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VIEDA Governing Board Decision Meeting Slated for Jan. 30

The V.I. Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), along with its subsidiary the Economic Development Commission (EDC), will convene a Governing Board…

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Virtue of the Week: Purposefulness

Being purposeful is having a clear focus. Begin with a vision for what you want to accomplish and concentrate on your goal. Do one thing at a time, without scattering your energies.

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2015-01-25 12:59:10
Diase-Coffelt: Mapp Was Treating DOJ as 'Own Private Law Firm’

Fighting the “war against corruption” being waged within the V.I. Department of Justice takes the right “weapons and tools” but former V.I. Attorney General designee Soraya Diase-Coffelt said at a news conference Friday that directives and staffing appointments coming from Government House took away her ability to lead.

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2015-01-23 22:08:08
St. Patrick’s School PTA Holds Quadrille Dance

St. Patrick’s School PTA will hold its first Quadrille Dance, featuring Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights, with Curtis Williams as the caller.

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2015-01-22 21:21:00
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Court Rules Hansen Not Entitled to a Recount

V.I. Superior Court Judge Harold Willocks ruled Wednesday that Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen was not a candidate for election to the Senate in the November general election and is therefore not entitled to a recount.

Read entire articleDec 25 2014 - 2:29am
Feds Seek Comment on Lionfish Plan

Six years after the invasive lionfish was discovered in St. Croix waters – the first sighting in the Virgin Islands – the federal government has come up with a draft National Invasive Lionfish Prevention and Management Plan to deal with the problem.

Read entire articleDec 25 2014 - 12:48am
WAPA Board OKs Contract for Fleet Fuel

In a Christmas Eve emergency meeting, V.I. Water and Power Authority board members approved a contract with Puma to supply fuel for the utility’s vehicle fleet on St. Croix.

Read entire articleDec 25 2014 - 12:34am
Lieutenant Governor Winding Down in Atlanta

Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis has moved all his personal belongings out of the lieutenant governor’s office to make room for his successor, Lt. Gov. elect Osbert Potter, and is spending the holidays with his family in Atlanta.

Read entire articleDec 24 2014 - 8:14pm
Crime Stoppers: Happy Holidays

As we are in the midst of the festive holidays, Crime Stoppers and the V.I. Police Department urge you to drive safely and always have a designated driver if you are partying.

Read entire articleDec 24 2014 - 12:00pm
Ross Resigns from ‘Dysfunctional’ Elections Board

Rupert Ross announced Tuesday that he won’t serve on the St. Croix Board of Elections after Jan. 4, in part due to “political agendas” and a “dysfunctional board.”

Read entire articleDec 24 2014 - 1:26am
Legislature Expands Tax Breaks for Video and Arts

Among other legislation approved in session Friday, the Senate passed a bill rewriting existing tax breaks for movie and video productions to meet film industry expectations.

Read entire articleDec 24 2014 - 1:17am
Updated: V.I. Legislature Rejects Tibbar Energy Lease

The V.I. Government rejected a lease rent hundreds of acres to grow King Grass for use in electricity production since the Legislature approved the lease, among a number of other measures, on Friday.

Read entire articleDec 24 2014 - 1:11am
PFA Board OKs $100,000 More for Renovations

Public Finance Authority board members on Tuesday authorized an additional $100,000 to cover the final costs of a $1.5 million Department of Finance Renovation project.

Read entire articleDec 23 2014 - 10:56pm
College Access Challenge Grant Funds Not Renewed

V.I. Board of Education officials announced Tuesday afternoon that they will not be able to disburse the College Access Challenge Grant to graduating high school seniors in the new year.

Read entire articleDec 23 2014 - 10:54pm