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District Board Seeks Public Input on Reforming Election Law

The St. Croix District Board of Elections is seeking public input regarding reforming Title 18, chapters 1 to 29. This…

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UVI to Host Accreditation Visit for Its School of Medicine

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will host a preliminary accreditation survey visit by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) for its School of Medicine from May 31 to June 4.

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2015-05-27 23:46:41
WAPA CEO Elected Chairman of CARILEC

Hugo V. Hodge, chief executive officer of the V.I. Water and Power Authority, was unanimously elected Tuesday to serve as chairman of the Caribbean Electric Utilities Service Corporation.

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2015-05-27 23:28:00
VIPD to Return to Community Policing Strategy with New Appointees

In an attempt to revive community policing strategies on St. John, V.I. Police Department officials have assigned a crime prevention officer specifically for the island.

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2015-05-27 23:23:19
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Mapp Will Not Take WICO Apartment After All

Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced in a press conference Thursday that he will not reside in a publicly financed apartment after all and will have no residence on St. Thomas for the time being.

Read entire articleMay 29 2015 - 12:12am
Discussion Continues in Fungus Lawsuit against Diageo, Cruzan

Judge Robert Molloy is expected to rule soon on the merit of a lawsuit against Diageo USVI Inc. and Cruzan VIRIL Ltd. after hearing arguments in Superior Court from both sides of the case Wednesday.

Read entire articleMay 29 2015 - 12:11am
Senate Seeking New Ways to Deregulate Taxis

V.I. law prohibiting taxi drivers from immediately leasing their permanent, lifetime "medallions" immediately after buying them may be changed to only apply to drivers who are not veterans.

Read entire articleMay 28 2015 - 12:39am
Port Authority Tightening Up on Outstanding Rent Accounts

From a major airline with back rent of just one month to small businesses in Crown Bay that are up to 90 days delinquent, the V.I. Port Authority is moving to resolve some outstanding receivables.

Read entire articleMay 28 2015 - 12:33am
V.I. Answer Desk: Will Capping Commissioners at $105,000 Increase Senate Pay?

A reader asks: "Is it true that the senators would be making" Gov. Kenneth Mapp recently agreed-to cap of commissioners' salaries "or is it simply just that no one can go higher than $105,000?"

Read entire articleMay 28 2015 - 12:20am
Equal Voting Rights Movement Begins in the Territory

The right for Virgin Islanders to vote for president is gaining advocates through a new project. “We the People Project” is a nonprofit that fights to achieve equal rights and representation for U.S. citizens.

Read entire articleMay 28 2015 - 12:19am
Casino Commission Gets Involved in Racetrack Disagreement

Legal counsel for the Flamboyant Horsemen Association and TRAXCO argued for a delay, or dismissal, in a hearing regarding their  agreements to the Randall “Doc” James Racetrack on St. Croix.

Read entire articleMay 28 2015 - 12:11am
WAPA CEO Elected Chairman of CARILEC

Hugo V. Hodge, chief executive officer of the V.I. Water and Power Authority, was unanimously elected Tuesday to serve as chairman of the Caribbean Electric Utilities Service Corporation.

Read entire articleMay 27 2015 - 11:28pm
VIPD to Return to Community Policing Strategy with New Appointees

In an attempt to revive community policing strategies on St. John, V.I. Police Department officials have assigned a crime prevention officer specifically for the island.

Read entire articleMay 27 2015 - 11:23pm
McCollum Sworn In as Education Commissioner

Government House on St. Thomas was packed with supporters and well wishers Wednesday as Sharon Ann McCollum was sworn in as commissioner of the Department of Education.

Read entire articleMay 27 2015 - 11:12pm