuities are voluntary tips and cannot be mandatory, according to acting DLCA Commissioner Devin Carrington. Carrington discussed the potential illegality of "automatic gratuities."

Read entire articleMar 4 2015 - 1:01am
Labor Department Offers Services for Hovensa Layoffs

The final shutdown of the Hovensa facility will affect about 170 employees for the company and its contractors, and the Department of Labor is working to provide services to them.

Read entire articleMar 4 2015 - 12:39am
Two Ideas to Consider When it Comes to Mosquito Control

Joe Williamson, an entomologist at the University of the Virgin Islands, said a process that introduces the wolbachia bacteria into the male mosquito would be the most promising for the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleMar 4 2015 - 12:29am
'Restaurant Fairy' Endows Taste of St. Croix Participants

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the prestigious St. Croix Food and Wine Experience, organizers have enhanced events and found a “restaurant fairy” to ease the financial burden of participating restaurants.

Read entire articleMar 4 2015 - 12:25am