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District Board Seeks Public Input on Reforming Election Law

The St. Croix District Board of Elections is seeking public input regarding reforming Title 18, chapters 1 to 29. This…

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Casino Commission Gets Involved in Racetrack Disagreement

Legal counsel for the Flamboyant Horsemen Association and TRAXCO argued for a delay, or dismissal, in a hearing regarding their  agreements to the Randall “Doc” James Racetrack on St. Croix.

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2015-05-28 00:11:18
UVI to Host Accreditation Visit for Its School of Medicine

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will host a preliminary accreditation survey visit by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) for its School of Medicine from May 31 to June 4.

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2015-05-27 23:46:41
WAPA CEO Elected Chairman of CARILEC

Hugo V. Hodge, chief executive officer of the V.I. Water and Power Authority, was unanimously elected Tuesday to serve as chairman of the Caribbean Electric Utilities Service Corporation.

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2015-05-27 23:28:00
News — St. Thomas
‘Lolo’ Willis Taken Into Custody after Tearful Sentencing

Louis Willis didn’t appear to cry, but many others in the courtroom wiped back tears Thursday morning as the former Bureau of Internal Revenue director was sentenced by V.I. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez to five years in prison for extortion and bribery.

Read entire articleMay 15 2015 - 6:07am
Cigarette Tax Increase Still Under Consideration

Sen. Sammuel Sanes pulled legislation to increase cigarette taxes from the Rules Committee agenda this week to do more analysis of its impact on V.I. businesses and government coffers, but it is still alive and will be considered further, according to Sanes.

Read entire articleMay 15 2015 - 6:01am
Store Closures Shock Main Street, Spur Calls for Renewal

Closures of two long-time Charlotte Amalie retail outlets have set off cries from community leaders to get on with stalled revitalization efforts and save the downtown shopping district.

Colombian Emeralds has closed both its downtown stores and the one it had at Havensight Mall. Attempts to reach company representatives for comment were unsuccessful.

Read entire articleMay 14 2015 - 11:31pm
Heroic VIPD Officers Honored During Awards Ceremony

Police Det. Sgt. Anthony Hector was among the top honorees Wednesday as the V.I. Police Department held an awards ceremony titled "The Stellar Awards."

Read entire articleMay 14 2015 - 10:30pm
Authorities and Researchers on Alert for Turtle Poachers

For the second time in four months, researchers studying endangered hawksbill turtles in St. Thomas waters have reported an apparent poaching of the animals.

Read entire articleMay 14 2015 - 9:11pm
DOE’s Special Education Advisory Panel Board to Convene

The next quarterly meeting of the Department of Education, State Office of Special Education Virgin Islands Advisory Panel on Special Education (VIAPSE) will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, June 3 and 4.

Read entire articleMay 14 2015 - 4:43pm
Hospital Celebrates Decades of Service

Medical professionals who have served the Virgin Islands for as much as half a century were among those honored at a ceremony at Schneider Regional Medical Center on Wednesday as part of National Hospital Week.

Read entire articleMay 13 2015 - 9:52pm
Man Sentenced on Firearm Convictions

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Joseph Roberts, Jr., to a total of 39 months in prison Wednesday, 32 months for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and seven for possession of a firearm within a school zone.

Read entire articleMay 13 2015 - 8:45pm
Registration Deadline for International Optimist Regatta Clinic, Team Race Is May 15

The International Optimist Regatta (IOR), one of the first and largest regattas in the Caribbean to promote youth sailing, plus kick-off Sea Star Clinic and Sea Star Team Race, will take place June 15 to 21.

Read entire articleMay 13 2015 - 1:22am
Nelson Sees Big Future for Cannabis in Territory

Sen. Terrence 'Positive' Nelson and his staff have started drafting a bill to legalize, license and regulate medicinal cannabis in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but it may be a while before the “Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act” bill is heard in the legislature,

Read entire articleMay 12 2015 - 11:20pm