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viNGN Board Approves New President

Following the recent resignation of Lawrence “Larry” Kupfer, Virgin Islands Next Generation Network board members voted Thursday to appoint Tonjia Coverdale as the company’s new president and chief executive officer.

St. Thomas Schools Celebrate ‘Week of the Young Child’ with Parade, Activities

Hundreds of St. Thomas students marched from the Emile Griffith Ballpark to the Addelita Cancryn Junior High School field on Friday in celebration of "Week of the Young Child," a national campaign that highlights the needs of young children and recognizes the importance of early childhood education programs.

Environmentalists Map Coastal Use of East End Marine Park

Stakeholders and environmentalists spent two days at The Nature Conservancy on St. Croix discussing management and use of the East End Marine Park and to plot activities so moorings can be strategically placed.

A Taste of St. Croix Celebrates 15 Years

A Taste of St. Croix has matured into a world class event over the last 15 years. According to some, Thursday night’s culinary tasting was more creative, sophisticated and refined than ever.

Retirees Speak at GERS Board Meeting

Several retired individuals who have yet to receive their first annuity payment spoke at the GERS's board of trustees meeting Thursday on St. Croix.

2014 Ballot Woes May Repeat in 2016

The delays in counting and the trouble handling party symbol votes that plagued the 2014 election will repeat themselves unless the Legislature acts or a lawsuit is quickly filed, elections officials told senators.

Liburd Calls for Ban on Methyl Bromide in Territory

On Thursday, Sen. Almando “Rocky” Liburd issued a press release in which he called for an outright ban on methyl bromide in the territory. The pesticide has been used on St. John, St. Croix and in Puerto Rico.

St. John’s Carmen Samuel-Hodge gets UNC Award – Off-Island Profile

St. John's Carmen Samuel-Hodge, a nutrition professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, recently won a university award for elevating the status of women on campus in sustainable ways.

Senate Panel Rejects Bill to Allow DPNR to Set Moorage Fees

The Committee on Government Services, Consumer and Veterans Affairs on Wednesday rejected bills to allow Planning and Natural Resources to set mooring fees without Senate approval and to make the V.I. Inspector General's Office an independent, semi-autonomous agency.

PSC Examiner Begins Hearings on WMA Special User Fees

Waste fees proposed by the V.I. Waste Management Authority will cost local households approximately $56 per year, according to officials, but residents testifying during a public hearing Wednesday said that’s still too much for struggling families within the territory.

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