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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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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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VING Deploying 24 Soldiers to Afghanistan for Law and Order Mission

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) will deploy a detachment of military police next week. Yellow Ribbon Farewell Ceremonies are scheduled for the 661st Military Police Detachment on Oct. 18 on St. Thomas and on Oct. 20 on St. Croix.
The community is invited to attend.

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2014-10-17 05:20:03
Smalls Hopes New Ferries to Run by October’s End

Paperwork held up putting the Cruz Bay I and the Red Hook I ferries into permanent service, Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls said, but he’s hopeful they’ll be under way by the end of October.

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2014-10-17 00:28:41
WAPA Crew Helping Island of Anguilla with Electrical Restoration

WAPA crews have responded to a request for help from the Anguilla Electric Company Ltd. to help restore electrical service in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo.

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2014-10-17 00:26:44
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Health Department Preparing in Case Ebola Hits

The V.I. Health Department is getting ready in case Ebola arrives in the territory; however, there are no confirmed cases and there have been no patients admitted who are considered to be at high risk.

Read entire articleOct 7 2014 - 11:54pm
VIEDA Official Touts V.I. Business Incentives to Tax Advisors at National Symposium

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) recently participated in the Credits and Incentives Symposium in Virginia. The three-day symposium was hosted by the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, which brought together economic development practitioners from the United States and approximately 300 tax advisors from various companies.

Read entire articleOct 7 2014 - 10:44pm
Government Employees Advised of Additional Paycheck Deduction on Oct. 30

All active government employees who are members of the Government’s Health Insurance plan managed by Cigna are advised that on the Oct. 30th pay day, members will see an additional deduction on their checks for health insurance, which covers the difference between the Fiscal Year 2014 rate and the new Fiscal Year 2015 rates.

Read entire articleOct 7 2014 - 3:14pm
News Alert: CMS Gives Hospital Extension

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid granted an extension Tuesday to the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, giving the St. Croix health center more time to avoid decertification.

Read entire articleOct 7 2014 - 12:12pm
UVI Board Votes on Med School Locations

 he University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees authorized President David Hall to begin the development process of the School of Medicine’s simulation center on its St. Croix campus and the classroom building on the St. Thomas Campus, in a special meeting Monday.

Read entire articleOct 7 2014 - 8:52am
Gubernatorial and At-Large Senate Candidates Answer Voters’ Questions

Gubernatorial and at-large Senate candidates answered voters’ questions and offered opinions at the “Respect My Vote” forum Monday night at 2+2 Restaurant on St. Croix.

Read entire articleOct 7 2014 - 12:31am
OMB Objects to Some Budget Cuts

Budget Director Debra Gottlieb said a statement released Monday she has "grave concerns" about the Legislature's cuts to agencies that produce revenue or are under federal consent decrees.

Read entire articleOct 7 2014 - 12:26am
Undercurrents: Free Courses Tap into Rich Reserves of Community’s Seniors

This semester there are more than 100 seniors participating in the Senior Citizen Education Program at the University of the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleOct 6 2014 - 11:50pm
Paddle the Park Set for Nov. 2

The second annual Paddle the Park standup paddleboard race will be held on Nov. 2 at Maho Bay on St. John. Register before Oct. 24 to save on entry fees.

Read entire articleOct 6 2014 - 11:29pm
Results of 32nd Annual Founders’ Day 5K Released

The 32nd running of the St. Thomas Association of Roadrunners’ (STAR) Founders Day 5K took place on Sunday. Oct. 5. Juan Robles, who had inspired St. Thomas runners with his victory in June’s Olympic Day Run, came over from St. Croix again, challenged a strong field, and took the men’s division with a time of 16:45.

Read entire articleOct 6 2014 - 2:35pm