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JFL Seeks Funds for Improvements; Schneider Regional Passes TJC Inspection

St. Croix's Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital asked the V.I. Senate for $10.3 million for its improvement plan, while Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas boasted of its TJC inspection.

Major Lending Firm Cuts Off V.I. Over Lengthy Foreclosures

A large financial firm announced Monday that it's suspending lending in the U.S. Virgin Islands, saying the territory's foreclosure process is too slow and uncertain for the company to protect its assets.

Interagency Group Meets on Insular Areas

Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Delegate Stacey Plaskett pressed federal officials to remember insular territories’ tourism industries while opening to Cuba.

Sprauve Students Show Off STEM Accomplishments

The students who had participated in Julius E. Sprauve School’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math afterschool enrichment program showed off what they learned at an exhibition on Wednesday.

Legislature Revisits Video Company Tax Breaks

The V.I. Legislature is considering a set of tax breaks and direct cash payments in the form of "rebates" from the V.I. treasury for filmmaking incentives that former Gov. John deJongh Jr. vetoed in January.

Government Cell Phone Crackdown Begins ‘Across the Board,’ Says Official

Government cell phones are to be turned into government department and agency heads or supervisors as austerity measures are put in place "across the board.”

Still No ID on Truck Accident Victim

The Police Department has not yet provided the name of the man who died in a Friday truck accident on King Hill Road.

On Island Profile: Anna Adams Keeps Tabs on Park Volunteers

Anna Adams likes working outside. That’s a good thing since as the volunteer coordinator for Friends of V.I. National Park, she spends most days organizing crews of people who volunteer for a week or more or just a day to work on the park’s trails, overlooks and sites.

UVI Will Host Panel Discussion on World Conflict

The University of the Virgin Islands Music Department, in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, will hold a panel discussion on world conflict and peace.

St. John Lights Up the Night to Fight Cancer

As the Light up the Night fundraiser for the St. John Cancer Fund began Saturday, several people said they joined the activities at the Winston Wells Ballfield because the money raised went to help St. John residents, not those who live on other islands or in other places.

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