June 29, 2017 2:40 am Last modified: 5:04 pm


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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Jamori Blash

Jamori Blash Heads to Rookie Training with Nationals

Jamori Blash left St. Thomas Thursday, taking the next step in his career. Drafted June 14 in the 23rd round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Washington Nationals, the 21 year-old Blash is off to show his new team what he’s made of.
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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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The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

DOH/CDC to Conduct Neighborhood Surveys on Zika Virus Throughout V.I.

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be conducting door-to-door interviews for a Zika survey on June 26-30.
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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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Police Arrest Bank Suspect within Minutes of Robbery

Officers of the V.I. Police Department on Thursday morning captured a suspect in an armed bank robbery less than 10 minutes after the crime was reported, according to police. At 9:16 a.m. Thursday the 911 call center received a robbery alarm from the Bank of St.Croix in Peters Rest. A
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Recent Corruption Arrests Likely Only the Tip of the Iceberg; Corruption Is Holding Us Back

As long as we have corruption unabated in our islands, our economy will never improve and progress.
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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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