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Board of Elections Seeking Public Input on Election Laws by Aug. 5

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WICO CEO: Workshops Encourage Economy

The West Indian Co. Ltd. recently hosted a two-day business development workshop for entrepreneurs interested in starting their own tourism-related business.

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2015-08-04 00:58:23
Chaotic Kayak Race Raises $57,000 for Team River Runner

Thirty-two kayak teams went head to head in a heated race Sunday afternoon on Oppenheimer Beach at the fifth annual Chaotic Kayak Race. The fundraiser raised more than $57,603.

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2015-08-03 22:41:44
UVI to Host 31st West Indies Agricultural Economics Conference

The University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) will host the 31st West Indies Agricultural Economics Conference. Representatives from Caribbean agricultural institutions, agricultural economists and agriculture policymakers will meet from Sunday, Aug. 9 to Friday, Aug. 14, at the Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix.

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2015-08-02 01:01:26
Local government — St. Croix
DELEGATE MEETS WITH TRADE REPRESENTATIVE ON BANANA ISSUE

V.I. Delegate to Congress Donna Christian-Christensen, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) and other members of Congress met Thursday with U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky to discuss solutions to the Caribbean banana controversy.
"I am very encouraged, to see how far USTR has come," Christensen said. "We were all encouraged by Ambassador Barshefsky's repeated statements of support for preferences for Caribbean bananas in the European market, and their intention to pursue its continuance as they seek to resolve the broader areas of dispute with the European Union (EU)."
The V.I. Delegate has cosponsored a bill with Waters to prevent retaliation against the European Union for protecting Caribbean banana growers and has pledged her commitment to work with the CBC to find a solution that will benefit the Caribbean region.
"On the issue of the Lome Convention and its expiration in 2003, we were also reassured in that she also voiced strong support for any effort to continue preferences if that was a part of the re-negotiated agreement," Christensen said.
Christensen Waters and Rangel will continue to be involved in negotiations between the USTR and EU on behalf of and with representatives of the involved Caribbean countries.

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