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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.
 

 

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MOVIES

Now Playing: “Jason Bourne,” “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” and “Nerve”

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

LOCAL NEWS

Flash Flood Watch Issued for V.I.

A flash flood watch was issued Saturday for the U.S. Virgin Islands as a strong tropical wave bears down on the territory, bringing showers and wind by the evening. 

VITEMA Warns of Flooding as Storm Approaches

 The V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency warned that urban and gut flooding is possible this weekend with the arrival of a strong tropical wave.

Submerged Land Permittees Behind on Payments to DPNR

Thirty-four of the 120 individuals, companies and agencies that have permits or leases to utilize submerged lands across the territory owe the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources more than $1.2 million in overdue…

Tropical Wave in Eastern Atlantic Could Affect USVI By Weekend

June and July were quiet months in the Atlantic Basin, as they usually are, but as August draws near, so are two tropical waves that could effect the U.S. Virgin Islands as early as this…

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Delegate Stacey Plaskett on Clinton Email Investigation

 

EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
Elie Wiesel Had a Message for the Virgin Islands

Upon learning of the death of Holocaust survivor, Auschwitz witness and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, I felt compelled to pass along my experience…

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Habitual Offender Sentenced to Life for Rape of Minor

 V.I. Superior Court Judge James Carroll III sentenced Alan Archibald, 44, this week, to life imprisonment for raping and impregnating…

Beach Advisory for July 25-29

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 18 out of 35 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July…

Shooting Leaves One Man in Critical Condition

A man was critically injured Wednesday evening when gunshots were fired at the John F. Kennedy apartments, according to the…

V.I. Hosts Pilot Freedom Schools

Five of the trritory's schools are participating in a six-week pilot of a nation-wide "Freedom School" project this…

WAPA Revenue Bonds Suffer Third Downgrade In Less Than 60 Days

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has lowered the electric system revenue bond ratings of the V.I. Water and Power…

Shots Fired at School Where Kids Were on Campus; None Injured

Two suspects who reportedly crossed paths on the campus of Joseph A. Gomez Elementary school in Anna’s Retreat were involved…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

20-Year-Old Man Shot to Death in Concordia

Officers responding to reports of gunshots Tuesday evening in the area of Concordia in Frederiksted found a man, later identified as 20-year-old Marquise Benjamin, unresponsive at the scene, a V.I. Police Department news release said Wednesday. 

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ON ST. THOMAS

Woman Killed by Stray Bullet Outside Nightclub

A 20-year-old woman, Bria Evans, was struck by a stray bullet at about 3 a.m. Saturday outside a Charlotte Amalie nightclub and died of her injury, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

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