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WAPA Begins Decorative Street Lights Project in Downtown Christiansted

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and contractor ZENON Construction will begin construction for the decorative street light…

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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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Source Manager’s Journal: Building a Better Future

In the view of this outsider, there are two problem areas in which a focused, long-term effort can make a big – and permanent – difference in the quality of life in the Virgin Islands.

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2014-10-28 23:41:57
Griffith Presents $10M Plan of Correction

Juan Luis Hospital CEO Kendall Griffith presented a $10.3 million plan of correction Monday to the Territorial Board, a plan to get the embattled hospital up to the standards of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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2014-10-28 23:12:50
Undercurrents: These Bats are Not Halloween Props

If ever a creature was misunderstood, it is the poor, little, universally maligned bat, but UVI professor Renata Platenberg isn’t interested in dark legends. She’d rather solve the real bat mysteries.

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2014-10-27 23:37:44
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FOOD BASKET SURVEY SHOWS WHO HAS CHEAPEST GROCERIES

For 44 items surveyed in the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs’ Food Basket Survey, St. Croix’s Sunshine Supermarket came in with the lowest price.
Sunshine carried a price tag of $117.90 for the 44 items compared to Plaza Extra’s $121.71 and Pueblo’s $128.70.
On St. Thomas, Plaza Extra reported the lowest price -- $75.19 -- on 31 survey items followed by Pueblo in Subbase at $79.37.
DCLA officials say savings can be realized if people shop around. They said a pound of Land-O-Lakes butter goes for $3.69 at Sunshine, $4.79 at Plaza Extra and $5.59 at Pueblo in Golden Rock.
On St. Thomas Plaza Extra sells a half-gallon of St. Thomas Dairies ice cream for $4.99 while Pueblo’s price is a $1.40 more expensive.

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DCLA Commissioner Andrew Rutnik said shoppers should use coupons and specials to save money.
For more information, call Consumer Protection at 773-2226 on St. Croix and 774-3130 on St. Thomas.

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