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From left, JFL housekeeping staff members Ernestine Burke, Carol Felix and Tilda Rougier. The three were among 202 hospital employees targeted for $900 checks donation from from Greater New York Hospitals Association on Wednesday.

Lowest-Earning JFL Employees Surprised by $900 Checks

A donation from the Greater New York Hospital Association singled out the Juan F. Luis Hospital's lowest paid workers in recognition of their selfless efforts to keep the hospital running in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Tutu Wellfield Superfund Site Cleanup

Previous industrial and commercial activities at the site contaminated the soil and groundwater with chlorinated volatile organic compounds. EPA’s proposed action expands and enhances the groundwater cleanup system that is currently operating at the site.
Schemdatic shows planned location of modular classrooms on the Charlotte Amalie High School athletic field. (Department of Education)

Putting Modulars on High School Athletic Field Angers Some

Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum told a Senate committee Wednesday that placing modular classroom for Addelita Cancryn Junior High School on Charlotte Amalie High School field was a controversial decision. Critics had harsher words for it.
From left, Angel Dawson, Jr., Albert Bryan, Jr. and Allison “Allie” Petrus take a unified stance in hopes of “bringing about a better future” for the territory.

Democrats Rally Behind Party Nominees Bryan and Roach

The primary election dealt an early defeat to freshman Senator-At-Large Brian Smith. Unofficial results from the Aug. 4 vote showed Smith running third to two other Democratic contenders.
The groundwater treatment plant at the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education Curriculum Center in St. Thomas. (EPA photo)

EPA Changes Cleanup Plan for Tutu Wellfield

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a changed cleanup plan at the Tutu Wellfield Superfund Site on St. Thomas, Wednesday. There will be a public meeting Aug. 23.
(Representational image from Indian Express)

Kickback Scheme Touched On St. Croix, St. Thomas and Puerto Rico Contracts

A contractor involved in energy savings performance contracts in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the mainland pleaded guilty to taking massive bribes or kickbacks from multiple contractors, including those working in the territory.
Members of the John’s Folly Institute’s summer camp posed at the Arts of Ages festival at the Annaberg sugar mill ruins.

Young and Old Meet Up at VINP Cultural Event

Day campers, seniors, tourists and community members enjoyed cultural displays and cool breezes Wednesday at a fair entitled, “Arts of the Ages,” sponsored by the Virgin Islands National Park.

USDA-WHIP Announces Natural Disaster Recovery Assistance for Farmers

Through the new Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP), eligible crops, trees, bushes or vines located in a county declared in a Presidential Emergency Disaster Declaration as a ‘primary county’ are eligible for assistance if the producer suffered a loss as a result of a 2017 hurricane or wildfire.
Shakeem Alcindor shows off his new uniform – of the University of North Texas. (Photo from Meangreensports.com)

Complex Grad Shakeem Alcindor Signs to Play with North Texas

St. Croix native Shakeem Alcindor was announced Saturday as the latest recruit for the University of North Texas Men’s Basketball team.
Gov. Juna F. Luis Memorial Hospital. (File photo)

Two JFL Employees Putting Their New Certifications to Work

Laura Laura Forbes and Jacintha Stephen recently received national certifications, and from nationally recognized healthcare improvement organizations and the training those certifications represent has already been put to work at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital on St Croix.

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