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JFL Board Hears of Hospital Progress

The governing board of the Gov. Juan Luis Hospital will be celebrating in August if it maintains the progress reported Saturday, CEO Dr. Kendall Griffiths said Saturday during a short audio conference with the board and hospital administrators.

Senate Committee OKs New Tax Breaks for Film and Video Production

A new set of tax breaks and direct cash payments in the form of "rebates" from the V.I. treasury will be available for filmmaking and video production if a bill approved in committee Thursday becomes law.

Woman Dies on East End

A woman was pulled from the water Sunday on the south side of Haulover Bay on St. John’s East End. The woman was identified as Tamara Lubbers of Cincinnati. The cause of death was listed as drowning.

UVI Decreases Use of Fossil Fuel, Board Learns

The University of the Virgin Islands reduced its use of fossil fuels by 7.7. percent from 2013 to 2014, the school's Board of Trustees learned during the regular session of its quarterly meeting Saturday at the campus on St. Croix.

Expansion of Affordable Housing on St. Croix

The V.I. Housing Authority Board of Commissioners approved several resolutions Friday at their monthly meeting including to move forward with the third phase of the Louis E. Brown Villas on St. Croix.

Barker Gets Aggressive with Senator During Barker Hearing

A professional barker on Thursday got aggressive and hostile toward a senator and was removed from a hearing on proposed legislation banning barkers over their being aggressive and hostile.

Cuba Diary: Before Cuba ‘Opens Up’

Source Publisher Shaun A. Pennington recently traveled to Cuba on a license obtained by the Nation magazine. This is a series of articles that offer her first-hand cultural and educational experiences in the nearby country.

Donate to Help Pay for St. John Can Crusher

Help St. John’s Island Green Living Association fund its aluminum can crusher by making a matching donation. And if $20,000 is raised by April 22, Earth Day, another $5,000 will be added.

Program Pays Rent For Homeless

A new pilot program renting apartments for chronically homeless has potential to reduce the V.I. social and government budgetary costs of homelessness, if it can be kept up and expanded.

Crime Stoppers: Three Unsolved Homicides

Detectives urge anyone with information concerning these homicides to phone the Criminal Investigation Bureau, 911 or, if you want to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers.

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