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All Public Schools Close for One Day of Workshops

The Department of Education will hold a series of professional development workshops for teachers.

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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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Coastweeks Kicks off Saturday

Businesses, school groups and other organizations or clubs are encouraged to get involved in the Coastweeks effort to clean up the shorelines from Saturday through October.

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2014-09-15 23:50:39
St. Croix’s National Parks Enter Climate Friendly Parks Program

Christiansted National Historic Site, Buck Island Reef National Monument, and Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve are now members of the Climate Friendly Parks (CFP) Program.

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2014-09-15 19:14:47
Innovative Restores Service After DNS Failure

Innovative Wireless service has been restored to on-island Wireless customers who are not roaming, the company announced late Friday night.

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2014-09-12 23:52:05
News - Local news — St. Croix
Power Interruption Will Allow Transfer to New Substation

WAPA will interrupt service for about 15 minutes to St. Croix feeder 8 at 8 p.m. Wednesday. When the power comes back on, it will be flowing through the new Midland Substation.

Read entire articleSep 1 2014 - 10:47pm
Undercurrents: Do Jumbies Haunt Historic Fort Christian?

If it seems like a curse is hovering over Fort Christian, and no one could feel it more deeply than the government officials and private citizens involved in restoration attempts over the last 30 years or so. All well-intentioned, all incomplete.

Read entire articleSep 1 2014 - 8:44pm
Hovensa Gets Second Extension, Sets Meeting to Discuss Sale

The owners of the Hovensa refinery on St. Croix have asked for and received a second extension on the sales process and will hold a meeting with Gov. John deJongh Jr. later in the week to discuss the refinery.

Read entire articleSep 1 2014 - 8:39pm
@ Work: 40 Strand Eatery

Todd Manley, Brant Pell and Erica Wasik, partners at 40 Strand Eatery, are joining in a revitalization of Christiansted. They want to see people spend time in Christiansted because it is a great little Caribbean town.

Read entire articleAug 31 2014 - 11:14pm
Hansen Seeks Pardon to Stay on Ballot

Attorneys representing Hansen have asked Gov. John deJongh Jr. for a pardon, which would allow her to continue as a candidate for the 31st Legislature in the November general election.

Read entire articleAug 31 2014 - 8:33pm
Territory's ADA Coordinator Invited to be a FEMA Trainer

A federal agency has invited Stephanie Barnes, the territory's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, to become an instructor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination,

Read entire articleAug 30 2014 - 10:13pm
IRB Getting 14 Percent Budget Increase to Help Collect Revenue

Senators are considering a 14 percent increase in IRB's budget and a 4 percent cut to the Department of Agriculture's budget for Fiscal Year 2015.

Read entire articleAug 29 2014 - 10:07pm
Health Department: 25 Confirmed Chikungunya Cases in V.I.

The Department of Health issued an emergency alert Friday announcing 25 confirmed cases and hundreds of suspected cases of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya.

Read entire articleAug 29 2014 - 8:35pm
Bajan Batik Artist Shares His Skills

A two-year batik fabric dyeing workshop through UVI’s Cooperative Extension Service wrapped up Friday with a lesson by veteran batik artist Henderson Reece.

Read entire articleAug 29 2014 - 5:46pm
Supreme Court Orders Hansen Removed from Ballot

The V.I. Supreme Court declared Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen's tax convictions render her 'ineligible to serve' in the next Legislature, ordering her name to be removed from this year's ballot.

 

Read entire articleAug 29 2014 - 11:07am