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Felon Sentenced to 51 Months for Illegally Reentering U.S.

Ray Anthony Wayne was sentenced to 51 months in prison and three years of supervised release for illegally reentering…

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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DeJongh: Delayed Stadium Could Pump $58 Million into Economy

A stalled plan to demolish and reconstruct an expanded Paul E. Joseph Stadium in Frederiksted has the potential to pump $58 million into the local economy, Government House said in a statement released Thursday.

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2014-08-01 00:43:38
Weather Cliffhanger Continues

Will the low-pressure system now heading westward toward the area make that last leap into a depression or Tropical Storm Bertha? Or will it just bring rain and gale-force winds on Saturday?

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2014-08-01 00:39:41
League Questions Veterans Drive/Waterfront Landfill Project

The League of Women Voters has raised questions on several fronts concerning Public Works’ proposal to fill a portion of the Charlotte Amalie Harbor in order to widen the Veterans Drive/Waterfront Highway.

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2014-08-01 00:37:24
News — St. Thomas
Walk-in Ballot Applications Available Through July 28

The mail out absentee ballot applications deadline passed on July 15. The deadline for Applications for Ballots (walk-in) is Monday, July 28.

Read entire articleJul 21 2014 - 9:00pm
@Work: Couple Promotes Eco-Tourism on Water Island

For Paul and Deborah Quade, the “road less traveled” has meandered around the Caribbean, circled St. Thomas and led to lush Water Island where they created the award-winning Virgin Islands Campgrounds.

Read entire articleJul 21 2014 - 12:31am
Agriculture Hosts Second Annual Value Added Market Day

Delicious value added goodies were offered to potential buyers at the second annual Virgin Fresh Value Added Vendorama, a market day hosted by the Department of Agriculture to promote local products.

Read entire articleJul 19 2014 - 7:26pm
Youth Development Group's Shared Database to Drive Collaboration

A conglomerate of civic organizations looking at ways to bolster support systems for the territory's youth on Friday focused on creating a clearing house of information to pinpoint critical needs.

Read entire articleJul 19 2014 - 2:10am
Local Nonprofits Unveil Nelson Mandela Tribute

In celebration of International Nelson Mandela Day, three local nonprofits unveiled their Mandela sign meant to mark the site of last year’s tree planting and give the community a lasting reminder of his life.

Read entire articleJul 19 2014 - 2:01am
DPNR Commissioner Alicia Barnes Resigns

Alicia Barnes, who served as commissioner of the Planning and Natural Resources Department since January 2011, resigned her post on Tuesday but will remain on the job until Aug. 1.

Read entire articleJul 19 2014 - 1:55am
JFL Over the Cliff

JFL Hospital cannot pay vendors or utilities, is facing criminal sanctions for not paying employees' taxes, has already used its full year's budget and cannot make next payroll, officials said during budget hearings.

Read entire articleJul 19 2014 - 1:50am
Tourism Presents Budget

The Department of Tourism came before the Senate Finance Committee on Friday to defend its 2015 General Fund budget request of $2.61 million.

Read entire articleJul 19 2014 - 1:48am
Updated: Governor Calls Another Special Session, Senate Asks Him to Call It Off

 

Gov. John deJongh Jr. has called a special session of the Legislature for Wednesday to approve a Coastal Zone Management permit for dredging for cruise ships and for bond funding of V.I. Port Authority projects. But Senate President Shaun-Michael Malone has requested the governor withdraw the request because the same legislation will be on the agenda at a session a few days later.

Read entire articleJul 19 2014 - 1:46am
CZM Decision Coming Soon on Harbor Landfill to Widen Veterans Drive

Time is running out for public comment on Public Works’ plans to fill a portion the Charlotte Amalie Harbor to allow for widening Veterans Drive and changing the face of the downtown area.

Read entire articleJul 19 2014 - 12:26am