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EZC Invites Public to View Proposed Plans for Savanne and Downstreet

The Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC) is inviting the residents of Savanne, Downstreet and the public to view and select from…

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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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Beach Advisory for December 5-9

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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2016-12-10 02:42:40
Boat Parade to Kick Off Crucian Christmas Carnival

St. Croix's month of Christmas festivities gets going this weekend with the annual boat parade in Christiansted harbor, followed by Crucian Christmas Carnival competitions, fairs and tramps.

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2016-12-09 00:15:53
Zika Educational Session Held for Tourism Industry

Partners from the territory’s tourism industry learned about keeping visitors safe and informed amidst the ongoing Zika virus outbreak during a seminar at UVI on St. Thomas on Thursday.

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2016-12-09 00:13:24
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UNPAID LIAT WORKERS SAY THEY'LL STRIKE

LIAT Airlines has deferred salaries of all employees for two weeks, according to acting CEO Osmond Lake, and this could lead to a job action as early as Friday.
St. Thomas employees of Leeward Islands Air Transport are protected by V.I. labor laws and have been paid, according to Thursday's Daily News. But if LIAT employees in St. Maarten strike, it could halt the two daily flights between St. Thomas and St. Maarten.
The Daily News says the salary deferment caused the St. Maarten union representing the employees to issue a strike threat for Friday afternoon. BLP union president Claudio Buncamper said the LIAT employees in St. Maarten were unwilling to wait until March 16 for their February pay.
LIAT officials, in an attempt to defer any strike action, have invited union leaders to a meeting on Antigua for discussions, the Daily News said.

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