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Labor Investing for Tomorrow With LIFT Internship Program

The V.I. Department of Labor (DOL) is now accepting applications for the Labor Investing for Tomorrow (LIFT) summer internship program.

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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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Senators Upbeat on Mapp's State of the Territory Address

Senators gave Gov. Kenneth Mapp high marks for laying out a clear picture of the territory's financial woes and pointing to a way forward at his first state of the territory address Monday.

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2015-01-27 03:16:11
Budget Woes Prominent in Mapp's First State of the Territory Address

Gov. Kenneth Mapp struck an optimistic tone for the future while nonetheless painting a bleak picture of the territory's financial shape, during his first state of the territory address Monday evening.

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2015-01-27 01:39:18
Undercurrents: Better Mental Health – So Near, Yet So Far

The private-public sector Mental Health Care Commission finally agreed on the way to overhaul mental health care in the territory. Now they can’t get the government to sign off on the agreement.

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2015-01-26 23:07:35
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USVI Chess Federation Hosts St. Thomas Open Scholastic Tournament

The U.S. Virgin Islands Chess Federation hosted the St. Thomas Open Scholastic Chess Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Windward Passage Hotel.  Thirty five students, ages 7-17, played in four age categories, U9, U12, U15 and U18. The young chess players represented seven schools in the St. Thomas-St. John District: Adelita Cancryn, Antilles, Gifft Hill, Ivanna Eudora Kean, Montessori, Sts. Peter and Paul and Ulla Muller.
The older two age groups played three 2-hour rounds, the younger ones played five 1-hour rounds.
Trophies were awarded to the top three players in each age group as follows:
U9:  1st Alessandro Gever [Antilles], 2nd Kamden Benjamin [Montessori], 3rd Viren Punjabi [Antilles]
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U12:  1st Benjamin Shapiro [Antilles], 2nd Manav Thadani [Antilles], 3rd Amoi Ottley [Montessori]
U15:  1st William Van Rensselaer [Antilles], 2nd Tommy Wise [Sts. Peter and Paul], 3rd Noah Stolz [Montessori]
U18:  1st Alex Emerich [Montessori], 2nd Jerell James [Ivanna Eudora Kean], 3rd Nkosi Jones [Gifft Hill].
For more photos and results, please go to chessvi.com.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Chess Federation is a member of  the World Chess Federation (FIDE). Its members are eligible to represent the Virgin Islands in international chess tournaments. In the last few years, USVI scholastic players have played in Trinidad, Greece and Puerto Rico.
For more information on how you can help sponsor young chess players to participate in international chess competitions, please contact Margaret Murphy at usvichess@hotmail.com.

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