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

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Local produce at Jackson Farm Stand on St. Croix (Bill Kossler photo)

Ag sets Oct. 1 Deadline to Apply for Farm Tax Exemption

Property owners who use their land to grow and sell produce or for other types of farming can get a property tax exemption and the application period for the exemption is now open. The annual application period runs from June 1 to Oct. 1, and no applications shall be accepted aftertha
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Woman Shot to Death in Clifton Hill

A woman identified by police as 23-year-old Shauntol S. Yearwood was found shot to death Wednesday in the Clifton Hill area.
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A new toddler gym welcomes youth at the Estate Profit ballpark on St. Croix.

Toddler Gym Opens in Estate Profit; Summer Camps Open

Youngsters in and around Estate Profit have a bright new toddler gym for climbing, sliding, swinging, hanging upside down and playing hide-and-seek, and other youth in the territory have a variety of summer camps to choose from.
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Mats from Island Glory. (Submitted photo)

St. Croix Student Company Using Plastic Bags to Make Crafty Products

Plastic shopping bags may soon be a thing of the past in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but one group of students has embraced an opportunity to turn them into recycled products.
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Former BMV Officials and BIZVI Owner Arrested For RealID Fraud

Syed Gilani, owner of BIZVI, Jerris Brown the former Director of the Virgin Island Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and Gregory Christian former Project Manager at the BMV have all been arrested on multiple charges including misuse of federal funds.
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Figure 8: What the USVI Spends On, Proportionally (Click on image for larger view)

The V.I. Budget Crisis, Part 11: Education, Where The Big Spending Is

The largest single department in the V.I. budget is Education, which means it's also got the biggest, most complicated budget. That makes searching for budget savings a daunting task.
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Hubert Wyliss Lee Jr.

Crimestoppers Tip Leads to Arrest of Third Suspect in Carjacking/Rape

Hubert Wyliss Lee Jr., the third suspect in the May 6 carjacking and rape of a young woman on St. Croix's east end, was arrested Monday by law enforcement officers in North Carolina.
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From left, UVI President David Hall, new men’s basketball coach Jeff Jones, UVI Athletic Director Wilberto Ramos and UVI soccer coach Charles Long. (Photo © Aisha-Zakiya Boyd)

With Three New Coaches, UVI Athletics Solidifies Goals

Boosted by the addition of three new full-time coaches, the University of the Virgin Islands Athletic Director Wilberto Ramos said Monday he aims to bring more games to UVI and provide more activities for students.
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Ron De Lugo Federal Courthouse

In Reversal, Court Rules STT Anti-Government Arsonist Incompetent

A federal court last week reversed reversed a determination about the mental fitness of a criminal defendant to stand trial on charges of damaging public property. U.S. Magistrate Ruth Miller declared Texas defendant Spencer Wayne Allen unfit after he appeared at a June 14 competency
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Properties Subject to Tax Auction Include DHS Offices, Which Are Delinquent in Rent

One of the owners facing auction for non-payment of property taxes to the Virgin Islands Government said the delinquency has been caused by a government agency that is behind in its rent payment.
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