GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

Office of Collective Bargaining Closes for One Day

The Office of Collective Bargaining on St. Croix will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

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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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VING Deploying 24 Soldiers to Afghanistan for Law and Order Mission

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) will deploy a detachment of military police next week. Yellow Ribbon Farewell Ceremonies are scheduled for the 661st Military Police Detachment on Oct. 18 on St. Thomas and on Oct. 20 on St. Croix.
The community is invited to attend.

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2014-10-17 05:20:03
WAPA Crew Helping Island of Anguilla with Electrical Restoration

WAPA crews have responded to a request for help from the Anguilla Electric Company Ltd. to help restore electrical service in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo.

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2014-10-17 00:26:44
Mapp, Hansen Win Elementary School Vote

Alexander Henderson Elementary School students in third to sixth grades voted for their favorite candidates in a mock election Thursday after a well-attended political forum.

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2014-10-17 00:15:39
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Changing Of The Guard at Corrections, Personnel

Two V.I. government officials resigned this week – Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility Warden Donald Redwood and Director of the Division of Personnel Kenneth Hermon.

Read entire articleOct 8 2014 - 10:16pm
Five V.I. Beaches, Two Marinas Get Renewed Blue Flag Certification

Five beaches and two marinas across the territory recently received renewal of their Blue Flag certification because they continue to adhere to strict environmental standards.

Read entire articleOct 8 2014 - 9:53pm
Young Man Fatally Shot After Argument

Malik Davis, age 19, was shot to death in the front yard of an Estate Work and Rest home Wednesday morning, according to the V.I. Police Department. It was the 13th homicide on St. Croix this year, the 30th in the territory.

Read entire articleOct 8 2014 - 5:09pm
Superior Court Hears New Motion To Force Hansen Off Ballot

St. Croix Elections Board Chair Adelbert Bryan's continued his battle to keep voters from deciding if Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen should be in the Legislature Wednesday, as Superior Court Judge Douglas Brady heard arguments for and against Bryan's most recent motion to have Hansen removed from the ballot.

Read entire articleOct 8 2014 - 8:24am
CMS Gives Hospital Extension after Rejecting Improvement Plan

After rejecting the Plan of Correction presented Friday at a meeting in Baltimore, CMS has given the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital an extension on its deadline for decertification.

Read entire articleOct 8 2014 - 12:26am
UVI Receives 65 Acre Land Gift on St. Thomas

UVI celebrated a land donation of 65 acres in St. Thomas' Estate Sorgenfri from descendants of Rankin Orr and Elizabeth Millin on Tuesday with a campus reception and on-site tour.

Read entire articleOct 8 2014 - 12:15am
Balbo Construction Owner Looks to Change Plea in Willis Tax Fraud Case

A deal could be in the works for Balbo Construction owner Gerard Castor, who might be pleading “no contest” next month to charges of tax evasion, fraud and perjury.

Read entire articleOct 8 2014 - 12:11am
Holding Juveniles Accountable for Crimes Involves Rehabilitation, Expert Says

Holding juvenile offenders accountable for crimes they have committed isn't just about locking them up and throwing away the key. The process should also include rehabilitation efforts, an expert said Tuesday.

Read entire articleOct 8 2014 - 12:08am
Health Department Preparing in Case Ebola Hits

The V.I. Health Department is getting ready in case Ebola arrives in the territory; however, there are no confirmed cases and there have been no patients admitted who are considered to be at high risk.

Read entire articleOct 7 2014 - 11:54pm
News Alert: CMS Gives Hospital Extension

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid granted an extension Tuesday to the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, giving the St. Croix health center more time to avoid decertification.

Read entire articleOct 7 2014 - 12:12pm