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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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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
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.

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2015-03-03 23:39:54
News — St. Thomas
Real Property Owners Must Make Arrangements on Delinquent Taxes

The Tax Collection Office advises real property owners should contact the Tax Collection Office and make payment arrangements on delinquent taxes.

Read entire articleFeb 18 2015 - 3:55pm
DHS to Close Senior Citizen Affairs Offices for One Day

The Department of Human Services Division of Senior Citizen Affairs will temporarily close their offices to allow staff to attend a training session.

Read entire articleFeb 18 2015 - 3:51pm
Crime Stoppers on Campus

Crime Stoppers wishes to show that a proactive, not reactive, approach to a safer school environment is more cost-effective, financially and emotionally.

Read entire articleFeb 18 2015 - 12:00pm
Senate Digs into Pension, Budget Crises

Despite recent increases in pension contributions of some of the more recently hired, the system will still collapse by 2022 without "a huge influx" of cash, GERS officials told the Senate Finance Committee.

Read entire articleFeb 18 2015 - 12:06am
Gov. Kenneth Mapp Hosts U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, his wife, visited with Gov. Kenneth Mapp and senior staff Sunday, according to Government House.

Read entire articleFeb 17 2015 - 11:55pm
Police Recover Stolen Vehicle, Find Unlicensed Firearm

At 2:10 p.m. Monday, V.I. Police Department officers on St. Thomas spotted a vehicle that had been reported as stolen. In recovering the car, they also took an unlicensed firearm off the street.

Read entire articleFeb 17 2015 - 10:10pm
Personnel to Have Elections for Employee Representatives to GESC Insurance Board

Milton E. Potter, IPMA-CP, acting director of the Division of Personnel, advises all employees or retirees who are members of the Government’s Group Health Insurance plan that elections will be held for employee/retiree representatives to the GESC Health Insurance Board from 8 a.m. on April 21, through noon on April 22, territory-wide.

Read entire articleFeb 17 2015 - 5:31pm
Winners of Choice Wireless V.I. Open Tennis Tournament Announced

Rain may have dampened some of the play but not the spirit and world-class competition at the Choice Wireless V.I. Open Tennis Tournament. Hosted Feb. 12-16 by the St. Thomas Yacht Club, nearly 90 tennis players from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Mainland, Central America and Europe – which included professional as well as a strong contingent of amateur or B division competitors – maintained this tournament’s reputation as the ‘Wimbledon of the Caribbean.’

Read entire articleFeb 17 2015 - 1:26am
Flowers, Fruit, Food at 44th Agriculture and Food Fair

The 44th Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S. Virgin Islands had something for everyone: food, friends, flowers, fruit and drink. And there were games, goats, fluffy chicks and fancy pigeons.

Read entire articleFeb 16 2015 - 11:58pm
Undercurrents: Violent Crime Provokes Strong Reactions

Last week Gov. Kenneth Mapp devoted a significant portion of a wide-ranging press conference to efforts to curb crime. Can we solve our violent crime problem by sending the perpetrators off-island?

Read entire articleFeb 16 2015 - 11:19pm