March 25, 2017 5:18 pm Last modified: 3:12 pm

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Jury Convicts Saldana of Wife’s Murder

Former police captain Enrique Saldana was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections Friday night, minutes after a jury found him guilty of killing his wife almost three years ago, according to the V.I. Department of Justice.
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St. Croix Schools Celebrate V.I. Culture and Transfer Centennial

St. Croix’s culture bearers and musicians joined students as they celebrated the tradition and history of the Virgin Islands during March.
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Schneider Performs Territory’s First Cleft Palate Repair

A team of clinicians at Schneider Regional Medical Center, led by Dr. Eric J. Stelnicki, has performed the first ever cleft palate repair in the Virgin Islands, the hospital announced Friday.
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Former Police Chief and Deputy Police Commissioner Lawrence Griffith remembered as ‘Cop’s Cop’

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday for former Police Chief Lawrence A. Griffith, Sr. The services will be preceded by a public viewing at the VIPD Richard N. Callwood Command on Friday evening.
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District Court Declines to Delay Special Election; Rodriquez Appeals to Third Circuit

Senatorial aspirant Kevin Rodriquez has taken his fight to hold off the April 8 special election to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeal was filed after U.S. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez declined to stay the election.
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Dawn Henry, commissioner of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, addresses town hall attendees on Thursday evening.

Community Shows Concern and Support at Recycling Initiative Town Hall

Members of the community expressed concern over the territory’s mounting trash issues and optimism for new recycling legislation that, if approved, could significantly improve the situation.
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Supreme Court Deals Setback To V.I. Taxi’s WICO Suit

The V.I. Supreme Court has ruled the Superior Court was right to deny V.I. Taxi Associations' request for an injunction stopping the West Indian Company from giving BEST Taxi the contract for rides at the WICO pier.
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STX Elections Board Chooses Bryan as Chairman

In a short meeting Wednesday, the St. Croix Elections Board elected officers, naming Adelbert Bryan as the chairman, chose a date for regular meetings and devoted most of an hour to bickering among themselves.
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Not Willing to Take a Pay Cut, Mapp Says Government Will Have Funds Through September

Asked by reporters at a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he’s not willing to take a pay cut to help bridge the budget deficit, said he anticipates generating enough new revenues to take the government through September.
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Mapp Signs Sin Tax Measures

Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed into law this week the unpopular "sin tax" measures aimed at reducing structural deficits.
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