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Coast Guard Searches for Missing St. Thomas Boater

Aircraft and vessels searched Sunday for a missing boater in waters between St. Thomas and Fajardo, Puerto Rico. According to the Coast Guard, the missing boater is Alejandro Lopez, 24, a resident of St. Thomas.

Department of Agriculture to Install Weather Stations for Assessing Drought

On Friday afternoon Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles unveiled three weather stations that will be installed throughout the territory to collect climatic data on drought.

Bottle Deposit Bill Held for Amendment

A bill to establish a mandatory container deposit law in the territory was held in committee Friday for further amendment.

Justice Department’s Fatherhood Initiative ‘Breaking Barriers’ to Get Men More Involved

A partnership between the Justice and Human Services departments is giving local fathers the change to participate in an eight-week program focusing on getting them more involved in their children’s lives.

Racino Slots Closure Offset by Caravelle Slots Opening

Casino Control Commission officials and the V.I. Elections Office presented Fiscal Year 2017 requests during Senate budget hearings Thursday.

Labor Department Asks for $1.3 Million on Top of Recommended Budget for New Employees

The Department of Labor is asking for a supplemental appropriation of around $1.3 million more than the funding recommendation in Gov. Kenneth Mapp's proposed budget.

V.I. National Guard Troop Allotment Cut by 137 Soldiers

The V.I. National Guard is shrinking and the federal government has lowered the ceiling on the number of soldiers it may have, but the reduction does not affect any V.I. guardsmen currently serving.

Nationally Recognized Mental Health Expert Speaks on St. Thomas

On Thursday evening, mental illness advocates gathered to hear from a nationally recognized mental health expert that’s advising the territory on how to improve a largely lacking system.

Senators Frustrated with Delays on Paul E. Joseph Stadium

Slow progress on the long-delayed rebuilding of Frederiksted's Paul E. Joseph stadium sparked frustration among some senators during budget hearings Thursday.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Insurance Program Available for Uninsured Women

The territory has a medical assistance program that covers treatment costs for uninsured women with breast and cervical cancer, but many are unaware that it exists.

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