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GERS Resumes Loans Intake Process

Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) reminds members that the Loans Intake Process resumes on Wednesday. Oct. 1.

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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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Jails Locked Down as Prisoner Transfer Commences

The Bureau of Corrections unexpectedly transferred 78 prisoners to stateside facilities Tuesday morning and more transfers may be in the works, citing an attempt to alleviate overcrowding.

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2014-09-30 17:07:39
Undercurrents: UVI Researchers Mine for Riches in the Strangest Places

In UVI's Caribbean Green Technology Center, student researchers are employing new methods to generate bio-fuels from materials as diverse and mundane as leftover cooking grease and algae.

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2014-09-30 00:38:12
Department of Health Gets Two New Mobile Medical Clinics

St. Croix and St. Thomas each have a new, state-of-the-art, mobile health clinic: customized RV-type vehicles equipped with exam rooms, a small lab, an intake area and restroom.

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2014-09-30 00:28:24
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Legislature Appoints Former Sen. Stridiron Executive Director

Iver Stridiron
Iver Stridiron

The newly formed Democratic Party majority of the V.I. Legislature intends to appoint former Sen. Iver Stridiron to be executive director of the 30th Legislature, incoming Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone announced Friday.

Stridiron, an attorney who currently represents the V.I. Waste Management Authority, has himself served three terms as a V.I. legislator. In a statement, Malone said Stridiron brings a wealth of legal, political and management experience to the body.

"I gave this appointment most careful consideration and knew we required the kind of disciplined and experienced leadership embodied in attorney Stridiron," Malone said. "He also served as president of the 17th Legislature and is intimately familiar with its operations from all standpoints. We selected Mr. Stridiron to assist the leadership of the majority to bring about badly needed reforms to Legislature operations and improve overall accountability. His mission is clear and together we will work to institute policies that bring greater professionalism to the body. We can certainly benefit from his experience during this challenging period in Virgin Islands history."

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Stridiron was also V.I. attorney general during most of Gov. Charles W. Turnbull's first term in office.
 

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