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Beach Advisory for August 13-17

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 31 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Aug. 13-17, 2018. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:

Greenidge Gets 12 Month Sentence in Tax Fraud Case

Indica Greenidge, 27, of St. Croix, was sentenced Wednesday by District Court Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis to 12 months’ imprisonment for her conviction of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
The District Court on St. Croix.

Two Plead Guilty to Possession on Board a Vessel

Jesus Garcia, 35, and Jhoan Gomez, age 28, both of Venezuela, pled guilty Wednesday in District Court to one count of possession of a controlled substance on board a vessel, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.
Elizabeth Armstrong at an April WAPA board meeting.

WAPA Board Approves Community Disaster Loan to Offset Continued Revenue Loss

In an emergency meeting Wednesday, the governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) authorized borrowing of up to $20 million dollars in an additional FEMA Community Disaster Loan (CDL).

VI Student Tyrone Lake Wins FCCA Poster Competition

The 11-year-old Alexander Henderson Elementary School honor roll student topped the regional competition with a poster entitled “Present and Future,” which focused on disaster preparation and environmental preservation.
John Petersen

Man Charged with Assault for Allegedly Beating Female

John Petersen, a 63-year-old St. Thomas man, was arrested at 9:45 a.m. Monday by the V.I. Police Department after he was identified as the suspect who struck a woman with a baseball bat.
The District Court on St. Croix.

Venezuelan Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance

Juan Rodriguez, a 26-year-old Venezuelan, pled guilty Monday in District Court on St. Croix to one count of possession of a controlled substance on board a vessel, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.
Men’s Summer League players show team spirit after Friday's games.

Flag Football: Sharks Remain Undefeated

The Sharks once again showed once again why they are currently leading the St. Thomas Men’s Flag Football League standings, as they only needed three quarters Friday night before producing the league’s first mercy rule.
Rebekah Kelly

Woman Charged with Domestic Violence

Rebekah Kelly, a 22-year-old St. Croix woman, was arrested Sunday and charged with domestic violence after a man reported to police that she had sprayed Mace in his eyes.

Governor Congratulates Senepol Cattle Breeders on 100th Anniversary

In 1918, Bromley Nelthropp began this new breed of cattle by crossing the N’Dama cattle, originally from Senegal, West Africa, with the Red Poll breed from England, resulting in animals that were heat tolerant, insect resistant, docile, high milk-producing and very good beef.

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