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DOL Receives $1.4 Million in Unemployment Integrity Funds

The U.S. Department of Labor has given $1.4 million to the unemployment insurance program for integrity, performance and system improvement…

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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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The Bookworm: Cosby's Life and Times

Reading “Cosby: His Life and Times” is kind of like visiting your childhood on paper. Who among us hasn’t felt like we’ve always known Fat Albert and the Huxtable family?

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2014-09-17 18:57:00
Live Broadcast of Debate on “Danish Apology and Reparations” Set for Sept. 18

The University of the Virgin Islands, Roskilde University of Denmark and the African-Caribbean Reparations and Resettlement Alliance (ACRRA) will hold a live debate on “Danish Apology and Reparations.” It will take place from 8-11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the University of the Virgin Islands -- St. Croix Campus and St. Thomas Camps.

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2014-09-16 22:53:12
St. Croix Contractor Takes on the Queen Louise Home for Children’s Wish List

V.I. Terminal Services donated pampers, toiletries, nutritional supplements and more Wednesday to the Queen Louise Home for Children, according to Lutheran Social Services, which runs the home.

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2014-09-16 19:15:01
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MANGO MELEE: TO MEET, GREET AND DEFINITELY EAT

Droves of residents lined up to savor the local fruits on Sunday at the sixth annual Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival at the St. George Village Botanical Garden. For some, it was their first experience. Others who had been before could not resist going back for more -- to meet and greet and definitely eat a smorgasbord of local cuisine.

Read entire articleJul 29 2002 - 7:40pm
CHRISTIAN OPTIMISTIC DESPITE RISING HOMICIDE RATE

Although homicides continue to escalate in the territory, Police Commissioner Franz Christian gave the Senate Finance Committee a generally optimistic overview of the Police Department at Monday's budget hearing.

Read entire articleJul 29 2002 - 7:01pm
POLICE PLEDGE SUPPORT ON ANTI-CRIME INITIATIVES

Concerned merchants and other business owners getting ready to initiate a community crime watch program in Frederiksted cited the need for a stronger police presence and better street lighting at a meeting Sunday with police officials, and they got pledges of support in return.

Read entire articleJul 29 2002 - 6:16pm
BUDGET TAKES A BACK SEAT TO ACCREDITATION ISSUES

At the Education Department's Fiscal Year 2003 budget hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Friday, there was little discussion of its proposed budget, the largest of any government agency, but lots of debate on where reaccreditation efforts stand. The territory's two school boards, Internal Revenue Bureau and Office of Veterans Affairs also made their pitches.

Read entire articleJul 27 2002 - 6:24pm
GUNFIRE IN BAR NARROWLY MISSES EMMETT HANSEN

Sen. Emmett Hansen II narrowly escaped two gunshots fired by a man involved in a Christiansted barroom fight around midnight Thursday. Hansen and police said he tried to break up the fracas before the man pulled the weapon and began shooting. No one was injured and the assailant was arrested.

Read entire articleJul 26 2002 - 8:07pm
SENATOR DECRIES DELAY IN SCHOOL REPORTS

Acting Education Commissioner Noreen Michael has told the Senate Education Committee chair that she expects to get progress reports on school reforms that were due on June 30 to the Legislature by July 31. Sen. Norman Jn Baptiste says that's not good enough and that Michael "has yet to show that this is a new day with new leadership."

Read entire articleJul 26 2002 - 6:24pm
SOUTHGATE GIFT OPENS UP NEW ECOLOGICAL VISTAS

Tranquil grasses swaying with the gentle winds welcome wildlife and humans into the plains of the Southgate Salt Pond on St. Croix's East End, a gift recently deeded to the St. Croix Environmental Association. It's SEA's mission to find ways for the 100-acre parcel, which also includes mangroves and a protected beach, to accommodate human enjoyment without compromising its ecosystem.

Read entire articleJul 26 2002 - 10:41am
TEENS STUDY SCIENCE IN REAL-WORLD TERMS AT UVI

Weeks of science lectures, research, experimentation and field trips for more than 70 V.I. students in grades 7 through 12 culminated Thursday evening with the presentation of reports at the closing ceremonies of the V.I. Summer Science Enrichment Academies at the University of the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleJul 26 2002 - 8:47am
SENATE YET TO SEE EDUCATION REPORTS DUE JUNE 30

With new accreditation for three of the territory's public high schools hanging in the balance, acting Education Commissioner Noreen Michael has not submitted progress reports to the Legislature that were due on June 30.

Read entire articleJul 25 2002 - 6:03pm
GOAL IS TO CUT NEW HIV INFECTION RATE IN HALF

Public health officials in the Virgin Islands say they are working to meet the national challenge of cut the number of new cases of HIV infection in half by the year 2005. The challenge is daunting, given that the territory has the fourth-highest incidence of HIV/AIDS per capita among the states and territories, according to federal statistics.

Read entire articleJul 24 2002 - 11:04pm