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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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Gri Gri Project at Bajo El Sol Gallery to Launch Series of Regularly Scheduled Films

On Thursday, Dec.8, the gallery will host the world premiere of Wider Angle Productions’ “It Ain’t Easy Being Green.” Complementary champagne and popcorn will be served. Filmed on St. John, film is a half-hour documentary about the island’s dramatic increase in green iguanas over the last few decades.

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Gri Gri Project at Bajo El Sol Gallery to Launch Series of Regularly Scheduled Films

“The Stuart Hall Project” is John Akomfrah’s documentary and visual poem about the work of Jamaican-born cultural theorist Stuart Hall, whose engagement with issues of hybridity and the complexity of identity profoundly shaped British cultural studies in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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IRS FILES $1.5 MILLION TAX LIEN AGAINST VITELCO

Officials of parent company Innovative Communication Corp., owned by Jeffrey Prosser, dispute the claim, saying there is a "fundamental disagreement" as to whether the telephone company owes that amount in overdue federal Social Security and unemployment taxes.

Read entire articleJun 15 2001 - 7:03am
ST. CROIX CHAMBER TO PURSUE SENATE LAWSUIT

Despite calls for it to drop its lawsuit against the Legislature, the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted Thursday to press on with its effort to see the number of senators reduced.

Read entire articleJun 15 2001 - 6:50am
BILL TO GIVE HOSPITALS MORE SAY CLEARS PANEL

A bill approved by the Senate Health and Hospitals Committee would give the territory's hospitals more say in hiring practices and would let them acquire new equipment without having to go through a lengthy bidding process.

Read entire articleJun 14 2001 - 10:12pm
FAST FERRY BREAK ON PORT HEAD TAX APPROVED

The V.I. Port Authority board voted to give Boston Harbor Cruises -- and any and all other interisland fast-ferry services -- a break on port fees. Another company, Crucian Express, announced plans to begin operations in the fall.

Read entire articleJun 14 2001 - 9:05pm
LETTER SAYS FUGITIVE INNOCENT, WON'T RETURN

A letter ostensibly from contractor Lucinda Oliver, wanted by the FBI on bribery and other charges, has been received by The Avis newspaper, proclaiming her innocence but saying she will not return to the Virgin Islands to face her accusers.

Read entire articleJun 14 2001 - 11:19am
OUTLOOK 'POSITIVE' FOR INSURANCE AVAILABILITY

Hopes are high for an increase in the availability of property and casualty insurance in the territory, according to Lt. Gov. Gerard Luz James, II, commissioner of Banking and Insurance.

Read entire articleJun 14 2001 - 10:26am
TURNBULL CALLS SPECIAL SESSION OF SENATE

Gov. Charles Turnbull has called the Legislature into a special session on Friday so that it can approve a bill that would make $100 million available to pay salary increases to government employees and retirees. The bill also provides funding to cover school repairs, health insurance premiums and other costs.

Read entire articleJun 14 2001 - 6:44am
$46M HUGO LOAN CLOSER TO CANCELLATION

The Turnbull administration’s effort to have the territory’s $46-million Hurricane Hugo disaster loan cancelled received a boost Wednesday as Congress hashed out next year’s budget.

Read entire articleJun 14 2001 - 6:13am
FEW SUPPORT SUPERMARKET EXPANSION

An attempt to rezone a 2-acre vacant lot at Mandela Circle to allow a proposed supermarket to circumvent the parameters of its current commercial zoning met with substantial dissension at a public hearing Wednesday.

Read entire articleJun 13 2001 - 7:36pm
PARADIGM LOSES COMPETITION TO YSSIS

Despite having the full support of the V.I. Port Authority planning staff, Paradigm Design's plan to beautify the waterfront apron was rejected by the VIPA board Wednesday. Instead the board awarded the contract to Yssis Group.

Read entire articleJun 13 2001 - 5:40pm