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GERS to Close Offices for Carnival

The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) offices will be closed as follows:

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Personnel Announces Results of GESC Health Insurance Board Election

The V.I. Division of Personnel, has announced the winners of the recent GESC Health Insurance Board for employee and retiree representatives on the Government Employees Service Commission (GESC) Group Health Insurance Board.

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2015-04-24 16:09:46
EPA Honors Three U.S. Virgin Islands Environmental Champions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it has honored three individuals and organizations from across the U.S. Virgin Islands with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment.

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2015-04-24 16:04:53
Watch Dogs Must be Independent

Why did a Senate panel hold in committee a bill that would provide greater autonomy and a guaranteed budget to the entity charged with stemming the flow of fraud, waste and abuse in the territory?

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2015-04-23 21:36:27
News - Local news — St. Thomas
RHYS HODGE HONORED

Although not yet sworn in as an associate judge of the Territorial Court, attorney Rhys Shelley Hodge was the recipient of glowing tributes Saturday night. Hodge was confirmed recently by the Legislature to fill a vacancy on the local court bench.

Read entire articleMar 26 2000 - 6:32pm
PUBLIC FAVORS WAPA SALE, COMPANY POLL FINDS

Two days after Gov. Charles W. Turnbull briefed senators on the administration's proposal to sell 80 percent of the Water and Power Authority to Southern Energy Inc., the company released the findings of a poll it commissioned earlier to take the pulse of the Virgin Islands public on its planned acquisition. Essentially, the findings indicate that there is great dissatisfaction with the current quality of WAPA service and widespread support for the private company to assume majority ownership of the utility.

Read entire articleMar 25 2000 - 11:01am
TRI-ISLAND FORUMS SET ON PROPOSED WAPA SALE

The Democratic Party is hosting public forums Sunday on St. John, Monday on St. Thomas and Tuesday on St. Croix for representatives of Southern Energy and the Government House negotiating team to spell out plans for the company to acquire majority ownership of WAPA.

Read entire articleMar 25 2000 - 10:57am
EMERALD LADY DEFENDANTS FACE ANOTHER COUNT

A federal grand jury has handed up a third indictment of three young men charged in the robbery of the Emerald Lady jewelry store and the killing of its owner. Besides first-degree murder and interference with interstate commerce by robbery, the three now also face charges of witness tampering by killing that are linked to an earlier armed robbery of the store.

Read entire articleMar 24 2000 - 11:44pm
JOINT VENTURE: CRUISE AWAY, RETURN FOR A STAY

An innovative tourism concept whose time appears to have come was launched Friday as hotel and cruise ship officials, once competitors, announced their collaboration on a new venture to convert cruise ship day-trippers into future overnight guests.

Read entire articleMar 24 2000 - 9:36pm
KUM WAH CLOSED FOR HEALTH VIOLATIONS

Kum Wah restaurant, for at least 20 years the choice of St. Thomians for cheap Chinese food, was closed by health inspectors Friday for a variety of code violations.

Read entire articleMar 24 2000 - 8:12pm
EPA UNDERTAKES ANOTHER HAZ-MAT CLEAN UP ON STT

On Friday, EPA crews began removing 475 one-gallon cans of solvent-based paints, adhesives and other materials from the lawn of Agape Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Read entire articleMar 24 2000 - 12:16pm
CENSUS OFFICE OPENS

Census 2000 officially began Thursday afternoon with the dedication of the Nisky Center headquarters on St. Thomas. Guest speakers, streamers, balloons and a buffet marked the day that most persons in the Virgin Islands received their official census questionnaires.

Read entire articleMar 24 2000 - 8:16am
SENATE APPROVES SALE OF ROAD TO RITZ

The Senate approved the sale of a section of public road to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel late Thursday, acceding to the request of Gov. Charles Turnbull.

Read entire articleMar 24 2000 - 7:49am
CASE DISMISSED AGAINST SCHNEIDER, 3 OTHERS

Former Gov. Roy L. Schneider has paid the government approximately $50,000 under the terms of an agreement dismissing the charges against him and three of his top officials on 14 counts of fraud, conspiracy and falsification of records.

Read entire articleMar 24 2000 - 7:29am