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Cuban Diary: Fountain Valley Killer LaBeet Alive and Well in Cuba

Ishmael Ali LaBeet, one of five men convicted of murder in St. Croix's 1972 "Fountain Valley Massacre," has made a home for himself in the Holguin Province of Cuba – north of Guantanamo on far the northeast side of the 700-mile country.

WAPA Board Approves $1.25 Million for Training and Software

The WAPA governing board met Thursday and approved expenditures for staff training and software for the maintenance departments after back-and-forth discussion between the board and staff.

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Nicole Roebuck Warner

For Virgin Islanders like Nicole Roebuck Warner who grew up prior to the new millennium, there was a shared sense of connectedness and pride that instilled a confidence in their abilities.

Mapp Nominates Four to PERB

Gov. Kenneth Mapp continued filling vacancies in the territory's boards and commissions this week, sending down four volunteers to the Public Employee Relations Board.

King Maurice, Prince Short Shirt Win Junior Calypso Crowns

No stranger to the Junior Calypso stage, Maurice “King Maurice” Hansby took the crown in this year’s secondary division and Ny’kel “Prince Short Shirt” Emanuel defended his title in the intermediate competition.

Earth Day Celebration Brings Together Antilles Student Body

Earth Day celebrations Wednesday at Antilles School brought together everyone from toddlers to the senior class, who have rallied around a two month long eco-project, planting and distributing more than 800 tropical plant seedlings to students and staff on campus.

Crime Stoppers: The Smallest Bit of Information

Crime prevention is up to all of us. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve the following cases.

Senate Reforming Credit Union Oversight

Pending legislation would change V.I. law so that the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, which overseas banking, will oversee locally licensed credit unions, instead of the Division of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.

Mapp Airs Plans for Found Funds on A.M. Radio

Gov. Kenneth Mapp spoke to an A.M. radio audience Tuesday afternoon and talked about the administration’s plans to move the territory forward in spite of a local economy in free-fall.

Senate Considering Increasing Tobacco Tax

The V.I. cigarette tax may see an increase by 10 percent, raising about half a million dollars in new revenue for the cash-strapped government, if a bill sent out of committee Tuesday is enacted into law.

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