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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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Landlords May Have To Pay Taxes Before Evicting Tenants

Before a landlord can use the courts to evict a tenant and ask for back rent, the court will have to verify they have reported the rental income from the property to the IRB, if a bill sent on for a final vote Wednesday is enacted into law. 

Read entire articleJan 29 2016 - 1:49am
Cornwall Retires; VIWMA Begins Search for New Executive Director

May Adams Cornwall announced Thursday that she will retire from her position as executive director of the V.I. Waste Management Authority, a position she has held for more than a decade. Her separation date will be Feb. 29. 

Read entire articleJan 29 2016 - 12:34am
Doctor, Surgical Team Perform JFL's First Anterior Hip Replacement

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital can now add anterior total hip replacement to the services it provides. Dr. Jeffrey Chase and a JFL surgical team on Jan. 20 performed St. Croix’s hip replacement of this type on a 73-year old female patient, according to the hospital.

 

Read entire articleJan 28 2016 - 10:17pm
VIPA Board Votes for Officers, OKs Contracts

 While a discussion over finances got a bit heated Thursday, the V.I. Port Authority Board was still able to move quickly in electing new officers and getting through an executive session before losing its quorum.

Read entire articleJan 28 2016 - 9:57pm
WAPA Cleaning Up Oil Spill

More than 50 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the waters at the Estate Richmond dock Thursday, the V.I. Water and Power Authority reported. Clean up crews worked throughout the afternoon to contain and clean up the spill.  

Read entire articleJan 28 2016 - 9:33pm
Health Officials Grapple with Zika, the Latest in a Line of Tropical Viruses

Health officials are uncertain about how the outbreak of Zika will unfold in the territory. There’s only been one confirmed case, but Zika’s possible link to developmental defects in newborn babies underscores the danger of its spread. 

Read entire articleJan 28 2016 - 2:56am
Rules Committee Passes Designated Caregiver Bill

 The Senate Rules Committee Wednesday sent to the full Senate a bills requiring the territory's hospitals to allow a patient to designate a caregiver upon admission to give that person information on what care is needed after they leave.

Read entire articleJan 28 2016 - 2:50am
Students Speak Their Minds on Gun Violence, Discrimination and More

Three St. Thomas private school students shared their thoughts about discrimination, gun violence and marijuana legalization to the V.I. Legislature Wednesday, with greater clarity and seriousness than often seen by their seniors. 

Read entire articleJan 28 2016 - 2:49am
Banking Board Nominee Tells Senate She Wants to Educate Public

The Committee on Rules and Judiciary heard from V.I. Banking Board nominee Laurel Hewitt-Sewer on Wednesday and voted without opposition to send her on for a final up or down vote. 

Read entire articleJan 28 2016 - 2:41am
Report: Hovensa’s Closure Continues to Help Environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual Toxics Release Inventory shows that releases in 2012, the year the refinery ceased operation, decreased. The 2013 data indicated an even greater decline.

 

Read entire articleJan 28 2016 - 2:35am