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Defendant’s Brother Publishes Book about Fountain Valley Massacre

St. Croix attorney Michael Joseph just published a book he believes answers some questions about the so-called Fountain Valley massacre, in which his brother Raphael was one of five men convicted.

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Amaraé Blyden-Richards

Amaraé Blyden-Richards will be the first to say that she is living the life of her dreams though the story is still unfolding.

DLCA To Publish Gas Station Price Markups

Acting DLCA Commissioner Devin Carrington and acting Internal Revenue Bureau Director Marvin Pickering were before the Rules and Judiciary Committee for their nomination hearings. Both were sent on for final votes without opposition.

JFL Seeks Funds for Improvements; Schneider Regional Passes TJC Inspection

St. Croix's Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital asked the V.I. Senate for $10.3 million for its improvement plan, while Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas boasted of its TJC inspection.

Major Lending Firm Cuts Off V.I. Over Lengthy Foreclosures

A large financial firm announced Monday that it's suspending lending in the U.S. Virgin Islands, saying the territory's foreclosure process is too slow and uncertain for the company to protect its assets.

Interagency Group Meets on Insular Areas

Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Delegate Stacey Plaskett pressed federal officials to remember insular territories’ tourism industries while opening to Cuba.

Arson Suspected in Estate Smithfield Fire

A Monday fire that destroyed two cars and damaged an Estate Smithfield home is being investigated by the V.I. fire and police officials as arson.

Legislature Revisits Video Company Tax Breaks

The V.I. Legislature is considering a set of tax breaks and direct cash payments in the form of "rebates" from the V.I. treasury for filmmaking incentives that former Gov. John deJongh Jr. vetoed in January.

Government Cell Phone Crackdown Begins ‘Across the Board,’ Says Official

Government cell phones are to be turned into government department and agency heads or supervisors as austerity measures are put in place "across the board.”

On Island Profile: Natalie Ballantine Keeps Crucian Cuisine Alive

Natalie Ballantine in her kitchen.Crucian Natalie Ballantine, concerned that the art of 'turning fungi' will be lost, shares her technique to make the dumpling from cornmeal for kallaloo.

She recently demonstrated making fungi and gave samples of her tasty kallaloo at the Agriculture Fair.

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