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Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 24 Years

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Virgin Islands is celebrating its national anniversary this week commemorating 24 years…

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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Source Manager’s Journal: Leadership and the News

We are increasingly a country in which everything goes down a memory hole very quickly, and where things are so polarized that the “two sides” are able to make up historic facts and get away with it.

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2014-07-24 01:55:42
UVI Appoints Dean of Students on St. Croix Campus

The University of the Virgin Islands has appointed Stephan Moore to serve as dean of students on its St. Croix campus, the school announced Wednesday.

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2014-07-24 01:52:51
Hadiya Hazel Named Junior Tourism Commissioner

Charlotte Amalie High School junior Hadiya Hazel was recently named the 2014 junior tourism commissioner, the Tourism Department announced Wednesday in a press release.

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2014-07-24 01:33:15
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Buckley: Marriage Equality Bill Unlikely to Pass Before She Leaves Office

Sen. Judi Buckley has introduced a bill to allow same-sex marriage in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but said she doesn’t expect the law to be passed before she leaves the Legislature in January 2015.

Read entire articleJul 13 2014 - 8:47pm
WMA Seeks Input for Strategic Plan

The V.I. Waste Management Authority will hold public meetings to gather information from the community and from large solid waste generators on its proposed 2015 to 2020 strategic plan.

Read entire articleJul 13 2014 - 1:50am
Memorandums with Anguilla, BVI Could Boost UVI Enrollment

University of the Virgin Islands officials announced the school will enter a five year memorandum of understanding with two Caribbean community colleges.

Read entire articleJul 13 2014 - 1:29am
DeJongh Vetoes RTPark Changes, Massac Nursing Home Transfer

Gov. John deJongh Jr. vetoed half a dozen bills, including those that would convert the Massac Nursing home to a sports facility, redefine RTPark membership, change fall claims laws and other purposes.

Read entire articleJul 12 2014 - 12:53am
DeJongh Signs Bills on Emissions Testing, Bath Salts, More

Gov. John deJongh Jr. signed a slew of legislation on topics from vehicle emissions testing to regulating physical therapy this week.

Read entire articleJul 12 2014 - 12:50am
AT&T Helps UVI Bridge Program

AT&T has awarded the University of the Virgin Islands a grant of $30,000 in support of its 2014 Summer Bridge Program, making it possible for the program to accept an additional 10 students. 

Read entire articleJul 11 2014 - 9:49pm
Farmers Promote More Unity at CFCS Forum

A cry rang out for a stronger Department of Agriculture and greater unity among farmers at the local farmers forum, the concluding event of the 50th annual Caribbean Food Crops Society convention on Friday.

Read entire articleJul 11 2014 - 9:42pm
Loan Guarantees Boosting Local Lending

USVI banks and businesses are beginning to take more advantage of EDA loan guarantees, bringing a few million dollars in new commercial lending leveraged with federal dollars to the territory.

Read entire articleJul 11 2014 - 1:48am
Government Health Insurance Users Must Get Checkup

V.I. Division of Personnel Financial Management Supervisor Rochelle Benjamin said those insured by V.I. government health insurance need mandatory health risk assessments by mid-September.

Read entire articleJul 11 2014 - 1:41am
CFCS Conference Attendees Tour Farms on St. Croix

About a dozen folks attending the Caribbean Food Crops Society Conference on St. Thomas flew to St. Croix for quick tours of select farms and the VI Agricultural Experiment Station.

Read entire articleJul 11 2014 - 1:33am