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Senate Panel Holds Bill to Grant Insurance Discount to Older Drivers Who Take Safety...

Older drivers could earn a discount on their auto insurance by attending approved driver safety courses under a bill considered Tuesday by the Government, Consumers and Veterans Affairs Committee.

Police Seek Assistance in Locating Runaway Minor

Police are asking the public's assistance in locating Mariam Batista, a minor who lives on St. Thomas but is believed to be on St. Croix. She was last seen on May 8 at her residence in Estate Tutu.

Elena Christian, Evelyn Williams Schools to Be Closed for 2015-16 School Year

Students at three St. Croix public schools will find themselves in temporary quarters during the 2015-16 school year as the V.I. Department of Education Elena Christian Jr. High School and Evelyn M. Williams Elementary School.

Mapp Budget Shows Slight Belt Tightening from Last Year

With the release of Gov. Kenneth Mapp's first annual budget, it appears most, but not all, government agencies will see a slight decrease in their funding in the upcoming year.

Dion Parson, Jazz at Lincoln Center Continue Partnership with V.I. Schools

Plans to promote Dion Parson's new album, which pays homage to his island home, St. Thomas, have taken a back seat to the band’s continuing efforts to expose students throughout the territory to the world of jazz.

Mapp Moves Out of $14,500 a Month Villa

Gov. Ken Mapp has moved out of the St. Thomas villa he has used when on St. Thomas since taking office, and the government returned the property to the West Indian Company, which has been paying the $14,500 a month rent.

Credit Union Oversight Reform Moves Closer To Law

Oversight of any future non-federally chartered, V.I. licensed credit unions will fall under the Office of the Lieutenant Governor's Division of Banking and Insurance, if legislation heading for a final vote at the next session is approved.

‘Theater of War’ is ‘Not a Passive Experience,’ Says Director

On Saturday afternoon, Virgin Islanders will have one chance only to see the nationally acclaimed and powerful “Theater of War: Soldiers and Citizens Tour” performed by Emmy nominee (House of Cards) Reg E. Cathey, Linda Powell, daughter of retired Gen. Colin Powell, and Director Bryan Doerries. Powell and Cathey grew up in military families.

‘Lolo’ Willis Taken Into Custody after Tearful Sentencing

Louis Willis didn’t appear to cry, but many others in the courtroom wiped back tears Thursday morning as the former Bureau of Internal Revenue director was sentenced by V.I. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez to five years in prison for extortion and bribery.

Cigarette Tax Increase Still Under Consideration

Sen. Sammuel Sanes pulled legislation to increase cigarette taxes from the Rules Committee agenda this week to do more analysis of its impact on V.I. businesses and government coffers, but it is still alive and will be considered further, according to Sanes.





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