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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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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 develop a new concession building.

Read entire articleDec 2 2016 - 5:24pm
Elections System of the Virgin Islands 2016 Elections Calendar

Office of the Supervisor of Elections Caroline F. Fawkes
Elections System of the Virgin Islands 2016 Elections Calendar
2016 Primary and General Elections
 

Read entire articleFeb 25 2016 - 9:33am
This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

Read entire articleDec 3 2016 - 9:57am
First Phase of Library Renovations to Begin Dec. 5

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources informs the public that it has received Notices to Proceed for the first phase of library renovation infrastructure projects, previously announced, totaling nearly $2 million from the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Program.

Read entire articleDec 3 2016 - 12:54am
Senate Changing Rules for Hospital Board Membership

The territory's hospital governing board will be able to have members who work at the hospitals, if legislation approved in the Health, Hospitals and Human Services Committee on Friday becomes law.

Read entire articleDec 3 2016 - 12:22am
Former Anna's Hope Detention Center May Be Used for Mental Health

Government land given to the American Legion in 2014 will instead be deeded to the Department of Health for a future mental health facility, if a bill approved in committee becomes law.

Read entire articleDec 3 2016 - 12:18am
DPNR to Hold Workshops for Owners of Terminal Facilities, Underground Storage Tanks, Waste Generators

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has announced that owners and operators of terminal facilities, underground storage tanks, solid hazardous waste generators and transporters will have an opportunity to learn more about federal and local regulatory laws that govern their respective industries.

Read entire articleDec 3 2016 - 12:12am
Governor’s Security Officer Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Cocaine

Neal A. Chesterfield, an officer on the security detail of Gov. Kenneth Mapp, pleaded guilty Thursday to possession with intent to distribute approximately 21.5 kilograms of cocaine.

Read entire articleDec 2 2016 - 11:31pm
Contant Man Charged with Possession of Unlicensed Firearm

Officers responding to a report of shots fired Thursday night arrested 20-year-old Jovon Smith of Contant and charged him with possession of an unlicensed firearm, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Read entire articleDec 2 2016 - 11:26pm
DEP to Hold Workshop for All Pesticides Applicators

The Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host workshops throughout the territory for all pesticides applicators. The workshops will provide an opportunity for pesticide applicators to learn more about federal and local regulatory laws as well as rules and regulations that govern their respective industries.

Read entire articleDec 2 2016 - 5:03pm