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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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DOH to Host Zika Public Forums

In response to the rise in Zika cases in the territory and the recent discovery that Zika can be sexually transmitted by both men and women, the V.I. Department of Health (VIDOH) is sponsoring two Zika public forums, one in each district.

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2016-07-23 07:19:16
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. 

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2016-07-23 00:46:43
Beach Advisory for July 18-22

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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2016-07-22 23:08:05
News — St. Croix
Weekly Update: Three More Cases of Zika Confirmed on St. Thomas, Seven More Dengue Cases

On Tuesday the V.I. Department of Health confirmed three more cases of Zika on St. Thomas, bringing the territory’s total to 29. This week the territory recorded seven new cases of dengue.

Read entire articleJun 28 2016 - 11:41pm
VIHA Drafts Lease Agreement for Public Housing, Seeks Public Comment

 The Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) notifies residents and the public at large of the availability of a New Residential Lease Agreement as well as an Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) for low-income public housing. These lease documents will be available for public review.

Read entire articleJun 28 2016 - 9:48pm
Medical Marijuana Held In Committee For Now

With many witnesses testifying that they supported medical marijuana but that the bill required major amendment, the Health, Hospitals and Human Services Committee held legislation to establish medical marijuana without a vote, late Monday night. 

Read entire articleJun 28 2016 - 2:54am
Undercurrents: There’s Nothing Miscellaneous about the 2017 Budget

The “Miscellaneous Request” section of the V.I. budget has grown over the years from a couple of pages tacked on at the end of the executive departments and agencies, to a list of more than 200 line items. 

Read entire articleJun 28 2016 - 1:25am
Impassioned Speech from Food Fair Honoree Draws Mixed Reactions

Delroy “Ital” Anthony, the 2016 St. John Festival Food Fair honoree, used the fair’s opening ceremony Sunday as a platform to air his frustrations about injustices on St. John, briefly creating a mild stir at what is typically an uncontroversial event. 

Read entire articleJun 27 2016 - 10:34pm
VIPD Seeks Robbery Suspect

The V.I. Police Department announced Monday that it is seeking Samuel "Sammy" McDonald, a 20-year-old Crucian who is suspected in an armed robbery that took place Friday. 

Read entire articleJun 27 2016 - 9:45pm
Island Expression: Kim Lyons Opens Studio in Frederiksted

Kim Lyons fell in love with fine-art crafts as a youngster, as she spent time with her grandmother, Alma Wesselhoft. That craftsmanship will be on display in July as she opens a studio in Frederiksted.

 

Read entire articleJun 26 2016 - 9:36pm
Minor Drowns at Christiansted Birthday Party

A girl identified by the V.I. Police Department as 8-year-old Jah-Marie Dimmer drowned Saturday while attending a birthday paryt in Christiansted, the police reported. 

Read entire articleJun 25 2016 - 9:59pm
Both Sides of Medical Marijuana Debate Make Exaggerated Claims

Both sides of the debate over medical marijuana made claims with dubious scientific support during a Senate hearing Friday on medical marijuana legislation. 

Read entire articleJun 25 2016 - 3:33pm
Residents March Through St. Thomas Housing Communities, Demand End to Gun Violence

Members of the clergy marched into the Hidden Valley housing community on St. Thomas on Friday and demanded residents put down their guns in an effort to bring peace to the territory.

Read entire articleJun 24 2016 - 10:09pm