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VITEMA to Present St. John Rescue Squad With Ambulance; Water Island Rescue to Receive Medical Supplies

The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) will deliver a much-needed resource to the island of St. John.  VITEMA…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Boat Parade to Kick Off Crucian Christmas Carnival

St. Croix's month of Christmas festivities gets going this weekend with the annual boat parade in Christiansted harbor, followed by Crucian Christmas Carnival competitions, fairs and tramps.

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2016-12-09 00:15:53
Zika Educational Session Held for Tourism Industry

Partners from the territory’s tourism industry learned about keeping visitors safe and informed amidst the ongoing Zika virus outbreak during a seminar at UVI on St. Thomas on Thursday.

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2016-12-09 00:13:24
The Bookworm: 'A Boy Called Christmas'

If your child is in need of something to get into the holiday mood, then here’s a great early-Christmas gift. “A Boy Called Christmas” is a book they’ll never leave.

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2016-12-07 21:09:19
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Territorial Hospital Board Hears JFL Plan of Correction

The Territorial Hospital Board met Thursday on St. Croix to learn about a plan of correction to avoid the decertification of the Gov. Juan Luis Hospital by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 1:34am
Boat Parade to Kick Off Crucian Christmas Carnival

St. Croix's month of Christmas festivities gets going this weekend with the annual boat parade in Christiansted harbor, followed by Crucian Christmas Carnival competitions, fairs and tramps.

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 1:15am
Zika Educational Session Held for Tourism Industry

Partners from the territory’s tourism industry learned about keeping visitors safe and informed amidst the ongoing Zika virus outbreak during a seminar at UVI on St. Thomas on Thursday.

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 1:13am
November WAPA Bills Delayed

November WAPA bills for water and electricity were delayed by a technical glitch and other problems and will be issued shortly, so customers will see two bills in December.

Read entire articleDec 7 2016 - 10:16pm
New Territorial Sports Director Sees ‘Big Things’ for Local Athletic Development

The director of a new division within the Education Department is fired up about its plans – including the creation of statistics and video banks for local athletes.

Read entire articleDec 6 2016 - 10:30pm
Mosler on Ferry: One More Sea Trial Before Carrying Passengers

The designer and owner of the QE IV ferry said one last sea test is necessary before launching a new ferry service between St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Read entire articleDec 6 2016 - 10:27pm
Lieutenant Governor Visits Stateside Prisons Housing V.I. Inmates

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter and Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav last week visited the Saguaro Correctional Facility in Arizona, which houses 63 inmates from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleDec 6 2016 - 10:21pm
Salvation Army Kicks Off Territory’s Annual Red Kettle Fundraising Campaign

To promote the Christmas season as a time of giving, Gov. Kenneth Mapp kicked off the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Fundraising Campaign with a short speech Tuesday on St. Thomas.

Read entire articleDec 6 2016 - 10:06pm
Kids Count Report: Poverty, Dropout Rates Increase

The annual Kids Count VI report released Monday highlights increasing poverty and dropout rates in the territory, information government officials could use to address those issues. 

Read entire articleDec 6 2016 - 2:21am
Undercurrents: CDC Early Reports Show VI Lagging in Immunization Rates

An annual review of immunization rates across the U.S. indicates that Virgin Islands households are somewhat behind much of the nation when it comes to vaccinating their children. 

Read entire articleDec 6 2016 - 2:16am