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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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Virtue of the Week: Integrity

Integrity is living by your highest values. It is being honest and sincere. Integrity helps you listen to your conscience, to do the right thing and to tell the truth. You act with integrity when your words and actions match.

 

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2016-05-01 19:00:00
Early Registration for Beach-to-Beach Power Swim Ends Friday, May 6

The 13th annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim will be held on Sunday, May 29, in the beautiful, protected waters of Virgin Islands National Park. Early registration will end Friday. May 6.

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2016-04-30 01:18:53
Beach Advisory for April 25-29

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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2016-04-29 00:50:08
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SURPRISE SESSION TO TAKE UP BUDGET SUPPLEMENT

Nearly four months after he pledged to provide it, Gov. Charles W. Turnbull's proposed supplemental fiscal year 2004 budget will reach the Senate floor Thursday in a 10 a.m. meeting of the Committee of the Whole that only became public knowledge on Tuesday.

Read entire articleApr 21 2004 - 5:09am
DAVE RIVERS SEES HIMSELF AS PART OF AN EQUATION

What Dave Rivers, his associate Rebecca Dedmond and the One Family organization they represent have been able to accomplish over three years in the Virgin Islands can best be seen through the experiences, accomplishments and accounts of key people in the programs they have helped. Here are the stories of just two of them.
Part 3 of a 4-part series

Read entire articleApr 21 2004 - 3:23am
SEWAGE HOTLINE WORKS DURING WORKING HOURS

The Public Works Department's new "sewer hotline" for the public to report sewage problems 24 hours a day seems to be plagued by breakdowns as much as the decrepit wastewater collection system it is intended to monitor.

Read entire articleApr 21 2004 - 3:22am
V.I. SWIMMERS BRING BACK 14 CARIFTA MEDALS

By the time the four-day 2004 CARIFTA Games competition ended on Sunday in Nassau, the Bahamas, Virgin Islands swimmers had picked up 14 medals -- nine bronzes and five silvers. That's four more than at last year's games, despite the cold and windy conditions last week at the outdoor competition.

Read entire articleApr 21 2004 - 2:39am
ENVIRONMENTAL, PLANNING ISSUES TO BE AIRED

The Senate Planning and Environmental Protection Committee has two public hearings scheduled this week -- one to address environmental issues and the other concerning progress on capital insfrastructure plans.

Read entire articleApr 20 2004 - 1:11am
FISHERMEN'S VIEWS SOUGHT ON REGULATIONS

The Fish and Wildlife Division of the Planning and Natural Resources Department wants to hear what local fishermen think about plans to amend the Caribbean Fisheries Management Council's Sustainable Fisheries Act. There will be opportunities for input this week and again a month from now on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

Read entire articleApr 19 2004 - 11:52pm
GOVERNOR'S SIGNING OF BOND ISSUE BILL ANNOUNCED

Authorization for a $105 million bond issue to finance sewage system projects passed by the Senate last month on the narrowest of votes has been signed into law by Gov. Charles W. Turnbull, Government House announced on Monday.

Read entire articleApr 19 2004 - 11:12pm
PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS BEING MUSICALLY ENTICED

The V.I. Department of Education launches its teacher recruitment campaign this year with a calypso beat.

Read entire articleApr 19 2004 - 8:56pm
BICYCLIST'S BODY FOUND ALONGSIDE EVANS HIGHWAY

The body of Wilfredo Figueroa, 64, was found along the side of Melvin Evans Highway on Saturday morning. Police said he had been riding his bicycle and it appeared he was the victim of a hit-and-run collision.

Read entire articleApr 19 2004 - 6:01pm
CHRISTIANSTED CAN EXPECT WATER SERVICE BREAK

Residents of Christiansted need to prepare for an interruption of water service on Tuesday. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, due to the ongoing construction and repairs of the Times Square area in downtown, is terminating service to a 12-inch water main.

Read entire articleApr 19 2004 - 3:28pm