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EDC Holds Public Hearing on Tax Exemption Applications

The Economic Development Commission (EDC) has scheduled a public hearing for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The purpose of…

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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: One Impressive Thought-Provoker

This drama isn’t just in the courtroom. Jean Love Cush’s characters are created razor sharp and put in gut-wrenching situations.

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2014-09-01 20:03:46
Virtue of the Week: Caring

Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. You do a careful job, giving your very best effort. Caring makes the world a safer place.

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2014-09-01 00:36:45
Hansen Seeks Pardon to Stay on Ballot

Attorneys representing Hansen have asked Gov. John deJongh Jr. for a pardon, which would allow her to continue as a candidate for the 31st Legislature in the November general election.

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2014-08-31 20:33:35
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Armed Men Rob Crucian Gold

Two armed men stole an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry from the Crucian Gold jewelry store Saturday in downtown Christiansted, one of two recent robberies that police are investigating.

Read entire articleAug 10 2014 - 2:52pm
St. Thomas-St. John Elections Board Still Counting Absentee Ballots

The St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections said Friday the board finally has a “good process” for counting the more than 800 absentee, provisional and mail-in provisional ballots from the Aug. 2 primary.

Read entire articleAug 8 2014 - 11:52pm
Jichi Clings to Lead After Going Fishless on Marlin Tourney's Second Day

The second day of the USVI Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament proved the adage "There's a reason they call the sport 'fishing,' and not 'catching.'"

Read entire articleAug 8 2014 - 11:29pm
VI Collects 3rd Federal Science and Engineering Grant, for $20 Million

The U.S. Virgin Islands won a $20 million National Science Foundation grant to bolster science and engineering academic research infrastructure and stimulate research here over the next five years, according to the University of the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleAug 8 2014 - 10:44pm
viNGN Now in Close-Out Period for Grant

With all of its anchor institutions off the ground and its June 30 deadline met, the V.I. Next Generation Network is focusing on closing out the grant it received to build a territorywide broadband network.

Read entire articleAug 8 2014 - 10:39pm
2013 Property Tax Bills Are On Their Way

The Division of Real Property Tax will soon issue the 2013 V.I. real property tax bills, and when the 2014 bills arrive later in the year, property tax collections may be up to date for the first time in more than a decade.

Read entire articleAug 8 2014 - 6:25pm
Forum Takes On Challenges of Keeping Kids Safe – From Themselves

The VIPD and St. Croix Unity Foundation put together a community forum Thursday at the Patrick Sweeny Pavilion on the dangers of so-called “challenges” aimed at thrill-seeking teens.

Read entire articleAug 8 2014 - 6:10pm
Armed Men In Red Sedan Rob Two at St. Croix Credit Union

 St. Croix police are looking for three men who covered their faces with tee shirts and tried to rob Mid Island Credit Union at gunpoint Friday, but failed and instead robbed an employee and a customer of cash and phones. 

Read entire articleAug 8 2014 - 3:32pm
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: E. Tishell Callwood-Warren

E. Tishell Callwood-Warren grew up on St. Thomas, teased and scorned for the embellishments her mother sewed on her school uniforms. Now she's turned that fashion flair into a stateside career.

Read entire articleAug 8 2014 - 12:47am
Government Employees Strive to be 'Biggest Loser'

'GVI’s Biggest Loser' began June 9 and with three weeks to go, the 255 employees are working with trainers in the St. Thomas/St. John and the St. Croix district to lose weight and improve their overall health.

Read entire articleAug 8 2014 - 12:14am