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Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. discusses the Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, homicide of Keithroy Caines at Oswald Harris Housing Court.

 
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Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

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2014-10-30 22:38:35
Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
V.I. Agencies Prepping For Ebola But Risk Is Slight, Officials Tell Senate

V.I. Health, hospital and emergency management officials are coordinating, training and preparing for the nightmare scenario of an Ebola outbreak in the territory, but agency officials told senators Wednesday an outbreak is unlikely and there is no cause for alarm.

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2014-10-29 19:16:07
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DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved by the Legislature, will begin the process of restarting the oil refinery on St. Croix's south shore.

Read entire articleOct 29 2014 - 8:13pm
Joint Election Board Tackles Machines Issues Behind Closed Doors

A packed meeting of the Joint Board of Elections halted abruptly Thursday when members of the public refused to leave for an executive session some of them considered illegal.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 11:54pm
Senate May Expand Preferred Contractor Benefits for Local Contractors

Preferential status for local contractors on government contracts will be expanded by further reducing preferential bonding requirements, if a bill approved in committee Thursday becomes law.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 10:54pm
UVI Election Poll Results Vary Weekly

If the general election had been held last Sunday, the Legislature’s top vote getters would be newcomers, according to a poll conducted by the UVI, and Stacy Plaskett would be the new delegate to Congress.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 10:46pm
Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 10:38pm
Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 10:33pm
2015 V.I. Teachers of the Year Are Juliette Heddad-Miller and Jeune Provost

 The St. Thomas-St. John school district has selected Jeune Provost from Julius Sprauve School and St. Croix has selected Juliette Heddad-Millier from Lew Muckle Elementary as teachers of the year for 2015, the school system announced Wednesday.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 9:10am
GERS to Stop Seeking Out Retroactive Pay Claims

With the Government Employees’ Retirement Systems continuing to lose money and projected to be out of funds entirely by 2023, Board of Trustees members voted Wednesday night to save the system a few dollars.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 12:36am
Muller, CAHS Students Hold Mock Vote

Students at Ulla F. Muller Elementary School and Charlotte Amalie High School learned about the way government works when they held mock elections Wednesday.

Read entire articleOct 29 2014 - 9:31pm
St. Croix Junior High School Students Talk About Drugs at Red Ribbon Event

UVI welcomed upwards of 600 St. Croix junior high school students for a day of fun, singing, poetry, dancing, and a strong drug-free message Wednesday as part of Red Ribbon Week.

Read entire articleOct 29 2014 - 7:34pm