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Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Court Releases Syrian Asylum Seeker to Family in California Pending Trial

A Syrian national arrested on St. Thomas and charged with illegally entering the territory was released into the custody of his family in California pending the outcome of his case. George Soufan appeared in V.I. District Court Wednesday after being detained late last week on St. Thomas.
Participants and collaborators in the Howard Student Alternative Spring Break trip to St. Thomas pose on Brewers with Gov. Albert Bryan.

Howard University Students Enjoy Sun, Sand and Service in St. Thomas

College spring break is usually about parties and over-indulgence, but for 22 students from Howard University who arrived on St. Thomas March 9, Spring Break was spent completing community service projects around the island.
Russell Moolenar (VIPD photo)

STT Man Killed at Workplace; Fellow Employee Arrested

An employee of the Viking Corporation, located in Estate Thomas on St. Thomas, was killed when he was shot multiple times at work Wednesday morning, allegedly by a fellow employee, according to the V.I. Police Department.
Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory (D-STT) moves to subpoena hurricane recovery contractor AECOM after it failed to appear during the Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Senate Panel Subpoenas No-Show AECOM to Explain Delayed Payments

The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday voted unanimously to subpoena prime recovery contractor AECOM after company representatives failed to show at a hearing meant to shed light on the persistent problem of delayed contractor payments in the FEMA-funded roof repair program.
Virgin Islands Council on the Arts Executive Director Tasida Kelch testifies before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Panel OKs Additional $3 Million in Annual GERS Funding

The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill raising a special annual appropriation of federal rum excise tax revenues to GERS from...

Family’s Crisis Highlights Struggle to Get Vet Help

A few days after Gov. Albert Bryan declared a mental healthcare emergency in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a real emergency showed up at the Roy L. Schneider Hospital. But according to a former official familiar with the situation, the person in crisis was simply sent away.
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