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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.
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.

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.

Craft Beer Tourism Brings the Brews Cruise to Frenchtown

“Small and independent craft brewers are part of the DNA of their communities. They are becoming mainstay attractions for travelers.”
Main wreckage of the plane that crashed in December 2017, killing all five aboard. (Photo from National Transportation Safety Board)

Report: Pilot Had Been Warned Not to Fly the Night Stylee...

The pilot of the aircraft that crashed in December 2017, taking the lives of five Virgin Islanders including Kyle “Kylo” Sylvester, the lead singer for Stylee Band, had been told he should not fly that night, according to documents released earlier this year by the NTSB.
A water truck navigates loosely paved roads while delivering gallons of water to a V.I. resident. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

Amid Drought, USVI Added to the U.S. Drought Monitor For Regular...

The V.I. will officially be added to the U.S. Drought Monitor map on June 6, 2019, said Brad Rippey of the United States Department of Agriculture, who is helping organize the drought monitoring efforts in the V.I.

Andrea Prompts First Hurricane Advisory: Are You Ready for the Season?

Subtropical Storm Andrea appears to pose no threat to the U.S. Virgin Islands, but is a timely reminder to finish hurricane preparations before the official beginning of the hurricane season on June 1.
Taxi owner James Penn testifies against a bill that would require taxicab owners to accept payment by credit cards from customers during the Government Operations, Consumers and Affairs Committee’s Monday meeting. To his left is Averyl Fabian of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

V.I. May Require Taxis Take Credit Cards

Taxis in the V.I. would be required to offer an electronic payment option to customers after the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumers and Affairs Committee on Monday voted to move the bill forward to the Rules and Judiciary Committee.

Two Big Gallows Bay Fires in Two Weeks Under Investigation *Correction...

Two big fires in two weeks have badly damaged businesses in Gallows Bay in the past two weeks. Both are under investigation by the territory's Arson Prevention Unit and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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