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Nominees for Cannabis, Chiropractic and Other Boards Move to Senate

Experience as law enforcement officers may have curbed the enthusiasm of Sens. Novelle Francis Jr. and Kenneth Gittens for the potential relaxation of medical marijuana laws. Francis said Wednesday, though he questioned the laws, he was bound to follow them.
Now part of Silver Airways, Seaborne still connects the islands of the Caribbean. (Photo submitted by Silver Airways)

Silver Airways Enters Codeshare Partnership with Delta

On Wednesday, the company that a year ago purchased Seaborne Airlines, announced a codeshare partnership with Delta Airlines, creating easier travel from the U.S. mainland to the Caribbean.

Bills on Negligent Homicide, Molasses Pier Advance to Full Senate

On Wednesday the Rules and Judiciary Committee moved four bills with favorable recommendations to the full Senate without a “nay” vote, including bills to form a Medicare fraud unit and an increase in punishment for negligent homicide.

Next Generation Network Plans Public School Computer Science Instruction

The V.I. Next Generation Network is planning to put volunteers in the field to help the territory's public school teachers with a five-week course in coding and programming.
Chris and Sarah Lima show off the turtle he made and she wood-burned. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Colorful Turtles ‘Hatch’ Beachside

Ten turtles, six feet in length, created by local artists with grand imaginations and talent, hatched Saturday afternoon at Sand Castles on the Beach waterfront. Beginning next week they will be on display at various locations around the island.
Tavion Pierson fights through a screen during UVI’s loss on Friday Night Against Keiser University. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

UVI Women Pick Up First Win; Men Fall to 4-6 on...

The University of the Virgin Islands women's basketball team earned its first win of the season Thursday, but not before absorbing two more big losses in New Orleans.
Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

Senate Panel OKs Bill to Streamline CZM Process

A Senate panel voted favorably Wednesday to move a bill to amend V.I. Coastal Zone Management laws to the Rules and Judiciary Committee.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plasket questions Michael Cohen Wednesday during the House Government Oversight Committee's hearing.

Plaskett Was Reluctant on Impeachment, But No More

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett says her seat on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which is looking into the impeachment of President Donald Trump, came about because of her experience as a prosecutor in New York and in the Department of Justice.
Charmaine Mayer hands out health information to St. John residents.

STJ Residents Net Advice at Health Fair

St. John residents lined up Wednesday morning in Cruz Bay’s Franklin Powell Park to get information and free handy gadgets during the Virgin Islands Department of Health’s Health and Preparedness Fair.
Government House image the Limetree Bay.

Senators Drill Limetree Bay on Environment and Payments

Brian Lever, president of Limetree Bay, told the V.I. Legislature’s Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs and Energy Wednesday that air and water emissions from the restarted refinery will be significantly lower than the previous refinery.

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