44th Annual Agrifest Announces Award Winners

The following are the award winners of the 44th Annual V.I. Agriculture and Food Fair that was held on February…

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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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VIEDA, EDA to Host Free Small Business Camp Weekend

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority's (VIEDA) Disaster Small-Midsized Enterprises Incubation Program and the Small Business Camp will host a Small Business Camp Weekend training program for entrepreneurs, executives, non-profit leaders and anyone that has a business idea.

2015-03-06 00:45:38
The Bookworm: Not a Perfect Children's Book

Readers looking for the life story of Baker will find the usual: her rough childhood, her early career, her later performances. So far, so good – until you take into account the missing words, incorrect facts and timeline confusion.

2015-03-05 22:05:36
Process of Port of Call Selection for Cruises

In February, the Cruise Line Industry Association released its 2015 State of the Cruise Industry Report, citing that once again the Caribbean reigns supreme for cruise itineraries worldwide.

2015-03-04 11:09:29
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Senate President Asks Governor to Withdraw Three VIPA Board Nominations

In a letter released to the public Thursday, Senate President Neville James asked Gov. Kenneth Mapp to withdraw three nominees for the V.I. Port Authority Governing Board.

Read entire articleFeb 20 2015 - 12:18am
New Education Commissioner, Personnel Director Approved in Committee

The Rules and Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to send on for approval Gov. Kenneth Mapp's nominees for personnel director and Education commissioner.

Read entire articleFeb 20 2015 - 12:16am
VIPA Almost Cleared for Crown Bay Dredging

The final thumbs up hasn’t yet been given, but V.I. Port Authority officials were more optimistic than earlier about getting the long talked about Crown Bay dredging project off the ground.

Read entire articleFeb 20 2015 - 12:05am
BIZVI Owner Claims Defamation, Plans Lawsuit Against Government

The owner of a company fighting with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles over its contract to upgrade drivers licenses is threatening to sue the acting BMV director for defamation.

Read entire articleFeb 19 2015 - 12:50am
Vendors' Plaza Tenants All Have Lifetime Leases, Says DLCA

St. Thomas' vendors plaza tenants hold lifetime tenancy, and absentee vendors sublet for many times the rate they pay the government in a 'ridiculous' system.

Read entire articleFeb 18 2015 - 10:23pm
Mapp Announces 11 More Commission and Board Appointments

Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced almost a dozen new board and commission nominees and appointments Wednesday, filling empty and expired seats and putting his mark on the landscape of myriad V.I. volunteer government boards.

Read entire articleFeb 18 2015 - 10:03pm
Elections Board Sets Rules and Procedures

The St. Croix Elections Board, under new leadership, took steps Wednesday to improve its efficiency and eliminate some of the bickering of the last few years.

Read entire articleFeb 18 2015 - 9:31pm
Crime Stoppers on Campus

Crime Stoppers wishes to show that a proactive, not reactive, approach to a safer school environment is more cost-effective, financially and emotionally.

Read entire articleFeb 18 2015 - 12:00pm
Senate Digs into Pension, Budget Crises

Despite recent increases in pension contributions of some of the more recently hired, the system will still collapse by 2022 without "a huge influx" of cash, GERS officials told the Senate Finance Committee.

Read entire articleFeb 18 2015 - 12:06am
Gov. Kenneth Mapp Hosts U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, his wife, visited with Gov. Kenneth Mapp and senior staff Sunday, according to Government House.

Read entire articleFeb 17 2015 - 11:55pm