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From left, Bob Malacarne, Cid Hamling, and Stowell Burnham take time for a picture after sharing a meal Sunday in Cruz Bay.

Expert Who Solved a Mysterious Disappearance Last February Trains STJ Rescue

Almost 20 members of St. John Rescue received training last weekend from the retired Connecticut State Police officer who found the body of a missing St. John man last February.

Two Women Injured in Shooting Monday Night

A St. Thomas woman and her daughter were critically injured in a shooting in the Santa Maria community on St. Thomas' west end Monday night.

Mapp Signs Government Budget for FY 2019

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp has signed the main budget bills comprising the territorial government's Fiscal Year 2019 budget week, and the final tally is about $1.32 billion, Government House announced over the weekend.
Mary Moorhead appearing before the V.I. Legislature on July 11, 2016. (V.I. Legislature photo by Barry Leerdam)

Initiative to Reapportion Senate to Go to Voters

A petition for a ballot initiative to rearrange the districts of the 15 V.I. senators has received enough signatures and will be on the general election ballot in November.
Banking and Insurance Director Gwendolyn Hall Brady and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter at the Oct. 4 press conference on Real Legacy. (Government House photo)

PR Government Takes Over Real Legacy Insurance

Puerto Rico has placed Real Legacy Assurance Company under rehabilitation, effectively taking over the company, according to Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter.
Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp (File photo)

Mapp a Lightning Rod for Criticism at St. Croix Forum

The gubernatorial challengers took aim Saturday at incumbent Gov. Kenneth Mapp Saturday at the AARP candidate forum in University of the Virgin Islands Great Hall on St. Croix.

Drug Trafficking Conspirators Sentenced in Two Separate Cases

Two convicted drug traffickers recently learned how much time they’d spent in prison. One got 16 years on a first conviction. The other had her current eight-year term increased by 50 percent, with the additional four years tacked on to make it a 12-year sentence.
Tuitt principal Thelca Bedminster, far left, and Eco Schools V.I. Volunteer Director Valerie Peters, far right celebrate the launch of the Eco Schools program with students.

Eco Schools Brings Global Environmental Education Program to the V.I.

Working through the V.I. Conservation Society, Valerie Peters last week launched Eco Schools Virgin Islands, a chapter of the larger Eco Schools program that started 25 years ago and has since expanded to more than 67 countries.
The GERS building on St. Croix.

GERS Gets Check, But Some Recent Retirees Checks Still in Jeopardy

The Government of the V.I. came through Thursday with a payment to the Government Employees Retirement System of almost half a million dollars for the Sept. 30 payroll, but GERS Administrator Austin L. Nibbs appears ready to keep pressure on the V.I. Department of Finance.
St. John residents have plenty to say at the August 2017 CZM hearing conducted by NOAA on St John.

NOAA Outlines ‘Necessary Actions’ for Coastal Zone Management

A NOAA's report on the territory's CZM program, published in July, includes a list of CZM's accomplishments as well as detailed recommendations to improve the program's performance.

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