This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

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Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning St. Croix documentary filmmaker, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz.

2014-10-23 22:46:58
WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

2014-10-23 20:55:56
Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering classmates filled the school’s library last Thursday -- a culminating activity for the school’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

2014-10-23 00:04:54
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Two Sentenced in Alien Smuggling Conspiracy

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Dieuseul “Jomei” Mompremier and Lamorthe Delva to 57 months imprisonment for their roles in a conspiracy to smuggle illegal aliens into the United States.

Read entire articleOct 17 2014 - 12:07am
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Zerene “Zee” Testamark

Zerene “Zee” Testamark is an avid traveler with a zest for life, who has made a career out of helping others experience their perfect vacation.

Read entire articleOct 16 2014 - 11:03pm
Infrequent V.I. Chiropractic License Exams Cause Hardship, Nominee Tells Senate

The nominations of Michael McDonald, Claudette Robinson and Robert Monokian to various government boards were approved by the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

Read entire articleOct 15 2014 - 10:30pm
Superior Court to Survey Courthouse Users on Fairness and Accessibility

The V.I. Superior Court is conducting a survey of all courthouse users from litigants to employees, attorneys and the public, as the first phase of its five-year strategic plan focuses on ensuring accessibility and fair and respectful treatment of court users.

Read entire articleOct 15 2014 - 1:04pm
Crime Stoppers and You: A Crime-Fighting Team

You and Crime Stoppers are a crime-fighting team helping law enforcement.

Read entire articleOct 15 2014 - 12:00pm
V.I. Police Officer On Leave On Domestic Violence Charges

 V.I. Police arrested Derick Greaves, a 23-year V.I. Police Department veteran assigned to the Executive Security Unit in the St. Thomas/St. John District, on domestic violence charges Mon., Oct. 13. He was one of two men arrested this week for domestic violence.

Read entire articleOct 15 2014 - 7:46am
DeJongh Vetoes Marijuana Decriminalization and New Casino License

Gov. John deJongh Jr. vetoed legislation decriminalizing marijuana and another bill relating to divorce because it had an unvetted amendment that allows casinos in Frederiksted and Christiansted.

Read entire articleOct 14 2014 - 10:32pm
Feds Visit V.I. Health Facilities

The V.I. Health Department hosted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials for a two-day site visit at the Charles Harwood Complex this week.

Read entire articleOct 14 2014 - 10:28pm
Rapid Intensification Caused Gonzalo to Veer Away

Hurricane Gonzalo’s rapid intensification caused it to veer away from the Virgin Islands, sparing the territory from what would have been the impact of a Category 1 hurricane.

Read entire articleOct 14 2014 - 10:06pm
Tax Filing Deadline Is Wednesday, Oct. 15

 For taxpayers who applied for the six-month, automatic extension to file their income tax returns, Wednesday is the deadline to file, the V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue reminds Virgin Islanders.

Read entire articleOct 14 2014 - 1:46pm