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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Federal Report Points to Uncertainties in GERS Rescue

In February 2022, Gov. Albert Bryan signed a bill permitting the government to refinance the territory’s rum cover-over matching fund bonds and use the interest rate savings to stabilize the Government Employees’ Retirement System.

Judge Orders BOC to Bring Defendant Back to Face Trial

A Superior Court judge is ordering the Bureau of Corrections to bring an accused home invader back from a Mississippi jail to stand trial. In the order issued April 16, Superior Court Judge Denise Francois invoked the Virgin Islands Code to remind BOC officials of their responsibility. 

DEMUS Foundation Hosts Annual Benny-Demus Carnival Kickball Tournament

What started out as playful banter on social media about a high stakes marble game, has turned into one of Carnival’s most anticipated and loved events, the Benny-Demus Carnival Kickball Tournament. This year’s game is scheduled for May 1 at 4 p.m. at the Joseph Aubain Ballpark in Frenchtown.

V.I. Scientists Converse About Conservation

A panel of scientists and interested community members joined the Friends of V.I. National Park in a virtual meeting on Monday to talk conservation. "This...

CTEC Students Inducted into Honor Society

It was a special day for 37 students at the St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center Thursday as they were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society for the 2023-2024 school year.  

Genealogist Dana Palmer Shares Tips on Using Newspaper Records in Genealogy

The Caribbean Genealogy Library hosted its virtual “Finding Family Using Newspapers” event Wednesday, that provided tips on how to access and use newspapers to find information on one’s family roots.

Frett-Gregory Pushes Back on Bryan’s Veto of Bill Reforming Hiring Practices

Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory said she plans to work with her colleagues to override Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s veto of a bill that would prevent employers from asking about a job applicant’s criminal history until after they have been interviewed and offered a job.

Casino Commission Gives Green Light to VIGL Operations for Racetrack Casino

In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission approved the initial license application for VIGL Operations LLC to operate a casino at the Randal "Doc" James Racetrack on St. Croix.

Two of Three Zoning Changes Meet Little Opposition in Senate Session

Senators attending a Committee of the Whole meeting Wednesday seemed to find consensus on two zoning matters presented by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.

Beach Advisory for April 15-19

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 18 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of April 15 – April 19. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

Dominican Republic Man Sentenced in Cocaine Trafficking Conviction

A Dominican Republic national, Ruben Reyes, 37, was sentenced by Chief Judge Robert A. Molloy to 120 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute while on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, U.S. Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Friday.

LEPC Announces Funding for Federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

The program (42 U.S.C. § 3796ff et. seq.) funding assists the state with developing and implementing residential substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs.

WEB Aruba Signs Water-as-a-Service® BOOT Agreement With Seven Seas Water Group

Seven Seas Water (Aruba) VBA will construct a new seawater reverse osmosis plant, contributing a total of a minimum of 16,500 cubic meters of daily drinking water per day.

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WAPA Human Resources Receives Prestigious Award for Top Healthy Workforce

Building upon last year's bronze Designation, WAPA's attainment of the gold level highlights the significant progress and dedication of WAPA in creating a supportive and healthy work environment for its workforce.

LEPC Announces Funding for Federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

The program (42 U.S.C. § 3796ff et. seq.) funding assists the state with developing and implementing residential substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs.

Dominican Republic Man Sentenced in Cocaine Trafficking Conviction

A Dominican Republic national, Ruben Reyes, 37, was sentenced by Chief Judge Robert A. Molloy to 120 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute while on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, U.S. Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Friday.

Terry Top Angler, ‘Backlash’ Top Boat in 2024 VI Game Fishing Club’s Dolphin Derby Tournament

Fishing aboard the St. Thomas-based 26’ Prowler, Marlin Etc., with Captain Ryan Mertens at the helm, Terry caught his winning fish north of St. Thomas.

VIPD: Traffic and Parking Advisory for St. Thomas 2024 Carnival Events

The Virgin Islands Police Department informs the community on the traffic and parking restrictions during the various 2024 Carnival events. These restrictions are to ensure the safe and expeditious movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow.

Beach Advisory for April 15-19

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 18 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of April 15 – April 19. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

Freeman Dawson Dies at 84

Freeman Dawson died on March 2. He was 84 years old.

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