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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
News — St. Thomas
V.I. Creating New Laws to Regulate Credit Unions, Insurance Companies

Credit unions will have to be federally chartered and insured to operate in the territory if a bill approved in committee is enacted into law. The measure was one of half a dozen bills approved Thursday.

Read entire articleNov 17 2016 - 11:28pm
V.I. Murder Suspect Picked Up in North Carolina

Cymari Fredericks, 21, a suspect in a 2014 St. Thomas murder, was arrested Saturday in North Carolina on information provided by the National Crime Information Center, the VIPD reported.

Read entire articleNov 17 2016 - 10:32pm
Two Men Shot at Oswald Harris Court

Two men were injured by gunfire when shots broke out Wednesday evening at Oswald Harris Court, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Read entire articleNov 17 2016 - 10:30pm
Police Seek Assistance Locating Runaway Minor
The V.I. Police Department asked the public's assistance Thursday in locating a St. Thomas runaway minor. Tyrone Jared Doss, 17, left his home Nov. 10 to attend school and never returned.
Read entire articleNov 17 2016 - 10:21pm
V.I. Championships Launch Two to National Swim Team

Two swimmers – Lindsay Barr of St. Thomas and Michael Dizon-Bumann of St. Croix – qualified for the Virgin Islands National Team (a combination of the St. Croix and St. Thomas teams) this past weekend at the V.I. Swimming Federation’s two-day championship meet.

Read entire articleNov 17 2016 - 8:44pm
WAPA Begins Scheduled Street Light Repairs, Tree Trimming

Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) crews have begun tree trimming and street light repairs on St. Thomas; work is expected to continue through December. Repairs will be completed in sectors.

Read entire articleNov 17 2016 - 7:58pm
Baird Butler Catches 76.3 Pound Wahoo in VIGFC 2016 Wahoo Windup

St. Thomas angler Adrianne Baird Butler thought she had forgotten how to reel in a fish during her two-year hiatus from sports fishing following the birth of her daughter. Instead, the problem was that she had hooked into a whopper wahoo.

Read entire articleNov 17 2016 - 1:48am
Arbitrator Rejects Government’s Claims in Dispute Over South Shore Litigations

An independent arbitrator has rejected the V.I. Government’s claims that the law firm it hired for complex environmental litigations against industrial polluters on St. Croix charged improper fees.

Read entire articleNov 17 2016 - 12:08am
Gaming Company Gaming Legislature?

Although law prohibits casino principals, agents or intermediaries from making political donations, a family member connected to VIGL Operations, slated to take over USVI racetracks, donated to at least two senatorial campaigns.

Read entire articleNov 17 2016 - 12:03am
Appeals Court Rules 2011 Government Pay Cut Was Illegal

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday the V.I. government's 8 percent pay cut in 2011 violated the U.S. Constitution's contracts clause, overturning a 2012 District Court decision.

Read entire articleNov 16 2016 - 11:47pm