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GERS Holds Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop

The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) invites its members to participate in a Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop. It will be held…

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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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Fish and Wildlife Announces Seasonal Closures for Certain Fish Species

The annual seasonal closure of vermilion, black, silk and back fin snapper to fishing will begin on Oct. 1 and end on Dec. 31 in the St. Thomas-St. John District. St. Croix is exempt from the closure.

Read entire articleAug 25 2014 - 6:35pm
Riding The Storm With the Hurricane Hunters

The Hurricane Hunters, a special U.S. Air Force unit that flies into the hearts of nascent and building storms to collect data, has been flying out of St. Croix every year since 1996 with the regularity of hurricane season itself.

Read entire articleAug 25 2014 - 1:06am
Not for Profit: Allen D. Burke Foundation Keeps Youth's Hope Alive

Allen D. Burke was just days shy of leaving for college when he lost his life in a Christmas morning shooting spree in 2007.His family keeps his name and goals alive with a foundation that awards scholarships and incentives.

Read entire articleAug 25 2014 - 12:11am
Volunteers Prepare Ricardo Richards for Opening Day

On Saturday, about 20 volunteers from American Legion Post 102, V.I. Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, V.I. Youth Aviation Program, and parents and grandparents of Ricardo Richards students painted the halls a bright, sunny yellow.

Read entire articleAug 24 2014 - 1:41am
Expert Says Intel, Collaboration Can Stymie Gangs

Better intelligence-gathering and increased collaboration between local and federal government could curb gang-related crime, gang expert Lavelle Campbell told the Rotary Club of St. Thomas II.

Read entire articleAug 24 2014 - 1:03am
Fitch Reaffirms Stable Rating for VI Bonds

Fitch Ratings, a global bond rating agency based in New York, reaffirmed its rating of the V.I. Public Finance Authority’s Matching Fund Revenue Bonds as stable investments, Government House announced.

Read entire articleAug 24 2014 - 12:18am
Transfer Centennial Commission Seeks Logo

The U.S. Virgin Islands Centennial Commission is asking local artists to submit a logo to represent the 100th anniversary of the transfer of the Danish West Indies to the United United States.

Read entire articleAug 23 2014 - 11:21pm
UVI Art Club Unveils New Art Center

A new art center was unveiled on UVI’s St. Croix campus Thursday, including a workspace with sinks the department was able to secure with support from the science department and university administration.

Read entire articleAug 22 2014 - 10:36pm
Port Authority Making Moves on Dredging, Airport Upgrades, Capital Projects

V.I. Port Authority board members moved forward on a number items this week that they said would either improve existing VIPA-owned facilities or create new ones to boost the economy.

Read entire articleAug 22 2014 - 12:46am
V.I. Answer Desk: The Curious Case of the Carter Clock

A reader asked about a clock that was reportedly a gift from former V.I.  Gov. Juan F. Luis to former President Jimmy Carter in June of 1980. The Source digs into the historical evidence. 

Read entire articleAug 22 2014 - 12:26am