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V.I. Waste Management Authority Still Seeking New Director

The V.I. Waste Management Authority is back to square one in searching for a new executive director after the selected candidate declined the position, according to the VIWMA governing board.

GERS Board Hears Concerns about Annuity Cuts

“GERS is not cutting retiree’s annuities,” GERS Board Chairman Wilbur Callender said to begin the board of trustees meeting Thursday. However, his statement did not quash the fears of some retirees.

Territory Cannot Afford Enough Pension Obligation Bonds to Save GERS

The territory does not have enough borrowing capacity to issue the pension obligation bonds experts say would be needed to save GERS, Gov. Kenneth Mapp's financial team told senators Tuesday.

The Bookworm: ‘The Bill the Cat Story’

So buy this book for your toddler and borrow it back as much as you need to. I predict you’ll need to a lot. For both of you, “The Bill the Cat Story” is worth the wait.

League of Women Voters to Host Registration Day Event

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of the U.S. Virgin Islands will participate in National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide, nonpartisan effort that aims to register hundreds of thousands of voters on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Undercurrents: V.I. Real Estate Market Continues Subdued Recovery

Fears of a real estate free fall abated a couple of years ago, and while industry experts in the V.I. still cite areas of concern, they report that improvements in the overall market are continuing.

Virtue of the Week: Kindness

Kindness is showing you care, doing some good to make life better for others. Be thoughtful about people’s needs. Show love and compassion to someone who is sad or needs your help.

Zika Update: Majority of 56 New Zika Cases Reported on St. Thomas

The Health Department confirmed 56 new cases of Zika virus in the territory. In the last week, the number of cases increased from 243 to 299, with most of these cases occurring on St. Thomas.

Officer Arrested in Double Murder; Mapp Calls for Federal Screening of Security Personnel

V.I. Police Officer Francis Williams was arrested at 1:45 p.m. Thursday and charged with murder in the deaths of fellow officers Lesha Lammy and Kai Javois on St. Croix.

Elections Board Balks on Putting Hansen Back on Ballot

The St. Croix District Board of Elections in an emergency board meeting Thursday did nothing to change its action last week keeping former Sen. Alicia “Chucky” Hansen off the ballot.





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