This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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Beach Advisory for November 27 -- Dec. 4

 DPNR advises the public to refrain from using the coastal waters throughout the territory until further notification.  The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has announced that due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm water runoff.

2015-11-27 22:10:51
The Status of HIV/AIDS in the Virgin Islands

The HIV epidemic not only affects the health of individuals, it impacts households and communities. In the Virgin Islands, 1,061 HIV and AIDS cases were reported between 1983 and December 2014.

2015-11-27 22:07:42
‘The Gruffalo’ to Play at UVI Little Theatre Thanksgiving Weekend

“The Gruffalo,” directed by Pamela New, is a 'fun-tastic' show by UVI's Little Theatre students. It's a family friendly show to be performed Thanksgiving weekend.

2015-11-26 12:40:00
News — St. Thomas
Project Homeless Connect Serves Up Hot Meals, New Clothes

Through Project Homeless Connect, people living on the streets or in shelters can tap into goods and services and walk away with a new set of clothes, hot food and a haircut during the annual event.

Read entire articleNov 13 2015 - 10:01pm
Crime Lab Mandate Moving Forward

The V.I. Department of Justice will be mandated to create a forensics lab if legislation approved by the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee on Thursday becomes law.

Read entire articleNov 12 2015 - 9:00pm
Plaskett Makes Case for the Vote at Veterans Day Ceremony

A parade of servicemen and women, ROTC groups and musicians echoed down the streets of Charlotte Amalie on Wednesday preceding a Veterans Day ceremony in Roosevelt Park.

Read entire articleNov 11 2015 - 11:45pm
Countdown Begins to 2015 Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament

U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Tournament organizers revealed at a press conference Wednesday night next year’s men’s lineup, which includes St. Joseph’s, North Carolina State and Washington State.

Read entire articleNov 11 2015 - 11:13pm
New Lawsuit Challenges Lack of Voting Rights in U.S. Territories

Six U.S. citizens living in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, challenging laws that deny them votes in Congress and the right to vote for U.S. president.

Read entire articleNov 11 2015 - 10:54pm
Island Observes 522nd Anniversary of First European Encounter

Each year the National Park Service commemorates the “Cape of the Arrows” encounter, when Amerindian Virgin Islanders defended their lands on Nov. 14, 1493, at Salt River Bay, St. Croix.

Read entire articleNov 11 2015 - 10:51pm
Father of Missing St. Thomas Man Reaches Out to Son, Community

Richard Adamitz, the father of missing St. Thomas man Brian Adamitz, is on-island and reaching out to local media sources in the hopes of getting a message of love and support to his son.

Read entire articleNov 11 2015 - 9:26pm
Senate Revisiting Probate Reforms Again

It will be easier to leave securities and retirement portfolios to an heir, without involving difficult probate court proceedings, if a bill approved in committee becomes law.

Read entire articleNov 11 2015 - 12:42am
AG Walker Says Voters Must Feed Ballots Themselves

Acting Attorney General Claude Walker told the St. Croix District Board of Elections that voters must be allowed to feed their own ballots into voting machines in the upcoming 2016 elections.

Read entire articleNov 11 2015 - 12:36am
Nicholas Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute

Alva Nicholas, 57, pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court on St. Thomas to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Read entire articleNov 11 2015 - 12:29am