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Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Ends On Dec. 7

The VI SHIP/Medicare program has announced that Medicare beneficiaries and persons newly eligible for Medicare can make changes to their…

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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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Philanthropist Peter Gruber Dies

Peter Gruber, a businessman who donated generously to various entities in the Virgin Islands and around the world, died Saturday after a long illness, with his wife Patricia at his side

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2014-10-22 23:17:02
Ferry and Sailboat Collide Near Red Hook

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between Varlack Venture’s ferry, Capitol Venture, and the 65-foot sailboat New Horizons. The collision occurred Wednesday, according to the Coast Guard.

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2014-10-22 22:25:56
The Bookworm: Can the End of Life be Sweet?

I think if you’re a caretaker for an elderly relative or if you ever plan on growing old yourself and want to maintain quality of life, this book is an absolute must-read.

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2014-10-22 20:22:00
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Hovensa Will Sell Petroleum Coke Regardless

Dear Source:

In a recent letter, Ivan Butcher II made the inaccurate assertion that WAPA would buy petroleum coke from HOVENSA for the Alpine Energy Waste-to-Energy Plants that HOVENSA would otherwise pay other entities to take “off its hands.” In fact, there is a well established and competitive market for petroleum coke. As a result, HOVENSA is able to sell all of the petroleum coke that it produces. HOVENSA will continue to sell the petroleum coke that it produces whether or not the Waste-to-Energy Plants are constructed in the Virgin Islands. Sincerely,
Alex A. Moorhead
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