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V.I. Department of Education Awarded $745,384 in Funding

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Education $745,384 to improve behavioral outcomes and learning…

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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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V.I. Department of Education Awarded $745,384 in Funding

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Education $745,384 to improve behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for students.

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2014-09-22 23:42:17
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.

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2014-09-21 02:09:30
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.

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2014-09-20 22:29:44
News — St. Thomas
Governor Calls, Cancels Hovensa Press Conference

A press conference to discuss the sales process of the shuttered Hovensa refinery on St. Croix was called for Monday afternoon, then canceled, by Government House. Gov. John deJongh was to have provided an update on the Hovensa sales process.

Read entire articleSep 8 2014 - 3:47pm
On Island Profile: The Man Behind the Voice

Douglas Dick, aka Doug Lewis, has had no trouble playing a dual role for most of his adult life – the dedicated advocate and prosecutor in his day job, and the community-minded, music-loving disc jockey evenings or weekends.

Read entire articleSep 7 2014 - 10:48pm
Reading Challenge Deadline is Tuesday

Government House reminded students who participated in the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge that the deadline to submit the tracking sheets is Tuesday.

Read entire articleSep 6 2014 - 10:07pm
Hansen Off General Election Ballot for Now

Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes says a court order mandated Sen. Alicia Hansen’s name off the ballot, so despite the governor’s pardon, a new court order is needed to get her back on the ballot.

Read entire articleSep 5 2014 - 11:15pm
Feds Release $165 Million in V.I. Rum Taxes — But It's All Spoken For

The territory is set to get much needed rum cover over funds from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, but it's all headed straight to the government's operating budget and debt service.

Read entire articleSep 5 2014 - 10:37pm
DeJongh Sets 2013 Property Tax Due Dates

Property taxes for 2013 are due on Oct. 6 and unpaid bills will be considered delinquent after Dec. 6, according to an executive order issued by Gov. John deJongh Jr.

Read entire articleSep 5 2014 - 10:09pm
V.I. Students Take First and Second Place in Congressional Essay Contest

A St. Thomas student won first place and a St. Croix student won second place in the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Essay Contest, announced Delegate Donna M. Christensen.

Read entire articleSep 5 2014 - 9:36pm
Health Department: Spike in Mosquito-borne Chikungunya Virus

An additional five cases of chikungunya have been reported in the last week in the St. Thomas-St. John district, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 30.

Read entire articleSep 5 2014 - 7:07pm
VIPA Receives $4.9 Million Federal Grant for Airport Projects

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) has received a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund projects at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (HERA) on St. Croix and the Cyril E. King Airport (CEKA) on St. Thomas.

Read entire articleSep 5 2014 - 2:43pm
Man Shot to Death in Oswald Harris Court

The body of 26-year-old Keithroy Caines was found Thursday morning in an apartment in Oswald Harris Court. It was the 15th homicide on St. Thomas since the beginning of the year.

Read entire articleSep 4 2014 - 11:08pm