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VIEDA Continues Post-Disaster Relief Revolving Loan Program

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) is continuing its efforts to encourage small-to-medium-size businesses that have been affected by…

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Conference Participants Bring Back Classroom Technology Innovations

For Antilles’ tech-savvy social studies teacher Kim Murtha, walking into this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) was like walking into a favorite candy store.

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2016-02-05 16:45:15
Sheila Rose Trunk Dies in Massachusetts

Sheila Rose Trunk of Brookline, Mass., and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at her Brookline home with her family by her side.

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2016-02-05 15:43:37
Two Men Sentenced to Prison in Separate Firearms Cases

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Thursday sentenced two men – 23-year-old D’Mari Heyliger and 26-year-old Dwayne Fahie – in separate cases involving firearm charges, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. 

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2016-02-04 17:20:11
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Federal Universal Service Charge Rate Change Effective Oct. 1

As a result of action taken by the Federal Communications Commission that affects carriers nationwide, Innovative Telephone, Innovative Wireless and Innovative Long Distance customers will notice an increase in the Federal Universal Service charge effective Oct. 1.
The Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) Surcharge Factor recovers the costs associated with Innovative Telephone’s contributions to the federal universal fund program. The government-mandated program is designed to help keep telephone service rates affordable for all customers, in all areas of the United States. Effective Oct. 1, there will be an increase in the charge from 14.40 percent to 15.30 percent. This increase will also affect subscribers of Innovative Wireless, Innovative Long Distance and other wireless and long distance carriers respectively.
Customers with questions regarding this notice should contact the Innovative Business Office at 779-9999. Innovative’s Business Office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

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