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EDC Holds Public Hearing on Tax Exemption Applications

The Economic Development Commission (EDC) has scheduled a public hearing for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The purpose of…

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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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Virtue of the Week: Caring

Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. You do a careful job, giving your very best effort. Caring makes the world a safer place.

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2014-09-01 00:36:45
Hansen Seeks Pardon to Stay on Ballot

Attorneys representing Hansen have asked Gov. John deJongh Jr. for a pardon, which would allow her to continue as a candidate for the 31st Legislature in the November general election.

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2014-08-31 20:33:35
Governor Joins Community in Mourning Death of Angel Corneiro

Governor John P. deJongh Jr. expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the late Angel M. Corneiro, who died suddenly on Aug. 26.

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2014-08-29 23:37:17
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Undercurrents: Do Jumbies Haunt Historic Fort Christian?

If it seems like a curse is hovering over Fort Christian, and no one could feel it more deeply than the government officials and private citizens involved in restoration attempts over the last 30 years or so. All well-intentioned, all incomplete.

Read entire articleSep 1 2014 - 8:44pm
Hovensa Gets Second Extension, Sets Meeting to Discuss Sale

The owners of the Hovensa refinery on St. Croix have asked for and received a second extension on the sales process and will hold a meeting with Gov. John deJongh Jr. later in the week to discuss the refinery.

Read entire articleSep 1 2014 - 8:39pm
Labor Day Parade Tradition Grows

More than 20 groups made their way along Route 107 from the cluster of restaurants on the far side of Coral Bay to the village ballfield for the annual Labor Day Parade.

Read entire articleSep 1 2014 - 8:20pm
@ Work: Knot E Buoys Plies St. John Waters

At the helm of Knot E Buoys, Capt. Jason Hayman takes vacationers to out-of-the-way bays and beaches. The 26-foot Glacier Bay catamaran carries as many as six passengers. 'It's a comfortable boat,' he said.

Read entire articleSep 1 2014 - 12:20am
St. John Athletes Take Top Spots at Love City Triathlon

St. John residents Brent Lynn and Mary Vargo were the fastest male and female triathletes at Sunday’s 15th annual Love City Triathlon. About 50 people took place in the race that started and ended at Maho Bay Beach.

Read entire articleAug 31 2014 - 9:13pm
Hansen Seeks Pardon to Stay on Ballot

Attorneys representing Hansen have asked Gov. John deJongh Jr. for a pardon, which would allow her to continue as a candidate for the 31st Legislature in the November general election.

Read entire articleAug 31 2014 - 8:33pm
Territory's ADA Coordinator Invited to be a FEMA Trainer

A federal agency has invited Stephanie Barnes, the territory's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, to become an instructor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination,

Read entire articleAug 30 2014 - 10:13pm
IRB Getting 14 Percent Budget Increase to Help Collect Revenue

Senators are considering a 14 percent increase in IRB's budget and a 4 percent cut to the Department of Agriculture's budget for Fiscal Year 2015.

Read entire articleAug 29 2014 - 10:07pm
Health Department: 25 Confirmed Chikungunya Cases in V.I.

The Department of Health issued an emergency alert Friday announcing 25 confirmed cases and hundreds of suspected cases of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya.

Read entire articleAug 29 2014 - 8:35pm
Bajan Batik Artist Shares His Skills

A two-year batik fabric dyeing workshop through UVI’s Cooperative Extension Service wrapped up Friday with a lesson by veteran batik artist Henderson Reece.

Read entire articleAug 29 2014 - 5:46pm