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Christiansted Streetlight Project Continues

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and Zenon Construction crews will continue installing streetlight bases in downtown Christiansted,…

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Folklife Festival Draws Huge Crowd

Hundreds of school children and a large contingent of tourists filled Annaberg Plantation on Thursday as the V.I. National Park kicked off its 24th annual Folklife Festival.

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2015-02-26 23:07:34
Claude O. Markoe Students Learn About the Queen Conch

Claude O. Markoe Elementary School third-graders had the opportunity Thursday to blow the conch horn and learn local laws on how to protect and harvest queen conch, a beautiful pink-shelled mollusk.

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2015-02-26 22:56:39
Defendant’s Brother Publishes Book about Fountain Valley Massacre

St. Croix attorney Michael Joseph just published a book he believes answers some questions about the so-called Fountain Valley massacre, in which his brother Raphael was one of five men convicted.

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2015-02-26 22:41:37
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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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