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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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Antilles Sailing Team Ties for Fourth in Nationals

The Antilles High School sailing team placed fourth in the Interscholastic Sailing Association’s Baker National Championship, which took place Saturday and Sunday in Anacortes, Washington. 

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2016-05-30 01:12:09
Virtue of the Week: Helpfulness

Helpfulness is being of service to others, doing thoughtful things that make a difference in their lives. Offer your help without waiting to be asked. Ask for help when you need it. 

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2016-05-29 21:50:04
Results of Casting of Lots for 2016 Primary Election (Democratic Party of the V.I.)

Supervisor Caroline F. Fawkes has announced the results of Casting of Lots for the Primary Election. There; are the listings for both election districts.

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2016-05-29 06:18:17
News — St. Croix
Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing or Possession of Queen Conch to Begin June 1

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries reminds the public of the upcoming seasonal prohibition of fishing for queen conch (strombus gigas) or possessing it on board a fishing vessel.

Read entire articleMay 26 2016 - 1:45am
Senate Considering 20-Year Lease, Higher Profit Rates for St. John-St. Thomas Ferry Franchise

The Senate is considering a new, 20-year lease, with option for a five-year extension, for Varlack Ventures and Transportation Services to run ferries between St. John and St. Thomas.

Read entire articleMay 25 2016 - 11:22pm
Zika Update: No New Cases for Third Consecutive Week

Despite three weeks of good news, it’s still too soon to determine if the Zika virus outbreak is slowing and it’s important to remember that the spread of mosquito-borne diseases can linger.

Read entire articleMay 25 2016 - 11:07pm
USDA Official Meets with Agriculture Commissioner to Discuss Drought Assistance and Continuing Education

Financial assistance provided for the 2015 drought and continuing education for farmers were leading topics during Tuesday’s meeting between the USDA and the V.I. Department of Agriculture. 

Read entire articleMay 25 2016 - 10:46pm
St. Croix Chamber Reacts to Attorney General’s Letter, WAPA Rates Proposal

WAPA's proposed rate hike and a letter to businesses from the Attorney General's Office were hot topics on the streets this week and, on Wednesday, the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce responded.

Read entire articleMay 25 2016 - 10:42pm
Central High Closed Thursday and Friday

St. Croix Central High School will be closed on Thursday and Friday due to an equipment failure that has affected electricity in major portions of the school, according to the Education Department.

Read entire articleMay 25 2016 - 10:40pm
70 Ready to Compete in Choice Wireless VI Open Tennis Tournament, May 26-30

Tennis players from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean, U.S. Mainland and the world are registered to compete in the Choice Wireless VI Open Tennis Tournament. Set for May 26-30 and hosted at the St. Thomas Yacht Club.

Read entire articleMay 25 2016 - 5:21pm
V.I.Pace Runners to Host 33rd Memorial Day 2-Mile Road Race

The 33rd Annual Memorial Day 2-Mile Road Race is slated for 6 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 30.

Read entire articleMay 25 2016 - 10:04am
JFL Hospital Bypassed Board for Questionable Bonuses

Recently ousted JFL Hospital CEO Ken Okolo and the current CFO received bonuses of $25,000 and $15,000 without approval by the hospital's governing board, hospital officials told senators Tuesday.

Read entire articleMay 25 2016 - 10:02am
Push for Supreme Court to Consider Territorial Citizenship Case Gets Support

Virgin Islanders have been fighting for full U.S. citizenship rights for decades. The present question is whether a case making its way to the Supreme Court will give them the victory they have sought.

Read entire articleMay 24 2016 - 11:11pm