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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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VIPD, Fire Services and Corrections All Looking to Speed Up Training and Hiring

The VIPD, Fire Service and Bureau of Corrections are all currently short-staffed and taking extra steps to increase recruitment even as government budgets are cut, agency officials reported Tuesday.

Plea Deal Gets Balbo Construction Boss ‘Suspended’ Prison Sentence

Balbo Construction owner Gerard Castor was sentenced this week to a one year suspended prison term, a $10,000 fine and 200 community service hours for failure to collect or pay taxes.

Air Ambulance Service AeroMD Brings Two Planes to St. Thomas

A new critical care air ambulance service promising to revolutionize emergency medical transport in the Virgin Islands held its ribbon-cutting ceremony at the St. Thomas Jet Center on Tuesday.

Terminix Identified as Company in Sirenusa Chemical Poisoning

The investigation continued Tuesday into how four Delaware residents on vacation at Sirenusa condominiums on St. John came to suffer what appears to be chemical poisoning.

WTJX Posts Donation Page to Bring Back NPR

Tanya Singh makes no bones about where she stands. "I want my NPR,” says the CEO of V.I. Public Television System WTJX channel 12 on the station’s newly created webpage.

Charter Day Kickoff Looks at Growing Territory’s Workforce Through Technical Skills

A multi-island Charter Day kickoff event on Tuesday celebrated the role the University of the Virgin Islands has continued to play in improving the quality of life in the territory.

EPA and DPNR Investigating Apparent Chemical Poisoning

The EPA and DPNR are investigating what appears to be chemical poisoning by a pesticide that affected four members of a vacationing family from Delaware. The pesticide was identified as methyl bromide.

PFA Board Approves Contracts for Police Assessment, Frederiksted Development

The Public Finance Authority Board of Directors voted during its monthly meeting Monday to contract with T&M Protection Resources to assess the territory’s law enforcement agencies.

Torch Run Kicks Off Special Olympics on Saturday

The 37th Special Olympics Tri-Island Games and Law Enforcement Torch Run is scheduled for Saturday at the CAHS track, beginning with the torch run from the Coast Guard Station at 9 a.m.

Not for Profit: Charities Feast at ‘Dinner and a Cause’

Over the last nine years, the dedicated women who sponsor the 'Dinner and a Cause' fundraisers on St. Thomas have collected more than $240,000 and distributed it all to local grassroot charities.

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