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WAPA Deploys Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has deployed the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system in the St. Thomas-St.…

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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."

 

MOVIES

Coming Thursday: “Addicted” and “John Wick”

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

LOCAL NEWS

V.I. Supreme Court Orders Chucky Off The Ballot

The V.I. Supreme Court once again knocked Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen off the ballot for the St. Croix Senate race, in an opinion issued Friday evening, even though early voting began on Tuesday.

Committee Approves Hot Water Bill In First Teleconferenced Committee Hearing

Builders will be allowed to use heat-pump water heaters to meet the V.I. requirement that new construction use "energy efficient solar systems" for at least 70 percent of water heating in new construction,…

UVI Achieves Highest Alumni Contribution Rate among HBCUs

The University of the Virgin Islands has achieved an alumni giving rate of 52.49 percent for fiscal year 2014 — which is the highest alumni contribution rate of any Historically Black College and…

Tapia Co-Conspirator Sentenced To 20 Years For Cocaine Charges

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Thomas sentenced Walter Hill Jr., 46, of St. John, to a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's…

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
Movie Hype Recalls Words of Wisdom

The hoopla for the latest 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie reminds a dad of some wise words for life imparted by a 10-year-old.

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V.I. Supreme Court Orders Chucky Off The Ballot

The V.I. Supreme Court once again knocked Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen off the ballot for the St. Croix Senate…

Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning…

WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of…

Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering…

Philanthropist Peter Gruber Dies

Peter Gruber, a businessman who donated generously to various entities in the Virgin Islands and around the world, died…

Ferry and Sailboat Collide Near Red Hook

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between Varlack Venture’s ferry, Capitol Venture, and the…

 
 

ON ST. JOHN

St. John Marches Against Domestic Violence, Remembers Victims

Thursday, the Stop the Silence ceremony and march in Cruz Bay Park remembered 71 people known to have died as a result of domestic violence across the territory in the past 30 years. The list includes three babies…

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ON ST. THOMAS

On Island Profile: Gwen Moolenaar Continues Tradition of Activism

Gwen-Marie Moolenaar was once a perfect example of the catch phrase, 'brain drain,' but she’s also the ideal of the returning hero, contributing to the V.I. community in a full-color spectrum of causes and organization.

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