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Judge Slates September Jury Trial for Francis, Castor, Woods

Julito Francis, Gerard Castor Sr. and John Woods will face a jury Sept. 28 in a federal corruption trial.

Panel OKs Unfunded Weekend Bus Service

There will be an unfunded mandate for public bus service on weekends if the V.I. Senate approves Bill 31-0133 passed onto it Tuesday by the Committee on Rules and Judiciary.Some senators acknowledged the lack of funding as a concern for the legislation.

Injured Coast Guard Officer from V.I. on Road to Recovery

A tragic tour bus accident in Panama earlier this year left U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Diana Isidore, a St. Croix native, fighting for her life.

Senate Loosening Taxi Regulations Again

A bill widely supported by V.I. senators Tuesday would relax V.I. taxi system regulations soon, loosening a law prohibiting taxi drivers from immediately leasing their permanent, lifetime licenses or "medallions" immediately after buying them.

Management Changes Afoot at the Cruz Bay Taxi Stand

The V.I. Port Authority announced Tuesday it was turning over the management of the Cruz Bay ferry dock taxi operation over to the Property and Procurement Department, but it remains to be seen what changes, if any, will take place.

Mapp Administration Announces Drought Relief Efforts

Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Agriculture Department officials are meeting with federal officials, distributing drought relief feed and seeking more sources of water for farmers, according to the administration.

Basil Ottley Named Federal Policy Director at Insular Affairs

The U.S. Department of Interior has hired former a V.I. senator and 2014 candidate for lieutenant governor, Basil Ottley Jr., to be its new policy director at the Office of Insular Affairs.

Coral Bay Dinghy Dock to be Removed

Although DPNR offered the Moravian Church a chance to apply for a permit for the existing Coral Bay floating dinghy dock, a letter indicates the church has decided to remove the dock extension.

On Island Profile: Rick Gupman Is New Chief Ranger at V.I. National Park

V.I. National Park’s new chief ranger, Rick Gupman, set the stage for an adventurous life by kayaking 2,000 miles down the length of the Mississippi River when he was 17.

VI Children’s Book Earns Seal of Approval

The children's picture book, "Hope Is Here!" by St. John writer Cristina Kessler and St. Croix illustrator Marcos Castillo has been selected to receive the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

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