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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Frozen Vegetable and Smoothie Recall

Inventure Foods, a Georgia food distributor, issued a voluntary recall of its Fresh Frozen line of frozen vegetables and some varieties of its Jamba “At Home” line of smoothie ingredients after finding a food poisoning bacteria in its Georgia facilities, according to the V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.

Decertified United Way St. Croix Still Getting Contributions; Status Murky

United Way of St. Croix is no longer funding any of its former member agencies, but it has been accepting donations, and the island’s largest employer, the local government, is still turning over contributions made by government workers through payroll deductions.

St. John Celebrates Earth Day

With years of St. John Earth Day celebrations in the history books, it’s clear that the island’s students are getting the message.

WAPA Representatives Explain Smart Metering

WAPA officials explained Thursday the advanced metering infrastructure being installed that will be operating on all three islands by the end of the year.

Cuban Diary: Fountain Valley Killer LaBeet Alive and Well in Cuba

Ishmael Ali LaBeet, one of five men convicted of murder in St. Croix's 1972 "Fountain Valley Massacre," has made a home for himself in the Holguin Province of Cuba – north of Guantanamo on far the northeast side of the 700-mile country.

WAPA Board Approves $1.25 Million for Training and Software

The WAPA governing board met Thursday and approved expenditures for staff training and software for the maintenance departments after back-and-forth discussion between the board and staff.

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Nicole Roebuck Warner

For Virgin Islanders like Nicole Roebuck Warner who grew up prior to the new millennium, there was a shared sense of connectedness and pride that instilled a confidence in their abilities.

Mapp Nominates Four to PERB

Gov. Kenneth Mapp continued filling vacancies in the territory's boards and commissions this week, sending down four volunteers to the Public Employee Relations Board.

King Maurice, Prince Short Shirt Win Junior Calypso Crowns

No stranger to the Junior Calypso stage, Maurice “King Maurice” Hansby took the crown in this year’s secondary division and Ny’kel “Prince Short Shirt” Emanuel defended his title in the intermediate competition.

Noise Concern Raised at Rezoning Hearing

David Caseau told Wednesday's Planning and Natural Resources Department zoning hearing he had a few concerns about a proposed convenience store in Glucksberg – 'Hours, alcohol and traffic.'

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