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Magens Bay Authority to Hold Public Meeting Dec. 10

The Magens Bay Authority has announced a public meeting for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, to discuss its plans to…

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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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Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don't expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams. 

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2016-12-04 18:49:46
Beach Advisory for Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

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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2016-12-02 23:28:09
Source Manager’s Journal: The Hospital Crisis Revisited, Asking ‘Why’

Why does JFL Hospital exist?  Why do V.I. public agencies perform more poorly than their peers elsewhere? In this specific case, why is JFL faced with the rare threat of CMS decertification?

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2016-12-02 10:53:34
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Innovative Cable TV Launches ESPNU, Expands HD Channel Lineup

Innovative Cable TV, the leading cable television operator in the U.S. Virgin Islands, has announced the launch of ESPNU and the continued addition of very popular HD channels.

Read entire articleFeb 21 2014 - 8:21am
VIEDA Launches Radio Show to Focus on Economic Development Programs

The V.I. Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) has launched a new local radio show, “VIEDA: Focus on the VI Marketplace.” This one-hour program will be aired each week from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday from on WVWI AM 1000 Radio One on St. Thomas.

Read entire articleFeb 20 2014 - 11:35pm
Small Businesses May Be Eligible for Low Interest Loan When Reservists Called Up

Small businesses that suffered economic losses when the owner or a key employee was called up to active duty are eligible to apply for a low interest loan of up to $2 million from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Read entire articleJan 27 2014 - 6:14pm
Leading Virgin Islands Real Estate Companies Join Forces

 Sea Glass Properties, the second largest real estate agency on St. Thomas, has announced it has acquired through a merger the foremost real estate company on St. John, Islandia.

Read entire articleJan 14 2014 - 2:49pm
Coral World Ocean Park Offers New Online Reservation System

 Coral World Ocean Park has announced that its new online reservation system is open for business. Built by Core Cashless, a leading provider of cashless payment and point of sales systems for the amusement and recreation industries, the new system makes it easy to reserve and purchase tickets for Coral World Ocean Park admission and activities as well as for the Butterfly Garden.

Read entire articleDec 23 2013 - 11:38pm
McHappy Day Raises Over $7,900 for V.I. Charities

 McDonald’s has announced that $7,925.60 has been raised as a result of its 2013 USVI McHappy Day Campaign, a company-wide initiative to raise funds to assist local charities.

Read entire articleDec 14 2013 - 9:52pm
Disney Cruise Line Spreads Holiday Cheer to V.I. Youth

 St. Thomas youth experienced a little holiday magic on Wednesday when the Department of Tourism, in collaboration with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association and Disney Cruise Line, hosted the annual Disney Holiday Gift Project at the Marriott’s Frenchman's Reef Beach Resort.

Read entire articleDec 6 2013 - 5:35pm
Wyndham Donates $25,000 to Support UVI Hospitality and Tourism Program

 Wyndham Vacation Ownership Inc. presented $10,000 scholarships to two University of the Virgin Islands students and made a direct $5,000 grant to support UVI’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program.

Read entire articleDec 2 2013 - 10:08pm
Scotiabank Takes Part in Thanksgiving "Canstruction" Competition

 Scotiabank created a five-foot high, 50th anniversary cake. Choice Wireless built a bright green Android. The Daily News created a huge piece of pie with whipped cream, and MLB Creative built a logo wall. All sculptures were built entirely of canned food and all will go to charity for Thanksgiving and beyond.

Read entire articleNov 26 2013 - 10:04pm
AT&T Supports UVI’s Math Behind the Science Summer Program With $28,000 Grant

 The AT&T Foundation has awarded the University of the Virgin Islands a grant of $28,000 in support of UVI’s Mathematics Behind the Science summer bridge program, which is a six-week residential program designed to enhance the mathematics preparedness of college-bound students who are interested in pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering, technology or medicine.

Read entire articleNov 19 2013 - 1:44am