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Domestic violence detectives on St. Croix are searching for Vibert George, also known as "Eddie," in connection with a domestic…

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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."

 
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Domestic Violence Suspect Sought



Domestic violence detectives on St. Croix are searching for Vibert George, also known as "Eddie," in connection with a domestic violence assault, the V.I. Police Department reported.

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2014-12-19 19:30:32
The Bookworm: 'The Lollipop Monster’s Christmas'

Every home, it seems, contains a Gimme Monster at some point or other during the holidays. When that happens, you need “The Lollipop Monster’s Christmas.”

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2014-12-18 21:50:26
Travelers Get Free Wi-Fi at CEKA

Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas now offers free high-speed Wi-Fi to departing passengers. The service began last weekend, the Department of Tourism said Wednesday. Rohsen will be next.

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2014-12-17 19:23:05
News - Local news — St. Croix
TURNBULL NIXES DEBATE, SHOULD THERE BE A RUNOFF

Gov. Charles W. Turnbull declined an invitation from the League of Women Voters to take part in a televised debate with gubernatorial race runner-up John de Jongh, should the Saturday's tallying of absentee ballots from the Nov. 5 election make a runoff necessary.

Read entire articleNov 15 2002 - 2:20pm
SUNDAY SHIP'S VISIT A 'LITMUS TEST' FOR THE FUTURE

Celebrity Cruises' 1,950-passenger Constellation will be a sight for sore eyes on Sunday as it makes the first of 21 weekly calls at Frederiksted scheduled this season. It is the first major cruise ship to visit the island since April, and the only such vessel scheduled to call regularly this season. And, as a corporate executive said, it is a "litmus test" for what comes next.

Read entire articleNov 14 2002 - 8:14pm
AG'S OFFICE CONTENDS IT DOES REPRESENT THE PSC

In court papers filed Wednesday, the Attorney General's Office said it does represent the Public Services Commission and its chair in a lawsuit, contrary to the claims of private attorney Lee Rohn, who says it doesn't and she does. With the verbal sparring threatening to upstage the court case itself, the PSC chair -- also a lawyer -- wasn't returning phone calls on Thursday.

Read entire articleNov 14 2002 - 5:18pm
SIGNED GERS CHECKS TO REPLACE UNSIGNED ONES

Because of a glitch, the Puerto Rico company that prints benefit checks for the Government Employees Retirement System ran off all the checks for the current pay period without a signature, according to the GERS administrator, Laurence E. Bryan. But a new batch bearing his signature was to be delivered to St. Thomas on Thursday.

Read entire articleNov 14 2002 - 5:17pm
MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING FIANCEE PLEADS INNOCENT

Kenmore Boston, 32, pleaded not guilty in Territorial Court on Wednesday to charges that he murdered his fiancee, Chamonie Miller, in August. Judge Edgar Ross has scheduled his trial for Jan. 13.

Read entire articleNov 14 2002 - 5:17pm
UVI TO HOST NASA ASTRONAUT AND ASTROPHYSICIST

UVI celebrates its first observance of NASA Awareness Days, and both campuses will host NASA staffers Stephanie Wilson, astronaut, and Beth Brown, astrophysicist, and provide three days of workshops, displays, speeches and panels.

Read entire articleNov 14 2002 - 10:25am
APPEAL ARGUMENTS HEARD IN INS CHECKPOINT CASE

A 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals panel heard arguments this week in the U.S. government's appeal of a District Court ruling that it was unconstitutional for immigration authorities to challenge a Guyanese woman at a St. Thomas airport checkpoint. The outcome of the case could affect the way the Virgin Islands -- or any territory -- deals with passengers traveling from one U.S. locale to another.

Read entire articleNov 14 2002 - 9:56am
DEFENDANT IN WOMAN'S DEATH UNDER HOUSE ARREST

A man accused two weeks ago of murdering his fiancee in August was released from jail on house arrest this week after family members came up with $500,000 in property and unsecured bonds.

Read entire articleNov 14 2002 - 3:13am
POWERBALL TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY

It's official. A Virgin Islander could become a multimillionaire this Saturday with a Powerball ticket. The Multi-State Lottery Association, which oversees Powerball, approved the territory's participation late Tuesday afternoon. Tickets go on sale Thursday, Nov. 14.

Read entire articleNov 14 2002 - 3:12am
GO-AHEAD EXPECTED FOR POWERBALL IN THE V.I.

Gamblers in the territory could have a chance as early as Saturday to try their luck in the mammoth lottery game Powerball -- which pools the bets of players in 21 states and the District of Columbia toward jackpots as big as $295 million.

Read entire articleNov 12 2002 - 8:17pm