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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 

MOVIES

Now Playing: "The Book of Life (3D)”

The following movies will be playing at Sunny Isle Theater on St. Croix.

LOCAL NEWS

Government Files Suit for Bad Financial Advice

The V.I. Government filed a $13.6 million lawsuit Monday against its law firm and its financial advisor for bad tax advice the territory relied on, only to be penalized for millions by the IRS.

Supreme Court Reverses Petric Murder Convictions Due to Mental Illness

The V.I. Supreme Court overturned Alvin Petric's murder convictions in the grisly killings of his family in 2006 in La Vallee on St. Croix, ruling that Petric should have been found not guilty…

VING Unit Deploys to Afghanistan

Moving farewell ceremonies were held this week to honor the 661st Military Police Detachment of the Virgin Islands National Guard, departing Tuesday to eventually serve in Afghanistan.

Undercurrents: CZM Quietly Approves Harbor Landfill to Widen Veterans Drive

After decades of controversy, the Veterans Drive widening project, which requires major landfill of the Charlotte Amalie Harbor on St. Thomas, has passed not with a bang but a whimper.

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
Movie Hype Recalls Words of Wisdom

The hoopla for the latest 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie reminds a dad of some wise words for life imparted by a 10-year-old.

SOURCE PICKS

Two St. Croix Men Rescued After Boat Capsizes

Two St. Croix men were rescued Monday by the U.S. Coast Guard after their 21-foot Boston Whaler capsized about…

Is Chikungunya Another Sign of Climate Change in the V.I.?

Don Buchanan asks us to observe the environmental patterns we see around us and ask ourselves if they connect to…

VING Deploying 24 Soldiers to Afghanistan for Law and Order Mission

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) will deploy a detachment of military police next week. Yellow Ribbon Farewell Ceremonies are…

WAPA Crew Helping Island of Anguilla with Electrical Restoration

WAPA crews have responded to a request for help from the Anguilla Electric Company Ltd. to help restore electrical…

Mapp, Hansen Win Elementary School Vote

Alexander Henderson Elementary School students in third to sixth grades voted for their favorite candidates in a mock election…

USVI/BVI Friendship Celebration Saturday

Emancipation Gardens on St. Croix will host one of the cultural festivities celebrating the ties that bind the people…

 
 

ON ST. JOHN

Profile: Dean Doeling Focuses on Just Play Day

Just Play Day organizer Dean Doeling played sports as a youth, and when he saw that St. John students didn’t have good sports balls to play with, an idea was born.

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ON ST. THOMAS

On Island Profile: Gwen Moolenaar Continues Tradition of Activism

Gwen-Marie Moolenaar was once a perfect example of the catch phrase, 'brain drain,' but she’s also the ideal of the returning hero, contributing to the V.I. community in a full-color spectrum of causes and organization.

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