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Early Primary Voting Scheduled for July 26-31

Early Voting for the 2016 Primary Election is set to commence in both districts on Tuesday, July 26 and will…

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Early Primary Voting Scheduled for July 26-31

Early Voting for the 2016 Primary Election is set to commence in both districts on Tuesday, July 26 and will end on Sunday, July 31., according to the Joint Boards of Elections in concert with the Office of the Supervisor of Elections.

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2016-07-26 06:57:39
VITEMA Offers Hurricane Awareness Course to the General Public

The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) is hosting four hurricane awareness courses for anyone interested in learning about hazards associated with hurricanes and how to prepare.

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2016-07-26 04:19:37
Mapp Appoints Moorhead as Secretary General of Inter-V.I. Council

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has announced that Shelley Moorhead, special advisor for external affairs, has been appointed to fill the position of secretary general to the Inter-Virgin Islands Council (IVIC).

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2016-07-25 11:15:51
News - Local news — St. Croix
Land and Water Use Plan Hearings Could Start in July

While the territory's proposed Comprehensive Land and Water Use Plan may be back on the front burner, it's not yet ready for public consumption, say several people involved in the process of finalizing it. Efforts to track down a copy of the proposal at places where an official said it could be found were unsuccessful, but Senate hearings on the measure are expected to begin in July.

Read entire articleJun 16 2004 - 7:51pm
Rat Eradication Efforts Continue on Targeted Islands

The Rat Rangers are back. This week they are attacking the rodents on 25-acre Congo Cay northwest of St. John. In recent months the rangers -- actually biologists and pest-control specialists of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services -- have conducted mopping-up operations to eliminate rats on other small government-owned islands.

Read entire articleJun 16 2004 - 3:53pm
Lack of Protected Forests in the Territory a Concern

The Virgin Islands faces three distinct challenges in preserving its forests, Agriculture Commissioner Lawrence Lewis said Tuesday during a break in the 9th annual Caribbean Urban and Community Forestry Conference. The gathering on St. John has brought together 120 people from the territory, Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland.

Read entire articleJun 15 2004 - 5:14pm
WAPA Borrows to Pay What It Owed Hovensa

The Water and Power Authority has borrowed and paid the $3.4 million it owed Hovensa, meeting the Monday deadline imposed by the oil refinery, which had threatened to stop the delivery of fuel if payment was not received. But another half million dollars is due this Friday.

Read entire articleJun 15 2004 - 4:19pm
Wednesday Is 3rd Annual 'Fathers' Night Out'

Men throughout the territory will gather in small groups on Wednesday evening and in coming days to discuss their roles as parents and partners as part of the 5th annual "Fathers' Night Out," an outreach of the Fatherhood Collaborative of the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleJun 15 2004 - 1:45am
Schneider Board Backs CEO in Clash with Government

The Roy L. Schneider Hospital board stood firmly behind its chief executive Monday as he addressed the hospital's efforts to deal with its debt to the V.I. government. Both Schneider and Juan F. Luis Hospital made payments of $200,000 last week, but officials of both say making ends meet is impossible, given the obligations and obstacles they face.

Read entire articleJun 14 2004 - 11:57pm
Contract Change May Mean More Lottery Revenues

Under a contract revision, Caribbean Lottery Services must pay the government its share of sales, regardless of whether CLS collects the money from its vendors. A CLS official says the sale of his parent company means good things for the territory. And the head of the V.I. Lottery says some of its winners have been put on payment plans, but all are being paid.

Read entire articleJun 14 2004 - 10:12pm
63 Programs and Projects Receive CFVI Mini-Grants

In its 8th annual awarding of mini-grants, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has disbursed $35,000 to support 63 local programs and projects aimed at improving the lives of children and families. Many are summer offerings designed both for fun and for developing "leadership skills, confidence and academic competency."

Read entire articleJun 14 2004 - 9:04pm
Hospital Board OKs Government Payment

The Roy L. Schneider Hospital Board delayed immediate confrontation by ordering the payment of $200,000 to the government. The situation between the parties, however, is not resolved as both sides complain about lack of payment.

Read entire articleJun 12 2004 - 1:36pm
Six Witnesses Listed to Testify on Delegate's CFO Bill

Six individuals, four of them from the Virgin Islands, are scheduled to testify at the congressional committee hearing next Wednesday on Delegate Donna M. Christensen's bill to establish a temporary position of chief financial officer and a permanent integrated financial management system for the territory.

Read entire articleJun 12 2004 - 2:57am