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New Education Commissioner, Personnel Director Approved in Committee

The Rules and Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to send on for approval Gov. Kenneth Mapp's nominees for personnel director and Education commissioner.

Antilles, Montessori Earn Top Spots at St. Thomas-St. John Mathcounts Competition

Antilles School’s mathletes took the award for top team at the St. Thomas-St. John District Mathcounts competition, but VIMSIA eighth-grader Axel Bartsch won the individual competition.

BIZVI Owner Claims Defamation, Plans Lawsuit Against Government

The owner of a company fighting with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles over its contract to upgrade drivers licenses is threatening to sue the acting BMV director for defamation.

Vendors’ Plaza Tenants All Have Lifetime Leases, Says DLCA

St. Thomas' vendors plaza tenants hold lifetime tenancy, and absentee vendors sublet for many times the rate they pay the government in a 'ridiculous' system.

Mapp Announces 11 More Commission and Board Appointments

Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced almost a dozen new board and commission nominees and appointments Wednesday, filling empty and expired seats and putting his mark on the landscape of myriad V.I. volunteer government boards.

Crime Stoppers on Campus

Crime Stoppers wishes to show that a proactive, not reactive, approach to a safer school environment is more cost-effective, financially and emotionally.

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.

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