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Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing or Possession of Queen Conch to Begin June 1

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries reminds the public of the upcoming seasonal prohibition of fishing for queen conch…

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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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Unemployment Insurance: Businesses Need to Ask for Audit

The former commissioner of the Department of Labor urges V.I. business owners to request audits of their Unemployment Insurance accounts. 

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2016-05-26 15:48:17
Central High Closed Thursday and Friday

St. Croix Central High School will be closed on Thursday and Friday due to an equipment failure that has affected electricity in major portions of the school, according to the Education Department.

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2016-05-25 22:40:55
JFL Hospital Bypassed Board for Questionable Bonuses

Recently ousted JFL Hospital CEO Ken Okolo and the current CFO received bonuses of $25,000 and $15,000 without approval by the hospital's governing board, hospital officials told senators Tuesday.

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2016-05-25 10:02:19
Local government — St. Croix
This Week's Senate Calendar

29th Legislature of the Virgin Islands
Senate Calendar Week Beginning May 14
Monday, May 14
10 a.m.
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Committee on Education, Youth and Culture
Agenda:
The committee has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony on these various items:
 
First item:
Closure of Schools – The committee will investigate whether there are plans to close any schools in the territory and if so, the reasons for the closures and the status of discussions with various stakeholders
Financial Status of the Department of Education, including cash flow projections to the end of the fiscal year, whether there are any further dismissals planned in the department, and a discussion of the impact of budget and allotment cuts on key programs and activities of the department.
The status of school bus services, including a discussion of how funds will be identified for the continued payment for services.
Second item:
Culture, Education and the Workplace --- The committee will address the interaction between culture, the educational process and workforce development, and it will specifically address the issue of the infusion of Virgin Islands history and culture into the curriculum and the status of the department’s efforts to comply with the mandates of Title 17, section 41(c), V.I.C.
Third item:
Culture and Economic Development – The committee will elicit testimony on how we can better utilize Virgin Islands and Caribbean culture as a tool for economic development.
Fourth item:
Culture, Food and Health – the committee will receive testimony discussing the interaction between our cultural heritage and practices – particularly as it concerns diet, herbal remedies, attitudes towards medical care and exercise – and indices of community health.
Tuesday, May 15
10 a.m.
No committee meetings will be held.
Wednesday, May 16
10 a.m.
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Committee on Human Services, Recreation and Sports
Agenda:
The committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bill:
Bill No. 29-0271 – An Act amending Title 5, V.I.C., section 2550, relating to the termination of parental rights of parents
Thursday, May 17
No committee meetings will be held.
Friday, May 18
No committee meetings will be held.

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