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Net Metering Changes Continue Moving Forward in Senate

Residential net metering customers with less than 10-kilowatt solar systems selling power to the V.I. Water and Power Authority will continue to get maximum full-price net metering payments after 2025, if a bill approved in committee Tuesday becomes law.

Senate Panel OKs Excavation Notification Center Bill

A bill to establish a one-call notification center to provide notice of all excavation around underground utilities was sent on for a final Senate vote Tuesday, though the measure provides few details of how, or if, the center will be created.

Senate Begins Acting on Mapp Cabinet Nominees

A Senate committee on Monday sent three of Gov. Kenneth Mapp's cabinet nominations for votes in the next legislative session, resuming the confirmation process held up over pay increases.

DPNR Suspends Terminix Manager’s License

In a notice signed April 20, DPNR suspended the license of Terminix manager Jose Rivera for fumigating a unit at St. John’s Sirenusa condominiums with pesticide containing methyl bromide

Governor Announces Anti-Crime Plans

Surrounded by a variety of law enforcement officials on Monday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced plans for citizen protection during St. Thomas Carnival and beyond.

Faith Matters: Seventh-day Adventist Pathfinder Club

Youngsters in the local Seventh-day Adventist Pathfinder Clubs are part of a world-wide organization, sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventists, to teach children ages 10 to 15 years to help their community, stay fit, learn discipline, serve God and be a friend to others.

DeJongh Pays More than $200,000 for Security Measures at His Home

Former Gov. John deJongh Jr. announced Saturday that he had paid to the Government of the Virgin Islands the sum of $202,831.60 for the security measures that remain at his home after he completed his term.

WTJX Premieres Documentary about Virgin Islanders in the 2013 Kentucky Derby

Despite competition from the opening of St. Thomas's Carnival Village on Friday night, a small but enthusiastic crowd of sports fans turned out for the premiere of WTJX's documentary "The Dream: The Road to the Kentucky Derby" at the Win Mill sports bar at Crown Bay Marina.

First African Caribbean Conference Draws Happy Crowd

The first African Caribbean Conference attracted a happy mix of cruise ship passengers interspersed with local residents, many in colorful African garments, to learn more about the diaspora and Western African music. The event took place Saturday at Fort Christianvaern in Christiansted.

Innovative Cable License Up For Review

The Public Services Commission is seeking comment on Innovative's cable television franchises on St. Croix and St. Thomas/St. John, which are up for review and renewal.

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