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Scheduled Memorial Day Activities Will Honor Veterans

On Memorial Day, May 25, the Office of Veterans Affairs, American Legion, Survivor Outreach Services and the VA Vet Center have partnered to commemorate all veterans who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and honor those who are still serving our country faithfully, loyally and with honor.

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2015-05-23 03:50:07
Acting AG: Government Attorney Ignored Order to Withdraw Cohen Plea Deal

A government attorney ignored orders to withdraw a plea deal allowing St. Croix radio station owner Jonathan Cohen to skirt 20 out of the 21 pending charges of tax evasion, according to the attorney general.

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2015-05-22 01:05:24
St. Thomas-St. John Board of Elections Unhappy with Closed Door Conference

During a meeting Thursday, the St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections passed a motion not to pay for expenses to attend a two-day conference on election reform called by Sen. Kenneth Gittens.

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2015-05-22 01:01:07
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EXEMPT CHANGES – MID-LEVEL – AG., EDUC., FINANCE

EXEMPT CHANGES – MID-LEVEL – AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION, FINANCE
Employee Name, Position Title --- Current Salary -- Proposed Salary, %Change
AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT
Thomas Thompson, Industrial Engineer --- $50,000 -- $60,000, 20.00%
Karen V. Chapman, Dir. Admin. & Mgt. --- $42,000 -- $52,000, 23.81%
Bethany Bradford, Veterinarian STT --- $42,000 -- $50,400, 20.00%
Sharon Hill, Coordinator, Spec. Activities --- $38,000 -- $45,600, 20.00%
Cardinal Richardson, Dir., STX Abattoir --- $35,000 -- $42,000, 20.00%
Dale Mason, Director, Food Production --- $35,000 -- $42,000, 20.00%
Theodore Johnson, Dir. Soil & Water Cons. --- $35,000 -- $42,000, 20.00%
Vacant-CTBF, Agronomist, Coord. Forest Stewardship Program --- $35,000 -- $42,000, 20.00%
Errol Chichester, Horticulturist -- $34,500 -- $41,400, 20.00%
Ashley George, Asst. Dir. Ag. Services STJ --- $32,000 -- $38,400, 20.00%
Norman Edwards, Exec. Asst. Fiscal Affairs --- $28,500 -- $34,200, 20.00%
Vacant-CTBF, Asst. Dir. Food Production --- $28,000 -- $33,600, 20.00%
Faye James, Executive Asst. --- $25,500 -- $30,600, 20.00%
Angela Belardo, Quality Control Officer --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
Belinda Esham, Coord., Urban & Comm. Forestry Program --- $25.000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
Elton George, Dir., STT Abattoir --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
Raymond Thomas, Supervisor, Ag. Activity --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
Curtis Clemens, Sanitation Manager --- $20,000 -- $24,000, 20.00%
Patrick Olive, Sanitation Manager, STT --- $20,000 -- $24,000, 20.00%
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Delores Clendinen, Compliance Manager --- $57,969 -- $63,000, 8.68%
Lorna Sutton, Spec. Asst. to Commissioner --- $50,000 -- $60,000, 20.00%
Vacant, Facilities Planner, Capital Projects --- $60,000 -- $60,000, 0.00%
Tulip Fleming, Project Manager --- $59,168 -- $59,168, 0.00%
Dwight Simmonds, Dir. Fed. Grants & Audit --- $47,000 -- $57,000, 21.28%
Beverly Jennings, Dir. Bus. Affairs STT/J --- $50,000 -- $55,000, 10.00%
Mirreless Duggins, Dir. Bus. Affairs STX --- $50,000 -- $55,000, 10.00%
Juel M. Anderson, Dir. Public Information --- $45,000 -- $54,000, 20.00%
Alecia Wells, Program Manager --- $48,370 -- $52,000, 7.50%
Wycherley Gumbs, Mgr. Youth Viol. Prev. --- $45,000 -- $52,000, 15.56%
Anthony Kiture, Asst. Dir., Hum. Res. STX --- $40,000 -- $50,000, 25.00%
Bernard Gibs, Dir. Govt. Access Chan. --- $40,000 -- $50,000, 25.00%
Chester Benjamin, Tech. Network Tech. --- $48,500 -- $50,000, 3.09%
Cosmore Wheatley, Dir. Prop.&Proc. STT/J --- $42,000 -- $50,000, 19.05%
Cynthia Smith, Exec. Secy. to Commr. --- $38,000 -- $50,000, 31.58%
Eustace Joseph, Dir. Plant Op. Maint. STT/J --- $45,000 -- $50,000, 11.11%
Kemo Smith, Federal Grants Mgr., State --- $40,000 -- $50,000, 25.00%
Neville James, Dir. Prop.&Proc. STX --- $44,500 -- $50,000, 12.36%
Sheila Newton, Exec. Asst. Ins. Supt. --- $35,730 -- $50,000, 39.94%
Vacant, Dir., State, Payroll Operations --- $50,000 -- $50,000, 0.00%
Verona Dore, Asst. Dir. Hum Res. STT/J --- $33,915 -- $50,000, 47.43%
Vernon Finch, Program Manager --- $45,632 -- $48,000, 5.19%
Yvonne Rivera, Program Manager --- $42,000 -- $48,000, 14.29%
Mary Parsons, Paralegal -- $38,000 -- $45,000, 18.42%
Ofari Benjamin, Technology Network Tech. --- $42,000 -- $45,000, 7.14%
Edgar Lake, Grants Project Manager --- $36,000 -- $39,000, 8.33%
Halvor Francis Jr., Micro-Computer Spec. --- $27,000 -- $35,000, 29.63%
Aristide Simmons, Warehouse Specialist --- $28,000 -- $31,000, 10.71%
Linda Smith, Secy. to Asst. Commr. -- $27,000 -- $31,000, 14.81%
Shirley Murraine, Secy. to Commr. --- $25,000 -- $27,000, 8.00%
Alvin Turnbull, Distribution Asst. --- $20,000 -- $23,000, 15.00%
Monroe Georges, Maint. Technician --- $15,000 -- $18,000, 20.00%
Debra Eddie, Custodian Aide --- $12,000 -- $16,500, 37.50%
Joanna French, Clerical Assistant --- $15,000 -- $16,500, 10.00%
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
Audrey Smith, Dir. Govt. Insurance Fund --- $45,000 -- $55,000, 22.22%
Walter Challenger, Dir., Tax Review Bd. --- $49,500 -- $55,000, 11.11%
William Belardo, Director of Payroll --- $45,000 -- $55,000, 22.22%
Diego Conde, Coord. Computer Ops. --- $42,000 -- $42,000, 0.00%
Arlene James, Executive Secretary --- $35,000 -- $40,000, 14.29%
Eugenie LaFranque, Spec. Asst. to Commr. --- $37,000 -- $40,000, 8.11%
Susie A. Espada, Dept. Bus.&Pers. Admin. --- $35,000 -- $40,000, 14,29%
Maurice Farrington, Y2K Proj. Prog. Mgr. --- $35,000 -- $40,000, 14.29%
Marcia Culpepper, Property Tax Reviewer --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
N/A, Special Asst. to Commissioner --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
N/A, Secretary, Tax Review Board --- $18,000 -- $23,000.

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