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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

Audio Galleries

Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 

MOVIES

Coming Thursday: “The Transporter Refueled” and “Vacation”

The following movies are now playing at Market Square Theater on St. Thomas.

LOCAL NEWS

EDA Says Looser Residency Rules Will Boost Investment

The U.S. Treasury just proposed relaxing its 183-day annual residency test for EDC tax breaks, which should attract more businesses to the program and more investment to the territory.

Multiple Agencies Present Budgets to Senate Finance Committee

The V.I. Public Services Commission joined a slew of government agencies, including the V.I. Olympic Committee, Labor Management Council and carnival committees, presenting budgets Monday after a week of storm delays.

Undercurrents: Money Flows through Territory on Way to Laundry

What do they smuggle in the U.S. Virgin Islands? It used to be rum. Sometimes it’s jewelry or other high-end retail goods. Last week a man was arrested and charged with smuggling money.

St. Croix Company Builds One of Fastest Boats in World

The catamaran that could be the fastest cruising sailboat in the world, designed and built by Gold Coast Yachts on St. Croix, was launched and sailed Friday from St. Croix to St. Thomas.

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

Demand answers. Question authority. Agitate for change. Go ahead, you're entitled.

 
 
We Will Rise Together or Fall Apart

With a serious drought upon us, it might be time to consider the precarious equilibrium of life on earth.

 

 

SOURCE PICKS

The Bookworm: 'Household Workers Unite'

This isn’t your curl-up-in-front-of-a-fireplace kind of read but it is a pleasure, especially if you’re a historian, feminist or…

Ours Must Be a Government of Laws

Kelvin Martin hopes the new attorney general nominee, while pursuing Gov. de Jongh’s alleged illegalities, will not ignore possible corruption…

Pescador Wins Marlin Tournament with Last-Minute Catch

A last minute catch landed Pescador the Top Boat prize in the 43rd annual USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament…

Never Say Never Leads First Day in Marlin Tournament

The right place at the right time paid off for the sports fishermen aboard Never Say Never, who were…

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Rod Harley

Some people try to distance themselves from their pasts, rather than face them, embrace them, but mental health and…

Man Charged with Bulk Cash Smuggling

Kevin Greaves, 43, made his initial appearance Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in a…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

Dominica Flood Relief Efforts Under Way on St. Croix

Relief efforts are being organized and coordinated on St. Croix to send supplies to people of Dominica who were hit with devastation and destruction in Tropical Storm Erika last week.

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ON ST. THOMAS

Bovoni Residents Want Increased Policing Due to Drag Racing, Gunfire

Residents of Bovoni requested increased police presence in their neighborhood on Monday, due to the prevalence of late night drag racing and automatic weapons being fired.

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