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St. John Passport Office Closed on Thursday, Sept. 25

The public is advised that the St. John Passport Office will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 25.

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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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Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

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2014-09-18 22:31:06
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Rhodni Skelton

Born on St. Thomas, raised primarily on St. Croix, and spending most of his summers in Tortola, Rhodni Skelton has had a rare opportunity to be educated in multiple cultural environments.

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2014-09-18 21:33:59
Wilson Says Corrections Continues to Work on Golden Grove Deficiencies

V.I. Bureau of Corrections Director Julius C. Wilson on Wednesday acknowledged problems at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility and said some improvements have been made.

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2014-09-17 23:34:12
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Health Beat: A Whole New You Massage Studio Provides Just That

A Whole New You’s setting matches the care at this Grunwald massage studio. Owned by Emily Dulac, the small complex welcomes clients with a waiting area that looks out to the sea.

Read entire articleSep 21 2014 - 11:27pm
GERS OKs Havensight Contract, Rejects Tibbar Energy

After years of going back and forth and operating on a month-to-month contract, the GERS board and West Indian Company Ltd. are moving forward on the management of Havensight Mall.

Read entire articleSep 21 2014 - 11:19pm
CMS Report Details Patient-Harm Issues at JFL, Says Griffith Did Not Report Incidents To Board

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital management failed to report numerous 2014 and 2013 incidents in which patients were harmed to its governing board or territorial board for review, according to the CMS report.

Read entire articleSep 21 2014 - 2:09am
Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics aside, longtime tourism professional Alex Zozaya told the 2014 State of the Industry Conference.

Read entire articleSep 20 2014 - 10:29pm
JFL Disputes CMS Decertification

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital Chief Executive Officer Kendall Griffith is contesting the decision by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to decertify the hospital, but during a news conference Friday he gave few details on CMS’ decision or plans to address it.

Read entire articleSep 19 2014 - 9:03pm
St. Thomas Man Shot to Death

A 52-year-old man was shot and killed Wednesday near the Bergs Home housing community, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Read entire articleSep 19 2014 - 6:32pm
St. John Rescue Stops Transporting Dead Bodies

St. John Rescue says they will stop transporting dead bodies because they have been operating without a contract from the government for the service they have provided since 2006.

 

Read entire articleSep 19 2014 - 4:35pm
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

Read entire articleSep 18 2014 - 10:31pm
CMS Cuts Off JFL Hospital from Medicare, Medicaid

Gov. Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital on St. Croix has lost its Centers for Medicaid and Medicare certification effective Oct. 9, cutting off a major source of revenue for the financially beleaguered hospital.

Read entire articleSep 18 2014 - 10:20pm
25 Years Since Hugo: What Has Been Learned?

On the 25th anniversary this week of Hurricane Hugo, people are remembering Hugo and the storm’s violent siblings, Marilyn and Luis. The talk in the Caribbean is also about how things have changed.

Read entire articleSep 18 2014 - 10:03pm