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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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V.I. Agencies Prepping For Ebola But Risk Is Slight, Officials Tell Senate

V.I. Health, hospital and emergency management officials are coordinating, training and preparing for the nightmare scenario of an Ebola outbreak in the territory, but agency officials told senators Wednesday an outbreak is unlikely and there is no cause for alarm.

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2014-10-29 19:16:07
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
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DEADLINES LOOM FOR MAILING HOLIDAY PACKAGES

Oct. 10, 2001 - How many yearend holiday shopping days are left depends on where your presents are to be delivered.
If you're planning to use the U.S. Postal Service to send gifts outside the United States, those going to Africa and the Middle East by surface mail must be mailed by Oct. 26 in order to reach their destination by Christmas. For these same geographic areas, the deadline for air letters and air parcel post is Dec. 3.
For general international surface mail to Asia/Pacific Rim, Australia/New Zealand, Central America and South America, the deadline is Nov. 2.
For surface mail to the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe, Nov. 10 is the deadline. And for Canadian delivery, it's Nov. 23.
For all military overseas addresses, the deadlines are Nov. 6 for standard mail, Nov. 27 for Space Available Mail (SAM), Dec. 4 for Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL), and Dec. 11 for priority and first-class mail.

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Military mail is defined in three APO/FPO groups: AE ZIPs 090-098, AA ZIPs 340, and AP ZIPs 962-966. SAM and PAL are available through the U.S. Postal Service for military mail only. PAL, available for standard mail not exceeding 30 pounds or 60 inches in length and girth combined, requires an additional fee. SAM parcels sent at standard mail rates are first transported domestically by surface where possible and then sent on to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis; the limit is 15 pounds or 60 inches length and girth combined.
The above schedule of delivery times, released by Louis A. Jackson, V.I. postmaster and coortinator, is from a U.S. Postal Bulletin issued Sept. 8. Changes may be necessary due to the events of Sept. 11 and their aftermath, although the current word is that the "schedule still applies."
For 11th-hour mailers, the Postal Service offers the faster but also pricier options of Global Priority and Global Express Mail.
For additional information, stop by any post office or call 774-1950 on St. Thomas; 778-0199 (Kingshill) or 773-1505 (Richmond) on St. Croix; or 779-4227 on St. John. Or go online to the U.S. Postal Service web site.

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