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Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 24 Years

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Virgin Islands is celebrating its national anniversary this week commemorating 24 years…

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Pistarckle Begins Summer Camp on July 28

Pistarckle Theater’s Nikki Emerich informs the public that its summer camp will begin on July 28 and end on Aug. 22.

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2014-07-24 17:16:48
Four Convicted in Jewelry Store Robbery

Shaquim Fredericks, Warkim Gabriel, Alvin Thomas and Chefton Newton – all from St. Thomas – were convicted of the armed robbery of Imperial Jewelry Store on Main Street.

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2014-07-24 02:01:40
Source Manager’s Journal: Leadership and the News

We are increasingly a country in which everything goes down a memory hole very quickly, and where things are so polarized that the “two sides” are able to make up historic facts and get away with it.

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2014-07-24 01:55:42
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JEWELRY BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

President Bill Clinton on Friday signed into law the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 1999 which will extend the benefits of the watch industry in the Virgin Islands to include manufacturers of fine jewelry.

Read entire articleJun 25 1999 - 6:45pm
SEWAGE TREATMENT NEAR CRISIS STAGE

The Virgin Islands' sewage treatment system is in a dangerous state of deterioration, with the V.I. Department of Public Works being blasted by many for being the largest local polluter of territorial waters.

Read entire articleJun 25 1999 - 6:42pm
RETURN FROM B.V.I .MADE EASIER FOR BOATERS

Pleasure boaters returning to the territory from the British Virgin Islanders will no longer have to check in with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization in person as of July 1.

Read entire articleJun 25 1999 - 6:38pm
TURNBULL' S CUTS , ENOUGH TO BLOCK CRISIS?

Government pay cuts, a hiring freeze and slashes in overtime costs were made public this week as Clinton administration officials meeting with Gov. Charles Turnbull in Washington, D.C., began setting deadlines for the administration to present its financial recovery package.

Read entire articleJun 25 1999 - 6:35pm
HOTELIERS BACK NICHOLSON FOR TOURISM POST

Beverly Nicholson, executive director of the St. Thomas-St. John Hotel and Tourism Association, is being touted by a pair of tourism organizations to become the next Tourism commissioner.

Read entire articleJun 25 1999 - 6:28pm
PRISON AUDITS LINGER

Among the dozens of audits neglected by the V.I. government are a batch of reports criticizing the periodically troubled Bureau of Corrections for poor inmate care, flimsy security and structural problems at its jails.

Read entire articleJun 25 1999 - 3:15am
MANDATORY CAR INSURANCE AND BALANCED BUDGET ON THE HORIZON

A revenue enhancement act that makes car insurance mandatory and allows cruise ships to keep casinos open while in port in St. Thomas, along with a bill that gives senators more control over government finances, were approved by a Senate committee Thursday.

Read entire articleJun 24 1999 - 6:11pm
SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVES $5.4 MILLION GRANT

A U.S. Senate subcommittee approved a $5.4 million construction grant Wednesday to help finance infrastructural improvement projects in the territory. But the grant has strings attached.

Read entire articleJun 24 1999 - 12:14pm
YEARS OF AUDITS UNIMPLEMENTED

Millions of V.I. government dollars are still missing while succeeding administrations have ignored dozens of auditors' recommendations on how to better manage the territory's money, says a federal report released earlier this year.

Read entire articleJun 23 1999 - 2:05pm
LIAT PASSENGERS STRANDED

Several passengers awaiting LIAT flights have been stranded in St. Thomas over the past two days due to an "industry dispute" that the airline refuses to call a strike.

Read entire articleJun 23 1999 - 2:04pm