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Virtue of the Week: Helpfulness

Helpfulness is being of service to others, doing thoughtful things that make a difference in their lives. ... When we help each other, we get more done. We make our lives easier.

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2015-05-31 17:50:29
Mapp Moves Out of $14,500 a Month Villa

Gov. Ken Mapp has moved out of the St. Thomas villa he has used when on St. Thomas since taking office, and the government returned the property to the West Indian Company, which has been paying the $14,500 a month rent.

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2015-05-31 02:04:06
A Taste of St. Croix and Innovative to Present Awards to Culinary Juniors

A Taste of St. Croix Committee in partnership with Innovative has announced the presentation of $2,000 in awards to St. Croix schools to help nurture student interest in the culinary industry.

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2015-05-28 13:13:17
News — St. Croix
Suspect Arrested in Nonfatal Williams Delight Shooting

Police Thursday arrested 23-year-old Jonathon Rivera, a resident of the William’s Delight Housing Community, and charged him in a shooting that took place earlier the same day.

Read entire articleMay 7 2015 - 11:40pm
Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Prison Contraband

Shevron Percival, 25, pleaded guilty Thursday in District Court on St. Croix to one count of possession of prison contraband. In 2012, Percival admitted, he was found with a cell phone inside the prison.

Read entire articleMay 7 2015 - 11:38pm
Source Warns Site to Cease and Desist Plagiarism

We all know the saying, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," but outright copyright infringement is a whole different ballgame. The Source is considering legal action against a purported V.I. news blog.

Read entire articleMay 7 2015 - 9:34pm
Legislature Passes Second Chance For Misdemeanor Convictions

It will be much easier in the U.S. Virgin Islands to have misdemeanors and records of charges that never led to convictions expunged from one's record, thanks to legislation approved Wednesday by the full Legislature.

Read entire articleMay 7 2015 - 1:31am
JFL Board Learns How Power Outage Affected Hospital

A generator malfunction during April's islandwide power outage affected operations at the Juan F. Luis Hospital, blacking out the hospital for four and a half hours and causing damage to equipment, some of which has yet to be repaired.

Read entire articleMay 7 2015 - 12:58am
USVI Receives $850,000 in Grants from the Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior approved almost $850,000 in grants to help with the St. Thomas East End Medical Center, an apprenticeship program for at-risk youth, the V.I. Water and Power Authority, and a survey.

Read entire articleMay 6 2015 - 10:27pm
Plaskett Introduces Bills to Improve Territory's Economy

Delegate Stacy Plaskett has introduced three pieces of legislation aimed at improving the economy of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The bills, if enacted, would repeal the cap on rum cover-over revenues, extend the jewelry and watchmaking Production Incentive Certificate Program and create a special visa waiver program, her office announced Tuesday.

Read entire articleMay 6 2015 - 5:29pm
Crime Stoppers: A Goal of No Unsolved Crimes

Let’s make sure that no crime goes unsolved. To do that, everyone needs to speak up. If you know something, say something.

Read entire articleMay 6 2015 - 12:00pm
Undercurrents: Charity Shoulders Government Burden, Staggers Under Bureaucracy

A regular Source column, Undercurrents explores issues, ideas and events developing beneath the surface in the Virgin Islands community.

Read entire articleMay 5 2015 - 10:21pm
UVI Board Approves Loan for School of Medicine Endowment

The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees authorized President David Hall to execute a loan to create an endowment for the UVI School of Medicine, during a special meeting May 4.

Read entire articleMay 5 2015 - 9:04pm