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Voters’ Registration and Machine Demonstrations Still Available

The last day to register to vote is Sunday, Oct. 5. To accommodate the influx of prospective voters, the 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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Department of Health Gets Two New Mobile Medical Clinics

St. Croix and St. Thomas each have a new, state-of-the-art, mobile health clinic: customized RV-type vehicles equipped with exam rooms, a small lab, an intake area and restroom.

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2014-09-30 00:28:24
No Cases of Enterovirus D68 Respiratory Virus Yet in Virgin Islands

So far the Health Department hasn’t had any reported cases of the Enterovirus D68 in the territory, but on Monday it urged Virgin Islands residents to be on the alert.

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2014-09-30 00:26:05
Virtue of the Week: Gentleness

Gentleness is acting and speaking in a way which is considerate and kind to others. Gentleness is moving wisely, touching softly, holding carefully, speaking quietly and thinking kindly.

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2014-09-28 22:06:38
News — St. Croix
Health Department: Spike in Mosquito-borne Chikungunya Virus

An additional five cases of chikungunya have been reported in the last week in the St. Thomas-St. John district, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 30.

Read entire articleSep 5 2014 - 7:07pm
Abattoirs Need Repair but Won't Close, According to Agriculture Department

While the territory's abattoirs need major repairs and are about to be inspected by the federal government, the two slaughterhouses will not be closed, according to the Agriculture commissioner.

Read entire articleSep 4 2014 - 11:07pm
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Hannibal ‘Michael’ Ware

Hannibal “Michael” Ware, who is fortunate to call both St. Thomas and St. Croix home, is in the final stages of being promoted to the federal government’s esteemed Senior Executive Service.

Read entire articleSep 4 2014 - 10:58pm
DeJongh Requests $4.5 Million from Federal School and Library Grant

Gov. John deJongh Jr. is seeking a $4.5 million U.S. Interior Department grant to fix up schools and libraries in 2016, after he is out of office, according to Government House.

Read entire articleSep 4 2014 - 10:56pm
Agriculture Says Abattoir Facilities Remaining Open

Commissioner of Agriculture Louis E. Petersen Jr. advises the farming community and the general public that the territory’s abattoir facilities will not be closed.

Read entire articleSep 4 2014 - 10:44pm
GERS Loan Processing Suspended Temporarily

The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) advises its members of a temporary suspension of all loan processing from Monday, Sept. 15 through Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Read entire articleSep 4 2014 - 3:29pm
Senators, Administration Fight Over Responsibility to Balance Budget

Senators took great offense at administration officials’ suggestions they had not addressed urgent crises with GERS, the budget and the V.I. Waste Management Authority during a budget wrap-up hearing Wednesday.

Read entire articleSep 4 2014 - 1:13am
St. Croix Board of Elections Accomplishes Little Amidst Conflicts

The St. Croix Board of Elections met to discuss the general election; however, ongoing conflicts prevented the board from deciding conclusively on any issues or achieving forward motion.

Read entire articleSep 4 2014 - 12:13am
Governor's Pardon of Hansen Opens Path to Ballot

Gov. John deJongh Jr. on Wednesday pardoned Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen for her conviction on charges of failing to file tax returns, noting that his decision leaves it to the voters to judge her.

Read entire articleSep 3 2014 - 5:20pm
Suspects Carjack Vehicle in Frederiksted

Two armed men carjacked a vehicle Tuesday evening in Frederiksted, making off with a white four-door Honda CRV, the V.I. Police said Wednesday.

Read entire articleSep 3 2014 - 1:39pm