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Temporary Office Closures of VI SHIP/Medicare Scheduled

There will be a temporary office closure of the VI SHIP/Medicare St. Croix and St. Thomas offices from July 6…

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Undercurrents: Street Naming Project Still in the Works

The move to standardize the territory’s system of street and roadway addresses and put them into a computerized program accessible to everyone is – despite appearances – not dead.

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2015-07-06 22:58:09
Nine USVI Sailors Compete in 2015 Optimist North America Championship in Antigua

 School may be out but the work is just starting for young sailors from the US Virgin Islands who have started an intensive week of competitive sailing in Antigua

The nine sailors from St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John are competing in the 2015 North America Championship which has attracted 163 sailors from 23 countries.
With a 10-day program that includes training, five days of fleet racing and one day of team racing, these young sailors have a busy schedule from July 3 until July 1.
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2015-07-06 11:20:42
Virtue of the Week: Humility

Being humble is when you consider others as important as yourself. You are thoughtful of their needs and willing to be of service. You don’t expect others or yourself to be perfect. You learn from your mistakes.

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2015-07-05 21:18:58
News — St. Croix
VIWMA Announced Holiday Hours

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority will reduce hours for its facilities and offices for Emancipation Day and the Fourth of July weekend at its landfill, transfer stations and convenience center, the authority announced.

Read entire articleJul 2 2015 - 3:15pm
Griffith: JFL Makes Progress towards CMS Compliance

The Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital governing board on Wednesday received an update on finances and progress towards reaching compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Read entire articleJul 1 2015 - 11:54pm
Women’s Coalition of St. Croix in Dire Need of Funding

The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix is making a desperate cry for help. It needs financial assistance so it can continue to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes of violence.

Read entire articleJul 1 2015 - 11:51pm
Budget Cuts Hurting V.I. Health, Education

Those most in need will keep having limited access to mental health and dental care, and students will see classrooms without teachers this fall, unless the territory finds more money, senators heard Tuesday.

Read entire articleJul 1 2015 - 11:42pm
Former VING Major Convicted of Wire Fraud

After a three-day trial, a federal jury found former V.I. National Guard Major Sherrymae Morales, 54, guilty of 21 counts of wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced Wednesday.

Read entire articleJul 1 2015 - 11:33pm
Four Years Probation for 'Manufacturing Marijuana'

Chief District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on Wednesday sentenced Luke Lubrin, 46, of St. Croix to four years of probation for manufacturing marijuana, including six months of home confinement.

Read entire articleJul 1 2015 - 11:27pm
V.I. Golf Team to Compete at World University Games in South Korea

The head golf coach William Watkins of Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina has been invited by the Virgin Islands University Sports Federation to serve as golf coach of the V.I. delegation that will be traveling to Gwangju, South Korea, for the World University Games.

Read entire articleJul 1 2015 - 1:23pm
Mapp: Same Sex Couples ‘Can Be Married’ in the V.I., Territory Must Comply with Court Ruling

The Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same sex marriage equality is clear and makes “null and void” local law that defines marriage as only a union between a man and woman, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said.

Read entire articleJul 1 2015 - 12:19am
Crime Stoppers USVI Closing Shop

Crime Stoppers USVI announced Monday it is closing shop, saying arrests and convictions from tips have slowed down so much that people are not bothering to call in as much anymore.

Read entire articleJul 1 2015 - 12:16am
Governor: Virgin Islands Not in the Same Financial Boat as Puerto Rico

When it comes to paying off its debts, the territory is not in the same financial boat as Puerto Rico, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said, adding his team is working to make sure people know the difference.

Read entire articleJul 1 2015 - 12:13am