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PFA Board Approves Contracts for Police Assessment, Frederiksted Development

The Public Finance Authority Board of Directors voted during its monthly meeting Monday to contract with T&M Protection Resources to assess the territory’s law enforcement agencies.

Not for Profit: St. Croix Seashell Society

The St. Croix Seashell Society exhibit at Fort Frederik features around 400 seashells, other mollusks, and echinoderms. Founding members Sharon Grimes, Zoraida Jacobs, Elizabeth Robb, and Marcia Taylor encourage people to become members of the society.

Man Killed in Cemetery Assault

Officers of the Virgin Islands Police Department arrested a man described as 'homeless and mentally ill' as a suspect in a Sunday homicide that took place at the Christiansted Public Cemetery.

Special Olympians Compete – with Smiles – in 38th Games

Promptly at 9 a.m., a cadre from the V.I. Police Department burst through the gate at Renaissance Park to kick off the Special Olympics on St. Croix Saturday. Officer Janella John led the traditional Law Enforcement Torch Run.

USCG Issues Rules for Carrying Up to 12 on an Uninspected Boat

Uninspected Virgin Islands boats less than 24 meters (78.7 feet) in length are now allowed to carry as many as a dozen passengers within the Virgin Islands and to international ports, but not to another port in the United States.

Coast Guard Rescues Cuban Illegal Immigrants

The crew of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter on Thursday rescued seven illegal immigrants from Cuba stranded on a rock formation at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff off Mona Island, Puerto Rico.

Tourism Expert: Future Looks Bright, Challenges Remain

Caribbean tourism has been thriving in recent years and the future looks even brighter, but many challenges remain, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association CEO Frank Comito said Friday.

Immersed in Culture at John H. Woodson Junior High School

Local culture bearers spent Friday at John H. Woodson Junior High School sharing their skills and knowledge with students and staff at a cultural expose in observance of V.I. History Month.

Local Rocketry Club Invited to The White House

The Elena Christian Junior High School has been invited to participate in an all-expense-paid trip to the fifth annual White House Science Fair hosted by the president this weekend.

GERS Board OKs Legal Action Against Luis Hospital, Approves Havensight Budget

With more dismal news in the monthly treasurer’s report, the Government Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to authorize Administrator Austin Nibbs to pursue legal action against the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital for missing employee and employer contributions.

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