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VIWMA Office in Frederiksted Closes for Half Day Thursday

The V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the public that its administrative and executive office in Williams Delight on 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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The Bookworm: Cosby's Life and Times

Reading “Cosby: His Life and Times” is kind of like visiting your childhood on paper. Who among us hasn’t felt like we’ve always known Fat Albert and the Huxtable family?

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2014-09-17 18:57:00
Live Broadcast of Debate on “Danish Apology and Reparations” Set for Sept. 18

The University of the Virgin Islands, Roskilde University of Denmark and the African-Caribbean Reparations and Resettlement Alliance (ACRRA) will hold a live debate on “Danish Apology and Reparations.” It will take place from 8-11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the University of the Virgin Islands -- St. Croix Campus and St. Thomas Camps.

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2014-09-16 22:53:12
St. Croix Contractor Takes on the Queen Louise Home for Children’s Wish List

V.I. Terminal Services donated pampers, toiletries, nutritional supplements and more Wednesday to the Queen Louise Home for Children, according to Lutheran Social Services, which runs the home.

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2014-09-16 19:15:01
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Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law. No senators opposed the measure at Thursday's hearing.

Separately, the question of medical marijuana will be a ballot question in November. (See Related Links below)

Read entire articleSep 18 2014 - 10:31pm
CMS Cuts Off JFL Hospital from Medicare, Medicaid

Gov. Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital on St. Croix has lost its Centers for Medicaid and Medicare certification effective Oct. 9, cutting off a major source of revenue for the financially beleaguered hospital.

Read entire articleSep 18 2014 - 10:20pm
25 Years Since Hugo: What Has Been learned?

On the 25th anniversary this week of Hurricane Hugo, people are remembering Hugo and the storm’s violent siblings, Marilyn and Luis. The talk in the Caribbean is also about how things have changed.

Read entire articleSep 18 2014 - 10:03pm
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Rhodni Skelton

Born on St. Thomas, raised primarily on St. Croix, and spending most of his summers in Tortola, Rhodni Skelton has had a rare opportunity to be educated in multiple cultural environments.

Read entire articleSep 18 2014 - 9:33pm
Inspector General: Questionable Practices Invalidate Property Auctions

Property auctions conducted by the Lieutenant Governor’s Office in 2012 and 2013 were so marred by schemes and sloppiness that most of the sales should be voided, a V.I. Inspector General’s audit says.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 11:47pm
Paul E. Joseph Stadium Bill Sent Out of Committee

Senators sent a bill out of committee Wednesday changing its 2012 authorization to rebuild Paul E. Joseph Stadium in Frederiksted – legislation that agency heads said is needed to finalize the contract.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 11:41pm
Wilson Says Corrections Continues to Work on Golden Grove Deficiencies

V.I. Bureau of Corrections Director Julius C. Wilson on Wednesday acknowledged problems at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility and said some improvements have been made.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 11:34pm
St. Croix’s Agave Eggersiana Now on Federal Endangered List

More than 10 years after the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit to force the federal government to include Agave eggersiana on the endangered species list, the plant found only on St. Croix finally made the grade.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 11:34pm
Crime Stoppers: Receive a Cash Reward

If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs or weapons, in addition to having made your home a safer place, you will receive a cash reward.

Read entire articleSep 17 2014 - 11:54am
Aviation Experts Say Partnership is Key to Growing Industry

Aviation experts said forming fair private/public partnerships is the only way to promote passenger growth and both governments and airlines need to be willing to sit down and agree on solutions.

Read entire articleSep 16 2014 - 9:53pm