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VIWMA Holds Christmas Bulk Waste Clean-Up Dec. 20-21 Weekend

The Christmas Bulk Waste Clean-Up will be held this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20 and 21. Additional 20-yard…

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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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Travelers Get Free Wi-Fi at CEKA

Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas now offers free high-speed Wi-Fi to departing passengers. The service began last weekend, the Department of Tourism said Wednesday. Rohsen will be next.

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2014-12-17 19:23:05
Source Manager’s Journal: News From the Mainland

Virgin Islanders focused on Christmas shopping, the changeover in government, algae on the beach and the potential Hovensa sale may have missed some of the news from the mainland.

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2014-12-17 17:09:53
Crime Stoppers: Protect Your Identity

What can you do to be protected from cybercriminals? Educate yourself! After all, the scammers spend a great deal of their time learning the technologies.

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2014-12-17 11:17:52
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V.I. Writer Wins Literary Award

Virgin Islander Tiphanie Yanique, an assistant professor of writing at the New School has won the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize for her 368-page debut novel, "Land of Love and Drowning."

Read entire articleDec 18 2014 - 1:00am
Housing Board Approves deChabert Demolition Contract

V.I. Housing Authority board members voted Wednesday to move ahead with a contract not to exceed $4.6 million for the demolition of the former Ralph deChabert Housing Community in Christiansted, which has been vacant since 2003.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 11:12pm
Senate Panel OKs WAPA Pier Work, other CZM Permits

Pier work to help the V.I. Water and Power Authority load propane, roadwork to widen Veterans Drive and work on several piers across the territory inched forward when approved in committe Wednesday.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 9:58pm
Hansen’s Candidacy Still in Question After Court Hearing

Even after being ordered off the Nov. 4 ballot by the V.I. Supreme Court twice and mounting a write-in campaign that garnered a couple of thousand votes, Sen. Alicia 'Chucky' Hansen is back in court arguing for status as a candidate and the right to a recount of her votes.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 9:32pm
Travelers Get Free Wi-Fi at CEKA

Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas now offers free high-speed Wi-Fi to departing passengers. The service began last weekend, the Department of Tourism said Wednesday. Rohsen will be next.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 8:23pm
Crime Stoppers: Protect Your Identity

What can you do to be protected from cybercriminals? Educate yourself! After all, the scammers spend a great deal of their time learning the technologies.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 12:17pm
Coast Guard: Watch Out for Dangerous Surf and Riptides Over Holidays

Watch out for dangerous surf and riptides at the territory’s beaches during the upcoming holiday season, the U.S. Coast Guard advised in a press release issued Tuesday.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 11:22am
Refinery Purchase Moves Forward in Senate

Although many senators said they had concerns about its content, the Senate Finance Committee voted to send an agreement to sell and reopen the Hovensa refinery on to the Rules and Judiciary Committee for further consideration in a 2:45 a.m. vote Wednesday.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 8:14am
Legislature Addresses Tibbar Energy and Water Island Hotel Leases

The Finance Committee approved leases for hundreds of acres of St. Croix farmland to grow King Grass for electricity production, 45 acres for a Water Island hotel and land for an auto repair center on St. Thomas.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 1:55am
WAPA Announces Rate Decrease

WAPA announced a rate decrease to 39.19 cents per kilowatt hour, down from the current rate of 48.6 cents per kilowatt hour, for the first six months of 2015.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 1:51am