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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

VIEDA, Subsidiaries to Hold Governing Board Decision Meetings May 26

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) has announced that its Governing Board Decision Meetings will be held by the…

Audio Galleries

Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 

MOVIES

Coming Thursday: “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and “Nice Guys”

The following movies are now playing at Sunny Isle Theaters on St. Croix.

LOCAL NEWS

JFL Hospital Bypassed Board for Questionable Bonuses

Recently ousted JFL Hospital CEO Ken Okolo and the current CFO received bonuses of $25,000 and $15,000 without approval by the hospital's governing board, hospital officials told senators Tuesday.

Push for Supreme Court to Consider Territorial Citizenship Case Gets Support

Virgin Islanders have been fighting for full U.S. citizenship rights for decades. The present question is whether a case making its way to the Supreme Court will give them the victory they have sought.

Power of Attorney Matters to Seniors in Mock Session

Senior citizens playing the part of senators passed an ersatz bill to give them more power in designating power of attorney during the annual "senior mock session" of senators Tuesday on St. Croix.

Cigarette and Tobacco Excise Tax to Increase June 1

The excise tax rate on cigarettes will increase 45 percent and the tax on cigars and other tobacco products will increase 25 percent, the Internal Revenue Bureau announced Tuesday.

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

Demand answers. Question authority. Agitate for change. Go ahead, you're entitled.

 
 
Gratitude as a Verb

Thirty years ago when I first heard the adage “gratitude is an action word,” I was bewildered.

SOURCE PICKS

The Bookworm: 'On the Origins of Sports'

Why are games played like they are, with different balls and a field of certain size? “On the Origins of…

Burglars Hit Head Start Program

Computers and other associated hardware were stolen when burglars broke into the offices of the Head Start program on St.…

Customs Officers Make ID Fraud Arrest at St. Thomas Airport

Chintamkumar Patel, 23, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Friday after being charged in a…

MLB Creative Is Awarded a Bronze Stevie®

MLB Creative, a U.S.V.I. advertising agency and collaborative studio specializing in advertising, branding and digital design, has been named the…

Undercurrents: Nassau Grouper, Please Come Home

People who have been watching and hoping for the return of the popular Nassau Grouper are seeing signs that the…

DPNR’s Division of Building Permits to Hold Public Outreach Events

The general public is invited to join the Division of Building Permits in public outreach events as part of the…

 
 

ON ST. JOHN

On Island Profile: David Moser Brings Sustainable Design Philosophy

Award-winning designer, builder and sculptor David Moser, resident of St. John since January, is no stranger to small island life. Moser and his wife Pamela and their daughter Sabina moved to the V.I. earlier this year from Dingley Island in…

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ON ST. THOMAS

21-Year-Old Man Shot to Death Sunday

Just two hours before hundreds of people gathered for the annual Walk/Run Against Gun Violence through Charlotte Amalie, 21-year-old Vershawn Monsanto was gunned down Sunday in the vicinity of the Wheatly Center. 

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