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VIEDA and Subsidiaries Hold Governing Board Decision Meeting Oct. 24

The V.I. Economic Development Authority, along with its subsidiaries -- the Economic Development Commission and the Economic Development Bank, will…

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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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WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
Philanthropist Peter Gruber Dies

Peter Gruber, a businessman who donated generously to various entities in the Virgin Islands and around the world, died Saturday after a long illness, with his wife Patricia at his side

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2014-10-22 23:17:02
Ferry and Sailboat Collide Near Red Hook

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between Varlack Venture’s ferry, Capitol Venture, and the 65-foot sailboat New Horizons. The collision occurred Wednesday, according to the Coast Guard.

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2014-10-22 22:25:56
News — St. Thomas
Territory on Hurricane Watch as Gonzalo Strengthens

At the 5 p.m. update, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the tropical storm warning in effect for the Virgin Islands to a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch as Gonzalo gains strength.

Read entire articleOct 12 2014 - 5:54pm
Education Expo Showcases Student Accomplishments, Initiatives

The district's fourth annual eSIP Expo gave students and schools a chance to talk to parents and community members about their plans and highlighting ongoing initiatives.

Read entire articleOct 12 2014 - 4:55pm
Territory on Tropical Storm Watch as Gonzalo Bears Down

The low-pressure area headed toward the Virgin Islands early Sunday grew rapidly into Tropical Storm Gonzalo by a 1:30 p.m. update. The territory is now on a tropical storm watch.

Read entire articleOct 12 2014 - 3:03pm
System Bringing Bad Weather to V.I. Monday

A low pressure system located 533 miles to the east of St. Thomas at 8 a.m. Sunday is expected to bring bad weather and possibly a tropical depression to the territory starting Monday afternoon.

Read entire articleOct 12 2014 - 12:02pm
Volunteers Clean East End Beaches

More than 40 volunteers gathered on the east end of St. Thomas Saturday morning to take part in a worldwide event – cleaning the world's shorelines one beach at a time.

Read entire articleOct 12 2014 - 1:59am
Parade Celebrates Friendship Between V.I., Puerto Rico

A Latin beat heated up the streets of Christiansted Saturday morning as the annual Virgin Islands Puerto Rico Friendship Parade celebrated 50 years of unity.

Read entire articleOct 12 2014 - 12:53am
Tsunami Warning Program Holds Workshops for Boaters

The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA), in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program, will host two tsunami workshops designed specifically to educate the V.I. maritime community on what they need to know about tsunamis.

Read entire articleOct 11 2014 - 1:18pm
Joint Elections Board’s Hands Tied on Early Voting

The Joint Board of Elections met on St. Thomas Friday to finalize the dates for early voting, which is supposed to begin in less than two weeks, but with a key amendment still waiting to be signed into law, their hands were tied.

Read entire articleOct 11 2014 - 3:15am
The Raymix Shocks the Positive Vibes 4-0

The two-time St. Thomas Region's defending champions, the Positive Vibes, suffered a shocking 4-0 defeat by the Raymix Thursday night at the Lionel Roberts Stadium.

Read entire articleOct 10 2014 - 11:37pm
DeJongh Criticizes JFL Leadership, Says It’s Time for Action

Gov. John deJongh Jr. criticized Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital leadership in a statement Friday for wasting time at their recent board meeting arguing the semantics of how their plan was rejected instead of dealing with pressing hospital oversight and tightening operations.

Read entire articleOct 10 2014 - 11:08pm