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To Combat Crime, Officials Say Have ‘Faith’ in VIPD and ‘Make a Call’ to...

Coming off a weekend of back-to-back homicides, top officials said Tuesday that getting information from the community is the weakest link in the government’s crime fighting strategy.

Mission to China Brings Back Additional Investment Opportunities for USVI, Mapp Says

The Senate is considering three bills proposed by Gov. Kenneth Mapp: to ban plastic grocery bags; to give deposits on cans and bottles; and to institute a comprehensive recycling and composting system.

Mission to China Brings Back Additional Investment Opportunities for USVI, Mapp Says

Gov. Kenneth Mapp spoke during a press conference Tuesday about his trade mission to China and additional investments proposed by oil giant Sinopec on St. Croix.

On Island Profile: James ‘Jimmy’ Nelthropp

James Nelthropp said he found his love of farming while working with his father and mother, Henry and Babara Nelthropp, on the St. Croix farm they began operating in 1968.

V.I. Republicans Pick Candidate for Delegate to Congress

The Republican Territorial Committee on Saturday certified its delegates to the Republican National Convention and nominated a candidate to oppose Stacy Plaskett for delegate to Congress.

Republican Group to Move Forward with Saturday Convention and Lawsuit

During a St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections meeting Friday, member Lawrence “Larry” Boschulte said the GOP group is still moving ahead with its planned convention on Saturday.

Senate Committee Approves Banking Board Nominee

The Rules and Judiciary Committee voted Friday to send on to the full Senate floor for a final up or down vote the nomination of Stephen Anthony Reames to serve on the Banking Board.

Law Firm Disputes Inspector General’s Claim of Contract Violations in South Shore Litigations

A legal firm contracted to pursue claims of environmental damages from heavy industry on St. Croix’s south shore is contesting an Inspector General’s report claiming it overcharged for its services.

Unified Elections Board Moves Forward in Senate

There will be a single board of elections with 14 members – seven from each district – if legislation approved in the Rules and Judiciary Committee on Thursday is approved by the full Senate.

New Mooring Fees Move to Final Senate Vote

Fees for anchoring and mooring vessels in USVI waters, unchanged since 1992, will be raised if legislation sent on Thursday for a final vote becomes law.

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