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DPNR Resumes Accepting Electrical Permits for Renewable Energy Systems

The V.I. Department Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has resumed accepting electrical permits for renewable energy systems including those for…

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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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Crowley Offers Holiday Shipping Tips for Caribbean Residents, Businesses

For residents and businesses in the Caribbean, shopping for the holidays can present the challenge of getting purchases home in time for the festivities. Crowley Maritime Corp.’s shipping and logistics services pick up where retailers leave off.

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2014-11-25 16:43:11
Police Investigate Kidnap-Homicide

Detectives are investigating a charred body discovered Sunday in a vehicle in the Annaly Bay area of St. Croix. Police believe the deceased is connected to a kidnap for ransom case they were investigating.

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2014-11-25 13:26:04
PSC Suspends Portion of LEAC Pegged for WAPA Consultant

Fireworks erupted at Monday night’s PSC meeting, as WAPA officials found themselves faced with the possible elimination of the entire rate financing mechanism (RFM) used to cover the cost of maintenance.

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2014-11-24 22:58:42
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PUBLIC ASKED TO LET SEA KNOW OF OPEN SEWAGE

The St. Croix Environmental Association is embarking on a month-long project to keep track of where and when raw sewage is flowing outside of sewer lines on the island and to let the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency know what it finds out. Success, an SEA official says, will depend on the cooperation of community members.

Read entire articleOct 29 2002 - 9:41pm
CHALLENGE OF PSC CHAIR RAISES ICC QUESTIONS

A demand last Thursday by Innovative Communication Corp. that the chair of the Public Services Commission relinquish his seat has raised questions about ICC's organization and its relationship to Innovative Telephone, which the PSC regulates.

Read entire articleOct 28 2002 - 9:05pm
AD URGES 'ELIGIBLE' BVI RESIDENTS TO VOTE IN USVI

One gubernatorial campaign is running spots on a Tortola radio station urging "eligible voters" in the BVI to catch the ferry on Nov. 5 and be met at the dock and taken to the polls to cast their ballots. Two-venue voting is legal in the BVI, its election supervisor says; it's not in the U.S. territory, her USVI counterpart says.

Read entire articleOct 28 2002 - 7:58pm
TURNBULL WANTS PFA AUDIT REPORT REVISED

In his 21-page response, Gov. Charles W. Turnbull argues that the draft report of the Public Finance Authority audit by the U.S. Interior Department's Office of Inspector General is full of "findings which are legally or factually incorrect" and that it must "be substantially revised before it is issued as a final report."

Read entire articleOct 28 2002 - 7:15pm
HARBOUR NIGHT ENTITY TO ENDORSE CANDIDATES

With businesses reeling from last spring's pullout of three cruise lines because of crime and low demand for St. Croix as a destination, the promise of a difficult season is giving residents pause as to which political candidates can best help change things for the better. The organizer of the Harbour Night events says his entity is going to take a stand, endorsing candidates this weekend.

Read entire articleOct 28 2002 - 5:07pm
ANOTHER FATAL SHOOTING ROCKS ST. CROIX

Police have put a cap on information being released about the third fatal shooting in five days on St. Croix -- Sunday night in the Campo Rico area.

Read entire articleOct 28 2002 - 3:16am
SCOUT JAMBOREE IS A BIGGER-THAN-BEFORE SUCCESS

Fast ferry service, more campers and a new kind of scout all made this weekend's annual Boy Scout jamboree on St. John a different event from those of years gone by.

Read entire articleOct 27 2002 - 8:34pm
LEGISLATURE ASKED TO FUND NEW UNION CONTRACTS

Gov. Charles W. Turnbull has asked Senate President Almando "Rocky" Liburd to "enact legislation to fund three union contracts" that together have a price tag of $6.1 million, and to do so "expeditiously," according to a Government House release issued Friday evening.

Read entire articleOct 27 2002 - 8:08pm
CHILD SUPPORT OFFICE CLOSED FOR TRAINING

The public is advised that the Paternity and Child Support Offices will be closed for in-service training on St. Croix from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4.

Read entire articleOct 27 2002 - 12:29pm
TAXI DRIVER IS ST. CROIX'S 4TH HOMICIDE THIS MONTH

Police on Saturday identified a taxi driver who was fatally shot Friday night in Christiansted as Emmanuel Lee, 58, a native of Trinidad. His death was the fourth homicide on St. Croix this month and the 37th in the territory this year, compared to 20 at this time last year.

Read entire articleOct 26 2002 - 4:36pm