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VIPA to Receive $2.3 Million for Aircraft Rescue, Firefighting Building

The Port Authority will receive $2.3 million in federal funding to construct an aircraft rescue and firefighting building at the airport on St. Croix, according to Delegate Stacey E. Plaskett.

Cultivation of Industrial Hemp One Step Closer in the V.I.

A bill to amend the Virgin Islands Code to allow for the cultivation of industrial hemp cleared the Legislature's Economic Development, Agriculture and Planning Committee on Thursday.

Corrections Confirms Stabbing at Golden Grove

N’Kosi Parris, an inmate at the Golden Grove Adult Corrections Facility, sustained puncture wounds to his lower back and is currently hospitalized after a stabbing on Thursday afternoon.

The Bookworm: Part Business Book, Part Memoir

The author subtly includes business advice for entrepreneurs in nearly each chapter. That serves to entertain and inform readers, while steadily encouraging entrepreneurship.

Police Find Runaway Minor

Mariam Batista, the 15-year-old, runaway from St. Thomas was found Wednesday by police on St. Croix, according to the VIPD, which on Tuesday requested public help in locating the girl.

Undercurrents: LEPC Troubles Strain V.I. Nonprofits

Several local charities have been cut off from federal funding and their representatives say they don’t exactly know why. Problems go back years, following reports of discrepancies with LEPC grants.

WICO CEO: Every Visitor Counts

As we take time this month to observe the importance of tourism on the U.S. Virgin Islands economy, we at the West Indian Company, Ltd. remain mindful of the impact the cruise industry has on the overall tourism product, especially the highly coveted overnight guest sector.

The Bookworm: ‘Welcome to My Breakdown’

Whoever said that big girls don’t cry needs to know that that’s not true: as in the new book “Welcome to My Breakdown” by Benilde Little, sometimes crying is only the beginning.

Source Manager’s Journal: Baltimore, Ferguson, New York and the Virgin Islands

It was Robert Southey who said, “Curses are like chickens. They always come home to roost.” Our curse, in this case of publicized police killings of black men, is the reality and persistent stain of racism.

Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Prison Contraband

Shevron Percival, 25, pleaded guilty Thursday in District Court on St. Croix to one count of possession of prison contraband. In 2012, Percival admitted, he was found with a cell phone inside the prison.

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