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VITRAN Bus Service Suspended on Halloween After 5 p.m.

VITRAN’s fixed route bus service will be suspended at 5 p.m. on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Friday, Oct.…

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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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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
V.I. Agencies Prepping For Ebola But Risk Is Slight, Officials Tell Senate

V.I. Health, hospital and emergency management officials are coordinating, training and preparing for the nightmare scenario of an Ebola outbreak in the territory, but agency officials told senators Wednesday an outbreak is unlikely and there is no cause for alarm.

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2014-10-29 19:16:07
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EXEMPT CHANGES - MID-LEVEL - DEPTS./AGENCIES L-P

EXEMPT SALARY CHANGES – MID-LEVEL – LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, LOTTERY OFFICE, OFFICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, PERSONNEL DIVISION, POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Employee Name, Position Title --- Current Salary -- Proposed Salary, %Change
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE
Deverita Sturdivant, General Counsel --- $65,000 -- $80,000, 23.08%
Maryleen Thomas, Dir. Banks & Insurance --- $63,000 -- $70,000, 11.11%

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Glendina Matthew, Asst. Dir. Banks & Insurance/ Legal Counsel --- $57,000 -- $62,000, 8.77%
Roy Martin Jr., Tax Assessor --- $55,000 -- $62,000, 12.73%
Althea Pedro, Recorder of Deeds Distr. STX --- $45,000 -- $55,000, 22.22%
Bernadette Williams, Assistant Tax Assessor --- $47,000 -- $55,000, 17.02%
Gregory Davila, Public Information Officer --- $50,000 -- $55,000, 10.00%
Iris Bermudez, V.I. Medicare Coordinator --- $50,000 -- $55,000, 10.00%
Lorna Webster, Dir. Corps. & Trademarks --- $45,000 -- $55,000, 22.22%
Wilma Hart-Smith, Rec. of Deeds Distr. STJ --- $45,000 -- $55,000, 22.22%
Chester Paul, Surveyor STT --- $45,000 -- $50,000, 11.11%
Douglas Clarke, Deputy Tax Assessor --- $44,000 -- $50,000, 13.64%
Nydia Burt, Supervisor of Passports --- $41,000 -- $50,000, 21.95%
Beryl Freeman, Secy. to Lt. Gov. STT --- $40,000 -- $45,000, 12.50%
Elmo D. Roebuck Jr., Asst. Chief Examiner -- $35,000 -- $45,000, 28.57%
Marta Francis, Secy. to Lt. Gov. STX --- $30,000 -- $45,000, 50.00%
Paulette Ible, Asst. Dir. Admin.&Bus.Mgt. --- $35,000 -- $45,000, 28.57%
Phyllis Harrigan, Spec. Asst. to Tax Assessor for Surveys --- $35,000 -- $45,000, 28.57%
Luz Rios, Spec. Asst. to Lt. Gov. for Labor Relations --- $35,000 -- $40,000, 14.29%

Eirene Allen, Chief Real Prop. Records Ofcr. --- $28,000 -- $35,000, 25.00%
Gaynelle Garfield, Corporate Officer --- $28,825 -- $35,000, 21.42%
George John, Supvr. Gen. Maintenance STX --- $33,000 -- $35,000, 6.06%
Ivan Faulkner, Supvr. Gen. Maintenance STT --- $22,000 -- $35,000, 59.09%
John James, Webmaster --- $29,000 -- $35,000, 20.69%
Kathleen Henry, Corporate Officer --- $28,000 -- $35,000, 25.00%
Shirley Quetel-Hendricks, Medicare Tech.--- $30,000 -- $35,000, 16.67%
Deborah Jn-Baptiste, Coord. Admin. Services --- $27,000 -- $32,000, 18.52%
Moses Beethelmie, GIS Mapping Technician --- $27,000 -- $32,000, 18.52%
Denise Johannes, Asst. Administrative Aide --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
Margaret Acosta, Admin. Asst. for Surveys & Deeds --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
Robert Chesterfield, Chauffeur STT --- $25,000 -- $30,000, 20.00%
Tina Callwood, Passport Technician --- $23,000 -- $28,000, 21.74%
Akima Marks, Administrative Corporate Asst. --- $18,763 -- $25,000, 33.24%
Anmarie Charles, Admin. Corporate Asst. --- $18,763 -- $25,000, 33.24%
Mayra Mendez, Special Assistant --- $20,500 -- $25,000, 21.95%
Anna Lewis, Administrative Aide --- $18,000 -- $22,000, 22.22%
Joann Blyden, Adminstrative Aide --- $17,200 -- $22,000, 27.91%
Portia Acosta, Asst. Administrative Aide --- $17,500 -- $22,000, 25.71%
Auguste Thomas, Security Aide --- $16,000 -- $20,000, 25.00%
Christina Isaac, Domestic Aide --- $14,568 -- $20,000, 37.29%
Ines Eduardo, Maintenance Assistance --- $15,000 -- $20,000, 33.33%
Jean McFarlande, Security Aide --- $16,000 -- $20,000, 25.00%
Mariela Camacho, Asst. Administrative Aide --- $14,568 -- $20,000, 37.29%
Martin Innocent, Groundskeeper --- $15,000 -- $20,000, 33.33%
Monique Wells, Data Entry Clerk --- $14,040 -- $20,000, 42.45%
Pansy Marshan, Domestic Aide --- $14,568 -- $20,000, 37.29%
Vincent Nestor, Security Aide --- $16,000 -- $20,000, 25.00%
Zepheniah Maloney, Security Aide --- $16,000 -- $20,000, 25.00%
LOTTERY OFFICE
Jasmin Greaux, Special Assistant --- $35,000 -- $40,000, 14.29%
OFFICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Milton Potter, Exec. Asst. to Chief Negotiator --- $50,000 -- $60,000, 20.00%
Carolie Liburd, Exec. Secy. to Chief Negot. --- $31,200 -- $40,000, 28.21%
Eleuteria Encarnacion, Paralegal --- $30,000 -- $35,000, 16.67%
Juliette Thomas, Legal Assistant --- $28,000 -- $35,000, 25.00%
Kieshell Dariel, Office Assistant --- $23,000 -- $28,000, 21.74%
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
Debra Smith, Deputy Public --- $49,000 -- $56,000, 14.29%
Elmer Walcott, Deputy Public --- $49,000 -- $56,000, 14.29%
Judith Michael, Special Assistant --- $51,000 -- $55,000, 7.84%
Mikey A. Holder, Project Officer --- $45,000 -- $50,000, 11.11%
Oliver W. Morton Jr., Project Officer STX --- $45,000 -- $50,000, 11.11%
Rita C. Robles, Disaster Accounts --- $40,000 -- $45,000, 12.50%
Sandra Mason, Disaster Fiscal Officer --- $35,000 -- $42,000, 20.00%
Delores Harrigan, Disaster Accounting --- $35,000 -- $40,000, 14.29%
Malinda K. Vigilant, Disaster Program --- $35,000 -- $40,000, 14.29%
PERSONNEL DIVISION
Kenneth Belle, Computer Systems Manager ---$45,000 -- $62,000, 37.78%
Kenneth L. Hermon Jr., Special Assistant --- $43,000 -- $60,000, 39.53%
Roida Mason, Chief, Group Health Insurance --- $45,000 -- $60,000, 33.33%
Telka Harley, Confidential Secretary --- $40,000 -- $44,000, 10.00%
Tia Liburd, Labor Management Specialist --- $25,000 -- $29,000, 16.00%
Therisa Wheatley, Spec. Aid to the Director --- $22,000 -- $28,000, 27.27%
POLICE DEPARTMENT
Novelle Francis Jr., Territorial Police Chief --- $46,371 -- $83,500, 80.07%
Angelo Hill, Deputy Chief of Police STJ --- $48,964 -- $81,500, 66.45%
Angel Santos, Deputy Chief of Police STX --- $65,180 -- $81,500, 25.04%
Theodore Carty, Deputy Chief of Police STT --- $72,074 -- $81,500, 13.08%
Kenneth Gittens, Director Deputy Security --- $56,000 -- $67,000, 19.64%
Fred Brathwaite, Dignitary Security Supervisor --- $52,000 -- $65,000, 25.0%
John Meyers, Dignitary Security Supervisor --- $54,000 -- $65,000, 20.37%
Uston Cornelius, Dignitary Security Supervisor --- $52,000 -- $65,000, 25.0%
Bernard Burke, Dignitary Security Officer --- $52,000 -- $62,000, 19.23%
Clive Williams, Dignitary Security Officer --- $52,000 -- $62,000, 19.23%
Henry Thomas Jr., Dignitary Security Officer --- $52,000 -- $62,000, 19.23%
Trevor Patrick, Dignitary Security Officer -- $54,000 -- $62,000, 14.81%
Walton Jack Jr., Dignitary Security Officer --- $52,000 -- $62,000, 19.23%
Lawrence Olive, Director Motor Vehicle --- $54,000 -- $60,000, 11.11%
Albert Elliott, Director of Admin. & … --- $47,500 -- $58,500, 23.16%
Ronald Hatcher, Training Director --- $53,000 -- $58,000, 9.43%
Kenneth Blake, Director Crime Prevention --- $54,000 -- $57,000, 5.56%
Barbara Jackson, Administrator --- $42,000 -- $45,000, 7.14%
Irene Richardson, Executive Secretary --- $33,600 -- $45,000, 33.93%
Gladys I. Rissing, Asst. Director Police --- $36,500 -- $42,500, 16.44%
Eleanor Eaton, Executive Secretary --- $23,000 -- $36,000, 56.52%
Ada Figueroa, Special Asst. to Director --- $23,000 -- $33,000, 43.48%
Sharon Joseph, Executive Secretary --- $23,000 -- $28,000, 21.74%

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