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Without Millions In New Funding, Wastewater, Landfill Operations Could Stop

The V.I. Waste Management Authority owes contractors upwards of $10 million for baling at St. Croix's Anguilla Landfill and for wastewater and, without more funding, operations at both may slow or stop.

Hacker Invades Delegate Stacey Plaskett’s Privacy

Someone hacked into Delegate Stacey Plaskett's (D-VI) personal computer, stealing highly personal photos and videos and illegally posting them online. The postings, which were taken down, were reported in several outlets, including the political news magazine Politico.

Staff Shortage Feeds High Overtime At Bureau of Corrections

The Bureau of Corrections still has a serious shortage of corrections officers, which affects safety by reducing the ratio of inmates to guards and boosts overtime expenses, BOC Director Rick Mullgrav told senators Thursday.

Senate May Revamp 2010 Noise Law

Senators gave committee approval Friday to a bill reforming the territory's noise laws to make them easier to enforce and remove many broad exemptions enacted in 2012.

Slave Wrecks Project Unearths More than 5,000 Artifacts

Archeologists and representatives of the National Park Service have spent two summers exploring what early life was like on St. Croix. Thursday evening they talked about their findings in the park adjacent to Fort Christianvaern in downtown Christiansted.

Election Board Prepares for Primary

With the primary election just two weeks away, the St. Croix District Board of Elections at its meeting Thursday struggled to satisfy a court order and not make voting confusing for residents.

Moody’s Downgrade Throws ‘Gaping Hole’ Into Budget

The recent downgrade of USVI matching fund bonds throws a "gaping hole" of about $55 million into the Fiscal Year 2017 budget being considered by the Legislature.

WICO Wants To Owe Less to Government

The government-owned West Indian Company wants to pay a much lower fee in lieu of taxes or just pay property tax, WICO President Joseph Boschulte told senators during budget hearings Wednesday, citing reduced revenues due to competition from the V.I. Port Authority.

‘Good Samaritans’ Rescue Overdue Fishermen

Two overdue fishermen were rescued by Good Samaritans early Wednesday just off the western coast of Outer Brass, north of St. Thomas, the U.S. Coast Guard announced.

Weekly Update: Nine More Zika Cases on STT

On Tuesday the V.I. Department of Health confirmed nine new cases of Zika on St. Thomas, bringing the total number of cases in the territory to 56. With these additional reports, St. Thomas now has 38 confirmed cases.

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