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Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPS) invites all tour operators conducting business at the Port Authority’s seaports in the St. Thomas-St.…

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Mapp Approves One, Denies Two EDA Tax Benefit Applications

Gov. Kenneth Mapp approved the application of Spectrum Engineering Inc., a St. Croix-based engineering and construction firm, for Economic Development Authority benefits this week.

2015-11-25 22:41:45
Direct Deposit Glitch Delays V.I. Government Holiday Pay

Some V.I. government employees who get their checks by direct deposit will not get their pay before the holiday, as originally planned, according to Government House.  

2015-11-25 22:33:57
Mapp Grants Friday Leave to Nonessential Executive Branch Employees

In an announcement Wednesday from Government House, Gov. Kenneth Mapp granted administrative leave on Friday "to all nonessential employees of the executive branch of government.”

2015-11-25 22:31:51
Commentary - Editorial — St. Thomas
President Obama: Reason to Hope

In the election of Barack Obama to the highest office in our nation, we have reason to hope we can regain peace, fiscal responsibility, political integrity and world-wide respect.

Read entire articleNov 6 2008 - 2:37pm
Ask Senators who are Railing Against Diageo, ‘What Have You Done for Me Lately’

Once again we run the risk of losing a business deal that would be good for the territory because some among us need to grandstand at the expense of the rest of us.

Read entire articleJul 9 2008 - 6:54am
WMA Must Face Off with Pigs to Do What's Fair for the Rest of Us

While we don't feel the current solution is the right answer, we do feel the Waste Management Authority has done its level best to come up with a funding solution for our island waste-elimination needs. But it simply isn't fair.

Read entire articleNov 14 2007 - 2:47pm
Divisiveness Drags Down Our Education System

If our senators really wanted to see our children prepared for something other than entry-level jobs, it seems they would also support change.

Read entire articleOct 26 2007 - 2:59pm
Who do Senators Answer to, and Who do They Respect?

If more than two-thirds of the Virgin Islands' elected representatives in the Senate feel no responsibility to their constituents, whose opinions do they consider?

Read entire articleOct 19 2007 - 6:45am
Senators Need to do the Right Thing – Set Aside Politics for Progress

That our children should be allowed to languish in the quagmire of our failed school system because of the skin color or origins of the person chosen to salvage it should be outrageously unacceptable to the parents, children and citizens of this territory.

Read entire articleOct 10 2007 - 8:54am
Audience Behavior at Reichhold Embarrassing

We commend the Reichhold Center for the Arts for choosing to bring Shakespeare to their stage Saturday night. The Aquila Theater Company's performance of "Julius Casesar" was sterling –– when you could actually hear it.

Read entire articleSep 23 2007 - 9:10am
The Charade is Over, Time for Fiscal Reality Check has Arrived

It is not surprising to learn that the financial bunk we were fed by the previous administration was just that.

Read entire articleApr 23 2007 - 4:44pm
The Time Is Now for Off-Island Police Recruits

Holding off on recruiting police officers from off island, while waiting for local candidates to show up, as was suggested this week in the Senate, is pure – and dangerous – folly.

Read entire articleMar 29 2007 - 10:06pm
'Good Vibrations' Abound as Yacht Haven Grande Opens to the Community

Saturday night offered a perfect combination of "good, good, good, good vibrations" and "fun, fun, fun" as Yacht Haven Grande welcomed visitors in the first of two celebrations marking the official opening of a project years in the making.

Read entire articleMar 18 2007 - 1:52pm