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This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

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Beach Advisory for July 27-31

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory, advises the public of the following:

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2015-07-31 16:23:23
Wave Paver Top Boat, Davis Top Angler in July Open Billfish Tournament

The team aboard Wave Paver made the most of every bite to capture the Top Boat title in the 52nd annual July Open Billfish Tournament. The boat's owner captured the Give Him Line award.

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2015-07-31 01:02:38
Ranchers Low on Water and Feed in Drought Conditions

To the dismay of farmers and ranchers whose livestock and crops are suffering and even dying, forecasters say the heat and drought suffocating the region could continue for several more months.

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2015-07-30 23:51:56
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Attorney General: Another One Bites the Dust

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has gone through his third attorney general. On Thursday, Mapp removed acting-Attorney General James Carroll from the position he had nominated him for three months ago.

Read entire articleJul 31 2015 - 7:23pm
Sea View Agrees to Close Doors

Sea View Nursing Home in Bolongo has agreed to close its doors after being terminated from participation in Medicare when federal inspectors found a string of deficiencies.

Read entire articleAug 1 2015 - 12:08am
Mapp Names Clifford Joseph Acting Fire Services Director

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp on Friday announced that he has named Captain/Fire Marshall Clifford Joseph acting director of the Virgin Islands Fire Service, effective immediately.

Read entire articleJul 31 2015 - 11:55pm
Young Scientists Share Latest Research at UVI

The territory’s young scientists gathered at the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands Friday for the 13th Annual Summer Science Research Symposium.

Read entire articleJul 31 2015 - 11:19pm
Legislature Confirms Mapp Cabinet, Sets Its Pay

The V.I. Legislature confirmed all but one member of Gov. Kenneth Mapp's cabinet and passed legislation setting their salaries at the levels of their predecessors during session Thursday.

Read entire articleJul 31 2015 - 1:16am
New Laws on Stalking, Abandoned Vehicles and More

V.I. law will provide for police protection against stalking and harassment by any person, if bills approved by the Legislature in session Thursday are enacted into law.

Read entire articleJul 31 2015 - 1:11am
Senate Passes Emergency Borrowing Legislation

The V.I. Legislature approved two emergency borrowing measures requested by Gov. Kenneth Mapp to help the government address a roughly $100 million current year budget shortfall.

Read entire articleJul 31 2015 - 1:02am
Legislature Enacts Sentencing Reform Over Governor's Veto

Prisoners sentenced to more than a year in prison will be able to get up to a year off their sentences if they continue their educations, due to new V.I. laws enacted Thursday over the governor's veto.

Read entire articleJul 31 2015 - 12:46am
Ranchers Low on Water and Feed in Drought Conditions

To the dismay of farmers and ranchers whose livestock and crops are suffering and even dying, forecasters say the heat and drought suffocating the region could continue for several more months.

Read entire articleJul 30 2015 - 11:51pm
V.I. Special Olympians Strike Gold in Los Angeles

Halfway through the Special Olympics World Games, the team from the U.S. Virgin Islands has already captured 31 medals, including nine gold medals, according to the World Games website.

Read entire articleJul 30 2015 - 11:31pm