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Banking Board Meets to Review Proposed Closure of FirstBank Branch

The Virgin Islands Banking Board met on Wednesday, Oct. 29, to consider several items including FirstBank’s proposal to close the…

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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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Archive Dive: Halloween Candy Has Gotten Cheaper

October 30, 2014 - 11:18pm
A comparison of prices from a 1964 newspaper ad and from the same supermarket chain today yields some interesting results.






Gibson, Republican Congressman, Finds Bipartisan Support in Race Against Eldridge

October 30, 2014 - 10:56pm
Representative Chris Gibson, a Republican, has a 41 percent favorability rating among Democrats, and a wide lead over Sean Eldridge, the Democratic candidate.

Sunni Tribesmen Say ISIS Exacts Brutal Revenge

October 30, 2014 - 10:51pm
Islamic State militants have killed scores of members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe that fought them for months, tribal leaders and officials said.

In New York Attorney General Debate, Cahill and Schneiderman Clash Over Ethics and Integrity

October 30, 2014 - 10:50pm
Trading insults, invective and the occasional idea, the two major-party candidates met in their only debate.

Liberia’s Ebola Crisis Puts President in Harsh Light

October 30, 2014 - 10:36pm
As Liberia’s first elected leader after a devastating civil war, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has pushed the country to economic growth, but gains have been halted by the Ebola outbreak.

Former Navy SEAL Team Member Investigated for Bin Laden Disclosures

October 30, 2014 - 10:34pm
A former Navy SEAL who wrote a best seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for disclosing classified material.






New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

October 30, 2014 - 10:08pm
A breach of a White House computer system and military flights skirting NATO territory could be “message-sending by Putin, and it’s dangerous,” a defense official said.

Sports of The Times: A Visit to Madison Bumgarner Country, and a Proud Father's Home

October 30, 2014 - 10:02pm
From his home in the Appalachian foothills, Kevin Bumgarner, the father of Madison Bumgarner, the World Series M.V.P., sent his son a text while watching him lead San Francisco to the title.






Mexico City Journal: Halloween Creeps In Where Local Tradition Ruled the Living and Dead

October 30, 2014 - 9:56pm
As Mexicans prepare for the annual observance commemorating departed ancestors, they are also debating the influence of Halloween on the holiday.

Homelessness Rose in New York

October 30, 2014 - 9:49pm
The number of homeless people across the country fell this year, but in New York City the homeless population continued to swell, according to an annual federal survey.

New York Marathon 2014: Will to Win Returns After Training Partner’s Death

October 30, 2014 - 9:22pm
After her training partner died of a heart attack, Buzunesh Deba, who is a favorite in Sunday’s race, had to work through her grief to allow her focus to return to running.

W. M. Anderson, 92, Dies; Faced India Plant Disaster

October 30, 2014 - 9:16pm
Mr. Anderson led the company through one of history’s most lethal industrial accidents, when thousands were killed in a gas leak at its plant in India.

Common Sense: The Coming Out of Apple’s Chief Tim Cook: ‘This Will Resonate’

October 30, 2014 - 9:15pm
Mr. Cook said the trade-off to his own privacy was worthwhile, “if hearing that the C.E.O. of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is.”

Political Memo: Why Republicans Keep Telling Everyone They’re Not Scientists

October 30, 2014 - 9:15pm
The refrain from Republicans is a stopgap between two politically untenable positions: the denial of climate change and the embrace of policies to address it.

Husband’s Arrest in India Tests Colonial-Era Sex Law

October 30, 2014 - 9:11pm
A man accused of having extramarital sex with men was charged with violating an 1861 law that India’s Supreme Court reinstated last December.

Violent Protests Topple Government in Burkina Faso

October 30, 2014 - 9:06pm
Violent protests against the president’s plans to stay in power after 27 years led to the dissolution of the government after attempts at compromise failed.






Tearful Displays Enliven Close Governor’s Race in Massachusetts

October 30, 2014 - 9:06pm
Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker have both fought hard to change what caused their 2010 defeats, but neither has made enough of an impression to take the lead in the polls.

Israel to Reopen Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem

October 30, 2014 - 9:02pm
After closing it over security concerns, Israel said the site, which Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims the Noble Sanctuary, would reopen on Friday.






Voters in Illinois Governor’s Race to Choose ‘Failure’ or the ‘Billionaire’

October 30, 2014 - 8:59pm
Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, and Bruce Rauner, a Republican and wealthy political novice, are neck-and-neck in a deep-blue state that President Obama calls home.

DealBook: Investigation Causes Citigroup to Cut Profit

October 30, 2014 - 8:56pm
Citigroup says it has to cut its third-quarter earnings because of a $600 million increase in legal expenses. The bank said the increase was the result of “rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations.”