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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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Senate Passes Court, Elections Unification

The full Senate voted Wednesday to restructure sections of the V.I. government, moving toward a unitary elections board and a more unitary administration of the Supreme Court and Superior Court.

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2016-06-30 11:00:49
New Gun Law: Register Guns at Port of Entry

Anyone bringing a firearm into the territory will be required by law to immediately register it with the V.I. government at the port of entry. Failure to register will be a felony, as it is now.

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2016-06-30 01:45:04
PFA Approves $10 Million Loan, Police Training Funds and New Contract Authorization for Executive Director

PFA board members discussed Wednesday a loan from Banco Popular for first responder needs, including new ambulances and other equipment for the VIPD, Health and Public Works.

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2016-06-29 23:31:47
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Former Sen. Wayne James Arrested In Italy

Former St. Croix Sen. Wayne James was arrested Wednesday in Nonantola, Italy, and awaits extradition to the USVI for trial on federal corruption charges, an Italian newspaper reported this week.

Read entire articleJul 1 2016 - 9:25pm
For Pregnant Women, Zika Means Being More Cautious and Aware

Zika’s presence in the territory has changed the way local pregnant women carry out their lives. These women say they have become acutely aware of where mosquitoes lurk and how to avoid them.

Read entire articleJul 1 2016 - 6:21pm
Tight Budgets Increasing Turnover at Courts

Tight funding constraints are not only forcing the courts to put off expansions and capital projects but are also increasing turnover of highly qualified staff in both court systems.

Read entire articleJul 1 2016 - 12:20am
GERS: Resuming Personal Loans Would Violate ‘Fiduciary Responsibility’

Resuming its personal loan program as mandated by the Legislature would violate GERS's legal duty to prudently manage its investments, system officials told senators during budget hearings Thursday.

Read entire articleJun 30 2016 - 11:17pm
VIPD Receives Training on Use of Force, Responding to Complaints

The Virgin Islands Police Department held training sessions for about 70 police officers this week to move the department toward compliance with its federal consent decree.

Read entire articleJun 30 2016 - 11:14pm
Small Fire at St. Croix WAPA Plant

A small, self-contained fire occurred around midday Thursday next to a large generating unit at the Water and Power Authority's Estate Richmond power plant.

Read entire articleJun 30 2016 - 11:11pm
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Kevin Williams Jr.

A talented steel pan player from St. Croix, Kevin Williams Jr. is making his mark on the Virgin Islands community in a big way, right now, at the young age of 13.

Read entire articleJun 30 2016 - 11:00pm
Senate Passes Court, Elections Unification

The full Senate voted Wednesday to restructure sections of the V.I. government, moving toward a unitary elections board and a more unitary administration of the Supreme Court and Superior Court.

Read entire articleJun 30 2016 - 11:00am
Senate Passes New Mooring Fees

New mooring fees passed the Senate during a busy session Wednesday. The fees now go to Gov. Kenneth Mapp for signature.

Read entire articleJun 30 2016 - 10:56am
New Gun Law: Register Guns at Port of Entry

Anyone bringing a firearm into the territory will be required by law to immediately register it with the V.I. government at the port of entry. Failure to register will be a felony, as it is now.

Read entire articleJun 30 2016 - 1:45am