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VITRAN Bus Service Suspended on Halloween After 5 p.m.

VITRAN’s fixed route bus service will be suspended at 5 p.m. on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Friday, Oct.…

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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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Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
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
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Rhys Hodge Tapped for Presiding Judge Position

June 26, 2006 - Gov. Charles W. Turnbull has named Judge Rhys S. Hodge to replace retiring Presiding Judge of the Superior Court Maria M. Cabret.
Cabret, who retires June 30, has served as judge of the Territorial Court for 12 years - and as presiding judge for seven.
She was the first woman, the first Hispanic and the first Crucian to serve as presiding judge of the then-Territorial Court. She replaced Judge Verne Hodge when he retired after 23 years on the bench - 20 of them as presiding judge.
In her letter to the governor, Cabret said, "It was an honor and a pleasure to work with a cadre of fine jurists, and with a competent, devoted, professional and caring court staff, who on a daily basis, work tirelessly to advance the quality of justice in our community," according to a release from Government House.
Turnbull thanked Cabret on behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands, saying that Cabret had displayed "the dedication, wisdom, insight and judicial temperament required for judicial appointees."

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Hodge, who will take over as presiding judge on July 1, was the first naturalized citizen to be appointed to the Territorial Court bench. A native of Anguilla, Hodge was appointed to the bench in 2000. Hodge is a past president of the V.I. Bar Association and a member of the National Bar Association.

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