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WAPA Deploys Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has deployed the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system in the St. Thomas-St.…

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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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Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning St. Croix documentary filmmaker, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz.

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2014-10-23 22:46:58
WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering classmates filled the school’s library last Thursday -- a culminating activity for the school’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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2014-10-23 00:04:54
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WAPA OFFERING SEMINAR ON BOARD EFFECTIVENESS

More than a dozen government and a few private boards will get state-of-the-art advice Friday on how to more effectively conduct their business at a seminar hosted by the governing board of the Water and Power Authority.

Read entire articleSep 24 2002 - 5:04pm
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO ARRIVES IN THE ISLANDS

National Public Radio is now available in the islands. The Caribbean Community Broadcasting Company is pleased to announce the arrival of WVGN on 107.3 FM.

Read entire articleSep 24 2002 - 4:26pm
HOUSE OKS BILL FOR SALT RIVER EXPANSION

Federal legislation to allow the National Park Service to buy acreage adjacent to the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve on St. Croix has passed the U.S. House of Representatives, Delegate Donna M. Christensen said Tuesday in a release. A similar bill passed the U.S. Senate earlier.

Read entire articleSep 24 2002 - 3:30pm
V.I. INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE GETS A WEB SITE

The Virgin Islands Inspector General's Office serves as the audit and investigative arm of the government and people of the Virgin Islands, and just about anything you ever wanted to know about the agency is now available on its Web site, launched on Tuesday.

Read entire articleSep 24 2002 - 2:28pm
MAN CHARGED WITH TAKING HAWKSBILL TURTLE EGGS

A 69-year-old St. Croix man has been charged with violating the federal Endangered Species Act by stealing 13 eggs from a hawksbill turtle nest. An assistant U.S. attorney said Severo Rodriguez had the eggs in his possession when he was apprehended on Sunset Beach by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent.

Read entire articleSep 24 2002 - 11:45am
LILI SEEMS LARGELY TO HAVE LEFT THE V.I. ALONE

Look for thunderstorms and showers starting Tuesday afternoon as Tropical Storm Lili makes its way across the Caribbean. "It looks like it's going to pass well south of the Virgin Islands," a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in San Juan said Tuesday morning, and by mid-day that was what had occurred.

Read entire articleSep 24 2002 - 9:53am
WOMAN DIES AFTER BEING SHOT DURING ROBBERY

A late morning robbery on Monday at a convenience store in Estate Calquohoun has claimed the life of a St. Croix woman, whose identity has not yet been released by police.

Read entire articleSep 24 2002 - 4:01am
OLD SAN JUAN MUSEUM TO SHOW 20 V.I. ARTISTS' WORK

For 20 of the territory's creative souls, on a personal level at least, the most significant thing about Tuesday, Nov. 5, is not that the polls on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John will be open. It's that their collective art show -- an unprecedented occurrence -- in Old San Juan will be opening.

Read entire articleSep 23 2002 - 10:25pm
EX-AGENT PLEADS GUILTY TO REDUCED DRUG CHARGES

A former Narcotics Strike Force agent pleaded guilty in District Court on St. Croix Monday to charges of racketeering and drug trafficking. Three others indicted along with Esbond DeGrasse on drug-related charges on Sept. 5 have entered pleas of not guilty.

Read entire articleSep 23 2002 - 7:31pm
COKER REPAIRS ON SCHEDULE, HOVENSA OFFICIAL SAYS

Repair work on the coker complex at the Hovensa refinery is proceeding as expected, a company spokesman said Monday. Meanwhile, one more contractor has secured its own employee liability insurance, and as a result some 35 more workers who had been furloughed on Sept. 13 are back on the job, leaving about 615 still laid off.

Read entire articleSep 23 2002 - 6:10pm