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District Administrator Stephanie Williams to Host Town Hall Meetings

St. Croix District Administrator Stephanie Williams will host two Town Hall meetings in February, during which residents can express community…

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Beach Advisory for February 8-12

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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2016-02-12 13:53:40
Mapp Nominates Usie Richards to Casino Control Commission

Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Thursday nominated former V.I. Sen. Usie R. Richards to serve as a member of the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission, Government House announced.

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2016-02-11 22:49:48
Schneider Regional Medical Center Unveils Heart and Lung Center

February is National Heart Month and Schneider Regional Medical Center is celebrating with the unveiling of a new heart and lung center that will allow patients to stay on-island for health care.

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2016-02-11 22:38:14
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PLAN ADVANCED TO REDUCE TAX-CLEARANCE DELAYS

Realtors, sellers and buyers have been unable to complete real property sales in a timely manner for months due to delays in obtaining tax-clearance documents from the Finance Department. But Sen. Lorraine Berry on Thursday announced "arrangements" for tax-clearance personnel to work three hours a day exclusively on clearing up the backlog.

Read entire articleJan 29 2004 - 10:07pm
SENATOR, DLCA HEAD SPLIT OVER TAXI MEDALLIONS

Is it legal for the Licensing and Consumer Affairs Department to lease taxi medallions? No, says a senator. Yes, says the head of the department, describing a situation in which DLCA's Taxi Division was approached by cruise line personnel about getting medallions for vehicles capable of carrying handicapped persons.

Read entire articleJan 29 2004 - 5:55pm
QUELBE: LONG V.I. TRADITIONAL MUSIC, NOW OFFICIAL

A signing ceremony at Government House, Christiansted, on Friday will mark the passage of quelbe music into the realm of official V.I. music. The public is invited; cultural attire is requested; and musical groups -- including long-time quelbe ambassador and performer, Stanley (Jacobs) and the Ten Sleepless Knights -- will ensure a festive celebration.

Read entire articleJan 29 2004 - 10:02am
WHAT'S NEW? YOUR ENTERTAINMENT SOURCE

It's the weekend. Or if it isn't, it soon will be. But then, who says you have to wait 'til the weekend to take in a little night life, anyway? Or to read all about it and make plans, for that matter? Not any more, you don't -- thanks to your St. Croix Entertainment Source.

Read entire articleJan 29 2004 - 2:01am
BEACH, PIER WATERS 'ACCEPTABLE FOR RECREATION'

Test results indicate that the waters of the Frederiksted public beach and pier are now "acceptable for recreational use," according to a Government House release. Emergency repairs have been made to the Lagoon Street pump station, Public Works Commissioner Wayne Callwood said, but more will be needed until three new pumps can be installed to replace the existing ones.

Read entire articleJan 29 2004 - 12:03am
SENATE PANEL HEARING ON WASTE AND ROADS PUT OFF

A Senate Government Operations Committee hearing on waste disposal and road repairs that was scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday on St. Croix has been postponed to next month, Sen. Shawn-Michael Malone, the committee chair, announced on Wednesday, citing a request from Public Works Commissioner Wayne Callwood for more time to prepare for the meeting.

Read entire articleJan 28 2004 - 5:48pm
NATURE RESERVE BATTLING STRAY DOG PROBLEM

All is not well at the Southgate Pond Nature Reserve, especially for the federally endangered Least tern, a ground-nesting bird that uses the pond during the dry season to nest. Last year nearly 95 percent of the birds' nests were destroyed, primarily by stray dogs searching for food.

Read entire articleJan 28 2004 - 4:32pm
WAPA INSTALLING LINES IN CASTLE BURKE

WAPA has scheduled an outage for a small section of Estate Castle Burke for today from 8 a.m. to noon.

Read entire articleJan 28 2004 - 4:31pm
POLICE RECEIVE FEDERAL ASSET FORFEITURE FUNDS

The Police Department received a long-awaited check on Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Justice's Asset Forfeiture Program in the amount of $247,423.72. The money, representing funds from the seizure of assets and property in criminal cases from 1998 to 2002, had previously been withheld because the department was not in compliance with federal regulations.

Read entire articleJan 27 2004 - 11:51pm
MONDAY SESSION TO AIR POSTAL SERVICE CONCERNS

Residents with complaints, concerns or even compliments relating to U.S. Postal Service operations in the Virgin Islands are invited to share them with Delegate Donna M. Christensen "for the record" Monday at teleconferenced meetings on St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Editor's note: The delegate announced on Jan. 29 a time change to 6:30 p.m. and a St. Thomas change of venue to the downtown Education Department teleconference center.

Read entire articleJan 27 2004 - 9:54pm