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Homicides 2016

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

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2016-08-25 10:40:20
VIGOP Attacks Plaskett over Fitch Downgrade

In a statement Tuesday, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata placed blame for the territory's recent credit downgrades squarely on Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

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2016-08-24 23:12:22
Firefighters and Hospital Staff Train for Dealing with Hazardous Materials

A group of St. Croix firefighters and Gov. Juan Luis Hospital staff are learning how to deal with gas spills, terrorist incidents and hazardous materials during a four-day training program.

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2016-08-24 23:03:33
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ABA President Sees Law as a Healing Profession

Dennis Wayne Archer, the first African-American president of the American Bar Association, delivered a message of hope on Friday to more than 80 members of the V.I. business and legal communities. His speech focused on his idea that lawyers can be community and world healers, with special emphasis on the importance of public education in the development of a just and vital society.

Read entire articleJul 16 2004 - 8:06pm
Education Looking to Fill 76 Teacher Vacancies

The Education Department's human resources staff is working hard to fill more than a hundred teacher and support staff positions that came vacant at the end of the 2003-04 school year as a result of retirements and resignations.

Read entire articleJul 16 2004 - 6:22pm
Housing Finance Authority Cites 'Affordability' Issues

Clifford Graham, Housing Finance Authority executive director, told the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday that the agency will accept the $450,000 appropriation recommended by the governor for fiscal year 2005, although the HFA is experiencing difficulties in producing "affordable housing." The Law Revision Commission is seeking an increase from this year.

Editor's note: Based on erroneous information the Source received, a previous version of this story stated that the HFA was asking for $1.5 million needed to cover its total operating expenses.

Read entire articleJul 16 2004 - 4:42pm
Compliance with Law Cited as 1998 Tax Suit Dropped

In 1998, Sen. Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg sued the V.I. government, accusing it of failing to enforce a law calling for a portion of income tax collections to be set aside for the purpose of issuing refunds. On Wednesday, lawyers representing both sides asked a judge to dismiss the case based on Donastorg's conclusion that the government is now complying with the law.

Read entire articleJul 16 2004 - 2:10am
GERS Officials: Unfunded Liability Nearing $1 Billion

The Government Employees Retirement System will collapse in the next decade if economic reforms are not instituted, the Senate Finance Committee was told Thursday by GERS officers in their overview presentation as part of the fiscal year 2005 budget hearings. Meanwhile, the chief executive of The West Indian Co. in his overview had upbeat cruise ship news, including some for St. Croix.

Read entire articleJul 16 2004 - 12:26am
Court and PSC Both Ask for More Money

Maria Cabret, presiding Territorial Court judge, requested a 10.5 percent payroll increase for the court's employees at a Senate Finance Committee budget hearing Wednesday. The Public Services Commission also requested its maximum allotment of $1 million due to an increased workload relating to its regulation of the Waste Management Authority.

Read entire articleJul 15 2004 - 1:31pm
EDC Chief Say He Needs More Staff to Fulfill Mandate

The Economic Development Authority has requested an increase in funding to hire more staff. Frank Schulterbrandt, EDA chief executive officer, said the agency has in the past failed to enforce compliance audits on companies receiving tax benefits due to under staffing.

Read entire articleJul 15 2004 - 12:11pm
American Bar Association President Coming to V.I.

Dennis Archer, American Bar Association president, is expected to arrive on St. Thomas Thursday, and some hope he will comment on judicial issues facing the territory.

Read entire articleJul 15 2004 - 11:23am
May Tourism Figures Are Up; St. Croix Airlift Cited

Increased air arrivals on St. Croix helped boost May V.I. tourism numbers above those for a year earlier, according to the Bureau of Economic Research, with increased seating capacity on flights credited for the upswing. Meantime, local hoteliers will plan 2005 marketing strategy at a retreat in the Dominican Republic, where "double digit" annual increases in visitors are the norm.

Read entire articleJul 15 2004 - 4:11am
VIHA Seals Deal to Pay WAPA Debt with a Big Check

A deal between a public utility and public housing was struck on Wednesday as officials of the Water and Power Authority and the federally managed Housing Authority signed a memorandum of understanding to settle a debt of more than $4 million owed WAPA. As the initial payment, VIHA handed over a check for $350,000.

Read entire articleJul 15 2004 - 4:10am