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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

DOA Problems Continue, New Phone System Required

The V.I. Department of Agriculture (VIDOA) St. Croix Office has been experiencing telephone problems for several weeks. However, the problem…

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

Coming Thursday: “Captain America: Civil War” and “Captain America: Civil War” (3D)

The following movies are now playing at Market Square Theater on St. Thomas.

LOCAL NEWS

Legislature May Require Government-Paid Doctors to Accept Medicaid

Two bills aimed at expanding access to health care in the territory and a third requiring background checks were sent out of committee Wednesday.

Senate Creating New Unfunded Task Force

The V.I. Government will have a new unfunded mandate to create a task force on crime and public health, involving the heads of many government agencies, if a bill approved Wednesday becomes law.

Mapp to Visit China on Trade Mission

At the invitation of oil and gas giant Sinopec, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced he will soon be heading to China on a “trade mission” that would explore additional investment in the territory.

Mapp Signs Wage Increases and WAPA Bill Payment

This week Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed legislation to permanently increase government salaries to negotiated contract levels, using one-time windfall funding from the Hovensa sale.

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
Gratitude as a Verb

Thirty years ago when I first heard the adage “gratitude is an action word,” I was bewildered.

SOURCE PICKS

Lip Sync Contest to Raise Funds for St. Thomas Humane Society

The first Lip Sync Contest will be held on Monday, May 9, at Mahogany Run. All proceeds will benefit…

The Bookworm: Who's Watching the House?

This book had me stuck to my sofa. It’s lively, informative, oh-so-fun to read, and a must-have for anyone with…

Forum to Show 3 Major Award-Winning Films

The Forum announces its 15th Film Festival to be held at 7 p.m. at Market Square East on Wednesday, May…

Undercurrents: Sea View Nursing Home and Residents Get Another Reprieve

Attorneys for Sea View Nursing Home and for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have asked the District…

Spectrum Band Repeats as Carnival Road March Winner

With the 2016 Carnival festivities at an end, the V.I. Carnival Committee has announced winners in this year's festivities, including…

V.I. Carnival 2016 Releases Names of Winners

The Virgin Islands Carnival Committee has announced all the winners for Carnival 2016.

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

Elections Board Finalizes Polling Sites

The St. Croix Elections Board discussed plans to conduct the primary in line with the Joint Board of Elections and finalized voting locations for the 2016 primary and general elections on Wednesday.

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ON ST. JOHN

On Island Profile: David Moser Brings Sustainable Design Philosophy

Award-winning designer, builder and sculptor David Moser, resident of St. John since January, is no stranger to small island life. Moser and his wife Pamela and their daughter Sabina moved to the V.I. earlier this year from Dingley Island in…

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