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Sen. Kurt Vialet, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. (Photo by Onaje Simmonds, Legislature of the Virgin Islands 2017 Summer Intern)

V.I. Tax Revenues Higher Than Projected as Senate Punts on This Year’s Budget

Citing uncertainty over revenues and expenses, the Senate has decided to punt on the FY 2018 budget, deferring to V.I. law that sets appropriations at the previous year's levels if no budget is approved.
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Debris piled up along the beach at Maho Bay in October.

Beach Erosion Poses Problems for Coastline Management

Vacationers may be in for a shock when they see the beaches in the Virgin Islands National Park. Gone are most of the palm trees, sea grapes, and maho trees that have provided shade in the heat of the day.
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Dale Browne of Sejah Farms shows of his new nursery/greenhouse being built with the help of volunteers. (Susan Ellis photo)

Farmers Growing Stronger on St. Croix

Even without much official relief aid, farmers on St. Croix are coping with the aftermath of September's hurricanes with the help of volunteers, a few donations and through their own resiliency.
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Ivan James (VIPD photo)

Police Name Ivan James as Primary Suspect in STX Double Homicide

The V.I.. Police Department has named 34-year-old Ivan James as the primary suspect in Saturday's double homicide at the Coliseum Cockpit Saturday in Estate Glynn.
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Division of Banking and Insurance Director Gwendolyn Hall Brady (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Senate Hears of Post Hurricane Insurance Complaints

Many of the complaints received by the Division of Banking, Insurance and Financial Regulation since Hurricanes Irma and Maria relate to the issues of underinsurance and force-placed insurance.
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Peter Bailey, left, answers a question in the audience of students following his chat with local boxer and chef Julius Jackson, at the filming of NiteCap LIVE in the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School Auditorium May 12. (Photo provided by the V.I. Department of Education)

Peter Bailey Awarded Grant to Keep NiteCap Live in V.I. Schools

Miami-based author and journalist Peter Bailey has been awarded a grant of $37,500 from The Miami Foundation’s U.S. Caribbean Relief Fund to continue his critically acclaimed NiteCap Live series throughout high schools in his native US Virgin Islands. According to the the founda
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Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett (File photo)

Watch: Plaskett Speaks on Tax Changes, Federal Assistance

Delegate Stacey Plaskett speaks on the impact of recent tax changes, federal assistance and hurricane recovery.
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Artist and Yoga Teacher Elisa McKay Embraces Her Crucian Heritage

Through her collage and multimedia artwork, 81-year-old Elisa McKay embraces the spirits of her ancestors. She depicts the lives of Crucians from the days of enslavement forward. She tells their stories.
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Jamal J. Young, one of four persons of interest in Cockpit double homicide.

Police Seek Four ‘Persons of Interest’ in Coliseum Cockpit Double Homicide

The V.I. Police Department are looking for four persons of interest in the St. Croix, Coliseum Cockpit double homicide that took place Saturday in Estate Glynn.
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Sen. Wayne James Corruption Trial Likely July 16 or Later

Both the prosecution and defense in the criminal case against former Sen. Wayne James on federal corruption charges filed a joint motion Monday asking the trial be postponed to July 16 or later.
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