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WAPA Repairs District-Wide Overnight Electrical Service Interruption

A St. Thomas-St. John district-wide electrical service interruption occurred at 12:57 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, when the Randolph Harley…

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Lip Sync Contest to Raise Funds for St. Thomas Humane Society

The first Lip Sync Contest will be held on Monday, May 9, at Mahogany Run. All proceeds will benefit the homeless and neglected animals at the St. Thomas Humane Society.

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2016-05-04 15:30:16
The Bookworm: Who's Watching the House?

This book had me stuck to my sofa. It’s lively, informative, oh-so-fun to read, and a must-have for anyone with real estate. If that sounds like your kinda book, then “A Burglar’s Guide” will be a steal.

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2016-05-03 22:18:53
Forum to Show 3 Major Award-Winning Films

The Forum announces its 15th Film Festival to be held at 7 p.m. at Market Square East on Wednesday, May 18, May 25 and June 1.

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2016-05-03 16:13:31
News — St. Thomas
Power Outages Plague Entire Territory All Week

Power was completely restored to St. Thomas and St. John St. Thomas at 6:22 a.m. Thursday after being out district-wide since 12:57 a.m., according to the Water and Power Authority. This outage is the latest in a series of service interruptions all week in both districts.  

Read entire articleMay 5 2016 - 10:18am
WAPA Repairs District-Wide Overnight Electrical Service Interruption

A St. Thomas-St. John district-wide electrical service interruption occurred at 12:57 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, when the Randolph Harley Power Plant lost generating units 23 and 25.

Read entire articleMay 5 2016 - 8:37am
Human Services to Celebrate Older American Month With Parades

The V.I. Department of Human Services (DHS) will celebrate Older American Month, also known as Senior Citizen’s Month, with parades on both St. Thomas and St. Croix.

Read entire articleMay 5 2016 - 8:18am
Regular Registration to End May 15 for International Optimist Regatta, Clinic and Team Race

The International Optimist Regatta (IOR), presented by EMS (Electronic Merchant Systems) Virgin Islands – one of the first and largest regattas in the Caribbean to promote youth sailing -- plus kick-off TOTE Maritime Clinic and TOTE Maritime Team Race, will take place June 13-19.

Read entire articleMay 5 2016 - 6:42am
Legislature May Require Government-Paid Doctors to Accept Medicaid

Two bills aimed at expanding access to health care in the territory and a third requiring background checks were sent out of committee Wednesday.

Read entire articleMay 5 2016 - 12:14am
Senate Creating New Unfunded Task Force

The V.I. Government will have a new unfunded mandate to create a task force on crime and public health, involving the heads of many government agencies, if a bill approved Wednesday becomes law.

Read entire articleMay 4 2016 - 11:42pm
Mapp to Visit China on Trade Mission

At the invitation of oil and gas giant Sinopec, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced he will soon be heading to China on a “trade mission” that would explore additional investment in the territory.

Read entire articleMay 4 2016 - 11:23pm
Mapp Signs Wage Increases and WAPA Bill Payment

This week Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed legislation to permanently increase government salaries to negotiated contract levels, using one-time windfall funding from the Hovensa sale.

Read entire articleMay 4 2016 - 10:59pm
Muhammad Halim Sets Personal Record Qualifying for Rio Olympics

Muhammad Halim had the best triple jump of his life last week at the Morgan State Legacy Meet in Baltimore, Md.; his 16.99m effort broke his V.I. National Record and qualified him for the Rio Olympic Games, his second games. The mark tied him for the third best jump in the world.

Read entire articleMay 4 2016 - 10:42am
DOA Problems Continue, New Phone System Required

The V.I. Department of Agriculture (VIDOA) St. Croix Office has been experiencing telephone problems for several weeks. However, the problem has gotten worse since the recent power outage and heavy rains.

Read entire articleMay 3 2016 - 11:18pm