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At Work: Ruba’s Nail Oasis Trims Nails to Grow Economy

Ruba Atary heard the talk on St. Croix about people creating their own job by becoming entrepreneurs and starting a small business to help stimulate the economy. Atary, a cosmetologist, then noticed no nail salons in downtown Christiansted.

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Support UVI Deep Coral Research

A UVI marine scientist has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a project that will map some 1,200 kilometers deepwater corals that surround the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Event Helps Students with Disabilities Roll into the School Year

The Office of the Governor teamed with Junior Bowlers Saturday at Tropical Ten Pins Bowling Alley to help children with disabilities. Sunday a similar program is scheduled on St. Thomas at the Winston Raymo Recreation Center Basketball Court.

Man Killed in Christiansted Shooting

A man was killed Friday night in a shooting in the Hill Street area of Christiansted, the V.I. Police Department reported. Police identified the victim as 32-year-old Sean Javois.

Water Interruption Slated Monday in Frederiksted Area

Potable water service in areas of Frederiksted will be without service temporarily Monday evening, the V.I. Water and Power Authority announced.

Governor Appoints Anita Roberts as Human Services Commissioner

Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Thursday appointed Anita Roberts as commissioner of the Department of Human Services to replace Vivian Ebbese-Fludd, who he relieved of her duties.

WAPA Approves Contract Extension, Alcohol Policy Amendments

Actions taken Thursday by WAPA’s governing board included approving the purchase of a new bucket truck for St. John and making changes to the authority's alcohol policy.

New Reichhold Season Celebrates Centennial, Local Milestones

With the territory’s centennial and other milestones approaching, Reichhold Center for the Arts officials said Thursday that the upcoming season is meant to be a celebratory offering.

Zika Update: 50 New Cases Reported; Health Plans Action Day

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed 50 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. According to the latest surveillance report, the number of cases went from 143 to 193 in the last week.

VIGOP Attacks Plaskett over Fitch Downgrade

In a statement Tuesday, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata placed blame for the territory's recent credit downgrades squarely on Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

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