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WAPA Board Funds Smart Grid

WAPA voted Thursday to approve buying communications equipment for a territorywide Wireless Field Area Network to supplement its fiber network and smart grid infrastructure.

Taste of Ricardo Richards’ Celebrates V.I. History, Culture and Tradition Month

On Thursday students wore madras and enjoyed sampling traditional Virgin Island food at the fifth annual "Taste of Ricardo Richards" to celebrate V.I. History, Culture and Tradition month.

V.I. Lit Fest Draws Readers and Writers

At the first Virgin Islands Literacy Festival and Book Fair, internationally known authors and publishers talk passionately about topics of interest to Caribbean readers, writers and students.

Mapp Signs New Film and Video Tax Breaks

Gov. Kenneth Mapp "reluctantly" signed into law an act creating new film and video tax breaks, but said in a statement Friday he was doing so in spite of its practical problems and drafting errors.

First Caribbean Clean Energy Symposium Wraps Up

Some 40 participants of the first Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium wrapped up the four-day conference Friday with visits to St. Thomas’ three energy and utility facilities.

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Gisele Pemberton

Gisele Pemberton is a woman on the move, a woman who is living out her life’s calling and creating a legacy with a global impact as a public health practitioner, researcher and administrator.

JFL Making Progress, Board Told

Performance improvement teams at the Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital are making progress correcting the deficiencies identified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and retaining certification.

DPNR: Methyl Bromide Pesticide Came from Puerto Rico

Pesticides containing methyl bromide were discontinued for residential use about 10 years ago because of its impact on the ozone layer, but the St. Thomas-based Terminix pest control company was able to buy it in Puerto Rico.

Red Cross, Fire Service Give Disaster ‘the Boot’

Staff and volunteers will be out in force throughout the territory Saturday, collecting donations from motorists to support the work of the American Red Cross in the USVI in providing emergency and disaster relief.

Crime Stoppers: Three Unsolved Crimes

If your information leads to an arrest, or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs or weapons, you will receive a cash reward.

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