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An artist drawing of the proposed Paul E. Joseph Stadium. (Submitted draing)

Bryan is Fourth Governor to Take On Frederiksted Stadium

Gov. Albert Bryan indicated over the weekend; He has not given up. He will be the fourth governor trying to get the job done, joining the ranks of Charles Turnbull, John deJongh Jr and Kenneth Mapp.
American kestrels perch on poles and wires to watch for prey. (Source photo by Gail Karlsson)

Group Protects V.I. Airports from Dangers Posed by Birds

Spikes, loud noises and a variety of landscaping measures are among the approaches taken to prevent bird and airplane collisions at airports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, wildlife biologist Shane McKinley said at a Tuesday meeting of the Audubon Society on St. John.
Architect's drawing of proposed hotel.

Senators Hear STT Hotel Proposal

During its Friday morning session, the Senate Committee of the Whole had before it a proposal to convert existing buildings to accommodate a 39-room hotel in Estate Bakkero, St. Thomas. The developers needed the property be rezoned.
Sen. Myron Jackson (File photo by Omari Hicks, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

Residents Renew Opposition to Pair of Rezoning Requests

In its Friday afternoon session, the V.I. Senate Committee of the Whole received testimony on three rezoning requests, with two of them encountering stiff residential opposition.
Sens. Donna Frett-Gregory and Janelle Sarauw discuss the VIVIS bill, which they co-sponsored. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Panel OKs Measure to Reorganize Long-Languishing Data System

The long dormant V.I. Virtual Information System, or VIVIS, may be reworked, with a new executive council if a bill forwarded out of the Senate Rules Committee is enacted. But funding concerns remain.
The Rules and Judiciary Committee gather on Thursday to discuss nine different bills. (Photo Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Eight Bills Moved Forward, Two Held in Committee

Senators of the Rules and Judiciary Committee moved eight bills forward on Thursday, holding two additional bills in the committee for further discussion. Three of the approved bills focused on government responsibility and appropriation of funding.

Board of Nurse Licensure Temporarily Unable to Print License ID Cards

In the interim, nurses will be provided with a quick confirmation/ verification for temporary use via email.
Workers repair the roof of the Cyril E. King Airport. (VIPA photo)

Cruician Pleads Guilty in Airport Cocaine Case

Jakwaan Sweeney, Jr., 21, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty in St. Thomas District Court before Judge Curtis Gomez to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced in a news release issued Friday.
Gary Molloy is Labor Department commissioner-designee. (Submitted photo)

‘Labor Investing for Tomorrow’ Internship Applications Available

The LIFT program continues to provide college juniors, seniors and graduate students with meaningful work/internship experience in their chosen career field. Interns are able to gain college credits, acquire hands-on training, and get an opportunity to network with professionals in their respective careers.

DHS Resolves Electronic Child Support Payment Funds Transfer Issue

Clients of the Paternity and Child Support Division, particularly those who receive disbursements by direct deposit and who were affected over the past several days by this technical issue, can now see those funds reflected on their saving or checking accounts.

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