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Former VING Major Convicted of Wire Fraud

After a three-day trial, a federal jury found former V.I. National Guard Major Sherrymae Morales, 54, guilty of 21 counts of wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced Wednesday.

Griffith: JFL Makes Progress towards CMS Compliance

The Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital governing board on Wednesday received an update on finances and progress towards reaching compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Budget Cuts Hurting V.I. Health, Education

Those most in need will keep having limited access to mental health and dental care, and students will see classrooms without teachers this fall, unless the territory finds more money, senators heard Tuesday.

Crime Stoppers USVI Closing Shop

Crime Stoppers USVI announced Monday it is closing shop, saying arrests and convictions from tips have slowed down so much that people are not bothering to call in as much anymore.

Crafts Wins St. John Festival Bike Race; Zachman is Top Female

Love City athlete Matt Crafts, a veteran triathlete and no stranger to local winner’s podiums, handily won the St. John Festival Bike Race Saturday. St. Thomas’ Janelle Zachman topped the women's field and finished fourth overall.

Employment, Accessibility Issues for the Disabled Discussed at ADA Town Hall Meeting

Around 15 people with disabilities, as well as care givers had the opportunity to voice their concerns to representatives of different government agencies about services during a town hall meeting on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Senate Considering Free Building For My Brother’s Workshop

The local charitable organization My Brother's Workshop hopes to set up a center to teach carpentry and other trades to St. Croix youth, and legislation giving them free use of a government-owned complex in Kingshill is enacted into law.

Overtime Eating Up Emergency Service Budgets

The V.I. Fire Service is racking up millions of dollars in overtime expenses that are not funded in its budget and Fire Service cannot reduce overtime without more firefighters and more funding.

Commissioner: Police Will Have to ‘Curtail’ Activities without Overtime Funding

There is no funding for witness protection and, without more money for overtime, police will have no choice but to "curtail" some activities, according to the V.I. Police commissioner.

V.I. Seeking ‘Alternative Remedies’ to Keep Sea View Nursing Home Open

Human Services Commissioner Vivian Ebbesen-Fludd said Wednesday that the V.I. government is working on ways to respond to the private Sea View Nursing Home's recent decertification.

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