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V.I. Fundraisers Raise Eyebrows on National Stage

Fundraisers for Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) on St.Thomas, shortly before and after Shuster helped shepherd "Sixpack" legislation benefitting U.S. Virgin Islanders are under national scrutiny with some suggesting they seem improper, even if no laws were violated.

Mapp Looks to Put Bureau of Information Technology Under viNGN

Plans are in the works to put the Bureau of Information Technology under the V.I. Next Generation Network in an attempt to patch many of the internal communication gaps the government is experiencing, according to Gov. Kenneth Mapp.

Blackbeard’s Castle Up For Sale

Blackbeard's Castle, the iconic tower on Government Hill on St. Thomas, is up for sale, according to the website www.estateskytsborg.com. Built in 1679 by the Danes, it was originally called Skytsborg Tower.

World Didn’t End; Sun and Ice Crystals Formed Solar Halo

A little before noon Sunday, diners at the new My Brothers Workshop Café and Bakery almost leapt from their chairs to see why some folks were gazing up in the sky. Turns out it wasn’t the end of the world. It was a solar halo, and it seemed to absorb the whole sky.

@ Work: Little Olive Dishes up Delightful Mediterranean Food

Little Olive, a new addition to St. John’s food scene, serves up delicious Mediterranean food at an aptly-painted olive green food truck located street side at the Motor Vehicle Bureau parking lot.

Three-Legged Maximus Takes Babe Award at Wagapalooza

Dog owners and lovers of all ages packed the Winston Wells ball field in Cruz Bay Saturday evening for the 15th Annual Wagapalooza, honoring the island’s shelter dogs and supporting a fundraiser for the St. John Animal Care Center.

Students Learn to Make, Play Traditional Conch Horns

About 15 students from Arthur Richards Middle School in Frederiksted got a hands on demonstration Thursday from Brian Bishop of Crucian Gold, on how to convert a conch shell into a traditional tutu horn.

WAPA: Hodge Confident Propane Conversion Will Be Completed this Summer

The final federal permit necessary for the completion of the territory's conversion to propane-based power generation should be granted within the next two weeks, Water and Power Authority Executive Director Hugo Hodge Jr. told League of Women Voters Saturday.

Legislature Looks At Expanding Police Internal Affairs Bureau

The V.I. Police Department's internal affairs bureau will investigate misbehavior by all V.I. law enforcement, from Waste Management to Environmental Enforcement, not just the VIPD, if legislation being considered by the Senate becomes law.

Timberwolves’ ‘Milt’ Newton Setting Up Foundation to Inspire V.I. Youth

Minnesota Timberwolves General Manager Milton “Milt” Newton’s path to success started after he was forced to repeat seventh grade at Addelita Cancryn Junior High and make the tough choice between skipping school to play basketball or concentrate on improving his grades.

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