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Mapp Approves One, Denies Two EDA Tax Benefit Applications

Gov. Kenneth Mapp approved the application of Spectrum Engineering Inc., a St. Croix-based engineering and construction firm, for Economic Development Authority benefits this week.

Talking About Happiness

In 1998, therapists, practitioners and researchers stopped asking “What’s wrong with you?” and started asking “What makes you happy? What helps you thrive?”

Christmas Carnival Starts Early at Grigg Home Saturday

St. Croix's month-long Christmas Carnival festivities start Saturday with a "mini-carnival" at the Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged with a parade, food, fashion, soca, steel-pan and more.

Direct Deposit Glitch Delays V.I. Government Holiday Pay

Some V.I. government employees who get their checks by direct deposit will not get their pay before the holiday, as originally planned, according to Government House.

Mapp Grants Friday Leave to Nonessential Executive Branch Employees

In an announcement Wednesday from Government House, Gov. Kenneth Mapp granted administrative leave on Friday "to all nonessential employees of the executive branch of government.”

Taxi Bus Driver Robbed in Frederiksted

The driver of a taxi bus was robbed of his day's pay Monday near the Ludvig Harrigan housing community by two male passengers, the V.I. Police Department said in a news release.

The Bookworm: Spice Up Your Holiday

So you like a little spice with your Christmas nog? Or maybe some extra pepper in your peppermints? Then “Naughtier than Nice” will make you very jolly.

South Carolina Wins Men’s Paradise Jam Title

It’s taken 12 years for South Carolina to start its basketball season with five straight wins. This year, the team’s 5-0 start comes after winning the V.I. Paradise Jam men’s championship Monday night.

Tulsa, South Carolina Set for Paradise Jam Title Game

The Tulsa Golden Hurricanes and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off at 10 p.m. Monday for the men's Paradise Jame Championship.

Virtue of the Week: Respect

We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. We treat others with dignity and honor the rules of family, school and nation. Respect yourself, and others will respect you.

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