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DIVI Carina Bay Casino Reopens

Divi Carina Bay Casino reopened Wednesday after being closed for almost exactly a year due to last year's hurricanes.

Weather Service Warns of High Surf, Rip Currents

The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory Thursday morning for the U.S. Virgin Islands as a weakening Tropical Storm Isaac pushed into the Caribbean.
NOAA satellite photo taken at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday shows Tropical Storm Isaac, right, on the doorstep of the Antilles, while Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm, takes aim at the U.S. east coast.

Hurricane Hunter Flight Says Isaac Has Weakened Further

A NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane that investigated the oncoming Tropical Storm Isaac Wednesday evening and found that the system has weakened a bit, according to the National Weather Service.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Kurt Vialet. (V.I. Legislature photo)

Finance Sends On FY19 Budget Bills Amid Mixed Good and Bad Fiscal Conditions

The Finance Committee addressed 28 budget bills Wednesday, sending forward an array of appropriations and bills transferring money from one fund to another, codifying Fiscal Year 2019 budgets for executive agencies and semi-autonomous entities like the University of the Virgin Islands.

Eight Years Later, a Retrial Is Set for Schneider Officials

The racketeering retrial of three top executives of the Schneider Regional Medical Center is slated to begin next year. Presiding Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston recently set a January trial date at a hearing held after the Labor Day holiday.
IGY Chief Executive Officer Thomas Mukamal (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Senators Listen to Mapp Hotel Loan Plan

Senators gave a mixed, but largely favorable reception Tuesday to Gov. Kenneth Mapp's proposal to lend developers $10 million to help finance a 125-room modular hotel at Yacht Haven Grande.
JimmyMalfetti

Trial Date Nears in Malfetti Murder Case

Three years after a suspect was arrested in the stabbing death of a New Jersey man on St. John, it appears a trial will soon begin in the James Malfetti murder case.

Isaac Likely to Make Closest Pass to V.I. Early Friday

Hurricane and tropical storm watches have been posted for several Caribbean islands as a weakening Tropical Storm Isaac continues its trek toward the Leeward and Windward Islands.
At a St. Croix news conference Tuesday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announces the planned Workforce Development Scholarship Program.

Governor Unveils UVI Scholarship Program

Qualifying graduates of Virgin Islands high schools will receive free tuition to attend the University of the Virgin Islands under a plan announced Tuesday by Gov. Kenneth Mapp.

Coast Guard Sets Port Condition Whiskey as Isaac Approaches

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan set port condition Whiskey effective at 8 p.m. Monday for the the U.S. Virgins Islands and Puerto Rico, for the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac, which weakened slightly Monday evening but is still expected to be at or near hurricane force as it passes through the region later this week.

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