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Crime Stoppers Puts Dent in Crime in 2016

The anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, helped officials put a dent in crime and rewarded people who supplied information to help solve cases while protecting their identity.

VIPA Director Carlton Dowe Fired

Despite its director's major accomplishments, the V.I. Port Authority board issued walking papers Wednesday to Carlton Dowe, terminating his contract without cause.

Senate Approves Nominees and Rezonings; Overrides Vetoes

The V.I. Legislature overrode Gov. Kenneth Mapp's veto Tuesday to enact legislation that expands the circumstances where a temporary physicians license can be granted, among other actions.

Annual Public School Assessment Shows Improved Student Performance

V.I. public school students achieved slightly higher scores overall on their 2015-16 Smarter Balanced assessment tests relative to 2014-15, the first school year the territory used the assessment system.

Zika Update: Territory Reports 24 New Cases; Outbreak Continues to Slow

The V.I. Department of Health announced 24 new cases of Zika virus this week, bringing the total caseload to 968. Last week, 23 new cases were reported.

The Bookworm: ‘Courage to Soar’

This is a story you can share with anyone; in fact, when you’ve finished “Courage to Soar,” you’ll probably want to. A book like this, you’ll fall head-over-heels for.

Undercurrents: Distracted Driving Still a Problem

National statistics on the prevalence of distracted driving are sobering. In 2014 some 3,179 people were killed and another 431,000 were injured on U.S. roads in vehicle crashes that involved distracted driving.

Needed: A Plan to Stem the Tide of Violence and Guns

The State Chair of the V.I. Democratic Party comments on the recent shooting of a child and the need to plan solutions to stop the next tragedy.

Applications Now Available for Labor Invests for Tomorrow Internship (LIFT) Program

The V.I. Department of Labor (DOL) is now accepting applications for the Labor Investing for Tomorrow (LIFT) summer internship program. Now in its 28th year, the program continues to provide college juniors, seniors and graduate students with meaningful work and internship experience in their chosen career field.

Suspect Arrested in Gallows Bay Shooting

Police arrested 53-year-old Festus Pemberton Wednesday after witnesses identified him as the person who fired at another person in Gallows Bay that morning. No one was injured in the incident.

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