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Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Budget Cuts Hurting V.I. Health, Education

Those most in need will keep having limited access to mental health and dental care, and students will see classrooms without teachers this fall, unless the territory finds more money, senators heard Tuesday.

Crime Stoppers USVI Closing Shop

Crime Stoppers USVI announced Monday it is closing shop, saying arrests and convictions from tips have slowed down so much that people are not bothering to call in as much anymore.

Not for Profit: Friends of St. Croix National Parks

The Friends of St. Croix National Parks are on a mission to increase public awareness and appreciation of the St. Croix National Parks through education, community outreach, and civic engagement.

Celebration Marks 250th Anniversary of Hamilton’s Arrival on St. Croix

'America was born on Nevis and nurtured on St. Croix,' said Evelyn Henville, executive director of Nevis Historical and Conservation Society, in remarks at a celebration Sunday marking the 250th anniversairy of Alexander Hamilton's arrival on St. Croix.

Employment, Accessibility Issues for the Disabled Discussed at ADA Town Hall Meeting

Around 15 people with disabilities, as well as care givers had the opportunity to voice their concerns to representatives of different government agencies about services during a town hall meeting on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Senate Considering Free Building For My Brother’s Workshop

The local charitable organization My Brother's Workshop hopes to set up a center to teach carpentry and other trades to St. Croix youth, and legislation giving them free use of a government-owned complex in Kingshill is enacted into law.

57-Year-Old Woman Pleads Guilty to Growing Marijuana

Gail Leung, 57, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court on St. Croix to one count of manufacturing marijuana, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced in a news release Friday.

Overtime Eating Up Emergency Service Budgets

The V.I. Fire Service is racking up millions of dollars in overtime expenses that are not funded in its budget and Fire Service cannot reduce overtime without more firefighters and more funding.

CAHS Students Help St. Croix Teen with Cancer

Charlotte Amalie High School students raised funds for a St. Croix teenager with a rare form of cancer – Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the left maxillary sinus cavity.

Commissioner: Police Will Have to ‘Curtail’ Activities without Overtime Funding

There is no funding for witness protection and, without more money for overtime, police will have no choice but to "curtail" some activities, according to the V.I. Police commissioner.





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