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Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Ends On Dec. 7

The VI SHIP/Medicare program has announced that Medicare beneficiaries and persons newly eligible for Medicare can make changes to their…

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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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Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering classmates filled the school’s library last Thursday -- a culminating activity for the school’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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2014-10-23 00:04:54
Philanthropist Peter Gruber Dies

Peter Gruber, a businessman who donated generously to various entities in the Virgin Islands and around the world, died Saturday after a long illness, with his wife Patricia at his side

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2014-10-22 23:17:02
Ferry and Sailboat Collide Near Red Hook

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between Varlack Venture’s ferry, Capitol Venture, and the 65-foot sailboat New Horizons. The collision occurred Wednesday, according to the Coast Guard.

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2014-10-22 22:25:56
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Supreme Court Reverses Petric Murder Convictions Due to Mental Illness

The V.I. Supreme Court overturned Alvin Petric's murder convictions in the grisly killings of his family in 2006 in La Vallee on St. Croix, ruling that Petric should have been found not guilty due to insanity.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 10:38pm
VING Unit Deploys to Afghanistan

Moving farewell ceremonies were held this week to honor the 661st Military Police Detachment of the Virgin Islands National Guard, departing Tuesday to eventually serve in Afghanistan.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 10:34pm
Undercurrents: CZM Quietly Approves Harbor Landfill to Widen Veterans Drive

After decades of controversy, the Veterans Drive widening project, which requires major landfill of the Charlotte Amalie Harbor on St. Thomas, has passed not with a bang but a whimper.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 10:26pm
Two St. Croix Men Rescued After Boat Capsizes

Two St. Croix men were rescued Monday by the U.S. Coast Guard after their 21-foot Boston Whaler capsized about seven nautical miles northeast of the island.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 10:18pm
SEDI Hosts Another Voters Forum on Monday, October 20

Respect My Vote! is a Town Hall "Voters Forum" held at 7:30 p.m. every Monday at 2+2 Restaurant and Lounge. This week’s forum is set for Monday, Oct. 20.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 4:22pm
Gillette Wall-to-Wall Sprint Triathlon, Try-a-Tri Results Announced

The Gillette Wall-to-Wall Sprint Triathlon and Try-a-Tri took place at Cane Bay on Sunday, Oct. 19. The rollers on the sea looked a bit scary from the beach, but the lead swimmers, Jay Gleason and Briana Burns, plowed through like it was pool water.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 8:30am
On Island Profile: Carol Seale-Howell Loves to Meet People

Carol Seale-Howell, CEO of Virgin Islands International Black Pages, said she loves to meet people. As the publisher since 2002 of the directory on local leaders and business owners, she has met thousands.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 1:50am
UVI Events Observes World Food Day

Virgin Islands residents found a couple of new items at St. Croix’s World Food Day celebration Sunday at the University of the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleOct 19 2014 - 11:15pm
General Election Sample Ballots and List of Polling Places Can Be Found at These Locations

St. Croix District Board of Elections’ Lilliana Belardo De O’Neal, vice chairwoman, and Terrell Alexandre, administrative assistant, have distributed the 2014 General Election Sample Ballots and 2014 General Election Polling Places to various government agencies and schools. De O’Neal is inviting the public to visit these places to get acquainted with the 2014 General Sample Ballots and 2014 General Election Polling Places.

Read entire articleOct 19 2014 - 2:17am
AARP, DOH Provide Free Flu Shots

AARP has been arranging free flu shots on St. Croix for 25 years, but Friday was the first time residents older than 50 were immunized in the V.I. Department of Health’s new mobile van.

Read entire articleOct 18 2014 - 11:08pm