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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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Source Manager's Journal: What’s the Matter With….?

If you wrote a book titled What’s the Matter With the Virgin Islands?, Chapter One could be “All Benefits are Divisible.”

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2015-04-25 06:11:14
EPA Announces V.I. Environmental Champion Awards

As it does every year in conjunction with Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the winners of its Environmental Champion Awards. Until this year, they were called the Environmental Quality Awards.

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2015-04-24 21:02:40
Personnel Announces Results of GESC Health Insurance Board Election

The V.I. Division of Personnel, has announced the winners of the recent GESC Health Insurance Board for employee and retiree representatives on the Government Employees Service Commission (GESC) Group Health Insurance Board.

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2015-04-24 16:09:46
News - Local news — St. Croix
DPNR, POLICE OFFICERS FACE DRUG-RELATED CHARGES

A Planning and Natural Resources officer involved in the January arrest of a man caught on board a boat loaded with drugs was himself arrested on Sunday and charged with accepting a bribe in exchange for making a false identification. And on Monday, a St. Thomas policeman was arrested and charged with drug conspiracy.

Read entire articleApr 7 2003 - 6:14pm
V.I. MARKETING SUCCESS TOUTED AT SYMPOSIUM

A recently introduced logo emphasizing the territory's American connection, dedicated 800 lines and a partnership with American Express are among the strategies being used in efforts to maintain the Virgin Islands' market share in a shaky tourism economy. And according to Pamela Richards, Tourism commissioner, they are working.

Read entire articleApr 6 2003 - 7:36pm
ROHN DENIES FELONY CONDUCT IN MARIJUANA CASE

St. Croix lawyer Lee J. Rohn, arrested on Friday for marijuana possession with intent to distribute, denied engaging in any felony behavior in a statement from her attorney that called her arrest "unfair and unfortunate."

Read entire articleApr 6 2003 - 7:36pm
IT'S A WEEK TO 'SEE WHAT'S NEW @ YOUR LIBRARY'

In keeping with the online-oriented theme of National Library Week, which runs Sunday through April 13, the territory's public libraries invite the public to "Come and See What's New @ Your Library." As an extra incentive, you can return overdue books all week without having to pay the fine, too.

Read entire articleApr 6 2003 - 7:36pm
LAWYER ROHN FACING MARIJUANA CHARGES

St. Croix lawyer Lee J. Rohn was arrested at mid-day Friday and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Police said law-enforcement officers found 13.3 grams of marijuana in her possession during a search at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on Sunday, when she was attempting to board a flight.

Read entire articleApr 4 2003 - 4:35pm
GRAY STANDS FIRM ON 2003 HURRICANE PREDICTIONS

Colorado State University hurricane forecaster William Gray made no changes in his initial prediction of an above-average season. For 2003, he and his team are predicting a dozen named storms, eight hurricanes and three intense hurricanes.

Read entire articleApr 4 2003 - 4:35pm
REGIONAL GROUP OPPOSES V.I. AIRPORT FEE HIKES

The Caribbean Hotel Association is the latest entry in the swelling ranks of protest to the V.I. Port Authority's February airline rate hikes.

Read entire articleApr 4 2003 - 4:34pm
MINORITY, MAJORITY SPAR OVER 'FISCAL CRISIS'

Allegations by the 25th Legislature's Minority Caucus of secret meetings and a conspiracy to cover up the government's "financial crisis" prompted a response on Thursday. The majority bloc denied the accusations but didn't address the minority's call for a hearing on Monday to take testimony from administration financial officials.

Read entire articleApr 3 2003 - 10:19pm
STRIDIRON DEFENDS HIS DEPARTMENT AND HIMSELF

As the only witness appearing before the Senate Public Safety, Judiciary, Homeland Security and Justice Committee on Thursday, Attorney General Iver Stridiron got a grilling on issues ranging from prosecution to politics, from police relations to public accessibility of lottery records. And he had answers for them all.

Read entire articleApr 3 2003 - 7:56pm
ATTORNEY GENERAL: FATE OF VLT'S UP TO SENATE NOW

Senators were surprised, even bewildered, on Thursday when, during a committee hearing on the justice system, they were told that the fate of the territory's controversial video lottery terminals has been taken out of the courtroom and placed in the Senate chambers. They also were told that all of the VLT's installed so far have been taken out of service.

Read entire articleApr 3 2003 - 6:27pm