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Territory Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act

The ADA Anniversary Committee will be celebrating the landmark civil rights legislation in a series of virtual events open to the public during July.

VIWMA Schedules Hours of Operation for Emancipation Day, July 4th Holidays

Also, all administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of this holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, July 6.
V.I. Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor testifies about the department's proposed budget at a hearing Thursday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

VIPD Launches Annual Impaired-Driving Crackdown

The U.S. Virgin Islands' annual crackdown on impaired and drunken driving kicked off this week and will run through Sept. 30, Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor announced.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Close the Bars

Governor Bryan, please continue with your practical and admirable approach to this terrible threat. Make good on your promise. Close the bars.

UVI to Resume Operations in the Fall; President Hall Announces Reopening Procedures

UVI President David Hall outlined plans to gradually resume in-person instruction this fall with restrictions and preventative measures to ensure the safety of students, employees and the public.

VIPD Seeking to Hire Police Auxiliary Officers

The Virgin Islands Police Department is hiring Police Auxiliary Officers. Auxiliary officers work a 30-hour week and the starting salary is $30,715.
Manuel Davis Melendez, also known as "Matatan”(VIPD photo) (VIPD photo)

Man Suffers Gunshot Wound in Watergut; Police Name Suspect

The V.I. Police Department is seeking Manuel Davis Melendez, who they consider a suspect in a shooting that led one man to be treated for a gunshot wound Monday night.
Cannabis products (Shutterstock)

Editorial: Governor Should Veto Proposed Changes to Cannabis Board

The Senate passed a bill Monday to restructure the Cannabis Advisory Board, a change that will render it impossible to fill, probably result in gridlock and confusion and delay the start of a legal Virgin Islands cannabis market. The governor should veto it.

Rosenberg, Compton Top Classes at Inaugural St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational Regatta

Twenty-one boats, with skippers hailing from all three U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, USA and Sweden, completed 10 races total.

Perfect Sailing Conditions Day One of St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational Regatta

Twenty-one boats, with skippers hailing from all three U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, USA and Sweden, completed six races on windward-leeward and round the island courses.

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