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Ballots Raise Concerns for Some on St. Croix

Though St. Croix Election Board members agreed that everything was in place for a “successful 2016 General Election,” some in the audience held different opinions.

VIWMA Works with PFA for Landfill Project

The V.I. Waste Management Authority approved a memorandum of understanding with the Public Finance Authority to fund $3.1 million in court ordered projects at the territory's landfills.

Rotary Announces World Polio Day Activities and Haiti Boot Drive

The four St. Croix Rotary Clubs came together Wednesday at Gertrude's restaurant to announce current and longstanding initiatives, namely eradicating polio.

Zika Update: 65 New Cases Reported; 5 Babies with Virus Born Healthy

On Tuesday, the V.I. Department of Health confirmed 65 new cases of Zika and announced that five babies born with the virus are all healthy.

Amnesty on Gross Receipts Tax Begins

Businesses that are behind on paying V.I. gross receipts taxes can avoid penalties and interest if they pay by Jan. 3, 2017, according to V.I. Internal Revenue Bureau Director Marvin Pickering.

Lack of Quorum Delays PSC Action on Momentum Telecom

The disappearance of the PSC's chairman during a critical vote Tuesday afternoon once again stalled a petition for reconsideration surrounding Momentum Telecom's application to service the territory.

Global Entry Event Held for First Time on St. Thomas

Last week 47 Virgin Islanders took advantage of the first Global Entry enrollment event held by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection field operations on Saint Thomas at the Cyril E. King Airport.

Kendra Vicars Named St. Thomas/St. John Teacher of the Year

The Education Department named Ivanna Eudora Kean High School teacher Kendra Vicars the St. Thomas/St. John district teacher of the year at a luncheon on Sunday.

Refurbished Ambulance Lessens Chronic Shortage on St. Croix

The Department of Health recently received a refurbished ambulance on St. Croix, lessening a long-standing shortage of emergency vehicles, Health officials announced in a statement Monday.

Scuba Shop Owner Puts USVI on the Google Map

Volunteer effort by a St. Croix resident with connections has put the Virgin Islands on the map – the Google map – for the first time, and enhanced years of work by the government to offer a consistent and modern street mapping system for the territory.

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