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Human Services Temporarily Closes Public Assistance Offices

The Department of Human Services Division of Family Assistance will temporarily close its offices on Tuesday, Jan. 27, on St.…

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Attorney Douglas Sprotte Responds

Senior prosecutor Douglas Sprotte responds to rumors relative to his resignation.

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2015-01-22 16:12:34
The Crazy Woman’s Guide to Health

Empirical knowledge is far more important to me than all the crap we are bombarded with in the media – all the “research” paid for by whom we must ask. Do your own research.

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2015-01-21 16:20:00
Undercurrents: VIHFA Takes Care of the ‘Pennies’

Little things can mean a lot, for example the $1.9 million of federal funds channeled through the V.I. Housing Finance Authority to grassroots organizations to fight homelessness and poverty.

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2015-01-19 20:39:06
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Owners Clean Up in Wake of Mongoose Junction Blaze

The day after a blaze ripped through the second level of Mongoose Junction I, employees and business owners Saturday morning were assessing the damage andclearing away the  debris.

Read entire articleJan 24 2015 - 9:25pm
Diase-Coffelt: Mapp Was Treating DOJ as 'Own Private Law Firm’

Fighting the “war against corruption” being waged within the V.I. Department of Justice takes the right “weapons and tools” but former V.I. Attorney General designee Soraya Diase-Coffelt said at a news conference Friday that directives and staffing appointments coming from Government House took away her ability to lead.

Read entire articleJan 23 2015 - 11:08pm
GERS Enacts Pension Reform

Aiming to keep the Government Employee Retirement System from projected insolvency in just seven years, the GERS board voted during its regular monthly meeting Thursday to increase some less senior employee's pension contributions.

Read entire articleJan 23 2015 - 9:50pm
Fire at Mongoose Junction Guts The Beauty Lounge, St. John Brewer’s Tap Room

Fire alarms rang throughout Cruz Bay’s popular shopping complex Mongoose Junction early Friday afternoon as smoke began billowing out into the street from the second floor.

Read entire articleJan 23 2015 - 6:23pm
WAPA Signs Solar Purchase Agreement

After the WAPA board meeting Thursday, Executive Director Hugo Hodge Jr. signed a 25-year agreement to purchase 6 megawatts of solar energy from two facilities to be located on St. Croix.

Read entire articleJan 23 2015 - 12:32am
Port Authority Aims to Organize Taxi Pickup at Airport

Independent taxi drivers will no longer be allowed to park along the curb near the terminal at Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas, according to VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe.

Read entire articleJan 23 2015 - 12:25am
Mapp Sends Nominees to Senate

Gov. Kenneth Mapp sent his previously announced cabinet nominees to the V.I. Legislature for approval Thursday. The nominees are currently acting in their roles pending legislative action.

Read entire articleJan 23 2015 - 12:21am
Mapp Re-Organizes PFA, WICO and viNGN Boards

Re-organizing the Public Finance Authority, West Indian Co. Ltd., and V.I. Next Generation Network boards was the first order of business Wednesday for new PFA board chairman, Gov. Kenneth Mapp.

Read entire articleJan 21 2015 - 11:02pm
VIPA Negotiates Deal for Crown Bay Dredging

The V.I. Port Authority board of directors approved a negotiation with Orion Marine Construction Wednesday to keep the Texas-based contractor in the territory long enough to complete phase two of its Crown Bay dredging project.

Read entire articleJan 21 2015 - 10:41pm
Upheaval Continues at DOJ with Two More Resignations

Two prosecutors have resigned from the V.I. Department of Justice, Government House confirmed Wednesday, adding to an already fluid personnel situation in a department that has seen three attorneys general in three weeks.

Read entire articleJan 21 2015 - 9:50pm