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BIR Announces Extension of April 30th Gross Receipts and Hotel Tax Return Deadlines

The April 30th due dates for both the gross receipts tax return and the hotel room tax return will be…

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Cruzan Organix Farm Wins Top Prize in 2014 13D Competition

UVI student Allison De Gazon was beaming Wednesday when her business idea, Cruzan Organix Farm, won the $30,000 top prize at the final judging ofthe  2014 13D Entrepreneurship Competition.

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2014-04-24 01:02:33
Cancryn Teachers Protest School Calendar

About a dozen teachers protested outside Addelita Cancryn Junior High School on St. Thomas on Wednesday in the second day of objecting to the restructuring of the school calendar.

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2014-04-24 00:44:04
WAPA Enters Consent Decree with EPA

Under a consent decree announced Wednesday, WAPA will come into compliance with air pollution control requirements included in the Clean Air Act at its Estate Richmond Generating Facility on St. Croix.

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2014-04-24 00:41:13
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PNR TO PUBLIC WORKS: FIX HULL BAY SEWAGE PIPE OR FACE FINES

One government agency head has told another to fix the leaking sewage outflow pipe that is polluting the Hull Bay waters and beach by March 17 or face potential daily fines of $10,000 per day and possible prosecution until it does.

Read entire articleMar 5 1999 - 11:38am
GERARD SAID TO BE GOVERNOR'S IDC CHOICE

St. Croix insurance agency owner and business community activist Frandelle Gerard is Gov. Charles Turnbull's choice for executive director of the Industrial Development Commission, according to The V.I. Daily News.

Read entire articleMar 5 1999 - 10:00am
FLOATING DESAL PLANT IN NEED OF FIXING EYED AS ST. JOHN WATER SOLUTION

The island of St. John faces a serious and ongoing shortage of potable water. Meantime, in the St. Thomas harbor sits a moveable floating desalination plant that is not in use but reportedly has the capacity to convert seawater into 300,000 gallons of fresh water daily.
Clearly, say Sen. Almando Liburd and Department of Public Works transportation and marine-services director Bingley Richardson, getting the desal plant into service and over to St. John should be a government priority to alleviate the water shortage until the island's own production capacity can be increased.

Read entire articleMar 5 1999 - 8:18am
BEACON SCHOOLS GETS DROP-OUT PREVENTION GRANT

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the territory's Beacon Schools program a $197,304 grant to implement a project to keep at-risk junior high youths from dropping out of school.

Read entire articleMar 5 1999 - 8:14am
DEFENDANT PLEADS GUILTY TO 3 BREAK-INS

A man accused of leading a ring that broke into six St. Thomas businesses and a Water and Power Authority facility and stole an estimated $26,000 in 1996 pleaded guilty Wednesday to burglarizing Quality Foods, Western Auto and WAPA.

Read entire articleMar 4 1999 - 9:39am
WAPA'S NEW TURBINE PLAN PROMPTS ALTERNATIVE IDEA

A public hearing Wednesday night on plans by the Water and Power Authority to acquire a $15 million back-up generator on St. Thomas prompted one witness to suggest that WAPA look at alternative solutions to meet the demand for electricity at peak periods.

Read entire articleMar 4 1999 - 9:36am
STUDY SUPPORTS ZONE A COMPLAINTS

The Police Department's Zone A Command building on the Charlotte Amalie waterfront remains under attack from its own personnel, supported by the findings of an indoor air-quality inspection by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.

Read entire articleMar 4 1999 - 9:33am
GOODWIN DECRIES CONDITION OF PUBLIC HOUSING

The conditions at some St. Thomas housing communities are "unacceptable," Sen. George Goodwin said on Wednesday. Goodwin is chairman of the Housing, Parks and Recreation Committee.
During a tour of Donoe housing community, Goodwin said he "witnessed ceilings that were crumbling" and other dilapidated conditions. In fact, he said, some housing communities should be demolished entirely and rebuilt.

Read entire articleMar 3 1999 - 5:37pm
UVI STUDENTS TO LOSE INTERNET ACCESS

About 400 students at the University of the Virgin Islands are about to lose their home Internet access privileges because of a UVI cost-cutting move.

Read entire articleMar 3 1999 - 2:59pm
HUD ANNOUNCES $2.4 BILLION AVAILABLE IN GRANTS

A recent press release from Andrew Cuomo, secretary of Housing and Urban Development said there would be $2.4 billion available in grants for communities.

Read entire articleMar 3 1999 - 2:32pm