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Home Invasion Reported in Hermon Hill

An Estate Hermon Hill homeowner was held in his home for almost an hour Friday evening when he was…

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Armed Men Rob Estate Orange Grove Subway

Two gunmen robbed the Subway restaurant in Estate Orange Grove Friday night as employees were closing the store. It was the second time in a month that two armed men attacked and robbed a fast food business on St. Croix.

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2015-08-29 19:53:00
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Rod Harley

Some people try to distance themselves from their pasts, rather than face them, embrace them, but mental health and human services professional Rod Harley has turned tragedy into triumph.

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2015-08-27 22:36:40
Our Town Frederiksted/Plaskett Town Hall Draws Government Officials, Residents

Delegate Stacey Plaskett and several high-ranking government officials shared on Wednesday ideas and plans to revitalize Frederiksted at the American Legion hall in the west end town.

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2015-08-27 22:27:18
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V.I. AGENCIES TO GET OVER $12M IN FEDERAL FUNDS

Delegate Donna M. Christensen announced on Thursday the awarding of more than $12 million in federal funding to five V.I. government agencies -- most of it earmarked for special education and Head Start programs.

Read entire articleAug 8 2003 - 12:24am
WHITE ASKS HUD CHIEF: GIVE VIHA ONE MORE CHANCE

Sen. Celestino A. White Sr. has written to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development accusing HUD of treating the V.I. Housing Authority unfairly and asking for "a final opportunity to correct the deficiencies" cited by federal officials.

Read entire articleAug 8 2003 - 12:18am
NEW CRUISE SEASON NON-EXISTENT FOR ST. CROIX

The coming cruise ship season bodes well for St. Thomas, pretty okay for St. John and not at all for St. Croix. Some key issues are still up in the air -- which ships will berth at the expanded Crown Bay docking facility when it opens for business, whether any full-size ships can be enticed to give St. Croix a try, what can be done about itineraries of ships now scheduled to make for Sint Maarten before steaming on to St. Thomas, and when the Norway will return to service.

Read entire articleAug 7 2003 - 7:29pm
FRETT'S RESIGNATION AS SUPERINTENDENT REPORTED

Three weeks before the new school year is to begin, Education Commissioner Noreen Michael told the Board of Education on Wednesday that most positions are filled but funding is short for priority repairs. On Thursday morning, it was reported that William Frett, St. Thomas-St. John superintendent, has resigned and that Ivanna Eudora Kean High School has a new principal.

Read entire articleAug 7 2003 - 7:29pm
SOUTHGATE POND: A HAVEN FOR BIRDS

Researcher and former long-time resident Elizabeth Gladfelter on Wednesday detailed efforts being made to preserve Southgate Pond in a manner which will keep the habitat hospitable to birds. SEA, which owns 100 acres including the Pond, will establish a management plan to preserve the area which shelters many plant, shell and bird species.

Read entire articleAug 7 2003 - 7:28pm
EVEN GOVERNOR'S OFFICE WANTS A BIGGER BUDGET

The Senate Finance Committee grilled officials of the Offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the Bureau of Economic Research, the Office of Information Technology and the Human Services Department on Wednesday, seeking to ascertain whether the agencies are managing their resources efficiently and effectively. All sought budget increases for Fiscal Year 2004.

Read entire articleAug 6 2003 - 11:58pm
OFFICIALS KNEW OF VIHA PROBLEMS, SENATOR SAYS

Sen. Emmett Hansen II, who chairs the Senate Housing, Parks and Recreation Committee, said on Wednesday that administration officials lied under oath before his committee concerning knowledge of the V.I. Housing Authority's problems.

Read entire articleAug 6 2003 - 8:29pm
V.I. BAR POLL FINDS STRONG OPPOSITION TO KENDALL

Fifty-five percent of the V.I. lawyers polled about the nomination of Leon A. Kendall to replace Territorial Court Judge Ishmael Meyers, who retired officially in November, said Kendall should not be placed on the bench. Twenty percent said they had no opinion.

Read entire articleAug 6 2003 - 4:51pm
CASINO COMMISSION URGES 'RESPONSIBLE' GAMBLING

The V.I. Casino Commission and the V.I. Alliance for Responsible Gaming bemoan the failure to receive from the V.I. Finance Department mandated funds which results in lack of much-needed awareness, educational and counseling initiatives to help "compulsive" or "problem" V.I. gamblers.

Read entire articleAug 6 2003 - 10:29am
THURSDAY IS 'MELVIN H. EVANS DAY IN THE V.I.'

Thursday, the 86th anniversary of the birth of Melvin Evans, has been proclaimed "Melvin H. Evans Day in the Virgin Islands," honoring the late leader who was the territory's last appointed and first elected governor, a noted surgeon, a delegate to Congress and ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago during his long life of service.

Read entire articleAug 6 2003 - 10:09am