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VIWMA Begins Phase III of Lagoon Street Pump Station Upgrade

The V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the public and residents of the Lagoon Street area that Phase III of…

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Disqualified Senate Candidate Ivy Moses Still On Ballot

Although disqualified as a candidate, St. Thomas Board of Elections member Ivy Thomas is still on the ballot as a Democratic Party candidate for Senate as early primary voting began Tuesday.  

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2016-07-26 22:48:42
St. Croix Port Getting $10 Million in TIGER Grant Funding

The federal government is going to give the territory more than $10 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, discretionary grant funds for improvements to the Gordon A. Finch Port on St. Croix’s south shore. 

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2016-07-26 22:37:12
Early Primary Voting Scheduled for July 26-31

Early Voting for the 2016 Primary Election is set to commence in both districts on Tuesday, July 26 and will end on Sunday, July 31., according to the Joint Boards of Elections in concert with the Office of the Supervisor of Elections.

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2016-07-26 06:57:39
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Shots Fired at School Where Kids Were on Campus; None Injured

Two suspects who reportedly crossed paths on the campus of Joseph A. Gomez Elementary school in Anna’s Retreat were involved in a shooting incident at the school at approximately 12:26 p.m. Tuesday. 

Read entire articleJul 27 2016 - 10:29pm
Health Panel Urges Residents to Get Tested for Zika

Residents of the Virgin Islands should get tested for the Zika virus, local and federal health officials said Tuesday, because many of those infected show no symptoms and the disease - called an 'explosive epidemic' - carries a risk of birth defects and miscarriages. 

Read entire articleJul 27 2016 - 12:45am
Zika Update: 9 New Cases Reported

For the third week in a row, the V.I. Department of Health reported a jump in the number of Zika virus cases, bringing the total amount to 65. This week nine more cases were reported. 

Read entire articleJul 27 2016 - 12:40am
Pay Raises, Declining Revenues, Bond Downgrade Squeezing Government Budgets

Senators expressed pessimism during budget hearings Tuesday about being able to find an extra $2 million for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor for new digital systems, citing declining revenues, the cost of pay raises and many competing urgent budgetary needs. 

Read entire articleJul 26 2016 - 11:19pm
Taxi Commission Looking for Enforcement Officers, Finalizing Operations

Taxi Cab Commission members meeting on St. Thomas Tuesday spoke about recruitment efforts for enforcement officers and said that while some have been hired on St. Croix, there are currently none working on St. Thomas. 

Read entire articleJul 26 2016 - 11:10pm
Disqualified Senate Candidate Ivy Moses Still On Ballot

Although disqualified as a candidate, St. Thomas Board of Elections member Ivy Thomas is still on the ballot as a Democratic Party candidate for Senate as early primary voting began Tuesday.  

Read entire articleJul 26 2016 - 10:48pm
Youth Ensemble Works to Showcase Local Talent

Under the tutelage of Virgin Islands native, Grammy Award winning drummer Dion Parson, the Virgin Islands Youth Ensemble is preparing to jazz its way into a third year of providing the territory’s youth with the necessary skills for being professional musicians. 

Read entire articleJul 26 2016 - 10:44pm
St. Croix Port Getting $10 Million in TIGER Grant Funding

The federal government is going to give the territory more than $10 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, discretionary grant funds for improvements to the Gordon A. Finch Port on St. Croix’s south shore. 

Read entire articleJul 26 2016 - 10:37pm
Democrats Put Insular Territories Issues in Party Platform

The Democratic Party put supporting the right of peoples in the USVI and other insular territories to self-determination, vote for president and be included in the 2010 Affordable Care Act into the party platform. 

Read entire articleJul 26 2016 - 12:59am
Propane Savings Might Shore Up WAPA, Senators Suggest

During budget hearings Monday some senators suggested that lower fuel costs expected as the V.I. Water and Power Authority switches over to propane and savings from increased efficiency could be used to help shore up the financially struggling utility. 

Read entire articleJul 25 2016 - 11:16pm