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Governor Set to Give State of the Territory Address on Monday

Gov. Kenneth Mapp will deliver his inaugural state of the territory address at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26.

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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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Nolan Wins First Bike Federation Race of the Year

Cyclist Eddie Nolan posted the fastest time in the Virgin Islands Cycling Federation's first race of the year, the Season Prologue, cutting four seconds off last year's top time in doing so.

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2015-01-25 20:03:32
Virtue of the Week: Purposefulness

Being purposeful is having a clear focus. Begin with a vision for what you want to accomplish and concentrate on your goal. Do one thing at a time, without scattering your energies.

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2015-01-25 12:59:10
Diase-Coffelt: Mapp Was Treating DOJ as 'Own Private Law Firm’

Fighting the “war against corruption” being waged within the V.I. Department of Justice takes the right “weapons and tools” but former V.I. Attorney General designee Soraya Diase-Coffelt said at a news conference Friday that directives and staffing appointments coming from Government House took away her ability to lead.

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2015-01-23 22:08:08
Deaths — St. Croix
Ruth B. Joseph Dies at 87

 

Ruth B. Joseph of Prospect Avenue, N.Y., died on Dec. 17, at the Lincoln Hospital. She was 87 years old.
She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn E. Christian; granddaughters: Jacqueline, Shermaine and Kalia Fawkes; grandsons: Dave, Curneal, Ray and Craig Fawkes; 12 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; nieces: Antonette Joseph and Fern McAlphin; nephews: Michael, Rudy and Francis Joseph; special cousin, Maude Roberts; god brother, David Benjamin; god sister, Marlene Henderson; god daughter, Barbara Vanterpool; adopted son, Mirle Gillead; special friends: Karen Bruce, Claudette McIntosh, Bojo Wells, Katie Medina and Ulita Jacobs; cousins: Cornelius, Arnold and Messer families; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
There will be a viewing held at 9 a.m. and a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at the Friedensberg Moravian Church. Interment will follow at the Frederiksted Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

 

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