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Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing or Possession of Queen Conch to Begin June 1

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries reminds the public of the upcoming seasonal prohibition of fishing for queen conch…

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Unemployment Insurance: Businesses Need to Ask for Audit

The former commissioner of the Department of Labor urges V.I. business owners to request audits of their Unemployment Insurance accounts. 

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2016-05-26 15:48:17
JFL Hospital Bypassed Board for Questionable Bonuses

Recently ousted JFL Hospital CEO Ken Okolo and the current CFO received bonuses of $25,000 and $15,000 without approval by the hospital's governing board, hospital officials told senators Tuesday.

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2016-05-25 10:02:19
The Bookworm: 'On the Origins of Sports'

Why are games played like they are, with different balls and a field of certain size? “On the Origins of Sports” by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine explains those and many other head-scratchers.

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2016-05-24 23:06:20
Community - People — St. Thomas
VING Promotes Deborah V. Lobbenmeier to Colonel

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) promoted Lt. Col. Deborah V. Lobbenmeier at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 29, at the Brigadier General Gerard A. James Sr. Joint Force Headquarters on the Estate Bethlehem Military Compound on St. Croix.

Read entire articleDec 30 2014 - 1:27am
Paul Brock Receives 2014 Leadership Award from Caribbean Media Exchange

Caribbean travel industry veteran Kaye Chong and African American communications legend Paul Brock will receive the 2014 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards next week in New York City. They will receive the awards in recognition of their sterling commitment to the development and promotion of tourism in the Caribbean region.

Read entire articleNov 9 2014 - 3:14am
VING General Retires After 38 Years of Military Service

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) will conduct a retirement ceremony for its retiring assistant adjutant general. The ceremony for Brigadier General Elton Lewis is set for 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9.

Read entire articleNov 5 2014 - 7:25pm
Two V.I. Women U.S. Coast Guard Academy Grads Complete Aviation Training

Virgin Islanders and Coast Guard Lieutenant Junior Grades Rebekah Seifer and Ronaqua Russell have recently completed aviation training at the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama.

Read entire articleSep 11 2014 - 12:17am
Monique Liburd Honored As Woman Leader in Tech Law

The Recorder Newspaper has named Virgin Islands native Monique Liburd as one of 50 women leaders in Tech Law and will honor her at a reception Sept. 23.

Read entire articleSep 7 2014 - 5:53pm
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.

Read entire articleAug 27 2014 - 8:39pm
CPA Institute Chooses Marisa Doras for Leadership Academy

Marisa Doras, director of business affairs at the Virgin Islands Department of Education, has been selected as one of 38 young CPAs to participate in the American Institute of CPAs 6th Annual Leadership Academy in Durham, N.C. this fall.

Read entire articleAug 25 2014 - 6:32pm
V.I. Student Takes Second Place in CBC Spouses Essay Contest

Cereyna Bougouneau, a rising junior at the Good Hope Country Day School on St. Croix, took second place in the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses Essay Contest.

Read entire articleAug 21 2014 - 9:32pm
President Obama Appoints V.I. Resident to JFK Center Advisory Committee

President Barack Obama has recently appointed local Virgin Islands resident Dale LeFebvre to serve on the Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Read entire articleAug 12 2014 - 11:05pm
SBA Appointments Kellie LeDet Regional Administrator for Region II

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the appointment of Kellie LeDet as the regional administrator in Region II, to oversee the SBA’s programs and services in New York State, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleJul 23 2014 - 5:56pm