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VI Soccer Association National Team to Compete at Caribbean Union Boys U14 Challenge Series

The USVI Soccer Association (USVISA) has announced the selection of 13 athletes to compete at the Caribbean Football Union 2018 Boys U14 Challenge Series in the Cayman Islands scheduled for Aug. 18-22.

Interior Supports Schools in U.S.V.I. With $750,000 for Deferred Maintenance Needs

“Infrastructure and maintenance needs at schools in the U.S. territories outweigh the resources available,” said Domenech. “While Secretary Zinke and I are happy to provide this assistance, we acknowledge that the need is greater and will advocate for more assistance.”
Sen. Nereida Rivera-O'Reilly, sown during an earlier budget hearing, had some pointed questions for the director of the Office of Veterans Affairs. (V.I. Legislature photo by Onaje Simmonds, 2017 Legislature summer intern)

Senate Expanding Roles for Optometrists, Dental Therapists

If bills approved in committee this week become law, Optometrists, not just medical ophthalmologists, may treat glaucoma, and dental therapists may be allowed to perform simpler, less risky treatments formerly reserved for licensed dentists.

Greenidge Gets 12 Month Sentence in Tax Fraud Case

Indica Greenidge, 27, of St. Croix, was sentenced Wednesday by District Court Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis to 12 months’ imprisonment for her conviction of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Facing Large Turnover, Senators Say Legislature Will Need Strong Central Staff

With at least six veteran lawmakers exiting the Legislature come January, some senators say the institution will need to lean on experienced central Senate staff to hold the ship steady as neophyte lawmakers navigate their first term in office.

Elections Board Fields Challenges About Machine Irregularities

With the counting of outstanding ballots complete in both districts, V.I. Joint Board of Elections members convened Thursday to resolve several challenges filed by...

Jury Finds Former Sen. Wayne James Guilty of Wire Fraud, Embezzlement

A federal jury in V.I. District Court found former Sen. Wayne James guilty of wire fraud and embezzlement Thursday.
BMV Director Lawrence Olive testifies at an earlier Senate hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Real IDs for Virgin Islanders Are Really Coming, BMV Director Says

Virgin Islands residents have reported being harassed by Homeland Security agents when they use their V.I. license as identification while traveling between the territory and the States, but that will soon change according to Bureau of Motor Vehicles Director Lawrence Olive.

LCCN Steps Up Requests for Donations Following DLCA Decision

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs' recent decision that Love City Community Network cannot charge its regular users a monthly fee has prompted the community-based internet service to step up its requests for donations.
Blue tarps covering damaged roofs dot the landscape of Estate Tutu on St. Thomas in March 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

HUD Extends Foreclosure Moratorium 30 Days

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is extending its moratorium program for Federal Housing Administration insured mortgages for another 30 days, according to Delegate Stacey Plaskett.





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