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Agriculture and Fire Services Commissioners Move Toward Confirmation

Getting more local food growing, in the markets and on V.I. tables, will be his prime goal, Acting Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles told the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing Friday.

Delegate Stacey Plaskett Speaks About Her First Six Weeks in Office

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett spoke about her first six weeks in office during a news conference Friday in Frederiksted.

VIPA Almost Cleared for Crown Bay Dredging

The final thumbs up hasn’t yet been given, but V.I. Port Authority officials were more optimistic than earlier about getting the long talked about Crown Bay dredging project off the ground.

Man Drowns at Honeymoon Beach

A 71-year-old man who was visiting St. John’s Honeymoon Beach on a cruise ship excursion drowned Friday, according to Greg Podany, acting chief ranger at the V.I. National Park.

Heavy Equipment Worker Killed in St. John Accident

One man was killed and another seriously injured when their truck, which was carrying a boom crane, went off King Hill Road in the V.I. National Park on Friday.

Corporal Punishment Video Shines Light on Violence in V.I. Public Schools

A 54-second video capturing alleged corporal punishment at the Yvonne Bowsky Elementary School resulted in the vice principal being placed on temporary suspension as V.I. Department of Education officials rearrange the school’s administration.

Retirees at GERS Meeting Told Payments Coming in March

A handful of retired government employees attending the GERS trustee meeting weren’t authorized to speak because they haven’t received annuity checks and therefore aren’t considered members.

Senate President Asks Governor to Withdraw Three VIPA Board Nominations

In a letter released to the public Thursday, Senate President Neville James asked Gov. Kenneth Mapp to withdraw three nominees for the V.I. Port Authority Governing Board.

New Education Commissioner, Personnel Director Approved in Committee

The Rules and Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to send on for approval Gov. Kenneth Mapp's nominees for personnel director and Education commissioner.

Antilles, Montessori Earn Top Spots at St. Thomas-St. John Mathcounts Competition

Antilles School’s mathletes took the award for top team at the St. Thomas-St. John District Mathcounts competition, but VIMSIA eighth-grader Axel Bartsch won the individual competition.

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