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Schneider Regional Medical Center's revenues are up over last year, and the St. Thomas East End Medical Center Corporation is seeing more patients, officials said during budget hearings Thursday. But those good trends are partly fed by big increases in the number of Virgin Islanders able to get Medicaid, which may sharply cut back next month.
The long lag between arrests and trials in many violent crime cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands sometimes denies justice - both for victims and for the accused.
The V.I. Lottery would likely lose around $5.6 million if not bolstered by about $12.3 million from Southland Gaming slot machine/video lottery funding, acting Lottery Executive Director Raymond Williams told the Finance Committee Thursday.
The public face of sex trafficking in the Virgin Islands showed up on Brookman Road in early August as federal agents closed in on a nightclub operator suspected of harboring migrants to work as prostitutes.
Lawmakers and administration officials agreed that housing in the U.S. Virgin Islands is in crisis, while talking Tuesday during the Senate's Committee on Finance hearing on the the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget for the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority.
The Rock City Beer Barn will play host to an open mic comedy show Friday, with local comedians getting the chance to showcase their talents to a wider audience while competing for cash prizes.
Virgin Islands school administrators and legislators want schools to start earlier in the fall and end earlier in the spring. The effort to do so, however, has failed in recent years. The problem is how to compensate teachers in the year of the change.
The V.I. government is processing pay increases negotiated in collective bargaining agreements with several departments and agencies, Government House announced Friday.
The U.S. Virgin Islands courts and Justice Department need more resources to address a crippling backlog of cases that delays and sometimes denies justice - both for victims and for the accused.
When Sen. Kenneth Gittens rose on the floor of the Legislature Tuesday to initiate what he calls “a more aggressive approach when it comes to WAPA,” he encountered no resistance from the 14 other senators.