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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Man Shot to Death on St. Thomas

A man was shot to death Wednesday morning while driving in the area of Lilliendahl and Marienhoj, the V.I. Police Department reported. The name of the victim was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
John Abramson teaches Mason’s Rules of Order at Tuesday’s conference.

Senators-Elect Tackle Parliamentary Procedures, Sunshine Act

Senators-elect reconvened Tuesday for the second day of the two-day 2018 Pre-Legislative Conference, which featured meaty sessions that fueled spirited exchange, from the limits of the public’s right to know to the nitty-gritty of parliamentary procedures.
The PFA board meets Tuesday.

PFA Increases Investment Earnings

At least one V.I. government agency has increased its earnings over the last few years. Board members of the V.I. Public Finance Authority learned Tuesday that since a new investment advisor was hired, the agency earned $5 million instead of $1.5 million.
In this 2017 photo, three-time world boxing champion Julian 'The Hawk' Jackson of the USVI holds aloft a replica of his first world-title belt he had just been presented.

Julian Jackson Elected to Boxing Hall of Fame

Three-time world boxing champion Julian "The Hawk" Jackson reacted with characteristic humility this weekend when he was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
From left, Senators-elect Kenneth Gittens, Donna Frett Gregory and Alicia Barnes stand up to be introduced at Monday’s conference.

Senators-Elect, Staff Begin First Day of Senate Academy

The Virgin Islands Legislature on Monday hosted a crash course on the workings of the Senate in an effort to help neophyte senators and their staff hit the ground running when the 33rd Legislature gets sworn in.
Governor-elect Albert Bryan Jr. receives a briefing on the hurricane recovery effort at the FEMA Joint Field Office in St. Croix on Dec. 8. (Photo from the office of Governor-elect Albert Bryan)

Bryan Goes To Washington

Governor-elect Albert Bryan Jr. will visit Washington, D.C. this week to meet with Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, along with Congressional leaders and Trump Administration officials.
From left, Clayton Pollock, Jessica Stuczynski and Natalie Monnier spoke about Buck Island turtle research at a public talk Thursday in Christiansted.

Researchers Outline Buck Island Turtle Research

The Buck Island National Monument off the waters of St. Croix has been the site for research for 30-plus years for biologists, educators and interns, and on Thursday three of the current researchers shared some of that history with an audience in Christiansted.
Mr. Snowman and the snowflakes wowed onlookers at the 2018 Christmas Boat Parade. (Anne Salafia photo)

Christiansted Harbor Sparkles with Holiday Spirit

Thousands flocked to the Christiansted Boardwalk Saturday evening for the renewal of one of St. Croix's signature holiday events.
This breeding peregrine falcon was found wounded by a pellet gun on St. Croix. (Photo provided by SCAWC)

Migrating Falcon is Latest Pellet Gun Victim

The most recent animal to fall victim to a pellet gun on St. Croix is a peregrine falcon found late Tuesday night in the middle of a road in La Grande Princess.
Clayton Laurent Jr. gets the upper hand on his opponent Friday night in Puerto Rico. Laurent won the bout against Kenny Cruz Carasquillo by majority decision and maintains his undefeated record. (Kyle Murphy photo)

Friday Night Win Puts Laurent at 3-0

It was less than two weeks ago that V.I. heavyweight boxer Clayton Laurent, Jr. received word of a potential fight in Puerto Rico. Wednesday, the 28-year old boarded a plane and prayed that he would be returning home to celebrate his third professional win.

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