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VIPA Issues Advisory to Drivers Using CEKA Airport Road

Motorists are advised to exercise caution when traversing the Cyril E. King Airport Road due to ongoing road repairs.

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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 January 17-20

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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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
Democatic Party State Chairwoman Calls for Senator Elect to be Seated in Legislature

The Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands is concerned that more than one week after the 32nd Legislature has been sworn in, the seventh St. Thomas seat remains vacant.

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2017-01-20 17:42:32
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Senate Minority Hashes Out Proposed Sin Taxes; Looks at Territory’s Financial Needs

Calling themselves the “People’s Voice Coalition,” members of the Senate’s minority met Friday to formally organize and sound off on issues, including the government’s finances.

Read entire articleJan 20 2017 - 10:26pm
WAPA Working on Water Monday in Anna's Retreat

The V.I. Water and Power Authority is extending drinking water service to Anna's Retreat Heights on St. Thomas on Monday, according to the utility.

Read entire articleJan 20 2017 - 7:59pm
VIPA Working on Cyril E. King Airport Road

The V.I. Port Authority is asking motorists to be cautious driving the Cyril E. King Airport road because Public Works road repairs began Friday.

Read entire articleJan 20 2017 - 7:57pm
Magens Bay Authority Discusses Access Road Safety

On Friday morning board members of the Magens Bay Authority met for the first monthly meeting of the year to discuss safety issues concerning the beach’s access road.

Read entire articleJan 20 2017 - 7:41pm
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

Read entire articleJan 20 2017 - 7:28pm
Family Resource Center Honors Peacemakers Paula Edwards and Shaun Pennington

Attendees of the Family Resource Center’s Peacemaker gala were inspired by the long-term efforts of Paula Edwards and Shaun Pennington to make the Virgin Islands a safer and more just place to live.

Read entire articleJan 20 2017 - 6:31pm
Calling for Tax Increases, Fitch Downgrades USVI Bonds Again

The Fitch ratings agency downgraded existing and potential new USVI bonds yet again on Tuesday. All three ratings agencies: Fitch, Moody's, and Standard and Poor all downgraded the territory in 2016,

Read entire articleJan 19 2017 - 11:12pm
What Do Virgin Islanders Think about Climate Change and Global Warming?

Climate change is an important issue to the U.S. Virgin Islands and a new online survey gives residents an opportunity to share their opinions.

Read entire articleJan 19 2017 - 10:57pm
No Details Yet in Search for New VIPA Director

In its first meeting since deciding to fire former Executive Director Carlton Dowe, the V.I. Port Authority board briefly addressed the need to begin searching for a new agency head on Wednesday.

Read entire articleJan 18 2017 - 10:50pm
Suspect in 2016 Castle Coakley Homicide Returned to Territory

Isaiah D. Rodgers, 28, was returned to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Rodgers was extradited on a charge of murder in the first-degree in a March 2016 homicide in Estate Castle Coakley.

Read entire articleJan 18 2017 - 10:16pm