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Bombshell Allegations of Harassment and Retaliation Unveiled in New Lawsuit Against Roger Merritt and…

Janeka Simon | August 23, 2022

A civil complaint filed in the V.I. Superior Court earlier this month contains shocking claims of sexual harassment, intimidation, retaliation, and mismanagement at the V.I. Waste Management Authority, centering around the alleged behavior of Roger E. Merritt Jr., VIWMA’s executive director. The suit is filed by counsel Lee Rohn on behalf of Nadine Noorhasan, stating she was harassed by Merritt, who pursued an inappropriate romantic relationship with his junior officer. That relationship allegedly ended when he resigned from the agency in 2018, but after his return two years later, Noorhasan claims he tried to resume things with her. She declined, and according to the lawsuit, that’s when Merritt began to exact revenge — causing disciplinary problems and ultimately demoting her in favor of someone she alleges was completely unqualified to…

52 Inmates Inappropriately Double-Celled, Unacceptably…

Janeka Simon | June 20, 2022

Inadequate staffing levels and obsolete facilities are the predominant barriers preventing the Bureau…

LGBTQ Community Celebrates Pride Month With Parade…

Staff Consortium | June 19, 2022

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community on Saturday paraded…

Bryan Announces Plan to Make St. Croix 100 Percent…

Ernice Gilbert | March 14, 2022

In what would amount to one of the boldest moves in USVI government history with far-reaching impacts…

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It's Over, For Now, For Limetree Bay Refining

Ernice Gilbert | July 21, 2021

Come September 19, Limetree Bay will let go its remaining employees, idle the refinery and proceed with its bankruptcy filing. The company is also hopeful that an investor will be interested in purcha...

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