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District Board Seeks Public Input on Reforming Election Law

The St. Croix District Board of Elections is seeking public input regarding reforming Title 18, chapters 1 to 29. This…

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A Taste of St. Croix and Innovative to Present Awards to Culinary Juniors

A Taste of St. Croix Committee in partnership with Innovative has announced the presentation of $2,000 in awards to St. Croix schools to help nurture student interest in the culinary industry.

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2015-05-28 13:13:17
Casino Commission Gets Involved in Racetrack Disagreement

Legal counsel for the Flamboyant Horsemen Association and TRAXCO argued for a delay, or dismissal, in a hearing regarding their  agreements to the Randall “Doc” James Racetrack on St. Croix.

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2015-05-28 00:11:18
UVI to Host Accreditation Visit for Its School of Medicine

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will host a preliminary accreditation survey visit by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) for its School of Medicine from May 31 to June 4.

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2015-05-27 23:46:41
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JONES: GOVERNOR TO CALL SPECIAL SESSION 'SOON'

There could be a breakthrough next week in the wall of silence surrounding Government House since Gov. Charles W. Turnbull announced on April 24 that the territory is going broke. Senate President David Jones said on Thursday that the governor has told him he will call a special legislative session to examine the government's finances "soon, very soon."

Read entire articleMay 8 2003 - 2:00pm
FAHIE TO REPLACE CARTY AS DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF

Police Sgt. Elvin R. Fahie Sr. will replace Theodore Carty as the St. Thomas/Water Island deputy police chief.

Read entire articleMay 7 2003 - 10:26pm
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION BILL RAISES QUESTIONS

Writing a constitution or deciding on status will do nothing to help the territory out of its present financial difficulties, the president of the League of Women Voters of the Virgin Islands said on Wednesday at a Senate Government Operations Committee hearing on St. Thomas. Others testifying offered a range of concerns about the bill calling for a 5th Constitutional Convention.

Read entire articleMay 7 2003 - 3:48pm
EARTHQUAKE SHAKES ISLANDS, RESIDENTS

An earthquake registering 4.2 on the Richter Scale shook the Virgin Islands at 8:57 a.m. on Wednesday.

Read entire articleMay 7 2003 - 1:08pm
PUBLIC TO GET ITS SAY ON TOURISM AUTHORITY BILL

The bill to create a V.I. Tourism Authority appears veto-proof but it's assuredly not influence-proof. How much influence is wielded by the Turnbull administration and how much by the business community in an atmosphere of mutual distrust will be put to the test next week when the Senate Committee of the Whole meets on St. Croix and St. Thomas to hear public comment on the proposal. If you'd like to testify, call 712-2258.

Read entire articleMay 6 2003 - 11:55pm
LT. GOV. RICHARDS LAYS OUT GAME PLAN FOR ST. CROIX

Lt. Gov. Vargrave Richards outlined the first steps on Tuesday of a plan to put St. Croix on the path to economic recovery over the next few months, pledging that it will be one "that we all participate in, that we all agree on, and that shares the responsibility, shares the tasks." He also justified the purchase by his office -- prior to his taking office -- of 16 new vehicles.

Read entire articleMay 6 2003 - 10:30pm
NELTHROPP: DPW MOVING ON APPROVED SEWAGE PLAN

The Public Works Department has received U.S. District Court approval to proceed with its proposed variation on the court's March order to repair and maintain the St. Croix sewer system, Sonia Nelthropp, the department's wastewater and solid waste manager, said Monday, and portions of the plan could go into effect this week.

Read entire articleMay 6 2003 - 7:39pm
5TH CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION BILL ON AGENDA

The governor has called for it. A number of senators have called for it. And on Wednesday, the Senate Government Operations Committee will take up a bill calling for it: the convening of a fifth convention aimed at drafting a Virgin Islands constitution acceptable to the electorate to replace the Revised Organic Act of 1954 that now governs the territory.

Read entire articleMay 6 2003 - 7:38pm
DELEGATE ASKS MONUMENT BREAKS FOR FISHERMEN

On Monday, the final day for submitting public comment on the proposed interim rules governing the V.I. Coral Reef National Monument and the expanded Buck Island Reef National Monument, Delegate Donna M. Christensen announced that she has asked the National Park Service director for a number of concessions on behalf of local fishermen.

Read entire articleMay 6 2003 - 11:33am
SCHOOL BOARD STRIFE OVERSHADOWS CERTIFICATION

In the midst of finalizing a detailed proposal for complying with educator certification mandates of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the V.I. Board of Education has become mired in internal bickering.

Read entire articleMay 6 2003 - 11:18am