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Friday, February 28, 2020

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Answer Desk: Justice is Blind when Picking Jurors for Superior Court

A Source reader asked how the courts ensure that jury pools are selected randomly and how many people are tapped for jury duty in comparison with the number of cases handled.

Senate Looks at Closing Road by WAPA Plant

Proposed legislation would close a portion of a road adjacent to the V.I. Water and Power Authority's St. Croix plant in Estate Richmond to increase safety and security at the plant, if enacted into law.

Reichhold Center Announces Lineup for 37th Season

The University of the Virgin Islands Reichhold Center for the Arts unveiled the lineup of artists who will perform during its upcoming 37th concert season on Thursday.

DeJongh, Julito Francis Plead ‘Not Guilty’ to Embezzlement

Defense attorneys for former Gov. John deJongh Jr. and Julito Francis tried without success Thursday to get certain charges dropped they said the statutes of limitations were up on.

Journalistic Ethics Are Called into Question

Hugo V. Hodge Jr., the CEO of WAPA, denies that he has said things as reported by a local blogger, who he considers a liar and an illegitimate journalist.

Ours Must Be a Government of Laws

Kelvin Martin hopes the new attorney general nominee, while pursuing Gov. de Jongh’s alleged illegalities, will not ignore possible corruption by Gov. Mapp.

Legislature Considering Mandating Unfunded Crime Lab

The V.I. Department of Justice will be mandated to create a forensics lab it would like to have, but "without funding ... may of necessity go unfilled," if legislation approved in committee becomes law.

CAHS Student Named Junior Commissioner of Tourism

Jonisha Aubain, an incoming senior at Charlotte Amalie High School, was selected by a panel of judges to be the 2015 junior commissioner of Tourism on Friday.

2015 Summer Tourism Season Appears Excellent, Hoteliers and Merchants Say

Hoteliers and other tourism industry professionals said this week that the summer tourism season looks excellent on all three islands, with hotels reporting their best summer bookings since 2007.

Elections Board Looks over Budget before Senate Hearing

The St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections held a special meeting Thursday to discuss the details of its proposed 2016 budget, which will be reviewed before the Senate on Aug. 25.





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