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Senate Considering Course of Action on WICO Secrecy

The V.I. Legislature is considering its next move after an appeals court reversed a ruling WICO cited to justify not supplying documents about its decision to pay the governor's rent.

Senators Considering Consolidating Elections Boards

Numerous senators endorsed consolidating the territory's two elected boards of elections into a single board with a single chair, during Finance Committee budget hearings Tuesday.

GERS Out of Money by 2025

Without reform and an infusion of at least $600 million in cash, GERS will run out of money by 2025, according to Leon “Rocky” Joyner, vice president and actuary at Segal Consulting.

EDA Says Looser Residency Rules Will Boost Investment

The U.S. Treasury proposed relaxing its 183-day annual residency test for EDC tax breaks, which should attract more businesses to the program and more investment to the territory.

Dominica Flood Relief Efforts Under Way on St. Croix

Relief efforts are being organized and coordinated on St. Croix to send supplies to people of Dominica who were hit with devastation and destruction in Tropical Storm Erika last week.

Multiple Agencies Present Budgets to Senate Finance Committee

The V.I. Public Services Commission joined a slew of government agencies, including the V.I. Olympic Committee, Labor Management Council and carnival committees, presenting budgets Monday after a week of storm delays.

St. Croix Company Builds One of Fastest Boats in World

The catamaran that could be the fastest cruising sailboat in the world, designed and built by Gold Coast Yachts on St. Croix, was launched and sailed Friday from St. Croix to St. Thomas.

Man Drowns at Frederiksted Pier

A man drowned Thursday while jumping from Frederiksted Pier, according to the V.I. Police Department. The name and age of the victim were withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Carjacking Occurs at Sunny Isle Service Station

Armed carjackers forced a woman from a car around 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gas for Less Service Station in Sunny Isle, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Joint Elections Board: Voting Machine Software Changes will Eliminate ‘Confusion’ Next Election

Changes approved Friday for software currently used in the territory’s voting could help prevent some of the confusion seen during the 2014 general election or, according to some, make it worse.





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