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Police Identify 71-Year-Old Shooting Victim

A 71-year-old man was found dead in his apartment Sunday afternoon, dead of a gunshot wound to the body, the V.I. Police Department reported. The deceased was identified by next of kin as Thomas Willie.
Dancing Classrooms students take on the tango.

Dancing Classrooms Grads Take a Bow

Dancing Classrooms graduates took to the makeshift stage at Yacht Haven Grande on Saturday for their year-end finale, with no trace of fear or awkwardness, just self-confidence and skill.
Veolia's wastewater treatment plant on St. Thomas. (Image from Veolia's website)

VIWMA Evaluating Operating Wastewater Plants

The V.I. Waste Management Authority said Friday it is evaluating plans to operate the wastewater treatment plants on St. Thomas and St. Croix without the help of third-party contractor Veolia, which announced Thursday that it is going to turn over the plants due to unpaid bills.

Government Vows in Court to Erase GERS Debt

Officials representing the Government of the Virgin Islands told a federal judge the government should have its debt to the Government Employees Retirement System paid up by July.

Police Investigate Armed Home Robbery on St John

Two women were in their residence at Enighed on St. John Saturday night when the home was invaded by two armed, masked men who robbed them of cash and personal items, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Senate OKs Bill That Toughens Human Trafficking Laws

Lawmakers on Thursday approved what they called a long overdue bill that increases penalties for crimes involving human trafficking in the Virgin Islands.

Rezoning Requests Reignite Zoning Reform Debate

A string of rezoning requests turned Thursday’s senate session into a heated exchange over zoning reform as lawmakers discussed residents’ requests to rezone residential plots to commercial.
Veolia's wastewater treatment plant on St. Thomas. (Image from Veolia's website)

Wastewater Cutoff: Unpaid V.I. Treatment Plant Operators Plan To Leave

Veolia, operator of the U.S. Virgin Island's public wastewater treatment plants, announced it will turn them over to the V.I. Waste Management Authority unless they get paid.

Senate Overrides Mapp’s Vetoes of Territorial Curator, EDC Rules Change

The Legislature on Thursday voted unanimously to override Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s veto of a bill that would allow the government to hire a curator to oversee all fine art and antiquities in the territory’s Government Houses.

Temporary Customs Facility in Cruz Bay Eases Problems for Some Travelers

The unmarked beige trailer stationed on the bulkhead along “The Creek” in Cruz Bay may not look like anything special, but its presence is making a huge difference to the charter boat community based on St. John and the eastern end of St. Thomas.





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