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viNGN Terminates Five to ‘Re-Align’ with ‘Primary Mission’

Management of the V.I. Next Generation Network terminated five employees Friday in the wake of president Tonjia Coverdale's resignation over the fiber-optic network's direction.

@School: Students Learn About a Bird Named Hope

For the better part of the last decade, one of the Virgin Islands’ most loyal visitors has been Hope, a migratory shorebird whose annual journey between the North American Arctic and St. Croix has been carefully followed by scientists.

St. Patrick’s Parade Turns Christiansted Green

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Christiansted Saturday, the 47th annual incarnation of the event, was officially the biggest ever, and unofficially even bigger than that. Thousands of green-clad revelers lined the streets of Christiansted.

Judge Rules in Favor of Corrections Employees

Bureau of Corrections employees came out on top Thursday after Chief District Court Judge Wilma Lewis mandated raises and guaranteed anonymity from federal monitors during staff meetings.

Community Gathers to Celebrate BCB Gym Dedication and Honor Audie Henneman

Many were moved to tears Friday as speakers remembered Audie Henneman, who was at the ceremony with his family, the new namesake for the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School’s gym.

Joint Board Gets Quorum on St. Croix, Leaves St. Thomas-St. John Members Confused

A Joint Elections Board meeting needs three members from each district to reach a quorum, and with three from St. Thomas-St. John on St. Croix, the four on St. Thomas appeared not to be needed Friday.

Potter Signs Loaned Federal Employee Salary Bill

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, acting as governor, has signed into law a bill to allow the government to pay temporarily officials on loan from the federal government at higher than usual salaries.

V.I. Republican Infighting Makes National News

Animosity between V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata and Vice Chairman Herb Schoenbohm made national news Wednesday with Canegata referring to Schoenbohm as a "convict" and "Nazi sympathizer."

GERS Problems Raise Retirees’ Concerns

V.I. government employees and retirees started off the GERS board of trustees meeting Thursday with concerns about reports, a recent audit and untimely payment of annuities.

VIWMA Holds Town Meeting for Anna’s Retreat and Smith Bay Residents

V.I. Waste Management Authority officials discussed the territory’s newly proposed fee structure for solid waste disposal and wastewater treatment in a town hall meeting on Wednesday.

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