GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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Habitual Offender Sentenced to Life for Rape of Minor

 V.I. Superior Court Judge James Carroll III sentenced Alan Archibald, 44, this week, to life imprisonment for raping and impregnating a minor, the V.I. Department of Justice announced Friday.

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2016-07-29 22:36:51
Man Shot and Killed in Estate Glynn

A man was shot and killed while sitting in his pickup truck in Estate Glynn, Thursday evening according to police. A 911 call came in around 8:14 p.m. and police were dispatched to Estate Glynn, by the Cockpit bar. Officers found a black male individual, later identified as 63-year old Ralph Skerrit, in the driver seat of his pick-up truck with multiple gunshots wounds to his upper body and several shell casings next to the truck. 

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2016-07-29 13:51:37
Beach Advisory for July 25-29

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 18 out of 35 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 25-29, 2016.
Please note: Beaches in the St. Thomas-St. John District were not sampled this week.
 

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2016-07-29 13:10:08
Commentary — St. Croix
The V.I. Answer Desk

Demand answers. Question authority. Agitate for change. Go ahead, you're entitled.

 
 
Read entire articleAug 31 2011 - 8:18pm
Freedom Project in Denmark Will Receive V.I. Statues

Lonnie Willis of the St. John Historical Society informs the public of sculptures of African-American Virgin Islands heroes that are being sent to Denmark for permanent public display.

Read entire articleJul 29 2016 - 3:11am
Virtue of the Week: Moderation

Moderation is creating a healthy balance in your life between work and play, rest and exercise. You don’t overdo or get swept away by the things you like. You use your self-discipline to take charge of your life and your time. 

Read entire articleJul 24 2016 - 12:58pm
Christensen: Hacker Trying to Feed On Gender-Biases

With the events of the last few days Virgin Islands politics has reached a new low, but, sadly, it is only a reflection of the deterioration of societal values generally in our territory. Nothing is sacred, not even the privacy of a married couple in their own home. 

Read entire articleJul 22 2016 - 3:27am
Virtue of the Week: Orderliness

Orderliness is being neat and living with a sense of harmony. You are organized and know where things are when you need them. Solve problems step by step instead of going in circles. 

Read entire articleJul 17 2016 - 12:40pm
Make Presidential Candidates Show Us They Can Lead

AARP VI State Director Denyce E. Singleton wants the candidates for the presidency to address Social Security issues and to be specific about how they will keep it solvent in the future. “The nominees will benefit if they highlight Social Security at the peak moment of their conventions. Voters recognize leadership when they see it.”

Read entire articleJul 15 2016 - 1:45pm
Source Manager’s Journal: Renovations

Sometimes it is kind of reassuring to see that the Virgin Islands isn't so far out of the American mainstream in our sad and decadent times.

Read entire articleJul 13 2016 - 3:21pm
It Shocks the Conscience

 Moleto A. Smith Jr. writes about the recent history of shootings that have shocked Americans in many places including the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleJul 11 2016 - 6:39pm
How Many More?

 Clarence Payne reflects on the recent vigil on St. Thomas against violence and the need to change the present way we deal with crime and violence in the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleJul 11 2016 - 6:08pm
Virtue of the Week: Flexibility

Flexibility is being open to change. You consider others’ ideas and feelings and don’t insist on your own way. Flexibility gives you creative new ways to get things done. Flexibility helps you to keep changing for the better. 

Read entire articleJul 10 2016 - 2:53pm