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Alvaro Pilar Steps into Top Spot at Innovative

Alvaro Pilar, the newly appointed chief executive officer of the U.S. Virgin Islands Innovative Companies, is no stranger to telecommunications or the USVI.

GERS Can Reduce Retirees’ Payments by Law, Board Learns

The government of the Virgin Islands owes more than $1.5 billion to the territory's retirement system and, based on law, retirees should only receive half of their retirement benefits.

Rotary Club of St. Croix Gives Ricardo Richards School Money for Agendas

Civic groups know that in order for students to be successful they need to learn how to plan. A donation Thursday by the Rotary Club of St. Croix should help the youngsters do just that.

Forecasters Give Tropical Wave a Strong Chance of Development

Weather forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are keeping their eye on a tropical wave – designated Invest 98L – in the eastern Atlantic...

Olympics: French Fighter Stops Laurent on Points

Reigning world champion super heavyweight boxer Tony Yoka of France ended the Olympic dreams of Virgin Islander Clayton Laurent Jr., defeating the St. Thomas boxer on points, 3-0.

Diageo commits $150,000 to UVI

A three-year donation from Diageo USVI to the University of the Virgin Islands will provide scholarships for mathematics and science process technology students and equipment to develop a simulator and lab.

Economist Speaks on Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis at UVI

A noted finance professor from the University of Puerto Rico spoke Friday about some the causes and solutions of Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis and how the Virgin Islands can expect U.S. financial scrutiny.

Election Board Considers Vote Validity, Blamed for Ballot Omission

Virgin Islands boards of elections members have received harsh criticism. Representatives of the Republican Party have said elections are so poorly run that the U.S. Congress needs to intervene.

Tourism Sponsors National Association of Black Journalists Meeting, Sends Two UVI Students

The Tourism Department sponsored two UVI students to attend the first joint convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington, D.C.

Federal Overtime Rules to Affect USVI Paychecks

New federal rules expanding overtime to apply to more employees go into effect Dec. 1 and the V.I. Department of Labor wants to remind V.I. employers they apply in the territory.

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