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EZC Invites Public to View Proposed Plans for Savanne and Downstreet

The Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC) is inviting the residents of Savanne, Downstreet and the public to view and select from…

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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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Beach Advisory for December 5-9

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-12-10 02:42:40
Boat Parade to Kick Off Crucian Christmas Carnival

St. Croix's month of Christmas festivities gets going this weekend with the annual boat parade in Christiansted harbor, followed by Crucian Christmas Carnival competitions, fairs and tramps.

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2016-12-09 00:15:53
Zika Educational Session Held for Tourism Industry

Partners from the territory’s tourism industry learned about keeping visitors safe and informed amidst the ongoing Zika virus outbreak during a seminar at UVI on St. Thomas on Thursday.

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2016-12-09 00:13:24
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Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Educator, Poet and Proud Virgin Islander Lawrence Sewer

Being a Virgin Islander is not about geography for poet, entrepreneur, retired educator, and retired First Sergeant Lawrence “Larry” Sewer. It is the definition of who he is – mind, body, spirit, soul. 

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 11:29pm
VI Rep Ponders Position on DNC Chair

For Democrats, the next battle is to see who will head the Democratic National Committee, and Virgin Islanders will have some say in that battle, albeit a small say. 

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 11:16pm
Psychiatric Care Remains Prime Concern in Jail Consent Decree Case

Despite progress, the V.I. Bureau of Corrections continues to struggle to find ways to get adequate care for mentally ill inmates and detainees at St. Thomas’s Criminal Justice Complex.

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 1:38am
Territorial Hospital Board Hears JFL Plan of Correction

The Territorial Hospital Board met Thursday on St. Croix to learn about a plan of correction to avoid the decertification of the Gov. Juan Luis Hospital by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 1:34am
VIPD: Still No DNA Results in Pillsbury Heights Rape Cases

After taking DNA samples in September from two potential suspects, the V.I. Police Department is not any closer to making an arrest in a series of rape cases in the Pillsbury Heights area.

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 1:31am
Main Street Federal Funding Back on Again

The federal government has restored funding to the Main Street Enhancement Project, Public Works Commissioner Gustav James told reporters at a press conference Thursday.

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 1:27am
Boat Parade to Kick Off Crucian Christmas Carnival

St. Croix's month of Christmas festivities gets going this weekend with the annual boat parade in Christiansted harbor, followed by Crucian Christmas Carnival competitions, fairs and tramps.

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 1:15am
Zika Educational Session Held for Tourism Industry

Partners from the territory’s tourism industry learned about keeping visitors safe and informed amidst the ongoing Zika virus outbreak during a seminar at UVI on St. Thomas on Thursday.

Read entire articleDec 9 2016 - 1:13am
Early Hours Makes Havensight Tree Lighting More Successful for Vendors

West Indian Co. Ltd. officials rang in the Christmas season Wednesday with the official lighting of the tree at Havensight Mall and the opening of a Christmas Village that was packed with vendors.

Read entire articleDec 7 2016 - 11:19pm
Bigger Ships at Crown Bay Thanks to Dredging

Thanks to dredging work increasing the depth to allow bigger vessels, the Celebrity Silhouette was berthed at the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal for the first time Wednesday.

Read entire articleDec 7 2016 - 11:13pm