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52 Inmates Inappropriately Double-Celled, Unacceptably Low Staffing, Surge in Contraband Flow Including…

Janeka Simon | June 20, 2022

Inadequate staffing levels and obsolete facilities are the predominant barriers preventing the Bureau of Corrections from making timely progress in complying with the terms of a 36-year-old consent decree surrounding the operations of the John. A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility, formerly named the Golden Grove Prison.  That’s the assessment of court-appointed independent monitor Kenneth Ray, who last week Tuesday submitted the 24th Independent Monitor’s report to the Court. The 195-page document chronicles Ray’s findings from the assessment process which was conducted virtually from October 18 through 21st, 2021. The purpose of the settlement is to "remedy constitutional violations involving the care and custody of prisoners incarcerated at the facility." Further, the agreement between the Virgin Islands and the federal government seeks…

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…

Starlight Lounge and Nightclub, Popular Entertainment…

Ernice Gilbert | February 17, 2022

Popular St. Croix entertainment spot Starlight Lounge & Nightclub, known for its topnotch security and…

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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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