This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

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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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Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning St. Croix documentary filmmaker, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz.

2014-10-23 22:46:58
WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

2014-10-23 20:55:56
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.

2014-10-23 00:04:54
News — St. Croix
Port Authority Finishes First Phase of Crown Bay Dredging

V.I. Port Authority board members were told this week that the first phase of the most recent Crown Bay dredging project is complete, while the second half is still waiting for a federal permit.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 11:36pm
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

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 11:17pm
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.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 10:25pm
VIPD Opens New Canine Facility on St. Croix

The V.I. Police Department cut the ribbon on a brand new, state-of-the-art K-9 police dog training facility and kennel Tuesday on St.Croix, the product of five years of planning and fundraising.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 9:50am
Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Ends Dec. 7

The VI SHIP/Medicare program has announced that Medicare beneficiaries and persons newly eligible for Medicare can make changes to their Part D plan during the annual open enrollment period, which began on Oct. 15.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 4:15am
How Early Voting Will Work in Election 2014

The supervisor of elections is mandated to conduct early voting, which is conducted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Oct. 21 to Oct. 31.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 4:10am
Sen. Gittens Urges Voters to Take Advantage of New Early Voting Law

Sen. Kenneth L. Gittens advises the public that early voting began today, Oct. 21, in the Virgin Islands. Early voting is now law through Act 7643, which grants eligible voters the opportunity to cast their votes early if they choose to do so.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 4:07am
Court Enters $1.1 Million Judgment Against 'Her Majesty's Credit Union'

U.S. District Court entered summary judgment this week of more than $1 million against Stanley McDuffie and Her Majesty’s Credit Union over charges of defrauding clients and racketeering.

Read entire articleOct 21 2014 - 10:51pm
Armed Pair Rob Bank at Peter's Rest

Two men, one brandishing a weapon, entered the Bank of St. Croix in Estate Peter's Rest on Tuesday morning and took an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the bank, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Read entire articleOct 21 2014 - 3:29pm
DOP Announces Civil Entrance Exams for Police and Correction Officers

The Division of Personnel (DOP) has scheduled the entrance police and correction officer examinations territory-wide for the week of Dec. 1-5.

Read entire articleOct 20 2014 - 11:50pm