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Public Events, Free Rides Promote New Buses That Hit the Streets Oct. 3

The V. I. Department of Public Works, in conjunction with the V.I. Energy Office (VIEO), will introduce its new buses…

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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: What Happens After We Die?

What allows me to recommend “Glimpsing Heaven” is that it doesn’t profess to have the definitive answer to “What happens after we die?”It leaves readers to draw their own informed conclusions.

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2014-10-01 00:40:25
Government Health Insurance Renewed without Benefit Cuts

After diverting federal dollars to make up the funding deficit, the V.I. Legislature approved and Gov. John deJongh Jr. signed health insurance contracts for the upcoming year late Tuesday.

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2014-10-01 00:23:57
Ricardo Richards, Pearl B. Larsen Schools Win National Blue Ribbons

Ricardo Richards Elementary and Pearl B. Larsen Elementary were recognized Tuesday as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

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2014-09-30 23:44:43
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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TAXES ON HOLD FOR A FEW

Property tax payments may be due in less than a week, but not for the commercial property owners who have a suit pending against the government. District Court Judge Thomas Moore ruled Friday that the plaintiffs do not have to pay taxes August 30, pending their receipt of tax bills and the Court's determination of whether those bills are proper.

Read entire articleAug 26 2002 - 4:29am
AWARENESS, INSURANCE ARE KEY DISASTER HELP

Organizers of a forum designed to raise public awareness about the danger of natural disasters drew about 60 emergency planners and emergency service volunteers to Frenchman's Reef Resort Friday.

Read entire articleAug 26 2002 - 3:47am
ST. CROIX'S ROCK-N-ROBIN NO. 2 IN SCOUTS TOURNEY

St Croix's Rock-N-Robin, with eight blue marlin releases, came in second for Best Boat honors in the USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament that ended Friday. Puerto Rico's Lady Lou beat the field with Best Boat, Best Angler and Best Crew awards. The fish and the local Boy Scouts were winners, too -– all fish were released back to the sea, and tournament proceeds will benefit the scouting program.

Read entire articleAug 24 2002 - 10:43am
V.I., HOTELIERS DIFFER ON DROP IN TOURIST ARRIVALS

Statistics from the V.I. Bureau of Economic Research showing the number of tourists coming to the territory in the first six months of 2002 down by 7.8 percent from the year-earlier period are being seen in different lights by the government and the private sector.

Read entire articleAug 24 2002 - 10:42am
GAMBLING ADDICTION TREATMENT GOES UNFUNDED

With gambling addiction an increasingly visible problem since the Divi Carina Bay Casino opened its doors in March 2000, the V.I. Alliance for Responsible Gaming wants to help.

Read entire articleAug 24 2002 - 10:42am
AIRPORT SCREENER TESTING STARTS IN ST. CROIX

Airport screener testing on St. Croix and St. Thomas will continue until the federal figure of 270 hires is complete. There is still time to apply, by telephone or online.

Read entire articleAug 24 2002 - 10:41am
DIFFERENT CONCLUSIONS DRAWN FROM STATISTICS

Recently published tourism statistics from the Bureau of Economic Research that indicate tourism dropped by 7.8 percent in the first six months of 2002 compared with the previous year have prompted a war of words from a couple of quarters.

Read entire articleAug 23 2002 - 6:21pm
RULES PUTS OFF 2 BIG BUDGET BILLS UNTIL MONDAY

In a Thursday session that started late and ended early, the Senate Rules Committee approved 23 of the 26 Fiscal Year 2003 budget bills on its agenda but decided to wait until Monday to tackle the biggies -- the executive branch budget and the voluminous Omnibus bill. The one reject was an administration proposal to privatize two health clinics.

Read entire articleAug 23 2002 - 5:45am
RAGSTER SEES CHALLENGES BUT GROWTH FOR UVI

New UVI President LaVerne Ragster shared a positive vision of growth and change for the university over the next five years in an address to Rotarians on Thursday. Especially with regard to the new Research and Technology Park, there will be challenges, she said, but she is committed to meeting them.

Read entire articleAug 22 2002 - 6:09pm
NO FUNDS RELEASED TO TREAT GAMING ADDICTION

The V.I. Alliance for Responsible Gaming wants to help people who are addicted to gambling. However, Casino Control Commission officials say the Finance Department hasn't released a penny of more than $3 million deposited by the Divi Carina Bay Casino into the Casino Revenue Fund so the organization can establish a treatment program.

Read entire articleAug 22 2002 - 2:58pm