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Carnival Cultural Fair Honors Alvin Turnbull

The Sahara dust lifted Wednesday enough to allow a bright sun in a cloudless sky to shine on "Alvin's Cultural Workshop," this year's Carnival Cultural Fair honoring Alvin Turnbull.

Golden Grove Inmate Charge with Threatening a Witness

St. Thomas resident Kamoui Francis, 24, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury charging him with transmission of threat to injure, possession of prison contraband, and threatening a witness, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Sahara Dust to Clear Friday

The influx of Sahara dust that arrived Monday will stick around until Friday, National Weather Service meteorologist David Sanchez said Wednesday. 'Today and tomorrow will be the worst days,' he said. Humans aren't the only ones who will suffer, St. Croix veterinarian says.

Crime Stoppers Pays

If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs or weapons, you will receive a cash reward to be paid according to your instructions.

Net Metering Changes Continue Moving Forward in Senate

Residential net metering customers with less than 10-kilowatt solar systems selling power to the V.I. Water and Power Authority will continue to get maximum full-price net metering payments after 2025, if a bill approved in committee Tuesday becomes law.

Senate Panel OKs Excavation Notification Center Bill

A bill to establish a one-call notification center to provide notice of all excavation around underground utilities was sent on for a final Senate vote Tuesday, though the measure provides few details of how, or if, the center will be created.

Regional Marriott Managers Help Restore Boats for High School

Ivanna, one of two Olympic-size sailing snipes in Ivanna Eudora Kean's marine industry fleet, looked as good as new on Tuesday after being sanded, primed and painted for the Marriott's 2015 Caribbean and Latin American (CALA) General Managers conference.

Senate Begins Acting on Mapp Cabinet Nominees

A Senate committee on Monday sent three of Gov. Kenneth Mapp's cabinet nominations for votes in the next legislative session, resuming the confirmation process held up over pay increases.

DPNR Suspends Terminix Manager’s License

In a notice signed April 20, DPNR suspended the license of Terminix manager Jose Rivera for fumigating a unit at St. John’s Sirenusa condominiums with pesticide containing methyl bromide

Governor Announces Anti-Crime Plans

Surrounded by a variety of law enforcement officials on Monday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced plans for citizen protection during St. Thomas Carnival and beyond.

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