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First African Caribbean Conference Draws Happy Crowd

The first African Caribbean Conference attracted a happy mix of cruise ship passengers interspersed with local residents, many in colorful African garments, to learn more about the diaspora and Western African music. The event took place Saturday at Fort Christianvaern in Christiansted.

Innovative Cable License Up For Review

The Public Services Commission is seeking comment on Innovative's cable television franchises on St. Croix and St. Thomas/St. John, which are up for review and renewal.

Decomposed Body Discovered in Christiansted

A decomposed body, identified as 38-year-old Jose Cruz Jr., was found Friday afternoon near the Ralph De Chabert Housing Community, the V.I. Police Department reported.

EPA Announces V.I. Environmental Champion Awards

As it does every year in conjunction with Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the winners of its Environmental Champion Awards. Until this year, they were called the Environmental Quality Awards.

Frozen Vegetable and Smoothie Recall

Inventure Foods, a Georgia food distributor, issued a voluntary recall of its Fresh Frozen line of frozen vegetables and some varieties of its Jamba “At Home” line of smoothie ingredients after finding a food poisoning bacteria in its Georgia facilities, according to the V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.

Decertified United Way St. Croix Still Getting Contributions; Status Murky

United Way of St. Croix is no longer funding any of its former member agencies, but it has been accepting donations, and the island’s largest employer, the local government, is still turning over contributions made by government workers through payroll deductions.

WAPA Representatives Explain Smart Metering

WAPA officials explained Thursday the advanced metering infrastructure being installed that will be operating on all three islands by the end of the year.

Cuban Diary: Fountain Valley Killer LaBeet Alive and Well in Cuba

Ishmael Ali LaBeet, one of five men convicted of murder in St. Croix's 1972 "Fountain Valley Massacre," has made a home for himself in the Holguin Province of Cuba – north of Guantanamo on far the northeast side of the 700-mile country.

WAPA Board Approves $1.25 Million for Training and Software

The WAPA governing board met Thursday and approved expenditures for staff training and software for the maintenance departments after back-and-forth discussion between the board and staff.

Annual SEA Earth Day EcoFair Provides Outdoor Classroom

What better classroom for about 700 St. Croix students on Earth Day 2015 than the St. George Village Botanical Garden, which hosted the 22nd annual EcoFair organized by SEA.

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