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Homelessness In Territory a ‘Revolving Door Crisis,’ Senate Panel Told

Homelessness in the U.S. Virgin Islands is in a crisis that could get worse as resources from the federal government dwindle, members of the Senate Committee on Housing, Public Works, Waste Management and Planning were told Wednesday.
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Retiree Groups Sue Government Over Missing Payments

Groups representing retired Virgin Islands government workers on Tuesday filed a petition in Superior Court seeking a writ of mandamus ordering the territorial government to pay at least $21 million it owes the retirement fund.
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New Events, Facilities Allow Community Group to Revitalize Smith Bay

A new business coming to the Smith Bay area promises new jobs and an influx of tax revenues once the government allows it to get off the ground, according to one owner.
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DOH Open House

The V.I. Health Department kicked off a week of activities, Monday, in recognition of the American Public Health Association’s National Public Health Week, with open houses on St. Croix and St. Thomas.
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Bermudez Pleads Guilty to Federal Program Fraud and Tax Charges

Celeste P. Bermudez, 41, formerly of St. Croix, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court on St. Thomas to theft of federal program funds and making and subscribing a false income tax return, acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.
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V.I. Carnival 2017 Schedule

Schedule for V.I. Carnival 2017
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Nine Calypsonians Move on to Carnival Final

Eighteen calypsonians battled Saturday night for the opportunity to become one of nine finalist to compete against the reigning Calypso Queen, Caribbean Queen for the 2017 Calypso Monarch title.
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Running coach Therese Hodge welcomes participants and gets them ready for a warm-up.

Kids Triathlon Trains Youth, Unites Community

Adults who came out to watch and cheer on competitors in 2017 Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon said they do so because the event promotes healthy activity and children, unites the community, and raises money for worthy causes.
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Growing Pains: Where to Buy Locally Produced Food on St. Thomas

Locally grown produce is more nutritious than its shipped-in counterpart, and is available at farmers markets and stands across St. Thomas.
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Danes Offer Scholarships to UVI Students, Fund Local Projects

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen announced his country will fund 10 scholarships for students from the University of the Virgin Islands to study at one semester at a Danish university.
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