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Senate Panel Rejects Bill to Allow DPNR to Set Moorage Fees

The Committee on Government Services, Consumer and Veterans Affairs on Wednesday rejected bills to allow Planning and Natural Resources to set mooring fees without Senate approval and to make the V.I. Inspector General's Office an independent, semi-autonomous agency.

PSC Examiner Begins Hearings on WMA Special User Fees

Waste fees proposed by the V.I. Waste Management Authority will cost local households approximately $56 per year, according to officials, but residents testifying during a public hearing Wednesday said that’s still too much for struggling families within the territory.

Police Seek Missing Teen

Police on St. Thomas are asking the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Kiara Fahie, who has disappeared Monday after being dropped off at school.

Crime Stoppers Empowers You

Crime Stoppers empowers you to make your neighborhoods safer by reporting information while remaining totally anonymous.

Cuba Diary: Health, Education and Happiness

It is impossible to provide a fully developed picture of life in Cuba after spending only a week on an organized tour, but at least two areas of accomplishment are indisputable: health and education.

District Election Expenditures Remain Unclear After Special Elections Board Meeting

At a special meeting of the St. Thomas-St. John Board of Elections on Tuesday, board members raised concerns over a lack of clarity to some aspects of expenditure reports concerning the 2014 election.

United Way of St. Croix Decertified; St. Thomas-St. John Group Expanding

United Way Worldwide has decertified United Way of St. Croix and asked United Way of St. Thomas-St. John to take up the slack by becoming a territorywide organization.

3D Imaging Helps Park Preserve History

With plantation era ruins crumbling into the bush, a 3D imaging program now under way at V.I. National Park on St. John hopes to preserve images of buildings that helped shape the island’s history.

Mapp Says His Condo Fumigated with Methyl Bromide Pesticide

The entire St. Croix condominium complex where Gov. Kenneth Mapp lives was vacated, tented and the units sealed off for four days while a pesticide containing methyl bromide was used in 2012.

Senate Looks at Promoting Agriculture, Marine Tourism

On Monday the Senate Economic Development, Agriculture and Planning Committee sent out two pieces of legislation touching on the territory's marine tourism and agriculture industries.





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