Police Investigate Burglary at JFK Housing

Officers of the V.I. Police Department on Sunday investigated a report that a man had broken into his girlfriend’s apartment…

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.

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Lissa Cuffy Named Tourism Supervisor of the Year by CHTA

Lissa Cuffy, a housekeeping manager at Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, was named Caribbean tourism supervisor of the year by the CHTA.

2015-10-13 01:07:20
Delegate Plaskett Meets with Fed Officials in PR

In order to build relationships with her colleagues in the federal agencies affecting the territory and the region, Delegate Stacey Plaskett is traveling this week to Puerto Rico, according to her office.

2015-10-13 00:14:28
Virtue of the Week: Self-discipline

 Self-discipline means self-control. It is doing what you really want to do, rather than being tossed around by your feelings like a leaf in the wind. You act instead of react. You get things done in an orderly and efficient way.

2015-10-12 01:46:44
Local government — St. Croix
VIDOA Offers Grant Opportunities Through Crop Block Program

Farmers and the general public are invited to attend meetings to share information on grant funding opportunities available through the VIDOA. The meetings will be held on Thursday, May 10 on St. Thomas and on Monday, May 14 on St. Croix, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the V.I. Department of Agriculture.
As part of its 2012 Specialty Crop Block Grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the department is soliciting sub grant proposals from the community to address two areas of local concern, which will increase food production throughout the territory
Farmers and other residents may participate in the VIDOA’s Fruit Orchard Establishment project by submitting proposals for consideration. The goal of this project is to systematically increase the number of fruit tree plantings throughout the territory for fresh fruit consumption, as well as value added processing. Interested persons may also submit proposals for participation in the Urban Agriculture or Urban Food Production program, which is designed to encourage collective food production initiatives in residential areas.
“These two programs represent local initiatives supported by funding from the USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Each year, as we apply for continued funding, we seek to enhance local farm operations and increase food production for the benefit of the entire community,” said Commissioner Petersen.
All interested persons are invited to attend two scheduled meetings to discuss the application procedure and requirements for participation in these programs. On St. Thomas, the meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the conference room of the UVI Cooperative Extension Service. A second meeting will be held on St. Croix from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 14, at the Curriculum Center in Kingshill.
For more information, contact the Department of Agriculture at 774-5182 or 778-0998.

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