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One Killed, Four Injured in Early Morning Shooting

One man was killed and four others injured in an early morning shooting Saturday at the Four Winds Plaza shopping center on St. Thomas, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by next of kin as 29-year-old Joseph Andrews.

Board Mulls New Programs for Career and Technical Education

The board that oversees career and technical education in the territory is eyeing two national programs to bolster agriculture and construction instruction for students as early as middle school.

Find Out Where the Senate Candidates Stand

The Source asked every senatorial candidate ten questions, to fairly give every candidate an opportunity to tell our readers about themselves and where they stand on some of the most important issues of the day.

Four Decades Later, St. John School Land Swap Might Be Moving Forward

The U.S. Interior Department signed a “preliminary agreement” with the V.I. government on Thursday to pursue a St. John land swap that could bring decades-old hopes for a new St. John school closer to fruition.
The Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex in St. Thomas is a source of concern following recent allegations of corrections officers asleep on the job. (File photo)

Health Department Lifts St. Thomas Jail Quarantine

The Department of Health formally lifted the public health quarantine at the St. Thomas jail last week, according to a release from the Bureau of Corrections. 

Best Western May Be Coming to St. Croix

The Virgin Islands Port Authority Governing Board on Wednesday authorized Executive Director Carlton Dowe to proceed with negotiations to potentially bring a Best Western to the big island of St. Croix.

New Electronic Filing Process Creating Customs Logjam, USVI Shippers Say

U.S. Customs and Border Protection instituted a new electronic filing process on Oct. 13 that U.S. Virgin Islands shippers say is creating delays.  

Board Seeks Solution to CTE Teachers’ Lapsed Certifications

A proposal to charge Career and Technical Education teachers $25 for recertification starting in January turned into a discussion about lapses in the system at Wednesday’s meeting of the board that oversees the territory’s CTE programs.

New Athletic Director Shares His Vision for UVI Sports

Jerel Drew started as the new athletic director for the University of the Virgin Islands on Sept. 1 and recently shared where he thinks he can take sports at UVI and how it can be done. 

Government to Recall $100K in Unauthorized Finance Dept. Bonuses

The Bryan administration will seek reimbursement of $109,500 that former Finance Commissioner Kirk Callwood recently doled out to staff members in addition to their regular compensation.

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