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Magens Bay Authority to Hold Public Meeting Dec. 10

The Magens Bay Authority has announced a public meeting for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, to discuss its plans to…

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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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Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don't expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams. 

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2016-12-04 18:49:46
Beach Advisory for Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

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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2016-12-02 23:28:09
Source Manager’s Journal: The Hospital Crisis Revisited, Asking ‘Why’

Why does JFL Hospital exist?  Why do V.I. public agencies perform more poorly than their peers elsewhere? In this specific case, why is JFL faced with the rare threat of CMS decertification?

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2016-12-02 10:53:34
Local government — St. Thomas
VIPA Alerts Public About New TWIC Office Hours

            Virgin Islands Port Authority Executive Director Kenn Hobson informs the public that it has changed the days and times that the public can be issued a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The new office hours, effective Dec. 14, are:

 
ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN
ST. CROIX
Monday
No TWIC ID's issued
8 a.m. - Noon
Tuesday
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday
No TWIC ID's issued
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 pm - 5 pm
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
No TWIC ID's issued

All United States Coast Guard-credentialed merchant mariners, port facility employees, longshore workers, truck drivers, and others requiring unescorted access to secure areas of maritime facilities and vessels regulated by Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 are required to obtain a TWIC card.
            The TWIC offices are located at the Cyril E. King Airport Terminal on St. Thomas and at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport Terminal in the VIPA Safety and Security offices located on the second floor of the airport terminals.
For more information, contact the VIPA Safety and Security office at 714-6656 on
St. Thomas, or 778-1012 on St. Croix.
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