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VIEDA, Boards to Hold Public Hearing, Decision Meeting

A public hearing for the Economic Development Commission (EDC) will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 11. Also,…

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Richards Jr. H.S. AVID Students Tour UVI to View College Life

Seventh grade students in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program at the Arthur A. Richards Junior High School examined the educational opportunities offered at the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix Albert Sheen Campus.

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2016-02-08 08:41:18
Virtue of the Week: Idealism

When you have ideals, you really care about what is right and meaningful in life. You follow your beliefs. You don’t just accept things the way they are. You make a difference. 

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2016-02-07 16:03:50
DPNR Advises Residents on Zika Virus

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) urges the community to employ sound pest management practices that will prevent the breeding of mosquitoes in and around their homes.

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2016-02-06 01:22:43
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Chef Julius Jackson Shows What’s in ‘The Kitchen’ This Weekend

Food Network’s "The Kitchen" will show viewers how to beat the cold this weekend with some tropical cooking, including a Caribbean coconut shrimp with mango sauce recipe whipped up by local chef and champion boxer Julius Jackson. 

Read entire articleFeb 5 2016 - 12:07am
Senate Bill Targets Jet Ski Owners

The Senate is considering a bill, sponsored by Sen. Justin Harrigan, that would make it illegal to operate a jet ski or sailboard close to shore and increase the fines DPNR is able to impose up to $1,000. 

Read entire articleFeb 4 2016 - 9:49pm
Governor's-Residence Measure Becomes Law

A bill directing the West Indian Company to buy property next to Government House on St. Thomas for the governor's residence and take the cost out of WICO's back taxes has become law without Gov. Kenneth Mapp's signature. 

Read entire articleFeb 3 2016 - 10:57pm
Undercurrents: Fort Christian Restoration Work Expanding

It looks like the renovation project of historic Fort Christian is nearing completion. Really. This time, really. That’s despite the recent addition of considerably more work. 

Read entire articleFeb 3 2016 - 10:19pm
Crime Stoppers Launches New Initiatives

 After a brief hiatus Crime Stoppers USVI has returned in full force and with a few new tricks up its sleeve – initiatives to make it easier to report crimes and to report animal cruelty.

Read entire articleFeb 3 2016 - 9:47pm
Cruise Ship and Local Runners Compete in 4th Leave-a-Footprint 5K

Many dozens of runners, most of them passengers on the Adventure of the Seas cruise ship, toed the start line at Buddhoe Park in Frederiksted for the 4th Leave-A-Footprint 5K Run.

Read entire articleFeb 3 2016 - 7:45pm
JFL Continues Working Towards CMS Compliance

A new plan to bring the Juan Luis Hospital into compliance with the federal licensing agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, will be submitted before the end of the week, the hospital's governing board learned Tuesday. 

Read entire articleFeb 3 2016 - 4:00pm
GESC Health Insurance Board Urges Members to Use Wellness Benefits

The Government Employees’ Service Commission (GESC) Health Insurance Board is urging all members to take full advantage of wellness benefits offered under the Cigna plan in order to avoid being charged in fiscal year 2017.

Read entire articleFeb 3 2016 - 2:50pm
Abattoir to Close for Two Weeks

The St. Croix abattoir will be closed for two weeks: Monday, Feb. 8 through Friday, Feb. 19.

Read entire articleFeb 3 2016 - 2:42pm
Shooting Victim Dies in Hospital

Juan Encarnacion, a 30-year-old resident of Estate White Lady, died late Tuesday after being shot in Frederiksted, the V.I. Police Department reported. It was the second homicide on St. Croix since the beginning of the year, the seventh in the territory. 

Read entire articleFeb 3 2016 - 2:10pm