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Estate Concordia Shooting Injures One
A man was shot in the leg during an incident late Wednesday in Estate Concordia, the V.I. Police Department reported.…

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VING to Conduct Field Training Exercises on St. Croix, June 1-5

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) will conduct its annual field training exercise from June 1-5 at its primary location at the Estate Bethlehem Military Compound on St. Croix, but the exercise will include scenarios at various sites across the island.

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2016-05-28 00:42:10
CFVI, Prior Family Foundation Award Scholarships to V.I. Students

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has awarded scholarships to three Virgin Island students to attend the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Mich.

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2016-05-28 00:27:59
Beach Advisory for May 23-27

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for Enterococci Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-05-27 20:43:36
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Former Timberwolves GM Gives Back with School Seminars, Camps

Former Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Milton “Milt” Newton was back in the territory this week giving inspirational workshops and speaking of opportunities for his basketball camp.

Read entire articleMay 27 2016 - 11:58pm
JFL Mammography Program Accredited by ACR

The American College of Radiology has certified the Mammography Imaging Service at Juan F. Luis Hospital, making it fully accredited for screening, diagnostic and interventional use through mid-2019.

Read entire articleMay 27 2016 - 11:56pm
Rules Committee Forwards to Full Senate: Nominees, Bill to Reorganize Judiciary

The Rules and Judiciary Committee moved forward to the full Senate a Superior Court nominee, a board appointee and a bill reorganizing the Judiciary, but held back one nominee for a conflict.

Read entire articleMay 27 2016 - 12:43am
V.I. Republican Convention Protested Before It Begins

Republican Party Chairman John Canegata on Thursday called an alternative GOP meeting set for Saturday an “illegal gathering” with "no basis under either territorial law or party rules."

Read entire articleMay 27 2016 - 12:25am
GERS: Paying Out Unfunded Retirement Benefits Violates V.I. Law

A “tough medicine” motion considered by the GERS Board at its meeting Thursday served as a reminder that GERS’s practice of paying out pension benefits without adequate funding is a violation of V.I. law.

Read entire articleMay 27 2016 - 12:18am
St. Thomas-St. John Chamber Condemns Recent Joint Action by Justice, Labor

On Wednesday the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce condemned generic “dunning” letters sent to employers demanding unspecified payment to the Unemployment Insurance Fund. 

Read entire articleMay 27 2016 - 12:03am
V.I. Joins Efforts to Sue Takata Corp, Honda for Faulty Airbag Recall

An enforcement action filed this week by the V.I. government against Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. and Honda Motor Co. is seeking restitution linked to the companies’ faulty airbags.

Read entire articleMay 26 2016 - 11:59pm
Senate Considering 20-Year Lease, Higher Profit Rates for St. John-St. Thomas Ferry Franchise

The Senate is considering a new, 20-year lease, with option for a five-year extension, for Varlack Ventures and Transportation Services to run ferries between St. John and St. Thomas.

Read entire articleMay 25 2016 - 11:22pm
Zika Update: No New Cases for Third Consecutive Week

Despite three weeks of good news, it’s still too soon to determine if the Zika virus outbreak is slowing and it’s important to remember that the spread of mosquito-borne diseases can linger.

Read entire articleMay 25 2016 - 11:07pm
USDA Official Meets with Agriculture Commissioner to Discuss Drought Assistance and Continuing Education

Financial assistance provided for the 2015 drought and continuing education for farmers were leading topics during Tuesday’s meeting between the USDA and the V.I. Department of Agriculture. 

Read entire articleMay 25 2016 - 10:46pm