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DPNR to Hold Annual Commercial Fisher Registration

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources will commence annual commercial fisher registration territory-wide from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., July 13 – July 17.

Fawkes Gives Update on 2020 Primary Election Early Voting

Voting has been suspended in the St. Thomas-St. John District until further notice. An individual conducting business at the St. Thomas Elections System office recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Casino Control Commission acting Chairman Usie Richards testifies before the Finance Committee meeting on Friday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Casino Control Commission Urges Government to Fill Vacancies

The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission remains frustrated over the lack of an administration appointed nominee for the director position of the Division of Gaming Enforcement and the position of Casino Control Commission chairman.
Department of Property and Procurement Commissioner Anthony Thomas defends the department’s FY 2021 budget during the Finance Committee budget hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Senators Criticize High-Paying Supervisory Positions at Procurement

Senators grilled V.I. Department of Property and Procurement Commissioner Anthony Thomas at Friday's budget hearing about having too many high-paying leadership positions within the department.

VI Public Finance Authority to Operate Remotely

This change is implemented in an abundance of caution for the health and safety of employees and the general public.

St. Thomas-St. John Historic Preservation Committee Gives Agenda for July 14 Meeting

The St. Thomas-St. John Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) has announced that its monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, July 14, at Fort Christian Museum, Charlotte Amalie.

Public Finance Authority Approves Term Sheets for Revenue Anticipation Notes

The PFA authorized the chairman of the executive director to execute the term sheets with Banco Popular de Puerto Rico and First Bank Puerto Rico for $60 million in loans that were approved by the Legislature during its last session.

V.I. Lottery Is Disabling all Video Lottery Terminals

The health and wellbeing of the community comes first. The V. I. Lottery urges the community to follow all guidelines and safety protocols to keep the public healthy and safe.

Scientists Work to Unravel Mystery of Rare Leatherback Nest at Hull Bay

Some time on the night of May 2, a massive leatherback sea turtle hauled herself from the ocean onto Hull Bay beach to lay nearly six dozen eggs in what scientists say was a “very rare” event for St. Thomas.

Fire Service Acquires Quick Attack Utility Vehicle for Water Island

VIFS utilized funding from a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Service to purchase the utility vehicle, which is equipped with a tank that can hold up to 150 gallons of fire suppression additive.

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