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At Mock Senate Hearing, Seniors Propose Bill to Prevent Elder Abuse

The Legislature building was filled with nearly 100 senior citizens for Wednesday morning’s mock senate hearing, at which the senior community acted as V.I. senators and proposed legislation to combat elder abuse.

Women’s Coalition of St. Croix’s Peace Race Celebrates 35-Year Milestone

The Women's Coalition of St. Croix (WCSC) will host the 35th Annual Women Race on Sunday, June 2, in Frederiksted. Pre-registration for its annual two-mile race for women and girls will begin on May 20. The race is organized by the V.I. Pace Runners for WCSC. Only women and girls may enter the race.

Government House Recognizes African Heritage Week, African Liberation Day

The theme of the International Decade is "People of African descent: recognition, justice and development.”

V.I. Legislature to Observe African Liberation Day on May 24

The 33rd Virgin Islands Legislature invites the public to join it for an African Liberation Day Ceremony at 10 a.m., Friday, May 24, in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall
Paul 'Bogus' Girard

Racketeering Defendants Plead Not Guilty; Alleged Ringleaders Face Additional Counts

The defendants charged in a major racketeering case entered not guilty pleas Wednesday in federal court. Most of the 10 in the case of Paul Gerard et. al, asked for speedy jury trials, although some asked for more time.
View of Carambola Resort with Hamms Bluff in the background. (Susan Ellis photo)

New Owners to Take Over Carambola Resort by End of Month

A thorn in the side of the Government Employees Retirement System may be removed by the end of the month, if the sale of Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort and Spa goes through.

Young Syrian Refugee Returns to St. Thomas to Face Trial

The 18-year-old Syrian refugee who turned himself into a St. Thomas police station in March returned Monday to the island, where he is expected to face trial on charges of illegal entry into the United States.

Judge Calls WAPA Emissions Progress ‘Remarkable’

The V.I. Water and Power Authority continues to be in compliance with emissions consent decrees, earning praise from U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez during a quarterly court review Monday. WAPA will only need to have annual reviews going forward, according to a statement from the authority.
Denise Johannes, director of the Division of Corporations and Trademarks, demonstrates how the new online system works at a news conference Wednesday.

New Online Services Streamline Division of Corporations and Trademarks

The launch of a new online module puts the V.I. Division of Corporations and Trademarks on par with services offered by states and other territories and makes submitting documents and payments easier for the local business community.

Summer 2019 Biannual V.I. Archery Championship Set for June 1

Admission is free to watch, and anyone wanting to come out to inquire about the sport are encouraged to do so. Those with their own bow and arrows can participate in the tournament so they meet World Archery standards.

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