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BOC Personnel Train to Deal With Mentally Ill Inmates

Jail and prison guards working with the Bureau of Correction and allied health professionals are learning the aspects of dealing with mentally ill prisoners at a Correctional Behavioral Health Certification and Training Program that began Monday at the Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix.
Island Center seating. In the rear, from left are the food concession, drink concession and ticket office, and the gazebo entry way. (Eliza McKay photo)

Island Center – St. Croix’s Iconic Amphitheater Getting a Face-Lift

Island Center of St. Croix is experiencing a roof-to-floor restoration through the efforts of the community at large. Donations, barters, and paid skilled workers are responsible for the results, according to Eugene “Doc” Petersen, who is spearheading the repair project.

Pilot Program Will Replace Plastic Water Bottles at Four Public Schools

To cut back on plastic waste and give students access to clean drinking water without paying for it, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources and non-profit My Brother's Workshop are putting water filtration systems into four V.I. public schools.
The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the V.I. Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Decades Old Asbestos Cases Inch Forward

More than a dozen attorneys crowded into Superior Court Judge Robert Molloy’s courtroom Friday to share the status of some of the more than 600 remaining asbestos cases against Hess Oil.
Credit card fraud. (Image from the website of Abine.com, an online privacy company)

More than 50 FirstBank V.I. Customers’ Cards Compromised

FirstBank customers should keep an eye on their accounts and their emails for suspicious shopping activity because about 50 FirstBank customers in the Virgin Islands have so far been found to have compromised bank cards, with some reporting fraudulent purchases made on their accounts.

Two Big Gallows Bay Fires in Two Weeks Under Investigation *Correction and Update*

Two big fires in two weeks have badly damaged businesses in Gallows Bay in the past two weeks. Both are under investigation by the territory's Arson Prevention Unit and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Tennis Cup Series Under-18 Tournament to Start May 13 at Buccaneer Hotel

Hundreds of junior tennis players, coaches and tournament officials will begin arriving on St. Croix this weekend for the first-ever USVI Cup, an International Tennis Federation (ITF)-sanctioned tournament. Boys and girls (under-18) will compete in back-to-back tournaments, scheduled for May 13-18 and May 20-25 on St. Croix.

Lack of Insurance Options Turns Many into Health Care Gamblers

Whether they like it or not, thousands of Virgin Islanders are living without the common protection of a health insurance policy. Each time they – or their child – gets a fever, a rash, a sinus infection, they have a choice to make: Take cash out of the weekly budget or the savings account and head to the doctor, or tough it out.
Friends and classmates at Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School, Bella Karalius, at left withg her prized pink glove, and Ta’Liyah Pop show their playing stance after the game. Bella plays for the Panthers and Ta’Liyah for Diamond Dolls. (Linda Morland photo)

Mothers and Children Celebrate on the Diamond

Saturday was a perfect day for baseball and softball, with cool breezes and a bright sun as players and spectators gathered at DC Canegata Ballpark in Christiansted.

VIPD Marks Police Week with Slate of Events

The V.I. Police Department began observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week Sunday with a Mother's Day peace concert evening on St. John. A slate of events are scheduled for all week long, paying tribute to the local, state, and federal law enforcement officers serving the territory.

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