June 29, 2017 3:25 am Last modified: 5:04 pm

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Flood Advisory Issued for St. Croix

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for St. Croix Sunday night in response to a tropical wave moving past the island.
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At a Friday news conference, Attorney General Claude Walker, and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter discuss how they will safeguard upcoming property tax auctions against fraud.

Officials Put New Rules in Place to Protect Integrity of Property Auctions

With two property auctions scheduled that will give residents a chance to “own a piece of paradise,” the officials warned Friday that they will be cracking down on any bidders engaged in potential scams.
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Metro Pavia in Puerto Rico

JFL Working With Metro Pavia in Puerto Rico

The Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital on St. Croix has signed a collaborative agreement with Metro Pavia Health System to refer patients at a reduced cost for specialized care. Metro Pavía Health System is the largest affiliated hospital network in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean with twelve h
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Bill Limiting Juvenile First-Degree Murder Sentences Put on Hold

A bill to eliminate the sentence of life without possibility of parole for juveniles if legislation was held in committee Thursday so that senators can consider amendments.
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David Mapp Officially Tapped as VIPA Head

After being tapped in December as interim executive director, David Mapp was appointed by the V.I. Port Authority board on Wednesday to officially lead the agency.
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A view from the Virgin Islands National Park. (AMy Roberts photo)

Unable to Meet Criteria, V.I. National Park Loses UNESCO Biosphere Designation

For more than four decades, the park was part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO – but it was voluntarily removed this year when it could not meet the guidelines to maintain the designation.
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Court Hears Arguments on Sarauw’s Motion to Certify Special Election

Thursday's Superior Court hearing was held in response to a motion for a writ of mandamus filed by Janelle Sarauw, winner of the special election to fill a vacant seat in the 32nd Legislature.
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Ron De Lugo Federal Courthouse

V.I. Moves To Dismiss Condo Fee Suits For Lack of Claim

The V.I. government filed motions Thursday to dismiss two condominium group lawsuits over new condo user fees, arguing the plaintiffs fail to make a legally plausible claim.
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Hearing on Centennial Commission’s Expenses Lacks Specifics

Staff and commission members of the V.I. Transfer Centennial Commission testified Wednesday evening before a Senate committee, but offered few specifics regarding money the body has spent marking the 100th anniversary of the transfer of the territory to the U.S..
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Members of the St. Croix Boys and Girls Club have achieved their open water diver certification through Cane Bay Dive Shop with master instructor Michael Casey. (Photo provided by St. Croix Boys and Girls Club)

St. Croix Boys and Girls Club Members Learn Scuba, Archeology

A dozen young Crucians were certified for open water scuba diving recently, with a little help from the St. Croix Boys and Girls Club. Junior Scientists in the Sea, a non-profit organization, provided the training.
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