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Insurance Licensing Exam Scheduled for December 9

The St. Croix office of the Division of Banking and Insurance will administer the insurance agent licensing exam on Tuesday,…

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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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Police Investigate Estate Humbug Homicide

Detectives on St. Croix are investigating the death of Trevor Pamphile, 24, who was found dead by the side of the road at 10:15 p.m. Monday in Estate Humbug.

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2014-11-25 20:29:31
Crowley Offers Holiday Shipping Tips for Caribbean Residents, Businesses

For residents and businesses in the Caribbean, shopping for the holidays can present the challenge of getting purchases home in time for the festivities. Crowley Maritime Corp.’s shipping and logistics services pick up where retailers leave off.

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2014-11-25 16:43:11
Police Investigate Kidnap-Homicide

Detectives are investigating a charred body discovered Sunday in a vehicle in the Annaly Bay area of St. Croix. Police believe the deceased is connected to a kidnap for ransom case they were investigating.

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2014-11-25 13:26:04
Business - Business — St. Croix
Top 10 Mistakes for Businesses to Avoid When Dealing With a Disaster

Failure to inform and prepare your employees for disasters is one of many common mistakes entrepreneurs make when doing business continuity planning. Not being adequately insured is another oversight that can lead to the failure of your business. Get free tips on ways to avoid these and other costly errors at a free webinar hosted by Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Read entire articleNov 26 2014 - 9:50pm
FirstBank Adds Angel Dawson to Its Management Team

Angel Dawson has joined the organization in the role of senior vice president, commercial business manager, according to a press release issued by FirstBank. As commercial business manager, Dawson will oversee and lead originations in commercial lending, merchant services/ transactional banking, small business and platinum banking in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands markets.
 

Read entire articleNov 26 2014 - 1:11am
Arcos Dorados Commemorates McDonald’s 40th Anniversary in the V.I.

Arcos Dorados, the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee that operates in Latin America and the Caribbean, re-affirms its commitment with the Virgin Islands by commemorating the 40th anniversary of McDonald’s on St. Thomas. Nov. 25, 2014, marks the 40th anniversary of McDonald’s first restaurant opening in the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleNov 25 2014 - 7:25pm
Crowley Offers Holiday Shipping Tips for Caribbean Residents, Businesses

For residents and businesses in the Caribbean, shopping for the holidays can present the challenge of getting purchases home in time for the festivities. Crowley Maritime Corp.’s shipping and logistics services pick up where retailers leave off.

Read entire articleNov 25 2014 - 5:43pm
Scotiabank Employees Help Clean Beaches

In recognition of International Coastal Clean-up day, staff members of Scotiabank Sunny Isle Branch collaborated with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) in a beach clean-up.

Read entire articleNov 24 2014 - 1:56pm
Scotiabank Assures Customers It Is Dealing With Debit Card Problem

Scotiabank assures the public that it is investigating the situation, and proactive measures have been put in place for customers’ protection. The bank expects to have this resolved as soon as possible.

Read entire articleNov 21 2014 - 11:42pm
FirstBank Restricts Use of VISA Debit Cards Due to Security Breach

As a result of recent security incidents in retail locations, FirstBank’s internal security processes detected an external security breach regarding some Visa Debit card numbers.

Read entire articleNov 19 2014 - 2:00am
McHappy Day Raises Over $10,000 for V.I. Charities

On Friday, Nov. 14, McDonald’s restaurants in the Virgin Islands celebrated McHappy Day, McDonald’s global initiative to raise funds for local charities. This year, the campaign raised a total of $10,247, a new McHappy Day record for the V.I.

Read entire articleNov 19 2014 - 1:55am
AT&T Upgrades 15 Cell Sites to Enhance Service

AT&T has upgraded 15 St. Croix and St. Thomas cell sites to expand 4G LTE coverage and capacity for customers.

Read entire articleNov 12 2014 - 5:32pm
McDonald’s Warns Public of Whistle Hazard in Some Happy Meals

McDonald’s has decided to voluntarily recall a red whistle included with the Happy Meal Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop Toy (No. 6) in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Curaçao and St. Croix, where the toy was distributed, after recently discovering that components of the whistle can detach, posing a choking and aspiration hazard to young children.

Read entire articleNov 11 2014 - 10:57pm