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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.

Former Timberwolves GM Gives Back with School Seminars, Camps

Former Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Milton “Milt” Newton was back in the territory this week giving inspirational workshops and speaking of opportunities for his basketball camp.

JFL Mammography Program Accredited by ACR

The American College of Radiology has certified the Mammography Imaging Service at Juan F. Luis Hospital, making it fully accredited for screening, diagnostic and interventional use through mid-2019.

Rules Committee Forwards to Full Senate: Nominees, Bill to Reorganize Judiciary

The Rules and Judiciary Committee moved forward to the full Senate a Superior Court nominee, a board appointee and a bill reorganizing the Judiciary, but held back one nominee for a conflict.

GERS: Paying Out Unfunded Retirement Benefits Violates V.I. Law

A “tough medicine” motion considered by the GERS Board at its meeting Thursday served as a reminder that GERS’s practice of paying out pension benefits without adequate funding is a violation of V.I. law.

St. Thomas-St. John Chamber Condemns Recent Joint Action by Justice, Labor

On Wednesday the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce condemned generic “dunning” letters sent to employers demanding unspecified payment to the Unemployment Insurance Fund.

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