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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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Cuba Diary: Country of Contrasts, Complications and Contradictions

The Source publisher recently traveled to Cuba with a delegation from The Nation magazine. This is the first in a series of articles that offer her first-hand cultural and educational experiences.

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2015-02-26 23:42:32
Folklife Festival Draws Huge Crowd

Hundreds of school children and a large contingent of tourists filled Annaberg Plantation on Thursday as the V.I. National Park kicked off its 24th annual Folklife Festival.

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2015-02-26 23:07:34
Claude O. Markoe Students Learn About the Queen Conch

Claude O. Markoe Elementary School third-graders had the opportunity Thursday to blow the conch horn and learn local laws on how to protect and harvest queen conch, a beautiful pink-shelled mollusk.

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2015-02-26 22:56:39
News - Local news — St. Croix
HERE'S THE LINEUP FOR TUESDAY'S BLUES FEST

Tuesday will bring the arrival of 1,500 passengers aboard the "Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise" ship Melody for a local festival of big-name acts and entertainment. Meanwhile, blues fest regulars Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers will do a tune-up concert Saturday at the Lobster Reef Café. And from one of the Saffire -- Uppity Blues Women comes word that the group hopes to leave their St. Croix audience "laughing and crying."

Read entire articleFeb 6 2003 - 9:57pm
NATIONAL GUARD PERSONNEL CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY

A few members of the V.I. National Guard are on their way to Virginia to join a water purification team taking part in Operation Enduring Freedom. A spokesman said on Wednesday that the soldiers, who left the territory this week, are the first V.I.N.G. personnel called to active duty in connection with the situation in Iraq.

Read entire articleFeb 5 2003 - 11:40pm
PUERTO RICO PLAN EYED AS MODEL FOR ST. CROIX.

A group of private sector community leaders and police officials met in Frederiksted recently to talk about ways of formulating an anti-crime plan for St. Croix that replicates one implemented in Puerto Rico last year. And Puerto Rican authorities have agreed to help the territory in the effort.

Read entire articleFeb 5 2003 - 11:11pm
RUSSELL SEES NEED FOR JOINT COMMITTEE SESSIONS

Sen. Ronald Russell convened his Education and Youth Committee for its first meeting, Wednesday on St. Croix, to chart its course for the next two years and to talk about the idea of joint committee sessions when appropriate.

Read entire articleFeb 5 2003 - 10:38pm
NAME SUBMITTED FOR 1 VACANT LOTTERY PANEL SEAT

Gov. Charles W. Turnbull has submitted the name of Cedric Swan to the Legislature to fill one of five vacant seats on the seven-member V.I. Lottery Commission. He would represent the St. Thomas/St. John district. The governor also nominated Fred Vialet of St. Thomas to serve on the Board of Land Use Appeals.

Read entire articleFeb 5 2003 - 10:37pm
VIHA CHIEF DETAILS CHECK ENDORSING BY EMPLOYEE

Responding to charges leveled by a senator, the Housing Authority's executive director has acknowledged that a VIHA employee illegally endorsed $173 worth of utility subsidy checks made out to the employee's mother after her death. The employee has since made restitution, VIHA's Ray Fonseca said.

Read entire articleFeb 5 2003 - 10:37pm
POLICEMAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING GIRLFRIEND

A policeman on St. Croix was charged Tuesday morning with aggravated assault and battery against his girlfriend, according to Police Chief Novelle Frances, who said Officer Juan Cruz has been suspended without pay pending court disposition of the case.

Read entire articleFeb 5 2003 - 10:01am
CHAMBER TELLS JONES 32 V.I. GROUPS OPPOSE VLT'S

The St. Croix Chamber of Commerce has put together a list of 32 organizations in the territory that for varying reasons are opposed to video lottery gambling and has forwarded it to Senate President David Jones.

Read entire articleFeb 4 2003 - 11:51pm
WORK TO START ON SEWER LINE UNDER BOARDWALK

Repair work on the sewer line beneath the Christiansted Boardwalk will begin Wednesday, according to a Public Works Department release. The project, which also entails sewer work on King and Hospital Streets, is expected to take about three months.

Read entire articleFeb 4 2003 - 11:11pm
SENATOR URGES ACTION ON BILL TO REPEAL VLT LAW

Sen. Raymond "Usie" Richards wants the governor to call a special session of the Legislature to take up repeal of the new video lottery law. He also has accused a commissioner of allowing illegal video lottery gambling, but Commissioner Andrew Rutnik says he apparently is confusing that type of gaming with adult video games for amusement only.

Read entire articleFeb 4 2003 - 10:42pm