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. 

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:

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?

2016-12-02 10:53:34
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Interior Appoints Basil Ottley Jr. as Insular Affairs Policy Director

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced the selection of Basil Ottley Jr. to serve as the new policy director at the headquarters of the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) in Washington, D.C. Ottley, who also served as OIA’s U.S. Virgin Islands policy desk officer in Washington and as the OIA field representative in the U.S.V.I., begins his first day as policy director immediately.

Read entire articleAug 10 2015 - 10:49pm
Lena Kassab Graduates From Northeast Ohio Medical University

Lena Kassab of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands, was one of 201 health professionals to graduate from Northeast Ohio Medical (NEOMED) University during its commencement ceremony on May 16 at the University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Center.

Read entire articleAug 7 2015 - 9:18pm
VIWMA’s DeShaun Estrill Receives ESGR Patriot Award

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) congratulates DeShaun Estrill, wastewater supervisor, on his receiving the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Virgin Islands State Committee.

Read entire articleJul 25 2015 - 7:33am
St. Croix Artist Represents USVI at 205 Pan Am Games

The artwork of St. Croix artist Lucien Downes will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Textile Museum of Canada’s Watercolour cultural project presented in partnership with the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan American Games being held in Toronto, July 10-26.

Read entire articleJul 9 2015 - 4:39pm
V.I. Attorney Appointed Vice Chair of ABA International Committee

Virgin Islands lawyer Charles E. Engeman has been appointed vice chair of the American Bar Association Section on International Law’s International Employment Law Committee. He is the founder and managing shareholder of the St. Thomas office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C.

Read entire articleJun 28 2015 - 6:49am
Sydney Paul Picked to Train as Young Sports Journalist at XVII Pan American Games

St. Croix’s Sydney Paul has been chosen by the Pan Am and Parapan American Games Organizing Committee to represent the Virgin Islands in a program dedicated to training young journalists in sports media during the XVII Pan American Games this summer in Toronto, Canada.

Read entire articleMay 29 2015 - 11:40pm
St. Croix Student Accepted to U.S. Naval Academy

St. Croix student Kobe A. Sutton will be the latest in a distinguished group of Virgin Island students attending U.S. Service Academies after receiving news of his acceptance to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Read entire articleMay 18 2015 - 5:57pm
Boys and Girls Club Names USVIHTA’s Lisa Hamilton Champion of Youth

The Boys and Girls Club of America has awarded Lisa Hamilton, president of U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association (USVIHTA) the Champion of Youth Award for her diligent work with the organization.

Read entire articleMar 21 2015 - 8:27pm
V.I. Supreme Court Names Regina deChabert Petersen Administrative Director

Honorable Rhys S. Hodge, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, has announced that Regina deChabert Petersen has been appointed the administrative director of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleFeb 19 2015 - 7:23pm
UVI Hires New Executive Director for RTPark

After an extensive national search, the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park (RTPark) Board of Directors selected Dr. Gillian Marcelle as the new executive director. She also holds a faculty appointment in the UVI School of Business. Marcelle’s contract began Jan. 5.

Read entire articleFeb 10 2015 - 3:50am