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VIEDA Governing Board Decision Meeting Set for April 28

The V.I. Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), along with its subsidiary the Economic Development Commission (EDC), will hold a Governing Board…

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EPA Announces V.I. Environmental Champion Awards

As it does every year in conjunction with Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the winners of its Environmental Champion Awards. Until this year, they were called the Environmental Quality Awards.

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2015-04-24 21:02:40
Personnel Announces Results of GESC Health Insurance Board Election

The V.I. Division of Personnel, has announced the winners of the recent GESC Health Insurance Board for employee and retiree representatives on the Government Employees Service Commission (GESC) Group Health Insurance Board.

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2015-04-24 16:09:46
Watch Dogs Must be Independent

Why did a Senate panel hold in committee a bill that would provide greater autonomy and a guaranteed budget to the entity charged with stemming the flow of fraud, waste and abuse in the territory?

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2015-04-23 21:36:27
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Faith Matters: Churches Offer Alternatives to Carnival

While throngs of people party in the streets each spring in the bacchanal that is Carnival on St. Thomas, hundreds of their neighbors slip quietly away to campsites, to churches and to missions, avoiding the Revel in favor of the Renewal.

Read entire articleApr 26 2015 - 11:16pm
DeJongh Pays More than $200,000 for Security Measures at His Home

Former Gov. John deJongh Jr. announced Saturday that he had paid to the Government of the Virgin Islands the sum of $202,831.60 for the security measures that remain at his home after he completed his term.

Read entire articleApr 26 2015 - 12:53am
Innovative Cable License Up For Review

The Public Services Commission is seeking comment on Innovative's cable television franchises on St. Croix and St. Thomas/St. John, which are up for review and renewal.

Read entire articleApr 25 2015 - 11:08pm
WTJX Premieres Documentary about Virgin Islanders in the 2013 Kentucky Derby

Despite competition from the opening of St. Thomas's Carnival Village on Friday night, a small but enthusiastic crowd of sports fans turned out for the premiere of WTJX's documentary "The Dream: The Road to the Kentucky Derby" at the Win Mill sports bar at Crown Bay Marina.

Read entire articleApr 25 2015 - 5:59am
2015 Carnival Village Opening Honors Cleve “Grapo” Turnbull

With the stage framed by pieces of his original artwork and a line-up of gleaming Volkswagen bugs in the background, this year’s Carnival Village paid tribute to the many passions of honoree Cleve “Grapo” Turnbull.

Read entire articleApr 25 2015 - 5:16am
Frozen Vegetable and Smoothie Recall

Inventure Foods, a Georgia food distributor, issued a voluntary recall of its Fresh Frozen line of frozen vegetables and some varieties of its Jamba “At Home” line of smoothie ingredients after finding a food poisoning bacteria in its Georgia facilities, according to the V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.

Read entire articleApr 24 2015 - 11:33pm
Decertified United Way St. Croix Still Getting Contributions; Status Murky

United Way of St. Croix is no longer funding any of its former member agencies, but it has been accepting donations, and the island’s largest employer, the local government, is still turning over contributions made by government workers through payroll deductions.

Read entire articleApr 24 2015 - 10:50pm
EPA Announces V.I. Environmental Champion Awards

As it does every year in conjunction with Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the winners of its Environmental Champion Awards. Until this year, they were called the Environmental Quality Awards.

Read entire articleApr 24 2015 - 9:02pm
St. John Celebrates Earth Day

With years of St. John Earth Day celebrations in the history books, it’s clear that the island’s students are getting the message.

Read entire articleApr 24 2015 - 7:54pm
Legislation Would Give Prisoners Time Off for Advancing Educations

Prisoners sentenced to more than a year in prison will be able to get time off their sentences if they continue their educations, if a bill approved in the Rules and Judiciary Committee becomes law.

Read entire articleApr 23 2015 - 11:55pm