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Division of Environmental Protection Submits Air Quality Report for Comment

The comment period will end 30 days after the notice is posted. Please address comments to Austin F. Callwood, DPNR director.

FEMA Obligates VIWMA $30M for St. Croix Wastewater Design

These funds will allow the territory to begin the design in advance of the obligation for the system-wide replacement projected at $1.5 billion.

Pilot Maria Rodriguez Memorialized with Plaque at Charaf Family Heliport

Schneider Regional Medical Center, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, community members, family, and friends honored Maria Isabel Rodriguez with a plaque ceremony on Tuesday.
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Fahie Gets New Bail Conditions; BVI Premier Wheatley Dismantles Key Boards

Former British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie may be released on bond while he faces drug and money laundering charges in Florida, a Miami judge has ruled.

Saharan Dust Gone – For Now

The plumes of Saharan dust that visit the territory every summer apparently started a little early this year. Residents reported the familiar haze and grit showed up late last week but had cleared by Tuesday.
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Police Make Arrest in Sub Base Shooting

The man accused of shooting down two teens after a graduation party in Sub Base Saturday night has been arrested, police said Tuesday.

Still No Date for Horse Racing Return

Although Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced in March an agreement to allow horse racing to proceed on St. Thomas and St. Croix, the Horse Racing Commission heard Monday that no timeline for opening the racetracks has been set.
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VIPD Economic Crime Unit arrest 34-Year-Old Woman for Fraudulent Transactions

According to detectives from the VIPD, an arrest warrant was executed on May 23, 2022, at approximately 5:36 p.m., and 34-year-old Toomer was placed under arrest at her residence without incident. Toomer was charged with obtaining money by false pretense, grand larceny, and access to computer for fraudulent purposes.

Fallen Veteran/Farmer to Be Honored Posthumously During Agriculture Fair

Well known St. Croix veteran and livestock farmer John W. “Johnny” Tranberg will be posthumously recognized at the opening ceremonies of Agrifest 2022
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St. Croix Eatery Robbed at Gunpoint by Four Men

A St. Croix restaurant was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night, with four armed men making off with about $300 from the cash register, the V.I. Police Department reported Tuesday. The men stormed the establishment in black ski masks shouting "Don't move or I'll shoot you," the report stated.