The V.I. Education Department on Tuesday released the 2014-2015 school calendar.
School will resume on Sept. 2, and the final day of classes will be June 19.
Dates in the upcoming school year when there are no classes:
- Oct. 13 - Columbus Day/P.R.-V.I. Friendship Day.
- Oct. 24 - AFT Teach (St. Thomas-St. John only).
- Oct. 27 - AFT Teach (St. Croix only).
- Nov. 3 - Professional development day.
Sen. Terrence Nelson once again is pushing for a ballot referendum involving marijuana, this time to get voters' opinions about legalizing medical marijuana in the territory.
The bill will be heard in the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee at 9 a.m. Thursday on St. Croix.
Two years ago, in the 29th Legislature, Nelson put forth two measures for ballot referendums on marijuana. One was to ask voters whether they would support legalizing medical marijuana, and the other was to ask voters whether they would support legalizing the production of hemp.
ST. THOMAS - Gov. John deJongh Jr. signed a bill Tuesday that amends a previously approved $50 million borrowing authorization to help the territory's hospitals pay their utility bills, address other needs and help close the current fiscal year's budget deficit.
Last week, deJongh called the Senate into special session to deal with the measure, which was in response to a bill passed by the Senate last month.
ST. THOMAS - Two Home Depot employees have been accused of swindling more than $11,000 from the store during a three-month period.
V.I. Police arrested Ronald Todman Jr., 43, and Hadya Croft, 27, after their employer accused them of stealing $11,187.57 by fraudulently returning items to the store and pocketing the refund money.
Todman returned everything from boat accessories and power tools to kitchen equipment to the returns register, operated by Croft, who would then refund Todman on a Home Depot credit card, according to the probable cause fact sheet filled out by V.I. Police Officer Monique Hodge.
ST. CROIX - Testimony will continue today in the V.I. Superior Court murder trial of Elijah Ritter, as the prosecution continues to present its case before Presiding Judge Michael Dunston.
Ritter is charged with first-degree murder; first-degree assault; third-degree assault; unauthorized possession of a firearm; carrying a dangerous weapon during the commission of a violent crime; failure to report a firearm brought into the territory; possession of ammunition and first-degree reckless endangerment in connection with the pre-dawn shooting death of Sheldon Phillips July 7, 2013.
ST. THOMAS - Delegate to Congress candidate Stacey Plaskett has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission accusing her opponent, Sen. Shawn-Michael Malone, of using inmate labor to put up a campaign tent and other infractions.
Malone and the third candidate for delegate in the Democratic primary, Emmett Hansen II, each filed complaints against Plaskett earlier this month, claiming she used Gov. John deJongh Jr.'s official government website to gather email addresses used for campaigning.