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Bovoni Landfill on St. Thomas. (Source file photo)

EPA Seeks Public Input over Proposed Landfill Permits

The EPA is considering a request by the V.I. government to approve a permanent set of rules used to manage the territory’s landfills. As part of the process, federal authorities are inviting the public to attend one of three public hearings.
A safari shows damaged rear windows from a crash. (Facebook photo)

Safety Belt Proposal Puts Safaris in Spotlight

A Senate panel voted Wednesday to move forward a bill requiring passengers in the rear seats of vehicles to wear safety belts, but while officials agreed those ubiquitous tourist vehicles, safaris, should be included, it wasn't clear if the act could apply to them.
Attorney General Denise George-Counts delivers testimony during Wednesday's meeting of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

Senate Panel Debates Loitering Bill

A proposed increase in fines and imprisonment for loitering in the Virgin Islands could be excessive or infringe on the constitutional rights of residents, senators were told Wednesday.

V.I.’s Nicholas D’Amour Excels at World University Games

St. Thomian Nicholas D'Amour completed his first-day qualification in archery at the 2019 Summer University Games in Naples, Italy, on July 9

V.I. Federal Prosecutor Honored for Role in Terminix Case

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Chisholm was awarded the Gold Medal for Exceptional Service Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan and International Trade Building in Washington DC. for her role in the Department of Justice's Terminix Enforcement Criminal Team.
IRB Director Joel Lee testifies before the Senate Finance Committee about his department's budget Tuesday. (Photo by Barry Leerman for the V.I. Legislature)

IRB Says There’s No Plan B if Excise Tax Appeal Loses

Internal Revenue Bureau Director Joel Lee told lawmakers Tuesday that if the District Court rules against the government’s appeal to reinstate excise taxes, the bureau has no backup plan in the face of roughly $45 million in tax collection losses each year.
Clemons' learned to cook his signature sandwich in Barbados, 'the land of the flying fish.' (Source photo by Denise Lenhardt-Benoit)

Fynn’s Place – Flying Fish in the Virgin Islands

Following the trend towards simple specialty menus and the idea that less is more, Fynn’s Place, an outdoor eatery on the north end of Frederiksted, features the only known flying fish sandwich in the Virgin Islands.
Stacey Plaskett addresses a town hall meeting Saturday at UVI on St. Croix.

Plaskett Giving Epstein Donations to Charity

Following the arrest of V.I. tax-break recipient Jeffrey Epstein's arrest on child molestation charges, Delegate Stacey Plaskett announced Tuesday she will make charitable donations in the amounts Epstein donated to her election campaigns in 2016 and 2018.

Ruling on Appeal Questions Contractor’s Charges

A rare ruling on an appeal filed in Superior Court points up the pitfalls a St. Thomas homeowner can face when fixing a storm damaged house. The case, originally filed in Small Claims Court, questions how much a contractor can charge for his services.
Volunteers distribute school supplies to students during the 2018 fundraising event. (Submitted photo)

United Way’s Stuff the Bus Fundraiser Aims to Help Parents with School Supplies

United Way USVI has started accepting donations for it’s 2019 "Stuff the Bus" program, which has as its main goal “to help alleviate the stress and financial burden on parents by providing learning tools for success for Back to School.”





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