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Labor Investing for Tomorrow With LIFT Internship Program

The V.I. Department of Labor (DOL) is now accepting applications for the Labor Investing for Tomorrow (LIFT) summer internship program.

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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
Violet Jagroop Dies

Violet Jagroop
Violet Jagroop

The family of the late Violet Jagroop is saddened to announce her passing on March 4. She was born April 28, 1931.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John W. Jagroop, (1990); and son, Raul Jagroop, (1950).
She is survived by her son, Steve Kemy Jagroop; daughters: Judy Maharajh, (Houston, Texas), Elizabeth Clement, Reola Oliver, Betty Ruiz, (Fajardo, PR) and Ava Gail Bourdon; sisters: Rose Sampath and Jessie Meighoo, (Brampton, Canada) and Sylvia Armoogan (Waterloo, Canada); brother, Kenny Loorkhoor (Trinidad); sons-in-law: James Oliver, Alvin Clement, Legrande Lee and Gary Bourdon; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A viewing will take place from10-10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 10, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Christiansted. Interment will be Immediately after the service at Kingshill Cemetery.
Arrangement entrusted to Divine Funeral Services.
 

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