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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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Register Today for V.I. Drought Monitor Forum at UVI

The U.S. Department of Agriculture invites local agencies, farmers, researchers, teachers, students, weather enthusiasts and all others impacted by drought and climate change to participate in a free Drought Monitor Forum.

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2016-08-23 17:42:12
Undercurrents: Medical Malpractice System Gets a Little Treatment, but Continues to Limp

V.I. attorneys say it’s getting harder and harder for people who want to take on the establishment with a medical malpractice claim to find an attorney to represent them. But they need help. 

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2016-08-22 23:15:29
Joint Elections Meeting Takes Up Candidate Complaints

The Joint Boards of Elections met briefly Monday to address some minor concerns about the conduct of the Aug. 6 party primary and the upcoming Nov. 8 general election, but a technical glitch forced an early adjournment.

 

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2016-08-22 20:32:47
News — St. Croix
Democrats Put Insular Territories Issues in Party Platform

The Democratic Party put supporting the right of peoples in the USVI and other insular territories to self-determination, vote for president and be included in the 2010 Affordable Care Act into the party platform. 

Read entire articleJul 26 2016 - 12:59am
Propane Savings Might Shore Up WAPA, Senators Suggest

During budget hearings Monday some senators suggested that lower fuel costs expected as the V.I. Water and Power Authority switches over to propane and savings from increased efficiency could be used to help shore up the financially struggling utility. 

Read entire articleJul 25 2016 - 11:16pm
GERS Suspends Discussion of Havensight Outlet Mall Development

The Government Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees on Monday the board voted to end discussions with development company Red Legacy LLC over a proposed joint venture that would have reimagined GERS’s Havensight Mall property as an outlet mall. 

Read entire articleJul 25 2016 - 11:10pm
Mapp Appoints Moorhead as Secretary General of Inter-V.I. Council

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has announced that Shelley Moorhead, special advisor for external affairs, has been appointed to fill the position of secretary general to the Inter-Virgin Islands Council (IVIC).

Read entire articleJul 25 2016 - 11:15am
U.S. Virgin Islands Launches Family Reunion Promotion

The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is encouraging Virgin Islanders living outside the territory to come back home to reunite with their loved ones.

Read entire articleJul 25 2016 - 11:05am
Profile: Dr. Renee N. Georges Came Home for St. Croix's Health

Dr. Renee N. Georges' calling has landed her back on St. Croix, providing health care for her community and helping keep the doors of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital open. 

Read entire articleJul 24 2016 - 10:09pm
Coast Guard Suspends Search After Receiving Mayday Call

A brief radio distress call – a single, brief 'Mayday' – prompted an air and sea search north of St. Thomas, but the search was called off when no trace of a vessel in distress was found. 

Read entire articleJul 24 2016 - 12:42am
V.I. Divers Learn More Ways to Avoid the Bends

If a diver is forced to surface from a serious depth too fast, the best news she could hear is that a hyperbaric chamber is nearby. Virgin Islanders are fortunate to have one at the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas. 

Read entire articleJul 23 2016 - 9:43pm
V.I.’s Julius Jackson Loses to Opponent Odom in Third Round

After dominating for two rounds Friday against opponent Jerry Odom, 340 Boxing champ Julius Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) got caught with a right to the head that left him unable to continue, allowing Odom to win the bout by technical knockout 1:54 into the third round. 

Read entire articleJul 23 2016 - 12:46am
VING Training at Cramer Park for Proficiency Evaluation

A V.I. National Guard unit will participate in an emergency response exercise at St. Croix's Cramer Park next Wednesday, July 27, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the public should not be alarmed if they see blue response vehicles in the area. 

Read entire articleJul 23 2016 - 12:23am