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DPNR Advises Residents on Zika Virus

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) urges the community to employ sound pest management practices that will…

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DPNR Advises Residents on Zika Virus

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) urges the community to employ sound pest management practices that will prevent the breeding of mosquitoes in and around their homes.

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2016-02-06 01:22:43
Abattoir to Close for Two Weeks

The St. Croix abattoir will be closed for two weeks: Monday, Feb. 8 through Friday, Feb. 19.

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2016-02-03 13:42:29
Source Manager's Journal: The Students and Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day invariably brings out a range of emotions. What they are largely depends on who you are and, especially, how old you are. These emotions include pride, regret, sorrow, hope, anger and, for a lot of people, indifference. 

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2016-02-02 18:37:14
News - Local news — St. Croix
Students Want More Digital Content, Better Teachers

More digital study material and class content, more and better trained teachers, more activities and more sex-ed are some of the things students told legislators they need.

Read entire articleFeb 5 2016 - 9:59pm
Casino Control Commission Approves Downtown Casino License

 On Friday, for just the second time in it’s 20-year existence, the V.I. Casino Control Commission approved a license to operate a casino on St. Croix, extending a one-year certificate to operate slot machines in the Hotel Caravelle in Christiansted.

Read entire articleFeb 5 2016 - 1:52pm
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Reginald Cyntje Brings Passion to Music, Education, Community

He is passionate about his craft, committed to developing his skill, focused on his mission, and living his dream. Reginald Cyntje is a musician, educator, and social activist, but one thing of which he is most proud, is being a Virgin Islander. 

Read entire articleFeb 5 2016 - 12:48am
Salt River Research Center Comes Under Environmental Fire

Judith's Fancy residents and the V.I. Conservation Society pushed Thursday against National Park Service plans for a marine research center at Salt River on St. Croix, saying it might threaten that area's bioluminescent bay. 

Read entire articleFeb 5 2016 - 12:42am
Chef Julius Jackson Shows What’s in ‘The Kitchen’ This Weekend

Food Network’s "The Kitchen" will show viewers how to beat the cold this weekend with some tropical cooking, including a Caribbean coconut shrimp with mango sauce recipe whipped up by local chef and champion boxer Julius Jackson. 

Read entire articleFeb 5 2016 - 12:07am
Senate Bill Targets Jet Ski Owners

The Senate is considering a bill, sponsored by Sen. Justin Harrigan, that would make it illegal to operate a jet ski or sailboard close to shore and increase the fines DPNR is able to impose up to $1,000. 

Read entire articleFeb 4 2016 - 9:49pm
Governor's-Residence Measure Becomes Law

A bill directing the West Indian Company to buy property next to Government House on St. Thomas for the governor's residence and take the cost out of WICO's back taxes has become law without Gov. Kenneth Mapp's signature. 

Read entire articleFeb 3 2016 - 10:57pm
Undercurrents: Fort Christian Restoration Work Expanding

It looks like the renovation project of historic Fort Christian is nearing completion. Really. This time, really. That’s despite the recent addition of considerably more work. 

Read entire articleFeb 3 2016 - 10:19pm
Crime Stoppers Launches New Initiatives

 After a brief hiatus Crime Stoppers USVI has returned in full force and with a few new tricks up its sleeve – initiatives to make it easier to report crimes and to report animal cruelty.

Read entire articleFeb 3 2016 - 9:47pm
JFL Continues Working Towards CMS Compliance

A new plan to bring the Juan Luis Hospital into compliance with the federal licensing agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, will be submitted before the end of the week, the hospital's governing board learned Tuesday. 

Read entire articleFeb 3 2016 - 4:00pm