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New WAPA Offices Open on Sept. 2

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s Customer Service, Collections, and Revenue Assurance offices will open at the new Four…

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 
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Nana Baby Home Gets $68K from ‘King of the Wing’

Organizers of the annual “King of the Wing” competition cheered up the staff at the Nana Baby Children’s Home on Wednesday with more than $68,000 in donations.

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2014-08-28 00:59:23
Small Fire Breaks Out at Bovoni Landfill

A small fire broke out on the active cell of the Bovoni landfill early Wednesday, but it was extinguished without incident, according to the V.I. Waste Management Authority.

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2014-08-27 23:38:51
UVI Appoints Lansiquot Dean of the School of Nursing

The University of the Virgin Islands has appointed Dr. Beverley Anne Lansiquot to serve as dean of the School of Nursing. Lansiquot is a graduate of the College of the Virgin Islands (now UVI), having earned her associate degree in nursing on the St. Thomas campus.

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2014-08-27 20:39:16
Commentary - Editorial — St. Thomas
Judge Kendall's Release of Convicted Rapist Is Indefensible

What on earth could Superior Court Judge Leon Kendall have been thinking when he allowed a convicted rapist with an extensive felony rap sheet to remain free until his sentencing hearing?

Read entire articleNov 24 2006 - 6:28pm
While Attorneys Twiddle Their Thumbs, PSC Leaves Ratepayers Holding the Bill

We can only assume when the Public Services Commission puts a passel of utility attorneys and consultants on hold, it is costing the ratepayers money.

Read entire articleNov 19 2006 - 10:46pm
Tempers Flare, Engines Fume, While DPW Works 8 to 5

Tempers are flaring, engines are overheating and residents are scratching their heads while the Public Works Department lackadaisically works eight to five on the Kanal Gade culvert project.

Read entire articleMar 29 2006 - 7:08am
Who Will Hold Them Accountable

Isn’t anyone in the V.I. government embarrassed that we are cited repeatedly for being unable to run our own affairs?

Read entire articleMar 25 2006 - 7:08am
Stopping Corruption Is Everybody's Job

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has declared Friday, Dec. 9, International Anti-Corruption Day. It should be a time for Virgin Islanders to consider how the corruption has damaged our community.

Read entire articleDec 8 2005 - 3:39pm
What About a French Woman?

We are pleased that the Commission on the Status of Women has begun recognizing women in our community who have made valuable contributions to civic life. However, we are perplexed that the commission did not include at least one woman from the island's French community.

Read entire articleDec 2 2005 - 5:25pm
Racetrack Clean-Up Shows Clearly What's Important to Our Officials

Who says our government officials don't have a sense of urgency? Just look at the speed with which they're cleaning up the mess at the Clinton Phipps racetrack.

Read entire articleNov 29 2005 - 5:52pm
Want What You Have

Thanksgiving Day is a good time to practice wanting what you have.

Read entire articleNov 24 2005 - 11:49am
How Did Our Watchdogs Miss the Shipwreck that Was About to Happen

How did our delegate, local senators, and governor and lieutenant governor, with their high-priced Washington lobbyist, all miss the shipwreck headed right for the heart of the U.S.V.I. boating industry?

Read entire articleNov 4 2005 - 1:28pm
This Is a Time for Calm Heads

We are shocked and distressed at the news of a brutal attack on a St. John woman. All energies – including those of federal agencies – should be focused on finding the perpetrators. Meanwhile we call upon all public officials to walk a road of sanity and equanimity during this time of confusion and fear.

Read entire articleAug 31 2005 - 8:57am