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EPA Announces V.I. Environmental Champion Awards

As it does every year in conjunction with Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the winners of its Environmental Champion Awards. Until this year, they were called the Environmental Quality Awards.

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2015-04-24 21:02:40
Personnel Announces Results of GESC Health Insurance Board Election

The V.I. Division of Personnel, has announced the winners of the recent GESC Health Insurance Board for employee and retiree representatives on the Government Employees Service Commission (GESC) Group Health Insurance Board.

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2015-04-24 16:09:46
Watch Dogs Must be Independent

Why did a Senate panel hold in committee a bill that would provide greater autonomy and a guaranteed budget to the entity charged with stemming the flow of fraud, waste and abuse in the territory?

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2015-04-23 21:36:27
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2015 Carnival Village Opening Honors Cleve “Grapo” Turnbull

With the stage framed by pieces of his original artwork and a line-up of gleaming Volkswagen bugs in the background, this year’s Carnival Village paid tribute to the many passions of honoree Cleve “Grapo” Turnbull.

Read entire articleApr 25 2015 - 5:16am
WTJX Premieres Documentary about Virgin Islanders in the 2013 Kentucky Derby

Despite competition from the opening of St. Thomas's Carnival Village on Friday night, a small but enthusiastic crowd of sports fans turned out for the premiere of WTJX's documentary "The Dream: The Road to the Kentucky Derby" at the Win Mill sports bar at Crown Bay Marina.

Read entire articleApr 25 2015 - 5:59am
Frozen Vegetable and Smoothie Recall

Inventure Foods, a Georgia food distributor, issued a voluntary recall of its Fresh Frozen line of frozen vegetables and some varieties of its Jamba “At Home” line of smoothie ingredients after finding a food poisoning bacteria in its Georgia facilities, according to the V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.

Read entire articleApr 24 2015 - 11:33pm
Decertified United Way St. Croix Still Getting Contributions; Status Murky

United Way of St. Croix is no longer funding any of its former member agencies, but it has been accepting donations, and the island’s largest employer, the local government, is still turning over contributions made by government workers through payroll deductions.

Read entire articleApr 24 2015 - 10:50pm
EPA Announces V.I. Environmental Champion Awards

As it does every year in conjunction with Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the winners of its Environmental Champion Awards. Until this year, they were called the Environmental Quality Awards.

Read entire articleApr 24 2015 - 9:02pm
Legislation Would Give Prisoners Time Off for Advancing Educations

Prisoners sentenced to more than a year in prison will be able to get time off their sentences if they continue their educations, if a bill approved in the Rules and Judiciary Committee becomes law.

Read entire articleApr 23 2015 - 11:55pm
WAPA Representatives Explain Smart Metering

WAPA officials explained Thursday the advanced metering infrastructure being installed that will be operating on all three islands by the end of the year.

Read entire articleApr 23 2015 - 11:50pm
WAPA Board Approves $1.25 Million for Training and Software

The WAPA governing board met Thursday and approved expenditures for staff training and software for the maintenance departments after back-and-forth discussion between the board and staff.

Read entire articleApr 23 2015 - 11:17pm
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Nicole Roebuck Warner

For Virgin Islanders like  Nicole Roebuck Warner who grew up prior to the new millennium, there was a shared sense of connectedness and pride that instilled a confidence in their abilities. 

Read entire articleApr 23 2015 - 10:04pm
Mapp Nominates Four to PERB

Gov. Kenneth Mapp continued filling vacancies in the territory's boards and commissions this week, sending down four volunteers to the Public Employee Relations Board.

Read entire articleApr 23 2015 - 9:42pm