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Government Holds 3rd Annual H.E.A.L.T.H. and Wellness Expo Series

The V.I. Division of Personnel, in partnership with the GESC Health Insurance Board of Trustees, will host the Government of…

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 

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Now Playing: “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” and “Into the Storm”

The following movies are playing at Market Square East Theaters on St. Thomas.

LOCAL NEWS

IRB Getting 14 Percent Budget Increase to Help Collect Revenue

Senators are considering a 14 percent increase in IRB's budget and a 4 percent cut to the Department of Agriculture's budget for Fiscal Year 2015.

Health Department: 25 Confirmed Chikungunya Cases in V.I.

The Department of Health issued an emergency alert Friday announcing 25 confirmed cases and hundreds of suspected cases of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya.

Bajan Batik Artist Shares His Skills

A two-year batik fabric dyeing workshop through UVI’s Cooperative Extension Service wrapped up Friday with a lesson by veteran batik artist Henderson Reece.

Supreme Court Orders Hansen Removed from Ballot

The V.I. Supreme Court declared Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen's tax convictions render her 'ineligible to serve' in the next Legislature, ordering her name to be removed from this year's ballot.

 

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Movie Hype Recalls Words of Wisdom

The hoopla for the latest 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie reminds a dad of some wise words for life imparted by a 10-year-old.

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Governor Joins Community in Mourning Death of Angel Corneiro

Governor John P. deJongh Jr. expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the late Angel M. Corneiro, who…

Supreme Court Orders Hansen Removed from Ballot

The V.I. Supreme Court declared Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen's tax convictions render her 'ineligible to serve' in the next…

Diase Coffelt Wins Elections Challenge in Appeals Court

Independent candidate Soraya Diase Coffelt won on appeal a challenge to an Elections System ruling that would have kicked her…

UVI and National Park Service Sign Memorandum of Understanding

UVI and the National Park Service enhanced their existing relationship with a memorandum of understanding for a Volunteer…

Nana Baby Home Gets $68K from ‘King of the Wing’

Organizers of the annual “King of the Wing” competition cheered up the staff at the Nana Baby Children’s Home on…

UVI Appoints Lansiquot Dean of the School of Nursing

The University of the Virgin Islands has appointed Dr. Beverley Anne Lansiquot to serve as dean of the School of…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

Not for Profit: Allen D. Burke Foundation Keeps Youth's Hope Alive

Allen D. Burke was just days shy of leaving for college when he lost his life in a Christmas morning shooting spree in 2007.His family keeps his name and goals alive with a foundation that awards scholarships and incentives.

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ON ST. THOMAS

Not for Profit: It’s a ‘Golden’ Year for Orchids

In 1964, a few orchid enthusiasts on St. Thomas decided to turn their hobby into an organization devoted to sharing and promoting the love of the exotic blooms. 50 years later, the St. Thomas-St. John Orchid Society…

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