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WAPA Deploys Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has deployed the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system in the St. Thomas-St.…

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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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Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning St. Croix documentary filmmaker, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz.

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2014-10-23 22:46:58
WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering classmates filled the school’s library last Thursday -- a culminating activity for the school’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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2014-10-23 00:04:54
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APPLY ONLINE SATURDAY FOR AIRPORT SCREENER JOBS

Aug. 15, 2002 - If you're interested in working as an airport screener with the federal Transportation Security Administration, you can submit an application on Saturday at either of the Education Department's Curriculum Centers -- on St. Thomas and on St. Croix -- between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Delegate Donna M. Christensen said in a news release that her staff will be on hand to help people navigate the computerized on-line application process. She said she arranged for the centers to serve as application sites because, initially, all V.I. applicants had to apply on St. Thomas. Applying for the job is the first step in a lengthy process.
Screeners now employed at the airports are encouraged to apply for these jobs, a TSA official said in July. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, speak English, hold a high school or general equivalency diploma, pass hearing and visual tests, and able to lift suitcases. A relevant background, which could include military experience, will be a plus.
As things now stand, testing for the territory's security screener jobs still will be done only on St. Thomas. However, Christensen said she is working with TSA officials to provide for testing on St. Croix, too.
The TSA announced in July that it expects to hire 140 baggage and passenger screeners at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix and 130 at Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas.
The St. Croix airport currently has 14 screeners and three supervisors; the St. Thomas facility has 31 screeners and three supervisors. All work for Worldwide Flight Services Inc., which holds contracts with the airlines for the service.
The federal jobs are to start by the Nov. 19 deadline set by President Bush when he signed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act into law on Nov. 19, 2001. The law shifts responsibility for airport screening from private companies to the federal government.
The TSA is recruiting people for these full- and part-time positions at 429 airports across the country. The jobs pay $23,600 to $35,400, depending on experience. Additionally, workers get what the federal government calls "locality pay" and federal government benefits.
Anyone wishing to apply for a position who is unable to make it to a Curriculum Center on Saturday should visit the Transportation Security Administration Web site or call toll-free (888) 328-6172 .

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