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WAPA Schedules Computer System Upgrade for Friday, May 22

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has scheduled an interruption of its customer service “pay your bills online”…

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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Acting AG: Government Attorney Ignored Order to Withdraw Cohen Plea Deal

A government attorney ignored orders to withdraw a plea deal allowing St. Croix radio station owner Jonathan Cohen to skirt 20 out of the 21 pending charges of tax evasion, according to the attorney general.

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2015-05-22 01:05:24
St. Thomas-St. John Board of Elections Unhappy with Closed Door Conference

During a meeting Thursday, the St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections passed a motion not to pay for expenses to attend a two-day conference on election reform called by Sen. Kenneth Gittens.

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2015-05-22 01:01:07
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Melanie Moses

Those who are exemplify the phrase “actions speak louder than words” in their work – both professionally and personally – prove to be great assets to others. Melanie Moses is such a person.

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2015-05-22 00:30:29
Local government — St. Thomas
SNAP Cards Inoperable Due to Technical Glitch With JP Morgan

 Clients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are hereby notified that use of the Electronic Benefit Transfer card (EBT) has been temporarily suspended due to technical difficulties with JP Morgan, the company that provides SNAP benefits on the EBT card, according to a press release issued Friday by the V.I. Department of Human Services.
JP Morgan alerted Human Services Division of Family Assistance today of technical difficulties which caused a system shut down and rendered the EBT cards inoperable. The system malfunction has affected EBT transactions in 10 states mostly in the Eastern region as well as the Virgin Islands. JP Morgan has since issued an incident notification report to all state and territory agencies explaining the problem and procedures for vendors and clients.
They are working expeditiously on resolving the issue by end of business Friday but will execute a backup system if the problem is not resolved. Human Services advises clients to postpone using the EBT card until tomorrow if possible. Notifications and updates will be issued to clients and vendors as information is received from JP Morgan. Although this circumstance is beyond the control of Human Services, sincere apologies are extended to clients for any inconvenience.

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