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Gov. Mapp Signs Proclamation Providing Administrative Leave for Carnival Celebrations

The U.S. Virgin Islands will be celebrating the 63rd anniversary of Carnival. The theme for this year is “Culture…

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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Source Manager's Journal: What’s the Matter With….?

If you wrote a book titled What’s the Matter With the Virgin Islands?, Chapter One could be “All Benefits are Divisible.”

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2015-04-25 06:11:14
EPA Announces V.I. Environmental Champion Awards

As it does every year in conjunction with Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the winners of its Environmental Champion Awards. Until this year, they were called the Environmental Quality Awards.

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2015-04-24 21:02:40
Personnel Announces Results of GESC Health Insurance Board Election

The V.I. Division of Personnel, has announced the winners of the recent GESC Health Insurance Board for employee and retiree representatives on the Government Employees Service Commission (GESC) Group Health Insurance Board.

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2015-04-24 16:09:46
News — St. Croix
St. Croix Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison

Kirk T. Jordan of St. Croix was sentenced to 30 months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Read entire articleApr 23 2015 - 9:55pm
Mapp Nominates Four to PERB

Gov. Kenneth Mapp continued filling vacancies in the territory's boards and commissions this week, sending down four volunteers to the Public Employee Relations Board.

Read entire articleApr 23 2015 - 9:42pm
St. Croix Volleyball Association Spring League Set to Begin

The St. Croix Volleyball Association has announced the start of the 2015 Spring League this weekend, April 24-26, at the Central High School Gymnasium.

Read entire articleApr 23 2015 - 6:22am
Cuban Diary: Fountain Valley Killer LaBeet Alive and Well in Cuba

Ishmael Ali LaBeet, one of five men convicted of murder in St. Croix's 1972 "Fountain Valley Massacre," has made a home for himself in the Holguin Province of Cuba – north of Guantanamo on far the northeast side of the 700-mile country.

Read entire articleApr 23 2015 - 12:46am
Committee Holds Bill to Strengthen Abandoned Vehicle Laws

The Committee on Government Services, Consumer and Veterans Affairs heard testimony Wednesday on a proposal to expand the definition of "abandoned motor vehicle," then held the bill for further amendment.

Read entire articleApr 22 2015 - 7:32pm
DOL Applications for Summer Youth Employment Now Available

The Workforce Development Unit has announced it has begun accepting and processing Summer Youth Employment applications for the 2015 Summer Youth Work Experience and Training Program. All “in and out of school” youth from age 14 to 25 are invited to register for the approximately 700 available slots.

Read entire articleApr 22 2015 - 5:26pm
Cyclist Dies After Being Hit by Van

A 61-year-old St. Croix man died Wednesday morning after the bicycle he was riding collided with a van on Queen Mary Highway. Police identified the victim as Bienvenido Camacho.

Read entire articleApr 22 2015 - 4:18pm
Crime Stoppers: The Smallest Bit of Information

Crime prevention is up to all of us. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve the following cases.

Read entire articleApr 22 2015 - 12:01pm
VITFF Team Looking for 4 X 100 Meter Relay Record at Penn Relays

One of the defining elements of a nation’s national track and field team is the status of its relay squads. Perhaps the most famous relay competition in the history of the sport is the annual Penn Relays coming up this weekend in Philadelphia.

Read entire articleApr 22 2015 - 3:28am
King Maurice, Prince Short Shirt Win Junior Calypso Crowns

No stranger to the Junior Calypso stage, Maurice “King Maurice” Hansby took the crown in this year’s secondary division and Ny’kel “Prince Short Shirt” Emanuel defended his title in the intermediate competition.

Read entire articleApr 22 2015 - 1:12am