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Pending Retirees to Receive First Annuity Payments

A $1 million advance on the $2.1 million employees’ prior periods missing contributions has been received from the Government of…

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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UVI’s Economic Impact on the Territory Is $83.5 Million

An independent economic assessment estimates that the University of the Virgin Islands had an economic impact of $83.5 million on the territory in 2013. The 64-page report titled “Restoring Growth, Expanding Opportunity” was conducted in 2014 by Appleseed Inc., a New York-based economic development consulting firm.

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2015-03-06 11:18:18
The Bookworm: Not a Perfect Children's Book

Readers looking for the life story of Baker will find the usual: her rough childhood, her early career, her later performances. So far, so good – until you take into account the missing words, incorrect facts and timeline confusion.

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2015-03-05 22:05:36
St. John Historical Society Releases List of Raffle Prizes, Auction Items for Fundraiser

The St. John Historical Society will host “A Look Backtime -- Historic Art Show and Sale” from 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, in the Grand Ballroom of the St. John Weston.

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2015-03-05 12:44:29
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Arts Alive Annual Spring Art in the Garden Set for May 12

The Arts Alive Annual Spring Art in the Garden will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Come see the work of local artists, listen to the sounds of wonderful local musicians, eat great food and get kids involved in art – hands on. Admission is free. Tillett Gardens is located across from Four Winds Plaza on Route 38 East, 4126 Anna’s Retreat
Kids will have a chance to create their own artwork at the Children’s Art Table on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. on the porch of Water Candy. 
Live entertainment and music will start at noon and continue throughout the day until 4 p.m. There will be a raffle prize fundraiser all day with winners announced every hour. The winners of the Arts Alive Diner’s Delight restaurant raffle will also be announced at 2 p.m. Over 25 restaurants have donated gift certificates for the package and it’s valued at over $1200. Tickets are on sale now for the raffle from any Arts Alive Board Member or at the Arts Alive office in Tillett Gardens – one for $5 or five for $20.
Festival-goers, artists and musicians alike will also have an opportunity to satisfy their sweet tooth and enjoy baked goods from the third annual Arts Alive Bake-Off/Cookie Challenge. Open to all island bakers, cookie entries will be judged on taste, texture, presentation and creativity. The winning cookie will be announced at 11 a.m. and its baker will be awarded a cash prize of $100. After the announcement, all cookies will be on sale to benefit Arts Alive.
For booth space rental or for more information call 776-8566 or stop by the Arts Alive office in Tillett Gardens. Arts Alive is administered by the Tillett Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.  This project is supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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