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Albert Bryan

Gov. Bryan: One-Time Medicaid Windfall Should Not Go to Raises

Gov. Albert Bryan urged the Legislature in a statement Thursday not to spend any of a one-time $39 million Medicaid reimbursement windfall on recurring expenses like pay raises but instead use it for the hospitals' utility bills.

New Phone App Aims to Improve Taxi Transportation in the V.I.

A new phone application named Caricab has been launched for V.I. residents, the first of its kind, creating communication between the 3,000 taxicab owners licensed by the V.I. Taxi Commission and those on island looking for a ride.

St. Thomas-Born Doctor Becomes Expert in Pie

St. Thomas-born doctor Paul Arguin has spent the last ten years developing a new area of expertise—pie making. He'll be signing copies of his new book at Hook Line and Sinker in Frenchtown, St. Thomas on Sunday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Croix Pride Activities Planned for June

Building on a vision of acceptance and empowerment, the activities planned by St. Croix Pride throughout June offer something for everyone – Virgin Islanders and the LGBTQ+ community, organizers say.

Women’s Coalition of St. Croix’s Peace Race Celebrates 35-Year Milestone

The Women's Coalition of St. Croix (WCSC) will host the 35th Annual Women Race on Sunday, June 2, in Frederiksted. Pre-registration for its annual two-mile race for women and girls will begin on May 20. The race is organized by the V.I. Pace Runners for WCSC. Only women and girls may enter the race.
Paul 'Bogus' Girard

Racketeering Defendants Plead Not Guilty; Alleged Ringleaders Face Additional Counts

The defendants charged in a major racketeering case entered not guilty pleas Wednesday in federal court. Most of the 10 in the case of Paul Gerard et. al, asked for speedy jury trials, although some asked for more time.
View of Carambola Resort with Hamms Bluff in the background. (Susan Ellis photo)

New Owners to Take Over Carambola Resort by End of Month

A thorn in the side of the Government Employees Retirement System may be removed by the end of the month, if the sale of Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort and Spa goes through.

Young Syrian Refugee Returns to St. Thomas to Face Trial

The 18-year-old Syrian refugee who turned himself into a St. Thomas police station in March returned Monday to the island, where he is expected to face trial on charges of illegal entry into the United States.

Judge Calls WAPA Emissions Progress ‘Remarkable’

The V.I. Water and Power Authority continues to be in compliance with emissions consent decrees, earning praise from U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez during a quarterly court review Monday. WAPA will only need to have annual reviews going forward, according to a statement from the authority.

All Saints Cathedral School Wins First Round of Appellate Moot Court

The team will vie for the title of Territorial Champion on Thursday, May 23. The winners will receive scholarships of $1,000.

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