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Sunday, October 25, 2020

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AG Walker Says Voters Must Feed Ballots Themselves

Acting Attorney General Claude Walker told the St. Croix District Board of Elections that voters must be allowed to feed their own ballots into voting machines in the upcoming 2016 elections.

Undercurrents: Ridership Outstrips Resources of VITRAN Plus

VITRAN Plus, the local government’s response to provide assisted transportation for individuals who qualify for it, has some obvious weaknesses but residents depend on it.

Countdown Begins to 2015 Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament

U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Tournament organizers revealed at a press conference Wednesday night next year’s men’s lineup, which includes St. Joseph’s, North Carolina State and Washington State.

Cultural Workshop is Start to Historic 2017 Presentations, Officials Say

A set of cultural workshops that kicked off Tuesday is just the start to a series of historical activities meant to teach Virgin Islands history as we approach the 100th anniversary of Transfer Day.

Rotary Treasure Hunt Raises Money For Scholarships

Rotary Mid-Isle held its annual Treasure Hunt on Sunday to raise monies for their scholarship fund, raising over $7,000 for youth scholarships to given away to St. Croix students.

Body Found on St. Croix

A badly decomposed body was found Tuesday morning on the beach near Enfield Green. The corpse could not be readily identified, police said.

Police Still Seeking Missing, Vulnerable Woman

The V.I. Police Department is still seeking 23-year-old Nina Gundolo, who was last seen at 1 a.m. in the area of Estate Mountain. According to police, she may seem confused and require medical attention.

VITELCO to PSC: Rates Need to be Raised, Not Lowered

At the first of three PSC hearings to be held this week, advisors for VITELCO testified on Monday that if the company is to earn a “reasonable rate of return on its investments,” it must raise its rates for phone lines.

Senators Delay Education Standards Bill

Testimony from education officials and labor leaders Monday at the Frederiksted Legislature led the Committee on Education and Workforce to hold a bill on Common Core Standards.

Plan Family Fun Wednesday at St. Thomas, St. Croix Veterans Day Parades

Veterans and community members will march in Veterans Day parades on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Wednesday, and the American Legion will be marching on St. John, among other activities.

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