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WAPA Deploys Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has deployed the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system in the St. Thomas-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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Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning St. Croix documentary filmmaker, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz.

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2014-10-23 22:46:58
WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering classmates filled the school’s library last Thursday -- a culminating activity for the school’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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2014-10-23 00:04:54
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Residents 'Skip the Fuss' and Ride New Buses for Free

A “Skip the Fuss” campaign launched this week by Public Works and the V.I. Energy Office offers residents free bus service and a chance to see the territory's new VITRAN buses in action.

Read entire articleOct 3 2014 - 11:19pm
DeJongh Meets with Government Agency Representatives to Discuss Transport of Bodies

While St. John Rescue still won’t transport dead bodies from where they died to Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center’s morgue, there was some progress on the matter this week.

Read entire articleOct 3 2014 - 9:34pm
WAPA, Vitol to Begin Moving Propane Tanks Saturday

The V.I. Water and Power Authority and Vitol Virgin Islands Corporation will begin moving liquid propane gas storage tanks from the St. Croix container port to the Estate Richmond generating facility, WAPA announced Friday.

Read entire articleOct 3 2014 - 7:12pm
St. Croix Elections Board Audits Primary Election, Verifies Results

The St. Croix Elections Board Thursday evening audited three precincts from the August primary, verifying the results by double checking the original count as well as numbers on all three devices.

Read entire articleOct 3 2014 - 1:00pm
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Mark D. Wenner

Jewels of the Virgin Isles is a feature series profiling Virgin Islanders in the diaspora who are excelling in their respective fields and/or positively representing the USVI abroad. This week's focus: Mark Wenner

Read entire articleOct 3 2014 - 12:44pm
Woman Fatally Shot in Her Estate Grove Place Home

A 33-year-old woman, Shukura St. Louis, was found shot to death Friday morning at her residence in Estate Grove Place.

Read entire articleOct 3 2014 - 11:48am
Teachers Need to Submit Certification Credentials to HR Office

Territorial public school teachers who may have attained certification during the summer months are advised to provide copies of their certification credentials to the Division of Human Resources (HR) in their respective district.

Read entire articleOct 3 2014 - 4:58am
JFL to Meet with CMS Friday in Baltimore

The leadership of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital will make its case to the CMS in Baltimore on Friday, in the hopes of getting the agency to reconsider its decision to decertify.

Read entire articleOct 2 2014 - 10:43pm
Hansen's Ballot Placement Still Open Question

U.S. District Judge Wilma Lewis remanded the question of Sen. Alicia Hansen's right to be on the general election ballot to V.I. Superior Court, while reconfirming her eligibility to be a candidate.

Read entire articleOct 2 2014 - 10:40pm
Celebrating Hispanic Culture on St. Croix in October

The Latin spirit will fill St. Croix more than usual the next couple of weeks, commemorating the territory's many ties to its Spanish-speaking neighbor for the 49th annual Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico Friendship celebration.

Read entire articleOct 2 2014 - 10:33pm