GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

DOP Announces Civil Entrance Exams for Police and Correction Officers

The Division of Personnel (DOP) has scheduled the entrance police and correction officer examinations territory-wide for the week of Dec.…

Audio Galleries

With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 
Currently:Click for Saint Croix, Virgin Islands Forecast

Source Picks

Ports Must Continuously Reinvest

Having just returned from the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association conference in St. Maarten, WICO's president reports on the growth of the West Indian Company.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2014-10-21 22:34:51
Undercurrents: CZM Quietly Approves Harbor Landfill to Widen Veterans Drive

After decades of controversy, the Veterans Drive widening project, which requires major landfill of the Charlotte Amalie Harbor on St. Thomas, has passed not with a bang but a whimper.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2014-10-20 22:26:23
Two St. Croix Men Rescued After Boat Capsizes

Two St. Croix men were rescued Monday by the U.S. Coast Guard after their 21-foot Boston Whaler capsized about seven nautical miles northeast of the island.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2014-10-20 22:18:46
News - Local news — St. Croix
TURNBULL LINE-ITEM VETOES, SIGNS OMNIBUS BILL

Although he said it belongs in the hands of the judiciary, Gov. Charles W. Turnbull signed into law on Wednesday a provision in the Omnibus Act of 2003 which effectively kills binding arbitration agreements required as a condition of employment by several local employers, including Hovensa.

Read entire articleSep 19 2002 - 8:27am
VIPA BOARD DELAYS AIRPORT FEE HIKES

Airlines serving the territory got a reprieve Wednesday from airport fee increases that had been scheduled for Oct. 1 -- but it may be a short one. The Port Authority board voted to defer implementing the 35 percent hikes at least until its October meeting and asked VIPA staff to present alternatives at that time to make up a projected $5.3 million deficit in the aviation division in FY 2003.

Read entire articleSep 19 2002 - 8:26am
ANGLERS DONATE TOURNAMENT WINNINGS

Robin Parsley and Rocky Romano, whose Rock-N-Robin won Second Best Boat in the 30th Annual USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament, have donated their $10,000 winnings to local organizations.

Read entire articleSep 18 2002 - 8:33pm
TV STATIONS TO SIMULCAST THE STATE FUNERAL LIVE

TV 2 and WTJX, Channel 12, will simulcast live the state funeral of former Virgin Islands Gov. Alexander A. Farrelly, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday at the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral and continuing for three hours.

Read entire articleSep 18 2002 - 5:16pm
REFINERY LAYOFFS SPARK CHARGES, RESPONSES

A union leader and a lawyer for workers furloughed last week from the Hovensa refinery for lack of liability insurance are demanding compensation for their clients. Meanwhile, one of seven affected companies has found coverage on its own and a second is expecting to do so shortly. And Hovensa has disputed charges made about the layoffs and its recently adopted policy on binding arbitration of labor-management disputes.

Read entire articleSep 18 2002 - 10:36am
TRASH HAULERS BACK TO WORK – CONDITIONALLY

St. Croix trash haulers were back on the job Wednesday after a two-day work stoppage stemming from the Public Works Department's failure to pay for collection services since the end of July.

Read entire articleSep 18 2002 - 7:10am
A TALE OF TWO MARKETING PLANS ... TO BE CONTINUED

Anxious to woo the cruise ship industry back to St. Croix, the V.I. government and a business group have submitted separate plans for improving the tourism experience to the one cruise line that is continuing to call at the port of Frederiksted through the end of the year. The two plans have common goals but different approaches to attaining them.

Read entire articleSep 17 2002 - 9:00pm
RAISE FEES AND LOSE FLIGHTS, AIRLINES TELL VIPA

Airline executives voiced their opposition to the Port Authority's announced increases in airport fees on Tuesday, laying out the grim consequences for the territory that they said such a move would have. They and hoteliers were of one mind: Instead of hiking fees, VIPA should take its cue from the private sector and cut back expenses.

Read entire articleSep 17 2002 - 7:49pm
PUBLIC INVITED TO PAY LAST RESPECTS TO FARRELLY

The state funeral plans for Gov. Alexander A. Farrelly are finalized, according to a release from the Office of the Governor. The body will lie in state at Government House on St. Thomas for public viewing on Wednesday and Thursday, and the funeral Mass will be Friday morning at Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Cathedral in Charlotte Amalie. A memorial service will be held Thursday morning on St. Croix.

Read entire articleSep 17 2002 - 5:28pm
GERS FACING COLLAPSE, SENATORS TOLD AGAIN

The Government Employees Retirement System is facing collapse because its payouts exceed its collections, GERS authorities told a Senate committee Monday, and the only way to save it is to increase contributions from both employees and their employers -- government agencies and departments. The problem is one GERS has repeatedly brought before the Legislature.

Read entire articleSep 17 2002 - 5:27pm