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Zika Update: St. Thomas Sees Three More Cases

This week the V.I. Department of Health reported three new cases of Zika on St. Thomas, bringing the total number of cases in the territory up to 24.

GERS Gets First $7 Million in Rum Revenues

In major good news for the rapidly declining Government Employee Retirement System, the V.I. government has made the first $7 million payment of federal rum excise tax revenues.

St. Croix High School Students Argue Marriage Rights in Moot Court

St. Croix high school students took their turns presenting arguments for and against gay marriage equality at the annual moot court competition in District Court on Wednesday.

Mapp Decries Taxpayer Subsidies for Casinos in Veto Message

Gov. Kenneth Mapp vetoed recent legislation to subsidize casino renovations with tax dollars and decried the Senate's override of his veto giving the Casino Control Commission power to waive investment requirements.

Carambola Golf Club to Receive Energy Grant

The Carambola Golf Club will receive a $124,467 grant from the Rural Energy for America Program at a small, informal ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the club.

Rain Can’t Stop Memorial Day Tribute

Memorial Day began under a gray sky and threatening dark clouds Monday, and by the time the ceremonies were over, the dedication of the participants had been tested by the rain.

V.I. National Swim Teens Take First at Beach to Beach Power Swim

Teenaged members of the Virgin Island’s National Swim Team took first place in both the overall men’s and women’s categories at the 13th annual Beach to Beach Power Swim on Sunday.

Republican Group Votes to Oust Canegata

Organizers and participants at a meeting of Republicans Saturday on St. Thomas disregarded charges leveled by Republican state chairman John Canegata that the meeting was 'illegal,' and declared the chairman's position vacant, electing a new chair.

Boyd Charged in March Double Homicide of Payne Brothers

Noel Boyd, a 25-year-old resident of Lorraine Village, was arrested early Saturday and charged with first degree murder in a March double homicide of brothers Kayan and Kanta Payne in Christiansted.

Judge Halts Use of Party Name and Logo by One of Two GOP Factions

One of two quarreling groups of V.I. Republicans – both of whom claim to represent the territorial GOP committee – was issued a temporary restraining order Friday preventing the second from using the party’s official name and logo.

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