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Libraries, Archives & Museums to Host Gothic Handwriting Workshops

The Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums (DLAM) is hosting a USVI/DK Archives Joint Centennial Project through a collaboration with…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Virtue of the Week: Purposefulness

Being purposeful is having a clear focus. Begin with a vision for what you want to accomplish, and concentrate on your goal. ... Some people let things happen; when you are purposeful, you make things happen. 

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2017-01-22 22:08:05
Beach Advisory for January 17-20

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
Business — St. Croix
SBA Seeks Funding Proposals to Provide Entrepreneurship Training for Military People

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is inviting funding proposals from non-profit organizations; state, local and tribal government agencies; and institutions of higher learning to provide “Boots to Business” entrepreneurship training to service members, military spouses and veterans.

Read entire articleJan 19 2017 - 2:42pm
Limetree Bay Terminals Celebrates One Year Anniversary

On Jan. 4, Limetree Bay Terminals celebrated its one year anniversary. Employees, contractors and their families celebrated the one year milestone with a family-style picnic on Jan. 15.

Read entire articleJan 16 2017 - 5:46pm
President Obama’s SBA: Eight Years of Accomplishments

Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a member of President Obama’s cabinet, has released her SBA Cabinet Exit Memo, highlighting the agency’s record of accomplishments for America’s small businesses during the eight years of the Obama Administration.

Read entire articleJan 6 2017 - 3:51am
Cruise Ship Schedule for St. Croix for January 1-31

This is the cruise ship schedule for St. Croix for January 1-31, 2017. Ships dock at Anne E. Abramson Marine Facility, Frederiksted Pier.  Royal Caribbean’s Azamara Quest cruise ship will make an unscheduled call on St. Croix on Thursday, Jan. 12.

Read entire articleDec 31 2016 - 8:03pm
FUSC Rate Change Effective Dec. 31

Because of recent action taken by the Federal Communications Commission that affects carriers nationwide, Innovative Telephone, Innovative Wireless and Innovative Long Distance customers will notice a decrease in the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) effective Dec. 31, 2016.

Read entire articleDec 31 2016 - 7:47pm
FirstBank Pays Off $10,000 Loan for Contest Winner

FirstBank extends congratulations to Bernardo Ortiz, the winner of its summer “Pay off Your Loan” contest. As the lucky winner, Ortiz will have his entire unsecured personal loan of $10,000 paid off by FirstBank.

Read entire articleDec 28 2016 - 7:22pm
SBA, Chamber of Commerce Enter Strategic Alliance to Foster Small Business Creation

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce have entered a strategic alliance to foster the creation of small businesses and economic development in the local area.

Read entire articleDec 22 2016 - 9:21am
HH Tire Reopens Days after Devastating Fire
HH Tire and Battery on St. Croix, which burned to the ground Monday, reopened at a new, temporary location Friday at the east end of Hess Road.
Read entire articleDec 2 2016 - 11:28pm
Tommy Star Awards Gala Honors Richard Doumeng, Colleagues

The U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association’s honored Managing Director of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort Richard Doumeng and eight other exceptional individuals employed in the tourism industry on Nov. 5 at the 15th Annual Tommy Star Awards and Gala.

Read entire articleNov 12 2016 - 2:38pm
Ogletree Deakins Hires Adam Christian, Former Judge

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has announced the addition of former judge Adam Christian as ‘Of Counsel’ in the firm’s St. Thomas office.

Read entire articleNov 5 2016 - 2:50pm