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Police to Address Friday Shootings in Press Briefing *Update*

Officials from the Virgin Islands Police Department will hold a press briefing at noon on Saturday to address gun violence incidents that occurred Friday on St. Thomas, including one fatal shooting and one that left a man in serious condition in the hospital.

WAPA Reviewing Data to Determine Root Cause of Outage *Update*

WAPA said electric system personnel are reviewing data logs of the utility's generating units to determine the root cause of a 12-hour outage Friday that affected all customers of the St. Thomas-St. John District.

Community Center Is One of Five STJ Projects Proposed for Block Grant Funding

Community members had their first opportunity on Wednesday to learn about five initiatives proposed for St. John that could improve the lives of children, teens, adults and seniors.

Disaster Recovery Office Spent $2 Billion of $8 Billion Fed Aid

The Disaster Recovery Office, set up after the devastating twin hurricanes of 2017, has spent $1.94 billion and obligated $4.45 billion, or more than 56 percent of the anticipated $8 billion in federal disaster recovery funds appropriated for the territory.

Eastern Caribbean Heads Express Solidarity With USVI on Safe Restart of Cruise Tourism

In a letter, Roosevelt Skerrit, prime minister of Dominica and chairman of the OECS, expressed the subregional group’s deep appreciation to Gov. Bryan for writing to Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis.

VIEO, WAPA, DPNR Create Net Energy Billing, Electrician-Certified Solar Installations

Applications continue to be submitted and have navigated through the various stages of the permitting workflow.

Government House on the Air in June

This is a list of upcoming radio appearances by Gov. Albert Bryan, Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach and Bryan-Roach administration Cabinet members.

Governor Reschedules Appearance on ‘The Press Box’ to June 24

During the live feed of the Virtual Town Hall program, residents can ask the governor questions through the “Comments” section of the livestream.

VIPD Overtime Costs Have Not Disappeared

After V.I. Police Department Commissioner Trevor Velinor testified during Thursday’s budget hearing, it was clear the struggle with employee overtime costs plaquing the department has persisted despite the prior fiscal year’s radical 42 percent drop in overtime.
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Warner Pleads Guilty to Possessing Marijuana

Tashawn T.A. Warner, 24, resident of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of marijuana. U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Thursday.