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Thursday, May 28, 2020

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On Island Profile: Raul Carrillo, V.I.’s Premier Gentleman

The unflappable Jose Raul Carrillo has had plenty of occasions to exhibit his social finesse, especially in the years he worked as the V.I. government’s chief of protocol, in two administrations.

UVI Students Look for Problems and Answers at Hackathon

Amali Krigger and MacKenzie Gross saw a problem and came up a solution – an app that would provide healthy alternatives for cultural tastes. The idea earned the pair of University of the Virgin Islands students a $500 cash prize at UVI's 2016 Hackathon.

Police Warn of Home Invasions, Rapes

The V.I. Police Department on Friday issued a neighborhood crime alert for the Philsbury Heights and Estate Nazareth areas of St. Thomas, after a series of home invasions and rapes took place over the past month.

Woman Drowns at Magens Bay Beach

A 25-year-old woman drowned Thursday afternoon at Magens Bay Beach, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified as Sherita Maxine Carty.

Butler Receives Life Sentence for Shooting Police Officers, Restaurant Robbery

Alphonso Butler, 27, one of three men arrested for the 2012 shooting of two police officers and robbing a St. Croix restaurant, will serve approximately 75 years for his part in the crime.

ESI Could Spell Good News for USVI Employers and Employees

On Sept. 2, Elan Solutions Inc. was approved by the Division of Banking and Insurance to write health insurance policies in the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to Omar Haedo, ESI president.

Governor Requesting Portion of Property Tax Be Set Aside for Tax Collection

A bill that would create a "Tax Collection Revolving Fund" diverting 5 percent of property tax revenues to be used to help with tax collection was held in committee for amendment on Friday.

Zika Update: Majority of 56 New Zika Cases Reported on St. Thomas

The Health Department confirmed 56 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. In the last week, the number of cases increased from 243 to 299, with most of these cases occurring on St. Thomas.

Woman Drowns at Magens Bay Beach

A 25-year-old woman drowned Thursday afternoon at Magens Bay Beach, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified as Sherita Maxine Carty.

A Pair of Active Weather Systems Expected To Have Minimal Effect On Virgin Islands...

Two active weather systems in the Tropical Atlantic are not expected to have any significant impact on local weather conditions.

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