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HBO Series Looks at Voting Rights – or Their Lack – in V.I., Other...

The voting rights – or lack thereof – in the U.S. territories was the subject of a commentary Sunday on the HBO comedy program 'Last Week Tonight.'

Former Gang Member Says Rehabilitation Happens in a Loving Community

When former gang member Hector Verdugo speaks, people listen. This week that included Rotary members, top law enforcement brass, My Brother’s Workshop Café and Addelita Cancryn Junior High.

Total Petroleum to Pay Penalty for Leaks Affecting V.I. and Puerto Rico

Total Puerto Rico has agreed to pay a $426,000 civil penalty, spend about a million dollars on environmental compliance measures and put in a $600,000 centralized monitoring system to prevent leaks.

Public Works Hopes to Save Money by Doing More In-House

The Department of Public Works can get more done with less money by doing more jobs in-house, acting Public Works Commissioner Gustav James said during his nomination hearing Monday.

Mapp Announces Picks to Head DPNR, VITEMA

Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced two latest additions to his cabinet Monday morning, inching closer toward filling all key cabinet positions for his administration.

JFL Board Hears of Hospital Progress

The governing board of the Gov. Juan Luis Hospital will be celebrating in August if it maintains the progress reported Saturday, CEO Dr. Kendall Griffiths said Saturday during a short audio conference with the board and hospital administrators.

Senate Committee OKs New Tax Breaks for Film and Video Production

A new set of tax breaks and direct cash payments in the form of "rebates" from the V.I. treasury will be available for filmmaking and video production if a bill approved in committee Thursday becomes law.

Spring Gala Raises Funds for Antilles

The annual Antilles Spring Gala and Auction brought more than 500 community members to the school’s Mark C. Marin Center Saturday night to raise funds for student scholarships and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.

UVI Decreases Use of Fossil Fuel, Board Learns

The University of the Virgin Islands reduced its use of fossil fuels by 7.7. percent from 2013 to 2014, the school's Board of Trustees learned during the regular session of its quarterly meeting Saturday at the campus on St. Croix.

Expansion of Affordable Housing on St. Croix

The V.I. Housing Authority Board of Commissioners approved several resolutions Friday at their monthly meeting including to move forward with the third phase of the Louis E. Brown Villas on St. Croix.

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