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At a news conference where the territory street naming project was discussed, Shayla Solomon introduces Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach, SIA Director Chris George and director of Corporations and Trademarks Denise Johannes. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Street Naming Moving Forward; Street Signs Coming

Streets in Frederiksted and Charlotte Amalie have been named or renamed, and within the next year and a half it is possible that street signs will pop up throughout the territory, the director of Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach’s Street Addressing Initiative said.

NLRB takes V.I. Casino Control Commission to Court

The federal authority charged with overseeing labor relations between employers and their workers is asking a court to declare that the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission cannot interfere with unionized workers or their collective bargaining rights.

St. Thomas Man Shot to Death in Estate Thomas

A St. Thomas man was shot and killed early Wednesday, the V.I. Police Department reported. According to police next of kin identified the victim as 25-year-old Mikal Dore.
Blyden Terminal, St. Thomas (File photo)

Port Authority Working Out Delays at USVI Air, Sea Ports

Delays continue at the St. Thomas airport as Port Authority contractors are still fixing an unexplained environmental issue found during construction, according to a news release issued Wednesday.
Boats tangled in mangrove after Hurricane Maria, St. Thomas. (Source file photo)

Volunteers Needed for STX Mangrove Cleanup on Saturday

The hurricanes of 2017 put a lot of debris into the territory’s shoreline mangroves where it remains to this day and volunteers are needed to help clear it out. On Saturday the third annual “Great Mangrove Cleanup” will be held at Salt River Bay.
Michael Monteleone, vice president of strategic business development at Oasis Consulting, describes the company's services. (Courtesy of the Waste Management Authority)

WMA Hires Engineers to Plan Anguilla Closure and New STX Landfill

The V.I. Waste Management Authority has hired Oasis Consulting Services to design and help with closing Anguilla Landfill over the next year or so, while identifying and preparing a new St. Croix landfill location.
From left, Office of Management and Budget Director Jenifer O’Neal, Justice Department CFO Kaj Christopher and Attorney General Denise George. (V.I. Legislature photo)

Senate Holds White-Collar Crime Bill While Awaiting Info

Attorney General Denise George once was part of Justice’s White-collar Crime Unit when it was active and, reportedly, effective. However, as head of the Justice Department, her efforts to bring the unit back, have run up against demands from the Senate.
Humane Society fundraiser Annette Zachman cradles a puppy to her chest during the Valentine’s fundraiser. (Photo submitted by Annette Zachman)

Humane Society’s Valentine Fundraiser Garners $150,000

The “Valentine’s Brunch and Silent Auction” fundraising event hosted Sunday by the Humane Society of St. Thomas, raised almost $150,000 towards supplies needed to take care of the many animals that depend on the shelter’s services.

Alleged Members of Drug Organization on STX Charged

Five people were arraigned last week in District Court on St. Thomas on a 20-count indictment in relation to an alleged drug trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced in a news release.
Warden Ishmael Smittie is establishing procedures for operating the St. Thomas Criminal Justice Complex. (Submitted photo)

New Warden: Procedures Can Improve St. Thomas Jail

Top officials at the Bureau of Corrections have high hopes for the newly appointed warden of the St. Thomas Criminal Justice Complex. Corrections Director Wynnie Testamark told the Legislature, Warden Ishmael Smittie is a master trainer of personnel.

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