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Domestic Violence Suspect Sought



Domestic violence detectives on St. Croix are searching for Vibert Gilbert, also known as "Eddie," in connection with a…

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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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The Bookworm: 'The Lollipop Monster’s Christmas'

Every home, it seems, contains a Gimme Monster at some point or other during the holidays. When that happens, you need “The Lollipop Monster’s Christmas.”

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2014-12-18 21:50:26
Travelers Get Free Wi-Fi at CEKA

Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas now offers free high-speed Wi-Fi to departing passengers. The service began last weekend, the Department of Tourism said Wednesday. Rohsen will be next.

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2014-12-17 19:23:05
Source Manager’s Journal: News From the Mainland

Virgin Islanders focused on Christmas shopping, the changeover in government, algae on the beach and the potential Hovensa sale may have missed some of the news from the mainland.

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2014-12-17 17:09:53
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Crime Stoppers: Protect Your Identity

What can you do to be protected from cybercriminals? Educate yourself! After all, the scammers spend a great deal of their time learning the technologies.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 12:17pm
Coast Guard: Watch Out for Dangerous Surf and Riptides Over Holidays

Watch out for dangerous surf and riptides at the territory’s beaches during the upcoming holiday season, the U.S. Coast Guard advised in a press release issued Tuesday.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 11:22am
Refinery Purchase Moves Forward in Senate

Although many senators said they had concerns about its content, the Senate Finance Committee voted to send an agreement to sell and reopen the Hovensa refinery on to the Rules and Judiciary Committee for further consideration in a 2:45 a.m. vote Wednesday.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 8:14am
Legislature Addresses Tibbar Energy and Water Island Hotel Leases

The Finance Committee approved leases for hundreds of acres of St. Croix farmland to grow King Grass for electricity production, 45 acres for a Water Island hotel and land for an auto repair center on St. Thomas.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 1:55am
WAPA Announces Rate Decrease

WAPA announced a rate decrease to 39.19 cents per kilowatt hour, down from the current rate of 48.6 cents per kilowatt hour, for the first six months of 2015.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 1:51am
PSC Sides with Consultants, Lowers Electric LEAC and Takes Out Money for Maintenance

A petition by WAPA to lower the electric Levelized Energy Adjustment Clause rate was discarded Tuesday in favor of a proposal from Public Services Commission advisors.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 1:30am
More than 1,000 Sign Petition Supporting Hovensa-ABR Deal

Two thirds of the respondents in a survey of Virgin Islanders said they support the sale of the Hovensa refinery to Atlantic Basin Refining and want the Senate to approve the proposed operating agreement.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 1:23am
UVI Launches National Search for New Dean

UVI has begun a national search to find a new College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences dean to replace Simon Jones-Hendrickson, who resigned to take a become an advisor for the governor-elect.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 1:21am
Dallas, Klein, Robles and David Defend Titles in Marathon, Half-Marathon

These are the results from the St. Croix International Marathon and the 40th Virgin Islands Half-Marathon.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 12:57am
Antilles Kindergarteners Learn ‘The V.I. March’ with Cecile deJongh

Antilles School kindergartners were treated Monday to a visit from V.I. First Lady Cecile deJongh, who has been on the road distributing her newest literary project, “See the Virgin Islands March.”

Read entire articleDec 16 2014 - 3:15am