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Forensics Finds No Evidence of Shot Fired at Police Car

Investigation is continuing into a report that a single gunshot damaged a police car Friday evening after the V.I. Police Department’s Forensics Team concluded that the damage to the vehicle was not caused by a bullet.

Legislature Revisits Video Company Tax Breaks

The V.I. Legislature is considering a set of tax breaks and direct cash payments in the form of "rebates" from the V.I. treasury for filmmaking incentives that former Gov. John deJongh Jr. vetoed in January.

Government Cell Phone Crackdown Begins ‘Across the Board,’ Says Official

Government cell phones are to be turned into government department and agency heads or supervisors as austerity measures are put in place "across the board.”

On Island Profile: Nick Pourzal Doesn’t Have Time to Slow Down

If you thought the former longtime manager of Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Hotel was ready to take it easy, forget it. He owns and manages an array of residential properties, does his own investment trading and keeps physically active.

UVI Will Host Panel Discussion on World Conflict

The University of the Virgin Islands Music Department, in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, will hold a panel discussion on world conflict and peace.

Unknown Gunman Fires at Police

V.I. Police Officer Kendelth Wharton was driving on patrol Friday night when a single shot was fired at his car, shattering a window. Wharton was not injured.

One Man Dead, Woman Critically Injured in Early Morning Accident

An early morning vehicular accident Sunday on St. Thomas has left one person, 24-year-old Jama Rhymer, dead and another in critical condition, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Agriculture and Fire Services Commissioners Move Toward Confirmation

Getting more local food growing, in the markets and on V.I. tables, will be his prime goal, Acting Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles told the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing Friday.

Delegate Stacey Plaskett Speaks About Her First Six Weeks in Office

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett spoke about her first six weeks in office during a news conference Friday in Frederiksted.

VIPA Almost Cleared for Crown Bay Dredging

The final thumbs up hasn’t yet been given, but V.I. Port Authority officials were more optimistic than earlier about getting the long talked about Crown Bay dredging project off the ground.

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