This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.

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Beach Advisory for November 27 -- Dec. 4

 DPNR advises the public to refrain from using the coastal waters throughout the territory until further notification.  The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has announced that due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm water runoff.

2015-11-27 22:10:51
The Status of HIV/AIDS in the Virgin Islands

The HIV epidemic not only affects the health of individuals, it impacts households and communities. In the Virgin Islands, 1,061 HIV and AIDS cases were reported between 1983 and December 2014.

2015-11-27 22:07:42
V.I. Veterans of the Vietnam War Documentary to Be Shown Dec. 1-3

V.I. American Legion District 10 will present a locally-made documentary on Virgin Islanders who served in the Vietnam War. “Proudly We Served: Virgin Islands Veterans of the Vietnam War” is a compilation of 25 interviews conducted with the intention of preserving the history of the territory and honor the military service of those who served during the conflict.

2015-11-26 12:25:40
News - Local news — St. Croix
Wet Weather to Continue Till Midweek

 Showers and thunderstorms will continue till midweek, meteorologist Carlos Anselmi at the National Weather Service in San Juan said at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.


Read entire articleNov 28 2015 - 7:37pm
V.I. Marks World AIDS Day Tuesday

The territory has made notable strides in the last year to suppress HIV in infected patients and prevent it from potentially progressing to AIDS, but there are still major roadblocks to ending its transmission.

Read entire articleNov 27 2015 - 11:17pm
St. John Commemorates 1733 Slave Insurrection

In keeping with a 32 years old tradition, residents and visitors commemorated the 1733 insurrection on St. John by enslaved Africans with a historic tour around the island on Friday.

Read entire articleNov 27 2015 - 10:44pm
Retailers Give Optimistic Reports on Black Friday

St. Thomas retail stores that spoke to the Source on Friday reported a positive start to the holiday shopping season, saying Black Friday’s massive price slashing drew large crowds.

Read entire articleNov 27 2015 - 10:39pm
The Community Feasts For Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving spirit was abundant over Charlotte Amalie Thursday from the Salvation Army Chapel on Main Street to the grounds of Ulla Muller Elementary School.

Read entire articleNov 26 2015 - 11:03pm
Sep. 11 Attacks Prompted Feds To Pocket V.I. Customs Duties

For decades, the federal government collected customs duties and port fees on behalf of the territory, charging dearly for the privilege.

Read entire articleNov 26 2015 - 6:06pm
Mapp to PFA Board: Expect a Hovensa Agreement Next Week

Gov. Kenneth Mapp postponed pursuing a $500 million debt restructure proposal at a PFA meeting Wednesday, saying the territory will next week have an operating agreement for the Hovensa refinery.

Read entire articleNov 26 2015 - 12:17am
WAPA Plans to Upgrade Streetlights to LED

The territory’s streetlights will be upgraded to energy efficient LED lights if a contract being negotiated between WAPA and energy company Petra Systems Inc. is approved by the utility’s board.

Read entire articleNov 26 2015 - 12:14am
Setting the Table for Local Produce

Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles laid out an ambitious plan for Virgin Islands produce while meeting with farmers at UVI both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Read entire articleNov 26 2015 - 12:09am
Mapp Approves One, Denies Two EDA Tax Benefit Applications

Gov. Kenneth Mapp approved the application of Spectrum Engineering Inc., a St. Croix-based engineering and construction firm, for Economic Development Authority benefits this week.

Read entire articleNov 25 2015 - 11:41pm