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GERS Resumes Loans Intake Process

Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) reminds members that the Loans Intake Process resumes on Wednesday. Oct. 1.

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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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Jails Locked Down as Prisoner Transfer Commences

The Bureau of Corrections unexpectedly transferred 78 prisoners to stateside facilities Tuesday morning and more transfers may be in the works, citing an attempt to alleviate overcrowding.

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2014-09-30 17:07:39
Undercurrents: UVI Researchers Mine for Riches in the Strangest Places

In UVI's Caribbean Green Technology Center, student researchers are employing new methods to generate bio-fuels from materials as diverse and mundane as leftover cooking grease and algae.

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2014-09-30 00:38:12
Department of Health Gets Two New Mobile Medical Clinics

St. Croix and St. Thomas each have a new, state-of-the-art, mobile health clinic: customized RV-type vehicles equipped with exam rooms, a small lab, an intake area and restroom.

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2014-09-30 00:28:24
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Faith Matters: Church Groups Emphasize Hurricane Thanksgiving Day

In years gone by, people in the Virgin Islands got down on their knees and offered prayers of thanksgiving and praise after making it through another hurricane season unscathed. Now church groups are reviving the custom.

Read entire articleSep 28 2014 - 10:28pm
Vets, Filmmakers Examine the V.I. and the Vietnam War

Veterans and filmmakers gather in Frederiksted to view trailer for the yet-to-be-completed documentary on the V.I. and Vietnam, and discuss the territory's experience with the divisive war.

Read entire articleSep 27 2014 - 11:22pm
JFL Legal Team Will Present Correction Plan to CMS

Lawyers representing Juan F. Luis Hospital are developing a plan to correct problems at the hospital and may be able to present it to federal health officials as early as next week.

Read entire articleSep 27 2014 - 7:01pm
This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

Read entire articleSep 27 2014 - 7:58am
Health Insurance Impasse Forces Legislature To Delay Executive Budget

The V.I. Legislature acted on a slew of appropriation bills for semi-autonomous agencies like the courts, the Legislature and the University of the Virgin Islands, but was forced to delay a vote on the main $665 million budget bill because the Government Employee Services Commission has not submitted a signed government health insurance contract.

Read entire articleSep 27 2014 - 1:06am
Legislature Gives Public Land To American Legion For Clubhouse

The V.I. Legislature took time out from passing budget bills filled with severe budget cuts Friday to give away 10 acres of government land on St. Croix to American Legion Post 102 and let it use a government building in Peter's Rest rent-free indefinitely.

Read entire articleSep 27 2014 - 12:39am
WTJX Documentary Premiere Highlights Melvin Evans Administration

The third in a series of WTJX Channel 12 documentaries, entitled "The Governors," will feature the administration of the territory's first elected governor, Melvin H. Evans, during its premiere Saturday night at 7 p.m.

Read entire articleSep 26 2014 - 11:55pm
Edwards Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Jace Antonio Edwards to 120 months in prison for attempted possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced Thursday.

Read entire articleSep 26 2014 - 7:59pm
DeJongh: Government Can’t Afford Proposed Health Plan

Gov. John de Jongh Jr. on Friday called on the Health Insurance Board of Trustees to negotiate a contract extension to avoid a lapse in health insurance for government workers, retirees and their dependents when the current contract with CIGNA expires on Sept. 30.

Read entire articleSep 26 2014 - 7:02pm
Weekend Caregiver Training Begins on St. Croix

Family caregivers gathered at the Divi Carina Bay Resort for a weekend workshop sponsored by the V.I. Department of Human Services and the V.I. State Health Insurance Program/ Medicare.

Read entire articleSep 26 2014 - 5:49pm