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Magens Bay Authority to Hold Public Meeting Dec. 10

The Magens Bay Authority has announced a public meeting for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, to discuss its plans to…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don't expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams. 

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2016-12-04 18:49:46
Beach Advisory for Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-12-02 23:28:09
Source Manager’s Journal: The Hospital Crisis Revisited, Asking ‘Why’

Why does JFL Hospital exist?  Why do V.I. public agencies perform more poorly than their peers elsewhere? In this specific case, why is JFL faced with the rare threat of CMS decertification?

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2016-12-02 10:53:34
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Contant Man Charged with Possession of Unlicensed Firearm

Officers responding to a report of shots fired Thursday night arrested 20-year-old Jovon Smith of Contant and charged him with possession of an unlicensed firearm, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Read entire articleDec 2 2016 - 11:26pm
Georgia Man Sentenced to 3 Months for Marijuana Smuggling

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Bert Donadelle Jr., 26, of Georgia to three months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Read entire articleDec 1 2016 - 10:42pm
Nordsidevej Resident Robbed at Gunpoint

A man outside his home in Nordsidevej was robbed by an armed man Wednesday evening while searching for something in his car, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Read entire articleDec 1 2016 - 10:39pm
Armed Men Rob Anna's Retreat Apartment

Two armed men invaded an apartment in Anna's Retreat on Monday evening, threatening the resident and ransacking the residence before taking cash and escaping.

Read entire articleNov 30 2016 - 10:46pm
Nisbett Pleads Guilty to Firearm Possession by an Unlawful Drug User

Teshawn Nisbett, 22, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to possession of a firearm by an unlawful drug user. Sentencing is scheduled for April 6, 2017.

Read entire articleNov 30 2016 - 10:36pm
Convicted Felon Sentenced for Firearm Possession

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Anthony Williams to 30 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Read entire articleNov 30 2016 - 10:35pm
Police Find Body, Suspect Suicide

The homicide Task Force of the V.I. Police Department is investigating an apparent suicide discovered late Monday. 

Read entire articleNov 29 2016 - 2:27pm
Woman Charged with Domestic Violence
Valencia Charles, 34, was arrested Tuesday and charged with third-degree-assault/domestic violence after a victim said she struck him with a stick and punched him in his left eye.
Read entire articleNov 23 2016 - 9:39pm
Puerto Rican Pleads Guilty to Firearms Trafficking

Raji Yusuf, 30, of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty Friday in District Court on St. Thomas to trafficking in firearms, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. 

Read entire articleNov 21 2016 - 7:08pm
Three Charged in Pair of Jewelry Store Robberies

A federal grand jury on Thursday returned a 10-count indictment against three men – in a pair of 2015 jewelry store robberies on St. Thomas, robberies, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. 

Read entire articleNov 21 2016 - 6:55pm