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Firearms Bureau Announces New Operation Hours

Assistant Police Commissioner Thomas Hannah announced that the hours of operation for the Firearms Bureau in the St. Croix and…

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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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Department of Health Gets Two New Mobile Medical Clinics

St. Croix and St. Thomas each have a new, state-of-the-art, mobile health clinic: customized RV-type vehicles equipped with exam rooms, a small lab, an intake area and restroom.

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2014-09-30 00:28:24
No Cases of Enterovirus D68 Respiratory Virus Yet in Virgin Islands

So far the Health Department hasn’t had any reported cases of the Enterovirus D68 in the territory, but on Monday it urged Virgin Islands residents to be on the alert.

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2014-09-30 00:26:05
Virtue of the Week: Gentleness

Gentleness is acting and speaking in a way which is considerate and kind to others. Gentleness is moving wisely, touching softly, holding carefully, speaking quietly and thinking kindly.

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2014-09-28 22:06:38
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Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Rhodni Skelton

Born on St. Thomas, raised primarily on St. Croix, and spending most of his summers in Tortola, Rhodni Skelton has had a rare opportunity to be educated in multiple cultural environments.

Read entire articleSep 18 2014 - 9:33pm
Inspector General: Questionable Practices Invalidate Property Auctions

Property auctions conducted by the Lieutenant Governor’s Office in 2012 and 2013 were so marred by schemes and sloppiness that most of the sales should be voided, a V.I. Inspector General’s audit says.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 11:47pm
Paul E. Joseph Stadium Bill Sent Out of Committee

Senators sent a bill out of committee Wednesday changing its 2012 authorization to rebuild Paul E. Joseph Stadium in Frederiksted – legislation that agency heads said is needed to finalize the contract.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 11:41pm
Wilson Says Corrections Continues to Work on Golden Grove Deficiencies

V.I. Bureau of Corrections Director Julius C. Wilson on Wednesday acknowledged problems at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility and said some improvements have been made.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 11:34pm
St. Croix’s Agave Eggersiana Now on Federal Endangered List

More than 10 years after the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit to force the federal government to include Agave eggersiana on the endangered species list, the plant found only on St. Croix finally made the grade.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 11:34pm
Crime Stoppers: Receive a Cash Reward

If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs or weapons, in addition to having made your home a safer place, you will receive a cash reward.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 11:54am
Aviation Experts Say Partnership is Key to Growing Industry

Aviation experts said forming fair private/public partnerships is the only way to promote passenger growth and both governments and airlines need to be willing to sit down and agree on solutions.

Read entire articleSep 16 2014 - 9:53pm
Officials Mourn Passing of Local Activist Leola Hermon

Longtime community activist Leola V. Hermon of St. Thomas died Saturday at 75. Hermon was involved in many community projects and programs, according to officials who expressed their sympathies.

Read entire articleSep 16 2014 - 8:40pm
Health: Fogging Not Effective for St. Thomas Chikungunya Outbreak

The territory is taking a multipronged approach in response to a growing chikungunya epidemic, but Health Department officials said fogging the streets will not help.

Read entire articleSep 16 2014 - 7:45pm
Boys & Girls Club Hosts Day for Kids

The National Boys & Girls Clubs will celebrate its annual Day for Kids on Saturday, and the Frederiksted club will hold an open house, registration drive and Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Read entire articleSep 16 2014 - 7:28pm