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VIEDA and Subsidiaries Hold Governing Board Decision Meeting Oct. 24

The V.I. Economic Development Authority, along with its subsidiaries -- the Economic Development Commission and the Economic Development Bank, will…

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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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WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering classmates filled the school’s library last Thursday -- a culminating activity for the school’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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2014-10-23 00:04:54
Philanthropist Peter Gruber Dies

Peter Gruber, a businessman who donated generously to various entities in the Virgin Islands and around the world, died Saturday after a long illness, with his wife Patricia at his side

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2014-10-22 23:17:02
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DLCA Asks Hovensa Why Fuel Prices are Not Decreasing in the V.I.

Commissioner Wayne Biggs of the V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs has requested all information regarding Hovensa's "pricing mechanism for the sale of fuel in the Virgin Islands."

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 2:14am
Fashion Icon Oscar de la Renta Was a Son of the Caribbean

In more than five decades as an international fashion icon, Oscar de la Renta was a trendsetter, a famed creator of beautiful clothing and a son of the Caribbean, with a longstanding tie to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 1:27am
Seventh-day Adventists Help Out JFL Neonatal Unit

The Seventh-day Adventist Community Service Federation, a community outreach and service organization of the church, gave Gov. Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital a $3,500 check for its neonatal care unit.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 12:21am
GERS Approves Lawsuit Settlement

Trustees of the V.I. Government Employee Retirement System on Thursday authorized a settlement agreement in a private lawsuit. The action was taken during the board's regular meeting on St. Croix.

Read entire articleOct 23 2014 - 11:48pm
Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning St. Croix documentary filmmaker, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz.

Read entire articleOct 23 2014 - 10:46pm
WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

Read entire articleOct 23 2014 - 8:55pm
Gubernatorial Tickets Face Off at UVI Forum

Candidates for governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands offered differing views on health care costs, securing the pension system for government workers, a constitution for the territory and other issues in a debate Wednesday night.

Read entire articleOct 23 2014 - 2:07am
St. Croix Elections Board Pushing to Post Results Election Night

The St. Croix Board of Elections voted unanimously Wednesday to direct Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes to report on efforts to post vote tallies "outside the election office and to the website as soon as the information is available."

Read entire articleOct 23 2014 - 12:14am
Court Affirms Basil Ottley Jr.'s Candidacy

The U.S. District Court on Wednesday reaffirmed Basil Ottley Jr. right to be on the ballot as running-mate to Delegate Donna Christensen in this year's gubernatorial race, according to the campaign.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 11:52pm
Chikungunya Cases Turn Corner on St. Thomas, St. John

It appears the chikungunya outbreak is declining on St. Thomas and St. John, but Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis said she’s not 100 percent sure that’s the case on St. Croix.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 11:41pm