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Seasonal Prohibition on Queen Conch in Waters off St. Croix to Begin June 1

NOAA Fisheries reminds the public of the upcoming seasonal prohibition on fishing for or possession of queen conch on board…

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A Taste of St. Croix and Innovative to Present Awards to Culinary Juniors

A Taste of St. Croix Committee in partnership with Innovative has announced the presentation of $2,000 in awards to St. Croix schools to help nurture student interest in the culinary industry.

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2015-05-28 13:13:17
Casino Commission Gets Involved in Racetrack Disagreement

Legal counsel for the Flamboyant Horsemen Association and TRAXCO argued for a delay, or dismissal, in a hearing regarding their  agreements to the Randall “Doc” James Racetrack on St. Croix.

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2015-05-28 00:11:18
UVI to Host Accreditation Visit for Its School of Medicine

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will host a preliminary accreditation survey visit by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) for its School of Medicine from May 31 to June 4.

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2015-05-27 23:46:41
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Mapp Submits $703 Million FY 2016 General Fund Budget

Gov. Kenneth Mapp's first budget arrived at the V.I. Legislature at about 10 a.m. Friday, with $702.8 million in proposed General Fund spending, according to the administration. This is the first time since 2006 that Government House has submitted the fiscal year budget on time in compliance with law, according to a statement from Government House announcing the budget submittal.

Read entire articleMay 29 2015 - 11:27pm
Cancer Stricken St. Croix Teenager Needs Help

Charlene Kehoe has helped hundreds of cancer patients in the territory over the last eight years, but when an application for 18-year-old Joseph Harris came in about a month ago, Kehoe said, "It was unlike any other I have seen.”

Read entire articleMay 29 2015 - 11:16pm
New VIPD K-9 Facility Opens

The officers and dogs in the V.I. Police Department K-9 unit now have a state-of-the-art, secure facility for their operations, thanks to an anonymous donation from an EDC company.

Read entire articleMay 29 2015 - 11:02pm
Weekend Storm Could Bring Flooding, VITEMA Warns

Thunderstorms with lightning and moderate to heavy rain are forecast for the U.S. Virgin Islands this weekend, the National Weather Service reported, bringing the threat of potential flooding of guts and small streams.

Read entire articleMay 29 2015 - 10:24pm
Mapp Will Not Take WICO Apartment After All

Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced in a press conference Thursday that he will not reside in a publicly financed apartment after all and will have no residence on St. Thomas for the time being.

Read entire articleMay 29 2015 - 12:12am
Discussion Continues in Fungus Lawsuit against Diageo, Cruzan

Judge Robert Molloy is expected to rule soon on the merit of a lawsuit against Diageo USVI Inc. and Cruzan VIRIL Ltd. after hearing arguments in Superior Court from both sides of the case Wednesday.

Read entire articleMay 29 2015 - 12:11am
Senate Seeking New Ways to Deregulate Taxis

V.I. law prohibiting taxi drivers from immediately leasing their permanent, lifetime "medallions" immediately after buying them may be changed to only apply to drivers who are not veterans.

Read entire articleMay 28 2015 - 12:39am
Port Authority Tightening Up on Outstanding Rent Accounts

From a major airline with back rent of just one month to small businesses in Crown Bay that are up to 90 days delinquent, the V.I. Port Authority is moving to resolve some outstanding receivables.

Read entire articleMay 28 2015 - 12:33am
V.I. Answer Desk: Will Capping Commissioners at $105,000 Increase Senate Pay?

A reader asks: "Is it true that the senators would be making" Gov. Kenneth Mapp recently agreed-to cap of commissioners' salaries "or is it simply just that no one can go higher than $105,000?"

Read entire articleMay 28 2015 - 12:20am
Equal Voting Rights Movement Begins in the Territory

The right for Virgin Islanders to vote for president is gaining advocates through a new project. “We the People Project” is a nonprofit that fights to achieve equal rights and representation for U.S. citizens.

Read entire articleMay 28 2015 - 12:19am