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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Community members at Tuesday's watershed meeting discuss areas that need remediation.

Meeting Focuses on Watershed Protection

When more than 40 residents of Coral Bay gathered Tuesday night for a meeting hosted by the Coral Bay Community Council, they were given maps of their local area and then asked to break into small groups.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Fatal Shooting is St Croix’s Third Homicide in 10 days

A 39-year-old male identified by next of kin as Victor Gonzalez was shot and killed Thursday morning in the Profit Hills Housing Community, the V.I. Police Department reported. It was the 11th homicide on St. Croix since the beginning of the year, the third in the last 10 days.

ALERT: VIWMA Closes DIY Used Oil Centers

VIWMA advises the community of the closure and clean-up of the Do It Yourself Used Oil Center located at Anna’s Retreat and Estate Concordia (Concordia Bin Site). Used motor and cooking oil will no longer be accepted at these sites.

V.I. Delegate on Front Page of New York Times

Delegate Stacey Plaskett's (D-V.I.) photo was front and center Thursday, above the fold of the front page of the New York Times, the paper...

Annie E. Casey Foundation Releases 2019 National KIDS COUNT ® Data Book

The 2019 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, which is the most comprehensive annual report on child well-being in the United States, notes measurable progress since the first Data Book, which was published in 1990.

WAPA Board Approves Purchase of Standby Generators for Water Pump Stations

In a bid to minimize disruptions of potable water service during periods of electrical service interruptions, the WAPA Board of Governors approved the purchase of standby generators for all potable water pumping stations territory-wide.
A panel of government agency representatives testify on their departments' hurricane preparedness plans. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Senators “Frustrated” with State of Hurricane Preparedness

Already into the 2019 hurricane season, which started June 1, several senators said they were “frustrated” and “disappointed” about the lack of preparedness of V.I. government entities should another natural disaster strike.
Flamboyant Gardens shows damage from Hurricane Maria.

Tell Your Storm Stories For Howard University Study

A team of scientists at Howard University in Washington D.C. are studying the human impact of the 2017 hurricanes and are looking for voices and experiences from the Virgin Islands.
William "Billy" Bohlke and Ashley Bouzianis head home after the 2019 Caribavia in the BIA MU-2 jet. (Anne Salafia photo)

Crucians Win Awards at 2019 Caribbean Aviation Meetup

William R. "Billy" Bohlke, president and chief pilot at Bohlke International Airways on St. Croix, and Ashley Bouzianis, marketing director for BIA and its partner AeroMD, won Sapphire Pegasus awards at the fourth annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup on St. Maarten/St. Martin
Gov. Albert Bryan testifies before the House Energy Committee earlier this year. (Photo supplied by Government House)

V.I. Health Officials to Testify in D.C. on Medicaid

Administration officials from the Department of Human Services will testify Thursday before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in Washington D.C., continuing the administration’s push for congressional action to prevent the U.S. Virgin Islands and other insular territories from falling off the Medicaid "fiscal cliff."





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