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WAPA Begins Decorative Street Lights Project in Downtown Christiansted

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and contractor ZENON Construction will begin construction for the decorative street light…

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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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V.I. Agencies Prepping For Ebola But Risk Is Slight, Officials Tell Senate

V.I. Health, hospital and emergency management officials are coordinating, training and preparing for the nightmare scenario of an Ebola outbreak in the territory, but agency officials told senators Wednesday an outbreak is unlikely and there is no cause for alarm.

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2014-10-29 19:16:07
Source Manager’s Journal: Building a Better Future

In the view of this outsider, there are two problem areas in which a focused, long-term effort can make a big – and permanent – difference in the quality of life in the Virgin Islands.

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2014-10-28 23:41:57
Griffith Presents $10M Plan of Correction

Juan Luis Hospital CEO Kendall Griffith presented a $10.3 million plan of correction Monday to the Territorial Board, a plan to get the embattled hospital up to the standards of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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2014-10-28 23:12:50
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REPORT POINTS TO HIRING BIAS , UNETHICAL CONDUCT

Hints of possible sexual harassment, ethnic bias and violations of confidentiality have surfaced in a report on the Division of Personnel office on St. Croix.

Read entire articleOct 3 2002 - 4:03am
ICC EXECUTIVE: INVESTIGATION OF SENATOR JUSTIFIED

Innovative Communication Corp. executive Holland L. Redfield II said on a radio talk show Wednesday that he has not read the report of an investigation of Sen. Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg carried out for the local telephone company beginning in 1998, but that the probe was justified. Donastorg says it was unjustified, immoral and likely illegal.

Read entire articleOct 2 2002 - 9:20pm
DPNR: GOLDEN ROCK SEWAGE PROBLEM SOLVED

The sewage problem that recently plagued Golden Rock Road is fixed, Planning and Natural Resource Commission Dean Plaskett said Wednesday in a press release.

Read entire articleOct 2 2002 - 5:52pm
UNITIME TO CLOSE, PUTTING 50 OUT OF WORK

The watch assembly company Unitime Industries will cease operations on St. Croix at the end of the year, putting 50 employees out of work, a spokeswoman for its parent company in Switzerland said Wednesday. Frank Fox, Chamber of Commerce president, called it "another tragedy" for the local economy.

Read entire articleOct 2 2002 - 4:12pm
PHONE, CABLE-TV WORKERS PICKETING ON 3 ISLANDS

More than 300 business office and technical service employees of Innovative Telephone and the territory's two cable-television companies, all owned by Innovative Communications Corp., went on strike Wednesday, setting up pickets at various locations on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.

Read entire articleOct 2 2002 - 2:09pm
UNION REJECTS PHONE, CABLE-TV CONTRACT OFFER

More than 310 unionized telephone and cable television workers were poised to strike at midnight Tuesday after rejecting the final contract offer from Innovative Communication Corp. A union official said a strike's first effects on the public would be felt by new customers and those awaiting repairs.

Read entire articleOct 1 2002 - 10:11pm
LABOR SETS SCREENING FOR JACOBS-IMC WORKERS

The Labor Department has made arrangements to conduct screening on the next two Saturdays of laid-off employees of Jacobs-IMC, a former Hovensa contractor, to determine their eligibility for benefits.

Read entire articleOct 1 2002 - 9:32pm
FLORIDA BANK HEISTS SUSPECT CHARGED IN V.I., TOO

A soft-spoken man being held in a Florida jail on charges of robbing multiple banks there also was charged in the Virgin Islands on Tuesday with robbing the Bank of St. Croix in Gallows Bay of $7,001 last January.

Read entire articleOct 1 2002 - 6:53pm
NOV. 30 IS NEW DEADLINE FOR 2001 PROPERTY TAXES

Residential property taxpayers now have until Nov. 30 to pay their 2001 tax bills, Gov. Charles W. Turnbull said Monday. The due date is Oct. 30, but residential property taxpayers automatically get a month's grace. A Government House source said the date change was necessary because while tax bills are due out in June, by August, there were still some to be issued.

Read entire articleSep 30 2002 - 10:07pm
PSC GIVES INNOVATIVE UNTIL FRIDAY TO PAY $400K

The Public Services Commission is on very shaky financial ground, its chair said Monday, and Innovative Telephone is responsible. After lengthy but fruitless discussion, the PSC voted to require the company to pay $400,000 of what it owes or face the legal consequences.

Read entire articleSep 30 2002 - 10:06pm