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Coast Guard Probes Circumstances of 2015 Sailboat Altercation

Details of an investigation by Coast Guard officials into the death of a sailboat crewman surfaced this week as a lawyer representing the captain in federal court prepares for a hearing next week.

Paradise Jam Returns to St. Thomas with Stiff Competition

Paradise Jam returns to St. Thomas tomorrow afternoon after a year hiatus forced by damage from Hurricane Irma and Maria.

DOA Warns Consumers to Be on Alert for Stolen Meat Products

At this time of year, many animals are stolen and slaughtered in the bush and are then sold to unsuspecting consumers who could be harmed.
Polling Judge Donna Phillip, right, looks on as voters file into the UVI polling site.

Board of Elections Releases 2018 General Election Counting of Provisional Ballots

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Board of Elections of the St. Thomas-St. John District and the St. Croix District counted the Provisional Ballots. The attached unofficial report with the updated contests is attached.

Senate Turnover: Positive Not Planning to Fade Away

As his term comes to a close Positive T.A. Nelson, is still pushing for the issue for which he is best known – legalization of marijuana.

Court Blocks New Voter Registrations Before Nov. 20 Runoff Election

V.I. Superior Court Judge Denise Francois has granted a temporary restraining order “enjoining, restraining and prohibiting" voter registration in the St. Thomas-St. John district ahead of next week’s runoff election for governor and lieutenant governor

St. Thomas-St. John District TWIC Enrollment Center Moves to UVI

The U.S. Department of Transportation has notified VIPA of a new, permanent enrollment center for residents on St. Thomas and St. John to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card.

Sen. Nereida “Nellie” Rivera O’Reilly Endorses Mapp/Potter Team

For the first time in decades the Virgin Islands has a governor who does not succumb to the demands of special interest groups, Sen. Nereida “Nellie” Rivera O’Reilly said this week.
Elections Board Chairman Arturo Watlington Jr.

AG Sues to Stop Registration, but Election Board Will Continue Until Court Rules

Attorney General Claude Walker on Tuesday filed a request for a temporary restraining order to stop the Board of Elections from registering new voters before the Nov. 20 runoff, but the board’s chair said Tuesday night that until a court rules, registration will continue.

Mosler Says ‘No’ to Mapp; Running Mate Fonseca Says ‘Yes’

Fourth-place gubernatorial candidate Warren Mosler came out strongly against Gov. Kenneth Mapp in a statement on his Facebook page while his running mate, Ray Fonseca, recently endorsed Mapp.

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NATURAL MYSTIC - backlit by a late afternoon sun, members of Earth Mama's Pan African Dance Company perform at the St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture Fair.
The fair takes place in a new location, at the Bordeaux Farms Pavillion. Saturday displays included rabbits, silkie chickens and a turtle in the petting farm, lemongrass, squash, tomatoes and watermelon.
Chef Ashley Allen demonstrated turkey carving. Jason Budsan from the St. Thomas-St. John Environmental Association showed how layering mulch from storm debris and sargasso seaweed makes great compost.
There was also a coal pot lighting contest at sunset. More fun to come on Sunday.
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