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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Man Charged with Possession of Unlicensed Firearm

Officers on foot patrol in downtown Christiansted early Saturday arrested 21-year-old Jahmel K. Galloway and charged him with on of an unlicensed firearm, the V.I. Police Department reported.

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2015-05-23 20:26:24
Beach Advisory for May 18-22

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory, advises the public that these beaches do not meet the water quality standards for swimming or fishing.
St. Thomas
Lindbergh Bay
Water Bay
 

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2015-05-23 04:10:37
Scheduled Memorial Day Activities Will Honor Veterans

On Memorial Day, May 25, the Office of Veterans Affairs, American Legion, Survivor Outreach Services and the VA Vet Center have partnered to commemorate all veterans who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and honor those who are still serving our country faithfully, loyally and with honor.

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2015-05-23 03:50:07
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
Little Things Mean a Lot

Bob White advises the governor to take on projects that will make St. Croix a better place for residents and visitors.

Read entire articleMay 20 2015 - 1:29pm
Virtue of the Week: Confidence

Confidence is having faith in someone. Self-confidence is trusting that you have what it takes to handle whatever happens. You feel sure of yourself and enjoy trying new things, without letting doubts or fears hold you back.

Read entire articleMay 18 2015 - 1:30am
WICO CEO: Every Visitor Counts

As we take time this month to observe the importance of tourism on the U.S. Virgin Islands economy, we at the West Indian Company, Ltd. remain mindful of the impact the cruise industry has on the overall tourism product, especially the highly coveted overnight guest sector.

Read entire articleMay 14 2015 - 10:40pm
To Save the Reefs, Deal With the Sewage

George Johansen warns that actually saving the reefs requires that governments in the BVI and USVI deal with the raw sewage problem.

Read entire articleMay 14 2015 - 11:22am
GRUFF Questions Relationship Between GERS and WICO

Government Retirees United for Fairness Inc. (GRUFF) makes it clear that it does not favor or support the sale of GERS-owned property in Havensight Mall or Port of Sale. GRUFF also wants the Senate to change the relationship between GERS and WICO.

Read entire articleMay 13 2015 - 2:27am
Let Undocumented Aliens Have Drivers’ Licenses

Former delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen gives her personal opinion on the issue of allowing illegal immigrants to get drivers’ licenses in the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleMay 12 2015 - 11:22am
Virtue of the Week: Courage

Courage is bravery in the face of fear. You do the right thing even when it is hard or scary. When you are courageous, you don’t give up. You try new things. You admit your mistakes. Courage is the strength in your heart.

Read entire articleMay 11 2015 - 12:12am
Source Manager’s Journal: Baltimore, Ferguson, New York and the Virgin Islands

It was Robert Southey who said, “Curses are like chickens. They always come home to roost.” Our curse, in this case of publicized police killings of black men, is the reality and persistent stain of racism.

Read entire articleMay 7 2015 - 11:52pm
He Makes the Case for Medical Marijuana

Dr. Manuel A. da Motta wants the public and the branches of Virgin Islands government to know the facts about marijuana, especially its medicinal uses.

Read entire articleMay 7 2015 - 5:23pm