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U.S. Marshals Put St. Croix Man on Most Wanted List

The U.S. Marshals Service has J’Wa Charlery, 19, of St. Croix to its "15 Most Wanted Fugitives" list as a suspect in a murder that took place in November in Richmond, Va.

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2015-07-03 00:30:04
Wanda Rivas, 47, Missing Woman on St. Croix

St. Croix police request the community’s assistance in locating Wanda Rivas, 47, who reported missing by her family and last seen May 18 near The Ice Cream Shoppe in Sunny Isle.

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2015-07-03 00:08:19
The Bookworm: 'Twisted' Gets Pretty Tangled

Students of culture and people-watching readers will enjoy this book, I think, as will anyone who’s pondered a change of pace. Be aware, though, that it may take perseverance.

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2015-07-02 00:01:52
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TURNBULL: NO FY 2004 BUDGET 'TIL FY 2003 RESOLVED

The announcement came at "the 12th hour," to quote Gov. Charles W. Turnbull from another recent statement, but it came as no surprise: The governor will not be submitting his proposed Fiscal Year 2004 budget the Legislature by May 30 as required by law. Nor will he, he said, until the Legislature approves a plan to resolve the FY 2003 "situation."

Read entire articleMay 29 2003 - 11:11pm
FIRST LAWS OF LIFE ESSAY CONTEST HELD ON ST. CROIX

The Laws of Life essay contest, held this spring for the third year on St. Thomas, was introduced to St. Croix this year. The program was presented as a teaching unit in all four grades at both public high schools, with a panel of judges selecting a winner from each school at each level.

Read entire articleMay 29 2003 - 11:10pm
TURNBULL QUICKLY SIGNS SUBMERGED LANDS BILL

A day after the Senate approved it, Gov. Charles W. Turnbull on Wednesday signed into law a bill ratifying a submerged lands lease agreement and Coastal Zone Management permit issued to IN-USVI, LLC, the company planning to redevelop and expand the derelict Yacht Haven property on St. Thomas.

Read entire articleMay 28 2003 - 10:16pm
CORRECTION: REGARDING ICC PAYMENTS TO MAPP

The Source publishes a correction of an article by David S. North on the timing of payments made by ICC to Kenneth Mapp.

Read entire articleMay 28 2003 - 3:35pm
PUBLIC WORKS: ST. CROIX TO GET ITS BUSES BACK

St. Croix's transit system should have both of its absentee Vitran buses back on island from a temporary trip to St. Thomas and in service shortly, according to Public Works Department officials. And maybe by the end of this year the territory will have 10 new buses, including four for St. Croix.

Read entire articleMay 28 2003 - 3:34pm
SENATE APPROVES SUBMERGED LANDS LEASE

The Senate in a bittersweet special session on Tuesday approved a bill submitted on Sunday by the governor that ratifies an agreement between the government and IN-USVI to lease submerged and filled lands in Long Bay as part of the Yacht Haven Hotel and Marina redevelopment. The action came even as officials agreed that legislative legal counsel Yvonne Tharpes was correct last Friday in saying the move was contrary to law.

Read entire articleMay 28 2003 - 12:51am
MBA STUDENTS TO RESEARCH ISLANDS' ECONOMIC ILLS

If the government officials of the nation's insular territories can't come up with solutions to their islands' economic problems, maybe some graduate students from one of the nation's most prestigious business schools can help. That's the premise of a new fellowship program announced Tuesday by the Interior Department's Office of Insular Affairs.

Read entire articleMay 27 2003 - 8:55pm
IN-USVI BLASTS LEGISLATIVE LEGAL COUNSEL

The company seeking to redevelop the derelict Yacht Haven property on St. Thomas accused legislative legal counsel Yvonne Tharpes of inaccuracy, inconsistency, legal error and anti-business bias on Sunday in a letter to Senate President David Jones. The Senate meets Tuesday in a special session called by the governor on Sunday to take up the lease of submerged lands and a CZM permit for their development.

Read entire articleMay 26 2003 - 11:58pm
PUBLIC FORUMS SET ON PLAN TO BOOST AIR ARRIVALS

A draft plan thus far 17 months in the making on what it will take to attract more air travelers to the territory is ready for public comment. Mandated by the 24th Legislature, it was prepared by a consulting firm with input from government, business and academic representatives under the direction of UVI. Forums will be held Wednesday on St. Thomas and Thursday on St. Croix.

Read entire articleMay 26 2003 - 8:07pm
CRACKDOWN BEGINS ON GOVERNMENT VEHICLE USE

One of the governor's strategies for cutting costs was put into effect at 5 p.m. Monday: From now on, if police come upon an executive branch worker driving a government vehicle outside of authorized working hours, they are under orders to detain the driver, seize the vehicle or have it towed to a police holding area, and notify the head of the employee's department or agency.

Read entire articleMay 26 2003 - 6:03pm