With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."
Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory on Wednesday, March 19, discusses contingency plans for St. Croix Central High School. The campus has been closed due to the sporadic outbreak of an odor which has caused some students and faculty to report symptoms including dizziness and nausea.
Unknown people are calling people all over the world and claiming to be the V.I. Police Department, demanding money or they will be prosecuted for crimes they didn't commit, even if they have never been in the territory.
Police Commissioner Rodney Querrard Sr. says the department will pursue investigations on the firing of guns to celebrate New Years Eve, and says police are working with federal agencies to curb the influx of guns in the territory.
In a year end message to the community, V.I. Police Commissioner Rodney Querrard urged Virgin Islanders to forgo marking the new year with a barrage of gunfire and warning that the police will be attempting to monitor and enforce it.
Prompted by an incident on St. Croix and a tragedy in California, Police Commissioner Rodney Querrard on Oct. 31 warned U.S.V.I. residents about the danger of carrying and brandishing replica firearms that look like the real thing.
In an audio file released Oct. 31, 2013, by Government House, Gov. John deJongh Jr. said he is eager for the upcoming Senate hearing on the proposed Hovensa deal, which he said could speed sale of the shuttered refinery and lead to renewed economic activity.
On Oct. 23, 2013, the Senate, meeting in full session, decided not to vote on the proposed Hovensa Fourth Amendment, sending it instead to the Committee of the Whole for further testimony. The next day, Gov. John deJongh Jr. commented, saying he was disappointed, but not surprised, and expressing...
On Thursday, April 25, the St. Thomas community was enjoying J'Ouvert when the celebration was shattered by gunshots which injured three people. Public safety officials immediately canceled the remainder of J'Ouvert.
As church bells ring in the first minutes of 2013, gunfire erupts in the night sky. The person who sent this in, who is familiar with firearms, identified at least seven weapons – five pistols, a .22, a 9 mm, 40 mm, .357 and .45, plus shotguns and "the...
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