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Senate Digs into Pension, Budget Crises

Despite recent increases in pension contributions of some of the more recently hired, the system will still collapse by 2022 without "a huge influx" of cash, GERS officials told the Senate Finance Committee.

Gov. Kenneth Mapp Hosts U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, his wife, visited with Gov. Kenneth Mapp and senior staff Sunday, according to Government House.

Flowers, Fruit, Food at 44th Agriculture and Food Fair

The 44th Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S. Virgin Islands had something for everyone: food, friends, flowers, fruit and drink. And there were games, goats, fluffy chicks and fancy pigeons.

Rough Weather Causes Ferry to Hit Dock

Saturday’s rough seas caused a St. Thomas to St. John ferry to hit the Cruz Bay ferry dock around noon, Public Services Commission spokesman Lorna Nichols said Monday.

@Work: From Antiques to Latest Models, Aircraft Mechanic is Well Grounded

Aircraft have always fascinated Jay Lammering. But it’s not the romance of soaring high above the clouds that makes his heart take flight. It’s the knowledge, skill, grease and grunt labor that keep those babies up there.

WAPA Moving Forward with Tank Transport Monday

The move of a pair of 300-ton storage tanks from Crown Bay to their place above Krum Bay is now scheduled to take place Monday after being postponed Sunday due to heavy rains that hit St. Thomas over the weekend,

St. Thomas Takes Part in ‘One Billion Rising’

A small but stalwart group of dancers, drummers and voices turned out Saturday at Emancipation Garden as part of "One Billion Rising,” a worldwide mass plea to stop violence against women and girls.

WAPA and VITOL Postpone Planned Movement of Propane Tanks

The heavy rainfall of Friday night has caused WAPA to postpone Sunday’s planned movement of two of the ten mega storage tanks that will be put in service on St. Thomas.

Service Restored After Malfunction Knocks Out Power to More than 10,000

Electrical service was restored to five feeders on St. Thomas Saturday night, about four hours after generating unit 25 malfunctioned on a day that also saw isolated power outages caused by recent heavy rain.

75 Couples Attest They ‘Still Do’ at Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal

With their hands on each other’s hearts, about 75 couples on Saturday renewed the marriage vows they made years before.

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