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VITEMA: Don’t Forget Your Whistle

A whistle is one of the most overlooked items when people pack up their emergency kits, V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency Director Mona Barnes said Friday at the All Hazards Preparedness Expo.

Officer Ruled Not Guilty in Petersen Shooting Death

“I thought he was going to kill me and my partner,” Special Operations Officer David Stevens told a jury Thursday, defending himself on the stand against charges in the shooting death of Kendall Petersen Jr. in January 2012.

WAPA CEO: Water and Impetigo Outbreak Unrelated


V.I. Water and Power Authority Executive Director Hugo Hodge Jr., denied Friday that the recent outbreak of impetigo is related to the public water system.

Senate Looks At Rules For Changing Your Name

Those applying to the courts to change their names will have a specific list of documents they have to submit if a bill approved in the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee becomes law.

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Giselle Robinson, Poet/International Poetry Slam Champion

Jewels of the Virgin Isles is a feature series profiling Virgin Islanders in the diaspora who are excelling in their respective fields and/or positively representing the USVI abroad.

Prosser Steps Into New IRB Tax Cases

Two companies connected to former Innovative owner Jeffrey Prosser's bankruptcy are suing the V.I. Internal Revenue Bureau, claiming IRB is improperly assessing taxes they do not owe.

Plaskett Pushing Congress To Include V.I. In Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

In the wake of the U.S. Treasury Department’s announcement that it will support bankruptcy protection for Puerto Rico, V.I. Delegate Stacey Plaskett said she wants Congress to help the Virgin Islands too.

Board Chairman Defends Integrity of GERS Procedures

V.I. Government Employees’ Retirement System Board Chairman Wilbur Callender defended the retirement system’s legal and ethical standing, during a GERS Board meeting Thursday.

New Corrections Director Nominee Approved in Committee

The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Acting Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mulgrav's nomination to the post during a hearing Thursday.

WAPA Receives First Shipment Of Propane On St. Croix

The V.I. Water and Power Authority received the first inventory of liquefied petroleum gas Wednesday at its Estate Richmond terminal Wednesday, the utility announced in a Thursday news release.

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