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All Public Schools Close for One Day of Workshops

The Department of Education will hold a series of professional development workshops for teachers.

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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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Agriculture and Partners Host Annual Beekeepers’ Buzzaar

In celebration of National Honey Month, the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDOA) and local beekeepers invite the public to the fourth Annual Virgin Fresh Beekeepers’ Buzzaar set for Saturday, Sept. 13, at Tutu Park Mall on St. Thomas. It will also be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Sunshine Mall, St. Croix.

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2014-09-12 01:20:51
Two V.I. Women U.S. Coast Guard Academy Grads Complete Aviation Training

Virgin Islanders and Coast Guard Lieutenant Junior Grades Rebekah Seifer and Ronaqua Russell have recently completed aviation training at the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama.

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2014-09-11 00:17:20
The Bookworm: 'Five Days Left' Keeps You Guessing

Julie Lawson Timmer hasn’t merely just penned a good novel; she leaps out of the chute here with this keeps-you-guessing story of two people who have a finite time to spend with those they love.

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2014-09-10 22:22:56
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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