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Stop Work Order Issued for Dumping Fill without Permit

DPNR issued a verbal stop work order Aug. 8 to St. John resident Elvis Marsh for illegally dumping 10 truckloads of fill dirt on land in Coastal Zone Management’s first tier, officials said Friday.

2015 Summer Tourism Season Appears Excellent, Hoteliers and Merchants Say

Hoteliers and other tourism industry professionals said this week that the summer tourism season looks excellent on all three islands, with hotels reporting their best summer bookings since 2007.

Elections Board Looks over Budget before Senate Hearing

The St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections held a special meeting Thursday to discuss the details of its proposed 2016 budget, which will be reviewed before the Senate on Aug. 25.

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Carmen G. Fahie

Carmen G. Fahie is a self-made woman, one who knows what she wants out of life and sets herself on a path to achieve it. She lives by the adage, “Failure to plan is planning to fail."

Police Seek Missing Minor

The V.I. Police Department is seeking the community's help in finding Lyn’Nisha Genita Ambrose, a 16-year-old who has been missing since Wednesday.

Virtue of the Week: Assertiveness

Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express your own ideas. You know what you stand for and what you won't stand for. You expect respect.

The Bookworm: ‘Simple Lessons for a Better Life’

If you’re dealing with adversity or just watching too much news, “Simple Lessons for a Better Life” may be just the thing to inspire you.

WICO CEO: Workshops Encourage Economy

The West Indian Co. Ltd. recently hosted a two-day business development workshop for entrepreneurs interested in starting their own tourism-related business.

Amateur Fights Show Range of V.I. Boxing Talent

USVI Amateur Boxing Federation invited up-and-coming boxers from Puerto Rico and the BVI to St. Thomas last weekend to showcase their talent alongside more than a dozen of the territory's amateurs.

V.I.’s Marjorie Dodson Races in Inner Mongolian Marathon

Marjorie Dodson competed in a half marathon on July 4, half a world away from St. Thomas, where she grew up. The race took her through the sweeping grasslands in Xiwuqi, a town bordering Mongolia.

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