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NOAA Advises Mutton Snapper Seasonal Spawning Area to Close March 1

NOAA Fisheries reminds the public that commercial and recreational fishing is prohibited in federal waters of the mutton snapper spawning…

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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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Higher Income Ceiling Allows for Increase in Medicaid Recipients

For the first time, the United States Virgin Islands has established a local poverty level that will be used in determining income eligibility for the Medical Assistance Program (MAP).

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2015-02-25 14:52:29
USDA Commodities to Be Distributed by VIDE’s Special Nutrition Program

The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) Special Nutrition Programs will distribute bonus USDA commodities to the needy as part of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), according to a press release from VIDE: This is the schedule for distributions:

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2015-02-24 18:09:53
Taxicab Commission to Offer Two-Day Seminar on Taxi Class “C” Exams

The Board of Directors of the Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission has announced that Taxi Class “C” Exams will be offered four times a year (once per quarter) beginning in March. Prior to applying for the exam, each appliant is required to attend a two-day seminar.

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2015-02-23 13:47:19
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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%

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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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