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Voters’ Registration and Machine Demonstrations Still Available

The last day to register to vote is Sunday, Oct. 5. To accommodate the influx of prospective voters, the St.…

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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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No Cases of Enterovirus D68 Respiratory Virus Yet in Virgin Islands

So far the Health Department hasn’t had any reported cases of the Enterovirus D68 in the territory, but on Monday it urged Virgin Islands residents to be on the alert.

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2014-09-30 00:26:05
Virtue of the Week: Gentleness

Gentleness is acting and speaking in a way which is considerate and kind to others. Gentleness is moving wisely, touching softly, holding carefully, speaking quietly and thinking kindly.

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2014-09-28 22:06:38
WAPA Board Approves Resource Plan Contract, Steam Generator Overhaul

WAPA is looking to follow industry standards by developing a resource plan that will help assess the authority’s needs, what they have available, and how they can move forward in power generation.

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2014-09-26 01:04:40
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Jails Locked Down as Prisoner Transfer Commences

The Bureau of Corrections unexpectedly transferred 78 prisoners to stateside facilities Tuesday morning and more transfers may be in the works, citing an attempt to alleviate overcrowding.

Read entire articleSep 30 2014 - 5:07pm
JFL Board Reaches Quorum with New Members

The newly reconstructed governing board of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital met Monday and outlined corrections being made to problems that resulted in the hospital’s decertification by CMS.

Read entire articleSep 30 2014 - 12:54am
District Elections Board Suspends Member for Dereliction of Duty

St. Thomas-St. John Board of Elections members voted Monday to suspend one of their own for “willfully” not attending meetings in August that were called to certify the primary election.

Read entire articleSep 30 2014 - 12:44am
Undercurrents: UVI Researchers Mine for Riches in the Strangest Places

In UVI's Caribbean Green Technology Center, student researchers are employing new methods to generate bio-fuels from materials as diverse and mundane as leftover cooking grease and algae.

Read entire articleSep 30 2014 - 12:38am
Governor Submits Insurance Contracts without Signature

Gov. John deJongh Jr. submitted the health insurance contract for government employees, retirees and their dependents Monday, hours after having received them from the Health Insurance Board of Trustees.

Read entire articleSep 30 2014 - 12:33am
Department of Health Gets Two New Mobile Medical Clinics

St. Croix and St. Thomas each have a new, state-of-the-art, mobile health clinic: customized RV-type vehicles equipped with exam rooms, a small lab, an intake area and restroom.

Read entire articleSep 30 2014 - 12:28am
No Cases of Enterovirus D68 Respiratory Virus Yet in Virgin Islands

So far the Health Department hasn’t had any reported cases of the Enterovirus D68 in the territory, but on Monday it urged Virgin Islands residents to be on the alert.

Read entire articleSep 30 2014 - 12:26am
Faith Matters: Church Groups Emphasize Hurricane Thanksgiving Day

In years gone by, people in the Virgin Islands got down on their knees and offered prayers of thanksgiving and praise after making it through another hurricane season unscathed. Now church groups are reviving the custom.

Read entire articleSep 28 2014 - 10:28pm
Vets, Filmmakers Examine the V.I. and the Vietnam War

Veterans and filmmakers gather in Frederiksted to view trailer for the yet-to-be-completed documentary on the V.I. and Vietnam, and discuss the territory's experience with the divisive war.

Read entire articleSep 27 2014 - 11:22pm
JFL Legal Team Will Present Correction Plan to CMS

Lawyers representing Juan F. Luis Hospital are developing a plan to correct problems at the hospital and may be able to present it to federal health officials as early as next week.

Read entire articleSep 27 2014 - 7:01pm