The first of several witnesses took the stand last week in the long awaited Schneider Regional Medical Center corruption trial in Superior Court. In lengthy testimony, they laid the foundation for expected to appear in the week to come.
Keeping the territory’s fishing heritage alive is the passionate pursuit of commercial fisherman Julian Magras, who with over 30 years of experience said his biggest battles are not with the fish, but bureaucracy and lack of funding for the industry.
The first full day of testimony in the corruption case implicating former officials at Schneider Regional Medical Center featured witnesses explaining how employment agreements and payments to hospital workers operate in the government system.
During Thursday’s Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing, Department of Agriculture Commissioner Positive Nelson's nomination to sit on the Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board stalled because the committee deemed it a possible conflict of interest.
Though not all the data is in, it appears that sea turtle populations in the Virgin Islands are showing signs of resiliency since Irmaria.