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UVI Will Host Panel Discussion on World Conflict

The University of the Virgin Islands Music Department, in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, will hold a panel discussion on world conflict and peace.

Volunteers Spruce up Juan Luis Hospital

A handful of volunteers Saturday morning deep cleaned stretchers, wheelchairs, IV poles, and waiting room chairs, power-washed walls and painted parking spaces at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital.

Agriculture and Fire Services Commissioners Move Toward Confirmation

Getting more local food growing, in the markets and on V.I. tables, will be his prime goal, Acting Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles told the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing Friday.

Delegate Stacey Plaskett Speaks About Her First Six Weeks in Office

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett spoke about her first six weeks in office during a news conference Friday in Frederiksted.

VIPA Almost Cleared for Crown Bay Dredging

The final thumbs up hasn’t yet been given, but V.I. Port Authority officials were more optimistic than earlier about getting the long talked about Crown Bay dredging project off the ground.

‘Orchid Passion’ on Display Through Sunday for the St. Croix Orchid Society Show

The variegated petals of orchids in pinks, purples and peach brings out passion in growers. Some of the most passionate St. Croix growers and collectors have hundreds of plants.

Heavy Equipment Worker Killed in St. John Accident

One man was killed and another seriously injured when their truck, which was carrying a boom crane, went off King Hill Road in the V.I. National Park on Friday.

Corporal Punishment Video Shines Light on Violence in V.I. Public Schools

A 54-second video capturing alleged corporal punishment at the Yvonne Bowsky Elementary School resulted in the vice principal being placed on temporary suspension as V.I. Department of Education officials rearrange the school’s administration.

Retirees at GERS Meeting Told Payments Coming in March

A handful of retired government employees attending the GERS trustee meeting weren’t authorized to speak because they haven’t received annuity checks and therefore aren’t considered members.

Senate President Asks Governor to Withdraw Three VIPA Board Nominations

In a letter released to the public Thursday, Senate President Neville James asked Gov. Kenneth Mapp to withdraw three nominees for the V.I. Port Authority Governing Board.

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