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Children were prominent in the annual Domestic Violence Awareness march Thursday night, (Source photo by Judi Shimel)
Belinda Pauline Flannery (Photo from VIPD)
Children were prominent in the annual Domestic Violence Awareness march Thursday night, (Source photo by Judi Shimel)
Belinda Pauline Flannery (Photo from VIPD)
The GERS building on St. Croix.

GERS Ups Government Contributions But Still on the Road to Collapse

After members of the Government Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees heard their treasurer's report Thursday, board member Carol Callwood said, “we are quickly getting to a place we don’t want to be.”

Gov. Bryan Bypasses Procurement Rules for Luis Hospital Work

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has issued an executive order declaring a state of public exigency for Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, according to the hospital.

‘New Schools’ Open House Draws Crowd on St. John

The crowd that gathered on St. John Wednesday evening to discuss plans for the construction of a new school differed on what grades it should serve and the kinds of programs it should offer, but there was one area of consensus: the school should be relocated to property now owned by the Virgin Islands National Park in Estate Catherineberg.

Supreme Court Case Breathes New Life Into Equal Citizenship Movement for Territories

Tuesday’s oral arguments in a Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board could impact the treatment of future cases involving U.S. territories.
Alpine Energy President James Beach talks about the trash-to-energy project to a crowd in 2010 at UVI's Great Hall on the St. Croix campus. (Source file photo by John Baur)

Fact and Reality Check: A Short History of WAPA Part III

In September 2009, after receiving a petition signed by 700 Virgin Island consumers, the Interior Department’s Inspector General’s office got involved in the issue of electrical power in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Street Addressing Initiative Gets Second Wind

After several attempts by previous administrations to get it done, a long defunct Street Addressing Initiative is now getting a second wind under the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, with actual deadlines set to finish pilots on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

Senators: Recovery Funds Going to Contractors, Consultants

“There are issues” with spending $8 billion dollars of hurricane recovery federal funds, Adrienne Williams-Octalien, director of the Office of Disaster Recovery, told senators Wednesday. Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory said the process was “messy” and she is very concerned.
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