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Teachers, Paraprofessionals Invited to Enroll in Free Course at UVI

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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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DeJongh Calls Special Session For Refinery Agreement

Gov. John deJongh Jr. has submitted the Atlantic Basin Refining Inc. operating agreement to the V.I. Legislature and called a special session to advise and consent on the agreement for Nov. 12.

Read entire articleNov 1 2014 - 1:32am
Trick or Treaters Flock to Gallows Bay

On Halloween night hundreds of ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and grim reapers – not to mention super heroes and princesses – descended on Gallows Bay businesses in the third annual Galloween trick or treat event.

Read entire articleNov 1 2014 - 1:02am
Elections Coordinator Resigns; U.S. Attorney Appoints Complaints Overseer

Five days before the general election, Election Systems Coordinator Tonjia Coverdale resigned shortly after the Thursday Joint Elections Board emergency meeting in which she came under fire by some board members.

Read entire articleOct 31 2014 - 12:03pm
Joint Election Board Tackles Machines Issues Behind Closed Doors

A packed meeting of the Joint Board of Elections halted abruptly Thursday when members of the public refused to leave for an executive session some of them considered illegal.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 11:54pm
Senate May Expand Preferred Contractor Benefits for Local Contractors

Preferential status for local contractors on government contracts will be expanded by further reducing preferential bonding requirements, if a bill approved in committee Thursday becomes law.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 10:54pm
UVI Election Poll Results Vary Weekly

If the general election had been held last Sunday, the Legislature’s top vote getters would be newcomers, according to a poll conducted by the UVI, and Stacy Plaskett would be the new delegate to Congress.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 10:46pm
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.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 10:38pm
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.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 10:33pm
2015 V.I. Teachers of the Year Are Juliette Heddad-Miller and Jeune Provost

 The St. Thomas-St. John school district has selected Jeune Provost from Julius Sprauve School and St. Croix has selected Juliette Heddad-Millier from Lew Muckle Elementary as teachers of the year for 2015, the school system announced Wednesday.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 9:10am
GERS to Stop Seeking Out Retroactive Pay Claims

With the Government Employees’ Retirement Systems continuing to lose money and projected to be out of funds entirely by 2023, Board of Trustees members voted Wednesday night to save the system a few dollars.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 12:36am