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USVI/BVI Friendship Day Set for October 17 and 18

Gov. John P. deJongh Jr. and First Lady Cecile deJongh will host the 2014 USVI/BVI Friendship Day on Oct. 17…

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Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. discusses the Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, homicide of Keithroy Caines at Oswald Harris Housing Court.

 
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The Bookworm: Cosby's Life and Times

Reading “Cosby: His Life and Times” is kind of like visiting your childhood on paper. Who among us hasn’t felt like we’ve always known Fat Albert and the Huxtable family?

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2014-09-17 18:57:00
Undercurrents: It Can’t Get More Basic than Literacy

Years ago the territory offered remedial programs aimed at correcting illiteracy. Today the emphasis is on prevention.

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2014-09-15 23:52:49
Coastweeks Kicks off Saturday

Businesses, school groups and other organizations or clubs are encouraged to get involved in the Coastweeks effort to clean up the shorelines from Saturday through October.

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2014-09-15 23:50:39
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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 a change 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 15.7 percent to 17.4 percent. For residential telephone customers and single-line business subscribers, the FUSC rate will increase from $1.10 to $1.22. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will experience an increase from $1.58 to $1.75 per line.
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 Saturdays.

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