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St. Thomas Taxi Medallion Public Auction Set

The Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission will conduct a public auction of a St. Thomas Taxi Medallion on Thursday, Nov. 6.

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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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WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
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
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V.I. Supreme Court Orders Chucky Off The Ballot

The V.I. Supreme Court once again knocked Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen off the ballot for the St. Croix Senate race, in an opinion issued Friday evening, even though early voting began on Tuesday.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 11:31pm
UVI Achieves Highest Alumni Contribution Rate among HBCUs

The University of the Virgin Islands has achieved an alumni giving rate of 52.49 percent for fiscal year 2014 — which is the highest alumni contribution rate of any Historically Black College and University in the nation, according to the university.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 11:12pm
Tapia Co-Conspirator Sentenced To 20 Years For Cocaine Charges

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Thomas sentenced Walter Hill Jr., 46, of St. John, to a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 10:52pm
Man Sentenced to Five And A Half Years For Cocaine Distribution

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Hector Mejia-Patino, 26, of St. Thomas, to 67 months of incarceration, five years of supervised release, and a $100 fine, Thursday, as part of a plea agreement, according to the V.I. U.S. Attorney's Office.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 10:43pm
Senatorial Candidates Grilled on Disability Issues

A special segment of the community grilled senatorial candidates Friday at the Voices That Count conference hosted by the V.I. University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

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STJ Marina Hearing Canceled After Senators Don't Show

Sen. Craig Barshinger announced around 4 p.m. that Friday’s meeting of the Legislature’s Energy and Environmental Protection Committee was in recess for 1.5 hours; by 4:30 p.m. Barshinger was the only senator left in the St. John Legislature building. He then canceled the evening portion of an all-day meeting. The evening topic was the potential impact of the two marinas proposed for Coral Bay.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 7:44pm
Gifft Hill Students Clean Up St. John Beaches

Lots of bottle caps, a fork, a shoe and much more went into black plastic garbage bags as 35 blue plastic-gloved middle school youths from Gifft Hill School did their Coast Weeks chores by picking up mounds of trash at Mary’s Creek Friday.

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DLCA Asks Hovensa Why Fuel Prices are Not Decreasing in the V.I.

Commissioner Wayne Biggs of the V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs has requested all information regarding Hovensa's "pricing mechanism for the sale of fuel in the Virgin Islands."

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 2:14am
Fashion Icon Oscar de la Renta Was a Son of the Caribbean

In more than five decades as an international fashion icon, Oscar de la Renta was a trendsetter, a famed creator of beautiful clothing and a son of the Caribbean, with a longstanding tie to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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GERS Approves Lawsuit Settlement

Trustees of the V.I. Government Employee Retirement System on Thursday authorized a settlement agreement in a private lawsuit. The action was taken during the board's regular meeting on St. Croix.

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