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VIEDA’s EDC Commission Holds Hearing on Tax Exemptions for Six Businesses

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority's (VIEDA) Economic Development Commission (EDC) will hold a public hearing that will focus on…

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Senators Upbeat on Mapp's State of the Territory Address

Senators gave Gov. Kenneth Mapp high marks for laying out a clear picture of the territory's financial woes and pointing to a way forward at his first state of the territory address Monday.

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2015-01-27 03:16:11
Budget Woes Prominent in Mapp's First State of the Territory Address

Gov. Kenneth Mapp struck an optimistic tone for the future while nonetheless painting a bleak picture of the territory's financial shape, during his first state of the territory address Monday evening.

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2015-01-27 01:39:18
Undercurrents: Better Mental Health – So Near, Yet So Far

The private-public sector Mental Health Care Commission finally agreed on the way to overhaul mental health care in the territory. Now they can’t get the government to sign off on the agreement.

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2015-01-26 23:07:35
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Dolphins Plunge into Ocean off Frederiksted

Dolphins swimmer Matthew Mays, 16, came in first place Sunday in the 11th annual Dolphins Sea Swim, one of the St. Croix swim club's largest fundraisers.

Read entire articleJan 12 2015 - 11:52pm
On Island Profile: Cenita Heywood

Air Force veteran Cenita Heywood has a passion for helping local students become pilots and fly off into the 'wild blue yonder.' Heywood helped get the Aviation Academy off the ground.

Read entire articleJan 11 2015 - 11:27pm
Plaskett Named to Congressional Agriculture Committee

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) named Delegate Stacey Plaskett to the 46-member House Committee on Agriculture Friday, according to the delegate's office.

Read entire articleJan 9 2015 - 11:11pm
Power Structure, Committee Assignments of Incoming Legislature Announced

Incoming Senate President Neville James released the new majority's proposed committee assignments Friday, laying out who will hold positions of power in the new Legislature. The assignments will become official Monday when the Legislature organizes itself, according to a statement from the Legislature.

Read entire articleJan 9 2015 - 9:23pm
Christensen Retires from SBA After 30 Years; No Replacement Yet

After serving as a mentor for business owners for more than 30 years, Carl Christensen, Small Business Administration senior area manager for the Virgin Islands, is retiring and there may not be a replacement for several months.

Read entire articleJan 9 2015 - 8:54pm
Mapp Appoints Four More Cabinet Members

Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Friday nominated four more cabinet members, appointing them to be the acting commissioners of the departments of Health, Human Services, Education and Planning and Natural Resources.

Read entire articleJan 9 2015 - 4:23pm
Kids Get Books For Happy Meal Books Program

Parents ought to be very happy with the new Happy Meal treat McDonald's is giving. Youngsters get a book instead of a plastic toy with their meal in the Happy Meals Books program. The program that runs through Jan. 22 was launched Friday at the Villa La Reine restaurant on St. Croix.

Read entire articleJan 9 2015 - 4:10pm
Supreme Court Upholds Decision Killing Hansen Recount

The V.I. Supreme Court killed what fragment of hope remained for Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen to force the Board of Elections to recount her write-in ballots, in a unanimous per curiam opinion issued Jan. 8.

Read entire articleJan 9 2015 - 3:41pm
Creque Sentenced to 25 years for Child Exploitation

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez Thursday sentenced Raheem T. Creque, 37, of St Thomas, to 25 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for production of child pornography.

Read entire articleJan 9 2015 - 11:38am
Elections Making Progress With Audit, Board Members Say

St. Thomas-St. John Board of Elections members said Thursday the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission remained positive about the board's progress in complying with a 2013 audit.

Read entire articleJan 9 2015 - 1:01am