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Teachers, Paraprofessionals Invited to Enroll in Free Course at UVI

Virgin Islands public school teachers and paraprofessionals may begin enrolling for a three credit course at the University of the…

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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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Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

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2014-10-30 22:38:35
Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved by the Legislature, will begin the process of restarting the oil refinery on St. Croix's south shore.

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2014-10-29 20:13:06
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Ferry and Sailboat Collide Near Red Hook

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between Varlack Venture’s ferry, Capitol Venture, and the 65-foot sailboat New Horizons. The collision occurred Wednesday, according to the Coast Guard.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 10:25pm
VIPD Opens New Canine Facility on St. Croix

The V.I. Police Department cut the ribbon on a brand new, state-of-the-art K-9 police dog training facility and kennel Tuesday on St.Croix, the product of five years of planning and fundraising.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 9:50am
Court Enters $1.1 Million Judgment Against 'Her Majesty's Credit Union'

U.S. District Court entered summary judgment this week of more than $1 million against Stanley McDuffie and Her Majesty’s Credit Union over charges of defrauding clients and racketeering.

Read entire articleOct 21 2014 - 10:51pm
Armed Pair Rob Bank at Peter's Rest

Two men, one brandishing a weapon, entered the Bank of St. Croix in Estate Peter's Rest on Tuesday morning and took an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the bank, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Read entire articleOct 21 2014 - 3:29pm
USVI Greets BVI for Friendship Celebration

Gov. John deJongh Jr. welcomed a delegation from the BVI on Saturday, celebrating the annual holiday commemorating the close ties between close neighbors flying different flags.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 11:34pm
Government Files Suit for Bad Financial Advice

The V.I. Government filed a $13.6 million lawsuit Monday against its law firm and its financial advisor for bad tax advice the territory relied on, only to be penalized for millions by the IRS.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 10:43pm
Supreme Court Reverses Petric Murder Convictions Due to Mental Illness

The V.I. Supreme Court overturned Alvin Petric's murder convictions in the grisly killings of his family in 2006 in La Vallee on St. Croix, ruling that Petric should have been found not guilty due to insanity.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 10:38pm
VING Unit Deploys to Afghanistan

Moving farewell ceremonies were held this week to honor the 661st Military Police Detachment of the Virgin Islands National Guard, departing Tuesday to eventually serve in Afghanistan.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 10:34pm
Undercurrents: CZM Quietly Approves Harbor Landfill to Widen Veterans Drive

After decades of controversy, the Veterans Drive widening project, which requires major landfill of the Charlotte Amalie Harbor on St. Thomas, has passed not with a bang but a whimper.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 10:26pm
Two St. Croix Men Rescued After Boat Capsizes

Two St. Croix men were rescued Monday by the U.S. Coast Guard after their 21-foot Boston Whaler capsized about seven nautical miles northeast of the island.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 10:18pm