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VIEDA, EDC Schedule Governing Board Decision Meeting for Nov. 24

The V.I. Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), along with its subsidiary the Economic Development Commission (EDC), will hold a Governing Board…

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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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Gerards Shooting for Gold

Ned and Karen Gerard have targeted gold in the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games underway in Veracruz, Mexico.

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2014-11-21 19:09:39
The Bookworm: “H2O” is Not All Wet

While this is an excellent book for teens ages 14 and up, I think adults will enjoy it too. Don’t walk past it, if you’re a fan of post-Apocalyptic novels, because “H2O” is definitely not all wet.

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2014-11-20 23:03:13
Unofficial Results Show Mapp is New Governor

Elections System officials posted by 10 p.m. that unofficial results showed gubernatorial candidate Kenneth Mapp had won the runoff with 15,268 votes to opponent Donna Christensen's 8,573.

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2014-11-18 23:09:00
News — St. Thomas
Planned Mandahl Bay Development to Provide 700-Plus Jobs

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Mandahl Bay Holdings officially signed agreements that would facilitate the construction of the territory's first new hotel development project in 20 years.

Read entire articleNov 7 2014 - 12:34am
Stand-Up Paddle Board Race Competitors Enjoy Day in the Sun

The second annual stand-up paddleboard race, Friends Paddle the Park, was held on Sunday, Nov. 2. Spirits were high as paddlers gathered at picturesque Maho Bay to paddle in celebration of the Virgin Islands National Park’s beautiful beaches and waters.

Read entire articleNov 6 2014 - 1:10am
Carlos Aguilar Match Race Canceled for 2014

The Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA) has announced the cancellation of the 2014 Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR). Plans are underway to resume it in 2015. This renowned regatta has welcomed the world’s top men’s and women’s match racers and has been held for the past six years in late November/early December.

Read entire articleNov 6 2014 - 1:04am
Christensen Edges Ahead of Mapp in St. Thomas Voting

Donna Christensen took a slim lead in St. Thomas voting over Kenneth Mapp Wednesday night in the race for V.I. governor, making a runoff between the two more likely.

Read entire articleNov 6 2014 - 12:29am
Too Many Uncounted Ballots to Call Gubernatorial Runoff

Nearly 24 hours after polls closed Tuesday, officials had not yet determined whether there will be a runoff election between Kenneth Mapp and Donna Christensen in the gubernatorial race. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday  far too many outstanding, uncounted ballots remained.

Read entire articleNov 5 2014 - 5:21pm
Plaskett to Congress; Mapp, Christensen May Be Headed to Runoff

Democrat Stacey Plaskett won the race to be delegate to Congress. Independents Kenneth Mapp and Osbert Potter were ahead in the governor's race as of 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Read entire articleNov 5 2014 - 4:02am
Residents Exercise Right to Vote Despite Weather, Controversies

Despite torrential downpours, thunder, lightning and even a few earth tremors in the territory Tuesday, not to mention controversies regarding voting machines and candidates, residents got out to vote.

Read entire articleNov 5 2014 - 1:07am
Queen Conch Fails to Make Endangered Species List

After evaluating WildEarth Guardians’ request to list the queen conch on the Endangered Species List, the Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declined to do so.

Read entire articleNov 5 2014 - 1:06am
Antilles School’s Colin Brego Wins Silver at Cressy Cup

Colin Brego is an Antilles School junior who placed second over the weekend at the Cressy Singlehanded National Championship in Bellingham, Wa. He represented the Antilles team at this pinnacle event, which pitted the top 18 laser sailors from high schools all over the nation against each other in a race for the prestigious title.

Read entire articleNov 4 2014 - 7:29pm
V.I. Voters Frustrated with New Voting Machine Controversies

Virgin Island voters throughout the territory were angry and frustrated Monday, not just with last-minute ballot and voting machine problems, but also with court cases, melee and an unresponsive government.

Read entire articleNov 3 2014 - 11:49pm