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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 

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MOVIES

Now Playing: “The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1” and “Beyond the Lights”

The following movies will be playing at Sunny Isle Theater on St. Croix.

LOCAL NEWS

Police Investigate Kidnap-Homicide

Detectives are investigating a charred body discovered Sunday in a vehicle in the Annaley Bay area of St. Croix. Police believe the deceased is connected to a kidnap for ransom case they…

Hovensa Preparing to Close Fuel Rack

A letter from the manager of Hovensa's St. Croix fuel rack on Monday repeated the company's warning that it is preparing to shut down the facility.

GERS Issues Bonus Checks

The Government Employees Retirement System announced Monday that it has processed and issued 6,851 checks of $103.08 each for eligible retirees, the so-called V.I. Lottery bonus.

PSC Suspends Portion of LEAC Pegged for WAPA Consultant

Fireworks erupted at Monday night’s PSC meeting, as WAPA officials found themselves faced with the possible elimination of the entire rate financing mechanism (RFM) used to cover the cost of maintenance.

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

Demand answers. Question authority. Agitate for change. Go ahead, you're entitled.

 
 
Gratitude is a Game Changer

What if we all woke up every morning, looked out at the rising sun and expressed gratitude in whatever way we chose for another day…

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PSC Suspends Portion of LEAC Pegged for WAPA Consultant

Fireworks erupted at Monday night’s PSC meeting, as WAPA officials found themselves faced with the possible elimination of…

Crucian Christmas Starts this Week!

Launching the Christmas season on the big island, St. Croix's storied carnival troupes will strut their stuff at noon…

Undercurrents: Audio Library Offers Bestsellers

For nearly 50 years, the territory has been providing talking books to residents who are visually impaired, but outside…

Virtue of the Week: Respect

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to you in Virtue of the Week.

Service Station Robbed, Owner Injured

Police arrested one man and are seeking another after an armed robbery at the Lower Love Service Station on Queen…

Gerards Shooting for Gold

Ned and Karen Gerard have targeted gold in the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games underway in Veracruz, Mexico.

 
 

ON ST. JOHN

@ Work: Eco Serendib Goes for the Green

Harith Wickrema put into play what he spent years teaching when he developed his Eco Serendib villa and spa. For his efforts, he garnered the first ever five-star rating from the Island Green Living Association’s Green Villa program.

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ON ST. THOMAS

@Work: Realtor Offers More than Location

After 26 years in the business, Suzanne Mabe has no trouble recalling her first real estate sale. The office was so new, saw horses served asfurniture. Since then, Mabe has become one of St. Thomas’ most respected Realtors.

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