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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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Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

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2014-10-30 22:38:35
Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved by the Legislature, will begin the process of restarting the oil refinery on St. Croix's south shore.

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2014-10-29 20:13:06
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Crime Stoppers: Come Forward with What You Know

Crime prevention is up to all of us. We will not see a significant reduction in crime until everyone comes forward with what they know. Crime Stoppers allows you to do that anonymously, with no fear of retaliation and without having to testify in a court of law. If you know something, say something. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases.

St. Croix: On Jan. 11, 2012, at approximately 9 p.m., police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Building 43 in the Mutual Homes Housing Community. The police found two gunshot victims, both 29 years of age. Sylvester Hodge of the Aureo Diaz Heights Housing Community and Michael Javois of Estate Mon Bijou were later pronounced dead at Juan F. Luis Hospital. Police need your help to identify whoever is responsible for these killings. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a murder suspect is $1,500.

St. John: Police are requesting the assistance of the community in identifying whoever has broken into several vehicles in the Annaberg area. These break-ins have occurred during the day time and personal items have been stolen. Tell us what you know so police can identify and arrest the thieves. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a thief is $714 plus 10 percent of the retail value of property recovered.

St. Thomas: On March 18 at 2:25 a.m., a man, in the Coki Point area was stabbed multiple times in his upper body. The man, who was unable to talk, was immediately taken to the hospital and underwent surgery. Tell us what you know about this stabbing so police can identify and arrest the perpetrator(s). The minimum cash reward for an arrest is $900.

You are making a difference. Let’s continue to help make our islands a safer place to live and visit by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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