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ST. THOMAS - The first day of early voting was a busy one, with more than 100 people coming into each district office to cast their ballots.
Some people were upset that their ballots were not scanned by the voting machines, and a few people thought that meant there was a problem with the machines.
However, Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes said they were conducting the early voting in the same manner they have always done the walk-in absentee voting.
ST. THOMAS - The V.I. Public Finance Authority has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit in federal court, claiming its financial consultants and bond counsel caused the V.I. government to sell tax-exempt bonds that were not legally exempt, resulting in hefty penalties levied on the territory.
The lawsuit names Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC, the Public Finance Authority's former bond counsel, and its former financial advisor, Bank of America, as defendants in the civil case.
ST. THOMAS - At Tuesday's V.I. Port Authority board meeting, port officials said they expect to close on the agency's bond sale by Thursday.
Chief Financial Officer Valdamier Collens told the board that the bonds went up for sale last week and were very popular, getting priced out in a matter of hours.
The end result was an overall interest cost of 3.84 percent, the lowest ever achieved on any bonds issued by the V.I. government, he said.
ST. THOMAS - The first phase of the Crown Bay dredging project was completed Tuesday, but the federal permit for the last piece of the project has not yet been approved.
During a meeting Tuesday of the V.I. Port Authority board, Director of Engineering Dale Gregory told board members that the project is moving forward.
"That project is in process. It's moving pretty well," he said. "We're completing the dredging within the marina. Hopefully it should be completed this afternoon."
ST. THOMAS - Peter Gruber, Virgin Islands resident, philanthropist and supporter of the sciences and education, died Saturday.
Gruber leaves a lasting legacy with his Gruber International Prize, which honors ground-breaking work in the fields of cosmology, genetics, neuroscience, justice and women's rights.
Gruber led a fascinating life.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1929, he fled the Nazi regime and escaped to India with his parents and twin brother in 1939 just three months before World War II.