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Man Shot by Officer at UVI Reportedly Attacked Police with Stones

A man injured Wednesday in an officer-involved shooting at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus was a squatter on campus who threw rocks at responding officers, according to UVI spokesperson Tamika Thomas Williams.
Albert Bryan

Governor Bryan Names Senior Staff, Sets Date to Announce Cabinet

On Wednesday, Jan. 9, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced the individuals who will serve as his senior Government House staff; he has set Tuesday, Jan. 15, as the date to announce some of his cabinet members.

One Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting at UVI

The V.I. Police Department reported that one person was injured Wednesday in an officer-involved shooting at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus and was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center for evaluation.
V.I. National Park Superintendent Nigel Fields

NPS Announces Important Notice to Park Visitors

The NPS will not operate parks during the federal government shutdown period, and no visitor services will be provided.

Steele Charged with Assault, Attempted Murder

Michael Morris Steele, 24, was arrested Monday and charged with assaulting a woman by pushing her into a beach bonfire and holding her in the flames, threatening to kill her, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Viya Cable TV Loses CBS, CW, ABC Due to Unsuccessful Negotiations With Lilly Broadcasting

Viya’s goal has always been to provide quality entertainment while minimizing additional programming costs that will adversely affect Viya Cable TV subscribers. Unfortunately, Lilly Broadcasting insists on a severe rate increase for the CBS, ABC, CW and OCTV networks.

The Caribbean Writer Releases Volume 32

Volume 32 boasts insightful and exciting poetry, short-stories, personal essays, interviews and book reviews by established as well as emerging writers from the Caribbean and its diaspora.

Crime Stoppers Seeks Tips in Cold Case

The anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, seeks the public’s help to resolve two crimes, a homicide that that took place in 2013, and an attempted murder in which a suspect has been identified but not yet found.

Governor Appoints Additional Acting Agency Heads

The former Commissioners each resigned from their positions this month. Further personnel appointments will be made in the days ahead.
Marijuana leaves (Yahoo photo)

Editorial: Time for Senate to Legalize Locally Produced Recreational Cannabis

The medical marijuana legislation approved Friday by the Legislature is a strong step in the right direction. Now it is long-past time to stop criminalizing and marginalizing V.I. youth and adults for a practice that is demonstrably far less harmful than alcohol and tobacco.

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