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DOP Announces Civil Entrance Exams for Police and Correction Officers

The Division of Personnel (DOP) has scheduled the entrance police and correction officer examinations territory-wide for the week of Dec.…

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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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Undercurrents: CZM Quietly Approves Harbor Landfill to Widen Veterans Drive

After decades of controversy, the Veterans Drive widening project, which requires major landfill of the Charlotte Amalie Harbor on St. Thomas, has passed not with a bang but a whimper.

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2014-10-20 22:26:23
Two St. Croix Men Rescued After Boat Capsizes

Two St. Croix men were rescued Monday by the U.S. Coast Guard after their 21-foot Boston Whaler capsized about seven nautical miles northeast of the island.

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2014-10-20 22:18:46
Is Chikungunya Another Sign of Climate Change in the V.I.?

Don Buchanan asks us to observe the environmental patterns we see around us and ask ourselves if they connect to what scientists are predicting about Climate Change.

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2014-10-20 15:56:51
News — St. Croix
St. Croix Teachers Still Waiting For Summer School Pay

St. Croix teachers have not yet been paid for work done over the summer, the Education Department acknowledged in a statement Friday. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory said most will be paid by the next pay period.

Read entire articleOct 17 2014 - 8:39pm
Vandalism Forces Closure of Alexander Henderson Elementary

Alexander Henderson Elementary School on St. Croix was dismissed early Friday morning after school officials discovered several classrooms were vandalized during a break-in the night before, according to the V.I. Education Department.

Read entire articleOct 17 2014 - 8:21pm
V.I. Answer Desk: November Ballot Question To Increase Senators’ Terms?

Reader Jason Budsan asks: "Is there a referendum question on the V.I. November 4th, 2014 general election ballot concerning increasing the terms of local senators from two years to four years? Who were the senators who voted in favor or against this measure and the reasoning for approving it to be on the ballot?”

Read entire articleOct 17 2014 - 8:04pm
Disability Rights Center Evaluates Territory’s Polling Sites

Almost 10 percent of residents have a disability — and just in time for the Nov. 4 election, the Disability Rights Center surveyed the accessibility of the territory’s 28 polling places.

Read entire articleOct 17 2014 - 7:40pm
Health Department Preparing for Ebola

The V.I. Department of Health announced Friday that it would be holding a series of “table-top exercises” to test the territory’s ability to respond to Ebola patients, and reminded residents of a travel warning in place.

Read entire articleOct 17 2014 - 4:29pm
Early Voting Takes Place in Both Districts from Oct. 21-31

Early voting will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and end on Friday, Oct. 31.

Read entire articleOct 17 2014 - 3:22pm
Commissioner Urges Caution in School Zones, Around Buses

Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. and the V.I. Police Department will join the V.I. Department of Education in observing National School Bus Safety Week, which begins Monday and ends Oct. 24.

Read entire articleOct 17 2014 - 3:01pm
JFL’s CEO Bypasses Board Again to Fire Another CFO

Dr. Kendall Griffith, Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital’s CEO, personally fired newly hired Chief Financial Officer Sam King last week because he was "not a good fit," Griffith told senators.

Read entire articleOct 17 2014 - 12:42am
DeJongh Vetoes Streetlight Bill, Criticizes Lawmakers

While criticizing the Legislature for failing to make the hard decisions the times demand, the governor vetoed a measure that would have allowed WAPA to charge customers for streetlights.

Read entire articleOct 17 2014 - 12:38am
Gubernatorial Candidate Forum Draws Large Crowd

Scores of voters crowded into Gertrude’s Restaurant on Thursday night to hear plans and opinions of the five gubernatorial candidates in a forum hosted by AARP and People United for a Better Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleOct 17 2014 - 12:37am