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VIEDA’s EDC Commission Holds Hearing on Tax Exemptions for Six Businesses

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority's (VIEDA) Economic Development Commission (EDC) will hold a public hearing that will focus on…

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Senators Upbeat on Mapp's State of the Territory Address

Senators gave Gov. Kenneth Mapp high marks for laying out a clear picture of the territory's financial woes and pointing to a way forward at his first state of the territory address Monday.

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2015-01-27 03:16:11
Budget Woes Prominent in Mapp's First State of the Territory Address

Gov. Kenneth Mapp struck an optimistic tone for the future while nonetheless painting a bleak picture of the territory's financial shape, during his first state of the territory address Monday evening.

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2015-01-27 01:39:18
Undercurrents: Better Mental Health – So Near, Yet So Far

The private-public sector Mental Health Care Commission finally agreed on the way to overhaul mental health care in the territory. Now they can’t get the government to sign off on the agreement.

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2015-01-26 23:07:35
Deaths — St. Croix
Charles Vincent Jeffers Dies at 64

Charles Vincent Jeffers
Charles Vincent Jeffers

Charles Vincent Jeffers of Bellevue died on Nov. 6, at his residence. He was 64 years old.

He is survived by his brothers: George, Orville and Kelvin Jeffers, and Samuel, Alford, Evanston, Eugene, Owen and Anthony Seabrooks; sisters: Patricia, Justina, Sharmaine and Jennifer Jeffers; children: Nicky, Rohan, Elizabeth, Jessica and Sean Jeffers; and grandchild: Dominic Jeffers. He is also survived by nieces: Josetta, Maurine, Jackie, Lorie and Ursula Jeffers; nephews: Malford and Justin Jeffers, Chrone Flemming, and Jamie, Morris, Ian, Ron and Marvin Jeffers; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Special thanks go to Paula Lynch, Iva Parree, Euletta Iansle, Sydney Sadio, the staff at Sterling Optical, Helena Strker-Phipps and family, Jessica Rawlins, Dr. Assefa, John Milnes, the Parry family on St. Thomas, Judith and family, and Vincent.
A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov.14, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Christiansted. Cremation will follow.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
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