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Schneider Officials: Cost of Pension, Benefits Hampers Recruitment

The high cost of pensions and other benefits at Schneider Regional Medical Center is making it difficult to attract the medical professionals the St. Thomas hospital needs, Schneider Regional CEO Dr. Luis Amaro testified Friday.

Saveneros Turn Out in Numbers for Town Hall

The Romeo Malone Community Center overflowed with frustration and optimism in equal measure Thursday night as several dozen Savaneros gathered to address a number of unresolved challenges in their neighborhood.

Labor Holds Rapid Response Event for Workers Affected by Limetree Bay Lay-offs

The V.I. Department of Labor’s goal is to administer a system of effective programs and services designed to develop, protect and maintain a viable workforce.

V.I. National Guard Association’s 2021 Scholarship Recipient Is McKayla Collins

(VINGA) presented a $1,000 scholarship award to McKayla Collins on July 15, at a ceremony held in a conference room named after the late David C. Canegata III.
Residents gather at the Tutu fire station Monday morning for sandbag distribution.

Blue Skies Sandbag Distribution to Begin for Homebound Seniors, Disabled Residents

The V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency, V.I. Fire Services and V.I. Department of Public Works will begin the distribution of sandbags to homebound senior and physically challenged residents throughout the territory.

Bureau of Internal Revenue Reminds Taxpayers to File 2019 Form by July 28

BIR reminds taxpayers about the requirements to receive the advance child tax credit payment offered through the American Rescue Plan of 2021.

Talk DLCA’ to Present Virtual Series of Open Conversations About Issues With Community

The virtual series will take place on the second Wednesday of every month beginning at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11.

Dominican Republic Man Gets 135 Months in Cocaine Case

Dany Perez-Brito, a 45-year-old Dominican Republic national, was sentenced Friday in federal court on St. Thomas to 135 months (11 years and three months) in prison for trafficking more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine.
A cannabis bud (Image from the Wikimedia Commons)

Texan Sentenced to Probation for Marijuana in Carry-On Bag

Lequan Jaheem Pemberton, 26, a resident of Austin, Texas, was sentenced to two years’ probation for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Consumer Advocates Push Back on WAPA’s Latest Rate Hike

Residents incensed by continual Water and Power Authority rate increases met on Facebook Thursday with the Virgin Islands Alliance for Consumer Justice to get the latest one – a 2.3 cent LEAC hike that went into effect July 1 – reconsidered, or, they hope, reversed.