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V.I. Department of Education Awarded $745,384 in Funding

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Education $745,384 to improve behavioral outcomes and learning…

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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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CMS Report Details Patient-Harm Issues at JFL, Says Griffith Did Not Report Incidents To Board

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital management failed to report numerous 2014 and 2013 incidents in which patients were harmed to its governing board or territorial board for review, according to the CMS report.

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2014-09-21 02:09:30
Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics aside, longtime tourism professional Alex Zozaya told the 2014 State of the Industry Conference.

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2014-09-20 22:29:44
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

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2014-09-18 22:31:06
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Jacobs Throws No-hitter; V.I. Shuts Out Ecuador

The V.I. 9-10 Little League team.
The V.I. 9-10 Little League team.

Pitcher Kahleem Jacobs threw six innings of no-hit ball Sunday as the Virgin Islands 9 and 10-year-old Little League team opened its quest for the Latin American Little League 9-10 title in Panama City with a 3-0 victory over Ecuador.

Of Jacobs' 74 pitches, 50 were strikes. He struck out 10 Ecuadorian batters, allowed no runs and walked none. Ecuador's only base-runner reached first on a V. I. defensive error.

Jacobs also went 3 of 3 at the plate, with a two-run single in the first inning. He then added a solo home run in the third inning and capped off his hitting performance with a single in the fifth inning.

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The V. I. youngsters will face Mexico at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by Costa Rica at noon Tuesday to close out pool play. The three pool winners advance to the semifinals along with the team with the best runs-allowed ratio among the remaining teams.
 

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