This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

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The Status of HIV/AIDS in the Virgin Islands

The HIV epidemic not only affects the health of individuals, it impacts households and communities. In the Virgin Islands, 1,061 HIV and AIDS cases were reported between 1983 and December 2014.

2015-11-27 22:07:42
V.I. Veterans of the Vietnam War Documentary to Be Shown Dec. 1-3

V.I. American Legion District 10 will present a locally-made documentary on Virgin Islanders who served in the Vietnam War. “Proudly We Served: Virgin Islands Veterans of the Vietnam War” is a compilation of 25 interviews conducted with the intention of preserving the history of the territory and honor the military service of those who served during the conflict.

2015-11-26 12:25:40
Mapp Approves One, Denies Two EDA Tax Benefit Applications

Gov. Kenneth Mapp approved the application of Spectrum Engineering Inc., a St. Croix-based engineering and construction firm, for Economic Development Authority benefits this week.

2015-11-25 22:41:45
News — St. Croix
St. Croix Man Arrested on Firearm Charges

Dwayne Wesselhoft, 29, of St. Croix was arrested Tuesday on an indictment charging him with possession of a firearm and ammunition by an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

Read entire articleNov 24 2015 - 11:17pm
South Carolina Wins Men’s Paradise Jam Title

It’s taken 12 years for South Carolina to start its basketball season with five straight wins. This year, the team’s 5-0 start comes after winning the V.I. Paradise Jam men’s championship Monday night.

Read entire articleNov 24 2015 - 1:55pm
Berry Top Angler, Double Header Top Boat in V.I. Game Fishing Club’s Wahoo Windup

The early bird may get the worm, but it was a whopper wahoo that St. Thomas’ angler Angela Berry reeled in shortly after sun-up on Sunday. The 58-pound fish earned Berry the Top Angler title in the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club’s (VIGFC) Wahoo Windup, held Nov. 22.

Read entire articleNov 24 2015 - 3:04am
V.I. Homelessness Dropped Faster than National Figures Since 2010

Newly released federal statistics show a 31 percent drop in the number of persons living on the streets in the U.S. Virgin Islands, outstripping a 26 percent decline in the national numbers.

Read entire articleNov 24 2015 - 12:07am
Undercurrents: Corrections Struggles to Provide Mental Health Care to Inmates

More than a quarter of the prison population is classified as “mentally ill.”  All of them have special needs and all, by federal mandate, must be isolated from the rest of the other inmates.

Read entire articleNov 24 2015 - 12:04am
Local Businesses Help Crucians in Need at Annual Turkey Run

For the third year in a row, local businesses organized a special Thanksgiving “Turkey Run," donating turkeys to some of St. Croix's most vulnerable.

Read entire articleNov 23 2015 - 11:54pm
Public Works Seeks Public Comment on Clifton Hill Project

Commissioner Gustav James of the V.I. Department of Public Works (DPW), in conjunction with Stanley Consultants Inc., is seeking public comment on the Improvements to the Clifton Hill Connector Road Project on St. Croix, which is a Federal Aid Project. The proposed project will improve the conditions of existing Route 75, Clifton Hill Road.

Read entire articleNov 23 2015 - 5:59pm
Tulsa, South Carolina Set for Paradise Jam Title Game

The Tulsa Golden Hurricanes and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off at 10 p.m. Monday for the men's Paradise Jame Championship. 

Read entire articleNov 23 2015 - 3:08pm
Faith Matters: Catholic Charities Plans Thanksgiving Luncheon

Catholic Charities makes sure less fortunate people are blessed with a traditional turkey dinner at Thanksgiving. Employees and volunteers – who sign up months in advance – will serve about 100 people at the annual luncheon Tuesday.


Read entire articleNov 23 2015 - 12:38am
Junior Tri VI Holds Succotash Splash 'n Drumstick Dash, Ages 5-15

At Chenay Bay, 42 junior athletes swam and ran in the Succotash Splash 'n Drumstick Dash -- the second race of the Junior Tri VI 2015-2016 season. Kids from nine different schools entered the race, along with several "home schoolers."

Read entire articleNov 22 2015 - 11:05pm