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Public Works Getting $1 Million In Leftover Heavy Equipment

Public Works will likely be getting an array of unused digging equipment and material leftover from the construction of the territory's federally financed V.I. Next Generation Network.

AG Walker Says V.I. Can Stop Guns at Airports

During hearings Thursday, acting Attorney General Claude Walker told senators that the V.I. Port Authority could potentially hold bags the airlines tag as containing firearms until the owner's register the weapons.

New Community Baseball Program Holding Saturday Registration at Tutu Mall

A new Cal Ripken baseball program chartered in the territory will bring more playing opportunities for local youth.

Safari Bus Accident Injures Several

A safari bus with defective brakes lost control Thursday afternoon on Raphune Hill and struck a utility pole, injuring some of its passengers, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Police Seek Missing, Vulnerable Adult

Karen Andrews, 65, who has Alzheimer’s disease, is missing and the V.I. Police Department is asking the community to help find her.

Mapp Signs Hotel Tax Increase, Budget Bills

Gov. Kenneth Mapp this week signed nearly all the budget bills, new laws and tax increases approved by the Legislature during its recent session.

Board of Elections OKs Purchase of New Voting Machines

In a move to address ongoing issues with voting technology, the Joint Board of Elections approved the purchase of upgrades to the voting system during a meeting on St. Croix Friday.

V.I. National Park to Increase Fees

Effective Jan. 1, V.I. National Park will increase its fees to visit the popular Trunk Bay Beach and fees for boats to use its moorings scattered around the island.

St. Croix National Parks Lecture Series Features the St. Croix Ground Lizard

About two dozen St. Croix residents learned at a presentation Tuesday, that the introduction of endangered St. Croix ground lizards on Buck Island has been successful.

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Juliette Jarvis-Pennyman

Born and raised in the Queens Quarter neighborhood of St. Croix, Juliette Jarvis-Pennyman is making her mark on the lives of school children throughout the Reading, Penn., school district.

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