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Early Voting Extended Until 8 p.m. Today

Friday, Oct. 31, is the last day for early voting, and early voting hours have been extended to 8 p.m

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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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Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

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2014-10-30 22:38:35
Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved by the Legislature, will begin the process of restarting the oil refinery on St. Croix's south shore.

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2014-10-29 20:13:06
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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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