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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
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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
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
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
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
Scotiabank Donates Two Scholarships to UVI Students

Scotiabank’s annual commitment to the University of the Virgin Islands was demonstrated during a Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours event where the bank contributed $10,000 to the UVI Scotiabank Scholarship Fund.

Read entire articleNov 5 2016 - 2:33pm
Coral World Animal Care Providers Rescue and Release Osprey

Lee Kellar, Coral World general curator, has announced that the Ocean Park has rehabilitated and released another osprey.

Read entire articleNov 1 2016 - 6:56pm
Banking Board Sets New Maximum Fee for Non-Bank ATM Transactions

The Virgin Islands Banking Board voted unanimously on Thursday, Oct. 27, to increase from $3 to $3.50, the maximum fee that can be charged at non-bank ATMs licensed by the board in the territory.

Read entire articleOct 30 2016 - 8:38am
SBA Loans to Puerto Rico/U.S.V.I. Small Businesses Increase 19 Percent

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved $95.5 million in loans to small businesses in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands during fiscal year 2016, a 19 percent increase over the previous fiscal year.

Read entire articleOct 29 2016 - 8:10pm
Innovative Donates $200,000 to Benefit Vocational and STEM Programs

The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDOE) received a $200,000 donation from telecommunications giant Innovative to benefit vocational education and Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) programs at schools across the territory.

Read entire articleOct 28 2016 - 9:36am