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Easter Camping Builds Unity, Family Ties

Some St. Croix campers see more in the annual Easter camp foray to the beaches than a good time weekend. They see opportunities to educate youngsters, strengthen family ties and bring religious practices to the forefront.

Detectives Investigate Fatal Animal Cruelty Case

*Warning: Graphic Photo* Detectives were summoned Wednesday to Estate Anna’s Hope by veterinarians with the V.I. Department of Agriculture to investigate a badly beaten horse found near the Youth Rehabilitation Center, the V.I. Police Department reported Friday.

Liquor Banned on Good Friday; Beer and Wine Exempt

V.I. law forbids bars and restaurants from selling distilled liquor or mixed drinks from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Good Friday, but wine and beer are not mentioned in the law and are not affected.

Moody’s Upgrades WAPA Financial Rating

Moody’s Investors Service revised the V.I. Water and Power Authority's financial rating outlook from “negative” to “stable" this week, according to WAPA

Frederiksted’s Strand Street is Now ‘One-Way’

Strand Street in Frederiksted is now one-way heading north and cars may park on the entire seaward side, thanks to legislation that took effect April 1.

Plans in Works to Study Health Impacts of Methyl Bromide Use

The Health Department has plans in progress to do an epidemiologic investigation on the March incident at St. John’s Sirenusa condominiums, where a pesticide containing methyl bromide used.

WICO Board Elects New Officers

The West Indian Company Lt., operator of the territory's largest cruise ship port, the WICO dock, elected new officers at its first meeting of...

Gaming Conference Looks at New Options, Building ‘Trust’ in V.I. System

The International Masters of Gaming Law organization returned to the territory this week for a spring conference that brought representatives from more than 40 different countries to St. Thomas.

Career Fair Draws Crowd to UVI

This year’s Career Fair, held Wednesday at the University of the Virgin Islands, drew more employers and more students than in several past years, according to organizers.

Crime Stoppers: Virginia Homicide, Local Burglary, Shots Fired

J’Wa “Bala” Charlery, who is wanted for a homicide in Richmond, Va., in November 2014. Charlery is a 20-year-old black male, six feet tall, weighs 160 pounds and is believed to be on St. Croix.

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