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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

GERS to Close Offices for Carnival

The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) offices will be closed as follows:

Audio Galleries

Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 

MOVIES

Now Playing: “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2” and “The Age of Adaline”

¬The following movies are playing at Market Square East Theaters on St. Thomas.

LOCAL NEWS

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…

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…

EPA Announces V.I. Environmental Champion Awards

As it does every year in conjunction with Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the winners of its Environmental Champion Awards. Until this year, they were called the Environmental Quality…

Legislation Would Give Prisoners Time Off for Advancing Educations

Prisoners sentenced to more than a year in prison will be able to get time off their sentences if they continue their educations, if a bill approved in the Rules and Judiciary Committee becomes…

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

Demand answers. Question authority. Agitate for change. Go ahead, you're entitled.

 
 
Instant Karma Gonna Get ‘Cha

For several years I have routinely been turning to a little book called, “Instant Karma” by Barbara Ann Kiffer.
 

SOURCE PICKS

Personnel Announces Results of GESC Health Insurance Board Election

The V.I. Division of Personnel, has announced the winners of the recent GESC Health Insurance Board for employee and retiree…

EPA Honors Three U.S. Virgin Islands Environmental Champions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it has honored three individuals and organizations from across the U.S. Virgin…

Watch Dogs Must be Independent

Why did a Senate panel hold in committee a bill that would provide greater autonomy and a guaranteed budget to…

Two Men Charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine

Two men were arrested Wednesday on a criminal complaint charging them with one count of possession with intent to…

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…

Senate Considering Increasing Tobacco Tax

The V.I. cigarette tax may see an increase by 10 percent, raising about half a million dollars in new revenue…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

Annual SEA Earth Day EcoFair Provides Outdoor Classroom

What better classroom for about 700 St. Croix students on Earth Day 2015 than the St. George Village Botanical Garden, which hosted the 22nd annual EcoFair organized by SEA.

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ON ST. JOHN

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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