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DOH Has Money to Distribute for Substance Abuse Programs

The Department of Health (DOH) has money to distribute to various organizations in order to create substance abuse relief and…

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Mapp Appoints Moorhead as Secretary General of Inter-V.I. Council

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has announced that Shelley Moorhead, special advisor for external affairs, has been appointed to fill the position of secretary general to the Inter-Virgin Islands Council (IVIC).

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2016-07-25 11:15:51
Virtue of the Week: Moderation

Moderation is creating a healthy balance in your life between work and play, rest and exercise. You don’t overdo or get swept away by the things you like. You use your self-discipline to take charge of your life and your time. 

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2016-07-24 12:58:57
DOH to Host Zika Public Forums

In response to the rise in Zika cases in the territory and the recent discovery that Zika can be sexually transmitted by both men and women, the V.I. Department of Health (VIDOH) is sponsoring two Zika public forums, one in each district.

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2016-07-23 07:19:16
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On Island Profile: Retired Educator Living the Good Life

There’s an unmistakable optimism in Barbara Callwood’s voice, highlighted by an undertone of joyful confidence. The accomplished and active educator stumbled a bit when faced with retirement, but she regained her footing and is off and running – at her own pace.  

Read entire articleJul 24 2016 - 9:58pm
WMA Transfer Center Opens in Estate Mandahl

Waste Management Authority officials are encouraging residents to come out this week to the newly opened convenience center in Estate Mandahl, which serves as a transfer station for trash that will eventually be hauled to the landfill in Bovoni. 

Read entire articleJul 24 2016 - 9:32pm
Coast Guard Suspends Search After Receiving Mayday Call

A brief radio distress call – a single, brief 'Mayday' – prompted an air and sea search north of St. Thomas, but the search was called off when no trace of a vessel in distress was found. 

Read entire articleJul 24 2016 - 12:42am
V.I. Divers Learn More Ways to Avoid the Bends

If a diver is forced to surface from a serious depth too fast, the best news she could hear is that a hyperbaric chamber is nearby. Virgin Islanders are fortunate to have one at the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas. 

Read entire articleJul 23 2016 - 9:43pm
Centennial Event Focuses on Pre-Columbian Virgin Islands

 St. John community members interested in learning more about how the upcoming 2017 transfer centennial is opening up new inquiry into Virgin Island history gathered at the St. John School of the Arts Thursday evening for a discussion of the territory’s pre-Columbian past.

 
Read entire articleJul 22 2016 - 10:45pm
WAPA: Propane Conversion to be Completed in October

The territory's long-awaited conversion to propane electrical generation will be completed in October, WAPA's interim Executive Director Julio Rhymer told the utility's governing board Thursday at its monthly meeting. 

Read entire articleJul 22 2016 - 7:12pm
Without Millions In New Funding, Wastewater, Landfill Operations Could Stop

The V.I. Waste Management Authority owes contractors upwards of $10 million for baling at St. Croix's Anguilla Landfill and for wastewater and, without more funding, operations at both may slow or stop. 

Read entire articleJul 22 2016 - 3:47am
Hacker Invades Delegate Stacey Plaskett's Privacy

Someone hacked into Delegate Stacey Plaskett's (D-VI) personal computer, stealing highly personal photos and videos and illegally posting them online. The postings, which were taken down, were reported in several outlets, including the political news magazine Politico. 

Read entire articleJul 22 2016 - 3:36am
Staff Shortage Feeds High Overtime At Bureau of Corrections

The Bureau of Corrections still has a serious shortage of corrections officers, which affects safety by reducing the ratio of inmates to guards and boosts overtime expenses, BOC Director Rick Mullgrav told senators Thursday. 

Read entire articleJul 22 2016 - 3:31am
Phone Service, Internet Interrupted in Downtown St. Thomas

Downtown Charlotte Amalie retailers were scrambling to conduct business Wednesday night and Thursday morning when their credit card machines could not connect and phone lines seemed to be disrupted for most retailers. 

Read entire articleJul 21 2016 - 10:13pm