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GERS Resumes Loans Intake Process

Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) reminds members that the Loans Intake Process resumes on Wednesday. Oct. 1.

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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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Get Involved VI Hosts Gubernatorial Forum at CAHS

Get Involved VI will host a non-partisan gubernatorial forum. Members of the community are invited to attend a public gubernatorial forum at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Charlotte Amalie High School auditorium.

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2014-10-01 04:31:02
The Bookworm: What Happens After We Die?

What allows me to recommend “Glimpsing Heaven” is that it doesn’t profess to have the definitive answer to “What happens after we die?”It leaves readers to draw their own informed conclusions.

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2014-10-01 00:40:25
Unclear Who Transports Dead Bodies on St. John

While the Justice Department said Monday that Emergency Medical Services would now transport dead bodies on St. John, the Health Department has a different take on the matter.

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2014-09-30 22:36:48
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CMS Report Details Patient-Harm Issues at JFL, Says Griffith Did Not Report Incidents To Board

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital management failed to report numerous 2014 and 2013 incidents in which patients were harmed to its governing board or territorial board for review, according to the CMS report.

Read entire articleSep 21 2014 - 2:09am
Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics aside, longtime tourism professional Alex Zozaya told the 2014 State of the Industry Conference.

Read entire articleSep 20 2014 - 10:29pm
USVI/BVI Friendship Day Set for October 17 and 18

Gov. John P. deJongh Jr. and First Lady Cecile deJongh will host the 2014 USVI/BVI Friendship Day on Oct. 17 and 18. This year, the U.S. Virgin Islands will host the main event in downtown Charlotte Amalie.

Read entire articleSep 19 2014 - 11:36pm
JFL Disputes CMS Decertification

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital Chief Executive Officer Kendall Griffith is contesting the decision by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to decertify the hospital, but during a news conference Friday he gave few details on CMS’ decision or plans to address it.

Read entire articleSep 19 2014 - 9:03pm
St. Thomas Man Shot to Death

A 52-year-old man was shot and killed Wednesday near the Bergs Home housing community, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Read entire articleSep 19 2014 - 6:32pm
St. John Rescue Stops Transporting Dead Bodies

St. John Rescue says they will stop transporting dead bodies because they have been operating without a contract from the government for the service they have provided since 2006.

 

Read entire articleSep 19 2014 - 4:35pm
Soccer Association of St. Thomas Region Schedules Men’s League

The USVI Soccer Association has scheduled the games for the St. Thomas Region Men's League. They will be played at the Paul E. Joseph Stadium.

Read entire articleSep 18 2014 - 11:13pm
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

Read entire articleSep 18 2014 - 10:31pm
CMS Cuts Off JFL Hospital from Medicare, Medicaid

Gov. Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital on St. Croix has lost its Centers for Medicaid and Medicare certification effective Oct. 9, cutting off a major source of revenue for the financially beleaguered hospital.

Read entire articleSep 18 2014 - 10:20pm
25 Years Since Hugo: What Has Been Learned?

On the 25th anniversary this week of Hurricane Hugo, people are remembering Hugo and the storm’s violent siblings, Marilyn and Luis. The talk in the Caribbean is also about how things have changed.

Read entire articleSep 18 2014 - 10:03pm