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Senate Passes Court, Elections Unification

The full Senate voted Wednesday to restructure sections of the V.I. government, moving toward a unitary elections board and a more unitary administration of the Supreme Court and Superior Court.

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2016-06-30 11:00:49
New Gun Law: Register Guns at Port of Entry

Anyone bringing a firearm into the territory will be required by law to immediately register it with the V.I. government at the port of entry. Failure to register will be a felony, as it is now.

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2016-06-30 01:45:04
PFA Approves $10 Million Loan, Police Training Funds and New Contract Authorization for Executive Director

PFA board members discussed Wednesday a loan from Banco Popular for first responder needs, including new ambulances and other equipment for the VIPD, Health and Public Works.

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2016-06-29 23:31:47
Deaths — St. Croix
Glenford Elisia Gumbs Dies at 51

Glenford E. Gumbs
Glenford E. Gumbs

Glenford Elisia Gumbs, known as "Glen," of Catherine's Rest died on Aug. 9. He was 51 years old.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Gumbs; daughter, Michele Gumbs; son, Michael Gumbs; sisters: Marva Gumbs Jennings and Amalie Sorton; brothers: Deweese "Bobby" and Russell Gumbs; nieces: Moneese, Shevonne, Janelle, Nyra and Syniaya Gumbs; and nephews: Deweese "Joshua," Joel "John," Rakeem and Oronde Gumbs. He is also survived by great nieces: Kiara Magras and Kayanese Brown; aunts: Joyce James, Jean Carty, Lillian Carty and Brenda Obiorah; uncle, Gregory Carty; cousins and other relatives: Barbara Warren, Lucia Illidge, Morgan, Grantly and the Richardson family, the O'gara family, the Webester family and the Seales family; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A viewing will take place at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, at the Miracle Revival Deliverance Tabernacle, Beeston Hill. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
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