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GERS Announces Upcoming Election of Retirees to Board

Government retirees are advised that in accordance with the Reform Act of 2005, the Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) will…

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Wave Paver Top Boat, Davis Top Angler in July Open Billfish Tournament

The team aboard Wave Paver made the most of every bite to capture the Top Boat title in the 52nd annual July Open Billfish Tournament. The boat's owner captured the Give Him Line award.

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2015-07-31 01:02:38
WAPA: New Frederiksted Water Line to Address Discoloration Complaints

According to WAPA, the completion of a new water line to supply the Frederiksted dock will once again allow the V.I. Port Authority to sell water to visiting cruise ships on St. Croix.

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2015-07-31 00:15:02
Ranchers Low on Water and Feed in Drought Conditions

To the dismay of farmers and ranchers whose livestock and crops are suffering and even dying, forecasters say the heat and drought suffocating the region could continue for several more months.

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2015-07-30 23:51:56
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Sports Spotlight: Coach Sherman Thomas Gets Back on the Sports Airwaves

After months spent recovering from a hit and run accident in November 2014, Arawaks football coach and local sports radio personality Sherman Thomas is now celebrating the return of his popular afternoon talk show on Radio 1000.

Read entire articleJul 29 2015 - 6:34am
Mapp Signs Same-Sex Executive Order Again

Gov. Kenneth Mapp again on Monday signed an executive order directing courts and government agencies to recognize same-sex marriage.

Read entire articleJul 29 2015 - 6:16am
Senate Looks At Stronger Stalking, Harassment Laws

V.I. law will provide for police protection against stalking and harassment by any person, if two bills approved in committee Tuesday become law.

Read entire articleJul 29 2015 - 6:10am
Senate Tightening Truancy Law

V.I. school-aged youth will have what legislators are describing as a "day-time curfew" to help police and the schools fight truancy, if a bill approved in committee Tuesday becomes law.

Read entire articleJul 29 2015 - 6:04am
VIPD Charge Man with Firearm Offense

Police arrested a St. Croix man Monday afternoon, charging him with unauthorized possession of a firearm after a search of his residence by officers and agents of the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Task Force uncovered a pair of weapons.

Read entire articleJul 28 2015 - 9:40pm
Man Pleads Guilty to Using Firearm During Carjacking

James Cruz, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court on St. Croix to using a firearm during a crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Read entire articleJul 28 2015 - 9:25pm
Police Report 5 Arrests, Including 3 Domestic Violence Cases

The V.I. Police Department on Tuesday reported five arrests that took place in the last three days, including three on charges of domestic violence.

Read entire articleJul 28 2015 - 8:31pm
Gov. Mapp Named to National Governors Association Committee

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp was named a member of the National Governors Association (NGA) Economic Development and Commerce Committee by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, NGA chair and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, NGA vice chair.

Read entire articleJul 28 2015 - 1:10pm
52nd Open Billfish Tournament Kicks Off July 28

The 52nd July Open Billfish Tournament (JOBT) – the longest annually held angling contest in the Virgin Islands – kicked off Tuesday July 28th with a fleet of nearly a dozen boats that are home-ported out of the Virgin Islands and several U.S. mainland states on Tuesday, July 28.

Read entire articleJul 28 2015 - 12:51pm
Government Disputes Reports St. Croix Fire Stations Shut Down Monday

The V.I. Fire Service says reports that all four St. Croix fire stations were closed for part of Monday are simply untrue, according to Government House.

Read entire articleJul 28 2015 - 2:30am