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44th Annual Agrifest Announces Award Winners

The following are the award winners of the 44th Annual V.I. Agriculture and Food Fair that was held on February…

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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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Process of Port of Call Selection for Cruises

In February, the Cruise Line Industry Association released its 2015 State of the Cruise Industry Report, citing that once again the Caribbean reigns supreme for cruise itineraries worldwide.

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2015-03-04 11:09:29
Labor Department Offers Services for Hovensa Layoffs

The final shutdown of the Hovensa facility will affect about 170 employees for the company and its contractors, and the Department of Labor is working to provide services to them.

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2015-03-03 23:39:54
'Restaurant Fairy' Endows Taste of St. Croix Participants

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the prestigious St. Croix Food and Wine Experience, organizers have enhanced events and found a “restaurant fairy” to ease the financial burden of participating restaurants.

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2015-03-03 23:25:51
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V.I. Literary Festival and Book Fair Scheduled for March 26-29

The inaugural Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair (VI Lit Fest) will be held from March 26 through 29, with a number of events highlighting literacy, local authors and world literature. Several authors will be featured, including famed Caribbean author Jamaica Kincaid; award-winning V.I. author Tiphanie Yanique; and Jeffrey Perry, author and biographer of legendary Crucian writer/activist Hubert Harrison.

Read entire articleJan 29 2015 - 11:58pm
Ernst Joachim Foerster Dies at 91

Ernst Joachim Foerster was born on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1924, in Annaberg (Erzgebirge), Lower Saxony, Germany. He died on Jan. 26 in Christiansted, St. Croix,

Read entire articleJan 28 2015 - 2:42pm
Fort Christianvaern Gets Major Repairs to Second Floor

Christiansted National Historic Site has started major renovations during the week of Jan. 20th on the second floor gallery of Fort Christiansvaern. The repairs include the complete documentation and replacement of the exterior second floor gallery, and improvement of the internal French drain system.

Read entire articleJan 26 2015 - 9:06pm
Winston Leroy Gilbert Dies

Winston Leroy Gilbert, also known as Yankee, of Estate Whim died on Jan. 18 at his residence.

Read entire articleJan 26 2015 - 2:12pm
Mildred Veronica Williams Dies in New York City

Mildred Veronica Williams, known to many as Millie, a long-time resident of D.H. Jackson Terrace “Red Brick,” died on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Harlem Hospital in New York City.

Read entire articleJan 23 2015 - 3:15pm
Jose Luis Parrilla Dies at 38

Jose Luis Parrilla, also known as "DJ Luis” or “Uyuyuey," of Estate Profit died on Thursday, Jan. 8. He was 38 years old.

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Henry W. M. Willock Sr. Dies at 70

Henry W. M. Willock Sr. of Estate Peter's Rest died on Jan. 8. He was 70 years old.

Read entire articleJan 16 2015 - 7:45pm
USDA Chooses Kimme Bryce to Lead V.I. Rural Development Office

Kimme Bryce was recently appointed as the area director for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The St. Croix office provides loans and grants to individuals, businesses and governmental agencies located on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.

Read entire articleJan 15 2015 - 5:18pm
Martha Janssen Garrison Dies in North Carolina

Martha Janssen Garrison died on Dec. 7 at her home in North Carolina at the age of 99. She was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. On Sept. 11, 1915, and grew up in Chicago, Ill. from the age of six.

Read entire articleJan 14 2015 - 5:57pm
Parent University, CHS Mourn Death of Yvette Andrews

St. Croix Parent University (PU) family in particular and the school district in general are mourning the passing of Yvette Andrews, a graduate and ardent supporter of PU, who was a beloved four-year employee at St. Croix Central High School.

Read entire articleJan 13 2015 - 9:32pm