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Police Union Vote Opens Door to More Pay Raises Before the Runoff Election

The St. Thomas and St. Croix Policeman’s Benevolent Association's voted Nov. 7 to approve proposed wage increases and issued a statement over the weekend thanking Police Commissioner Delroy Richards and Gov. Kenneth Mapp.

Flash Flood Warning in Effect

A flash flood warning has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands as Invest 65L brings a strong line of moister that began to impact the territory Tuesday evening.
2010 aerial view of the Diageo USVI's Captain Morgan Rum distillery. (File photo, © Eric Crossan)

Diageo Sells Off Some Brands for Half a Billion British Pounds

Diageo, owner of a large, taxpayer-financed distillery on St. Croix that accounts for more than $50 million in federal tax revenues for the territory each year, has sold off a portfolio of 19 liquor brands to Sazerac, a family-owned liquor conglomerate.

Todman Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Illegal Aliens; Castro Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

Brice Todman, 36, of St. John, pleaded guilty Tuesday to bringing aliens into the United States and Jose Alfredo Rondon Castro, 40, of the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry into the U.S.

Ludvig Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Cocaine

Shahime Ludvig, Jr., 20, of St. Thomas pleaded guilty Tuesday before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.
The District Court building on St. Croix. (File photo)

Jose Hodge Gets 20 Years in Cocaine Case

District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis last week sentenced 38-year-old Jose R. Hodge of St. Croix to 240 months in prison for a variety of charges in a cocaine conspiracy case.

State Office of Special Education to Hold Transition Parent Conference

The conference will be held on Monday, Nov. 26, on St. Croix at UVI and on Thursday, Nov. 29, on St. Thomas at the Lockhart Elementary School on St. Thomas.
Arturo Watlington was selected Friday as the unified V.I. Board of Elections chair.

Board Expects to Register New Voters Before Runoff

Despite an opinion issued Sunday by Attorney General Claude Walker, Board of Elections members are still expected to begin registering new voters on Tuesday before the Nov. 20 runoff.

Trademarks Office Launches More Online Services

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor Division of the Corporations and Trademarks launched the second phase of its new on-line system, Catalyst, this month.

Senate Panel Tables Hotel Financing Measure, OKs Asphalt Plants

The 32nd Legislature Committee on Finance declined to act on a measure to partially fund the construction of a new destination hotel for St. Thomas. The measure, sponsored by two St. Thomas lawmakers, would have provided an initial step in further development of the Yacht Haven Grande marina and shopping center.





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STT-STJ AG FAIR -- on St. Thomas, connecting farmers and the fruits of their labors with the
Public. Bordeaux Farms Pavillion provided the venue, although the traditional host, University of the Virgin Islands, is eager for a reunion.
The AG FAIR is an opportunity for shoppers to pick up meats and veggies for the Thanksgiving table. Chef Ashley Allen staged a turkey carving demonstration, followed by a turkey tasting.
An appreciative crowd formed an audience for a dance troupe and tips on composting, plus a contest to see who could quickly light a coalpot.
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