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Thursday, July 9, 2020

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St. Croix Elementary Schools Celebrates Their Youngest Students

Students at St. Croix’s Lew Muckle and Eulalie Rivera Elementary schools kicked off Week of the Young Child with a pep rally, a showcase of students’ career interests and a host of other fun activities.

@ School: Fresh off Meeting the President, Shimeeka Stanley Has Big Plans

Shimeeka Stanley, a sophomore at St. Croix Central High School, surrounds herself with people who inspire her and encourage her to succeed at whatever she tries to accomplish.

Mapp: Better Grant Management, Building High-Tech Sector Are Key to Economic Plan

Gov. Kenneth Mapp told the League of Women Voters Saturday that his team is working to identify available but unused federal grant money in the territory to help pay for needed government services, while laying the groundwork for the introduction of new industries including technology, financial services, and robotics manufacturing.

Man Dies from Shooting Early Saturday

A man died of a gunshot wound he received early Saturday at the Super Tanker Service Station in Sunny Isles, according to the V.I. Police Department. The victim was identified as 55-year-old Terrance Moorehead

Coast Guard Stations Four New Interceptors in the V.I.

Two of four sleek new border patrol boats bobbed on the Charlotte Amalie Harbor Friday as Sector San Juan of the United States Coast Guard unveiled them for the first time.

Bovoni Fire Destroyed Gas Collection System

An underground fire in the Bovoni Landfill destroyed its new multi-million dollar methane collection system and the VI Waste Management Authority needs millions of dollars to replace it and to complete closing the landfills, WMA Chief Operating Officer Steve Aubain told senators Friday.

Mon Bijou Man Charged with Gun Possession

Hillman Faucher Jr., 25, of Estate Mon Bijou, was arrested early Thursday after an incident in which police say he was in possession of an unauthorized handgun.

Property Taxes and More at Town Meeting

In a spillover from Wednesday’s meeting on St. John’s high property tax issue held by Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, the same subject came up numerous times at Sen. Almando “Rocky” Liburd’s town meeting Thursday.

Henderson Elementary Reopens after Month of Closure

Alexander Henderson Elementary School welcomed back 433 students and 70 staff members to its Estate Concordia campus Tuesday, after closing its doors for a month and a week.

Below Average Hurricane Season Predicted

While island residents know from past experience it only takes one bad hurricane a season to upend life as they knew it, Colorado State University researchers are hopeful about the upcoming season.

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