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Governor Set to Give State of the Territory Address on Monday

Gov. Kenneth Mapp will deliver his inaugural state of the territory address at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26.

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Nolan Wins First Bike Federation Race of the Year

Cyclist Eddie Nolan posted the fastest time in the Virgin Islands Cycling Federation's first race of the year, the Season Prologue, cutting four seconds off last year's top time in doing so.

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2015-01-25 20:03:32
Virtue of the Week: Purposefulness

Being purposeful is having a clear focus. Begin with a vision for what you want to accomplish and concentrate on your goal. Do one thing at a time, without scattering your energies.

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2015-01-25 12:59:10
Diase-Coffelt: Mapp Was Treating DOJ as 'Own Private Law Firm’

Fighting the “war against corruption” being waged within the V.I. Department of Justice takes the right “weapons and tools” but former V.I. Attorney General designee Soraya Diase-Coffelt said at a news conference Friday that directives and staffing appointments coming from Government House took away her ability to lead.

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2015-01-23 22:08:08
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Crime Stoppers: Help Solve the Following Crimes

To make sure that no crime goes unsolved, everyone needs to speak up. If you know something about the following recent crimes, say something.

Read entire articleJan 21 2015 - 12:00pm
Plaskett Urges President to Remember Territories While Opening to Cuba

In a response to Tuesday's state of the union address, V.I. Delegate Stacey Plaskett endorsed President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations with Cuba while urging him to consider the economic needs of the U.S. territories.

Read entire articleJan 21 2015 - 1:51am
Propane Conversion is Already Providing Some Rate Relief

Measures to reduce the Virgin Islands' astronomical energy costs, which are up to five times higher than the U.S. average, will begin to be felt by ratepayers this year, according to WAPA.

Read entire articleJan 21 2015 - 12:59am
David Turbe Remembered by Friends, Family on Tuesday

David Turbe’s little Frenchtown house became a living memorial Tuesday as the day wore on and the news passed through the community. Turbe drowned Sunday while spear fishing.

Read entire articleJan 20 2015 - 9:50pm
Missing Fisherman David Turbe Found Dead

Fisherman David Turbe, who has been missing since Sunday afternoon, was found floating Tuesday in West Gregory channel off the Enkoi Restaurant in the landfill.

Read entire articleJan 20 2015 - 1:36pm
CAHS Chicken Hawks, IEKHS Devil Rays Win MLK Jr. Basketball Tournament

Eleven high school varsity teams from three islands met to vie for championship titles at the IAA/McDonald's Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Invitational Tournament on Friday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School gymnasium.

Read entire articleJan 20 2015 - 2:20am
St. Croix Runners Go Fort-To-Fort for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A group of dedicated runners participated in The 30th Annual Martin Luther King Fort-To-Fort 15.5 Mile (25K) Memorial Run on Sunday morning on St. Croix, according to a press release issued by The Virgin Islands Pace Runners.

Read entire articleJan 20 2015 - 2:09am
Frenchtown Fisherman David Turbe Missing at Sea

A massive sea search in the waters off Frenchtown, St. Thomas, continued all day Monday for local fisherman David Turbe. Turbe was last seen Sunday around noon by a fellow diver.

Read entire articleJan 19 2015 - 9:41pm
Undercurrents: VIHFA Takes Care of the ‘Pennies’

Little things can mean a lot, for example the $1.9 million of federal funds channeled through the V.I. Housing Finance Authority to grassroots organizations to fight homelessness and poverty.

Read entire articleJan 19 2015 - 9:39pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Frederiksted

Operation Clean Sweep Frederiksted, marking Monday as a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, cleaned up the streets along the parade route before the MLK Day celebrations.

Read entire articleJan 19 2015 - 9:21pm