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VIPA Issues Advisory to Drivers Using CEKA Airport Road

Motorists are advised to exercise caution when traversing the Cyril E. King Airport Road due to ongoing road repairs.

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Beach Advisory for January 17-20

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
Democatic Party State Chairwoman Calls for Senator Elect to be Seated in Legislature

The Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands is concerned that more than one week after the 32nd Legislature has been sworn in, the seventh St. Thomas seat remains vacant.

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2017-01-20 17:42:32
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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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