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June 23, 2017

U.S. Virgin Islands

V.I. Moves To Dismiss Condo Fee Suits For Lack of Claim

Source: St. John Source Ron De Lugo Federal Courthouse The V.I. government filed motions Thursday to dismiss two condominium group lawsuits over new condo user fees, arguing the plaintiffs fail to make a legally plausible claim. In question is whether a new $25 per day of occupancy fees on timeshare units in the territory…

Hearing on Centennial Commission’s Expenses Lacks Specifics

Source: St. John Source Staff and commission members of the V.I. Transfer Centennial Commission testified Wednesday evening before a Senate committee, but offered few specifics regarding money the body has spent marking the 100th anniversary of the transfer of the territory to the U.S.. Some senators on the Committee on Workforce Development, Consumer Affairs,…

Ag sets Oct. 1 Deadline to Apply for Farm Tax Exemption

Source: St. John Source Local produce at Jackson Farm Stand on St. Croix (Bill Kossler photo) Property owners who use their land to grow and sell produce or for other types of farming can get a property tax exemption and the application period for the exemption is now open. The annual application period runs…

Notice of Request for Public Comment: Interim Final Rules

Source: St. John Source NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AUTHORITY TO ISSUE REGULATIONS: The Office of the Lieutenant Governor has broad regulatory authority to issue rules and regulations related to the oversight of exempt companies. The Office of the Lieutenant Governor is publishing these Interim Final Rules pursuant to its authority as set…

Campaign Disclosure Reports Due on June 30

Source: St. John Source Supervisor Caroling F. Fawkes advises candidates and political Committees that Virgin Islands law dictates that June 30 is the deadline for campaign disclosure reports. “The June 30, 2017, disclosure must be submitted to the Office of the Supervisor of Elections no later than July 18, 2017,” said Supervisor Fawkes. If…

Viya Announces Changes to Its Channel Line-Up

Source: St. John Source Viya, the Virgin Islands’ premier communications and entertainment provider, recently received official notification that two cable TV channels currently on its lineup are being discontinued within the next few weeks. The Esquire Channel, which is featured in the Variety Pak on Channel 302, will be discontinued, effective June 28. Universal…

viNGN‐SOLICITATION‐2017‐635

Source: St. John Source VIRGIN ISLANDS NEXT GENERATION NETWORK viNGN‐SOLICITATION‐2017‐635 ****************************************** Invitation for Bids for Trenching for Yacht Haven Grande Bidders may pick up a hard copy of the IFB package containing specifications and other requirements relating to this solicitation at viNGN, No 3 King Cross Street, Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands 00820, or at…

DOH Promotes Healthy Families Through Nurse/Family Partnership

Source: St. John Source Graduates and staff of the V.I. Nurse/Family Partnership The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) celebrated four families in June during a graduation for those who took part in the V.I. Nurse/Family Partnership (NFP). The mothers, fathers and children all received gifts, a catered lunch and other treats. The annual graduation…

Former BMV Officials and BIZVI Owner Arrested For RealID Fraud

Source: St. John Source   Attorney General Claude Walker at a recent senate hearing (photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature) Syed Gilani, owner of BIZVI, Jerris Brown the former Director of the Virgin Island Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and Gregory Christian former Project Manager at the BMV have all been arrested…

With Three New Coaches, UVI Athletics Solidifies Goals

Source: St. John Source From left, UVI President David Hall, new men’s basketball coach Jeff Jones, UVI Athletic Director Wilberto Ramos and UVI soccer coach Charles Long. (Photo © Aisha-Zakiya Boyd) Boosted by the addition of three new full-time coaches, the University of the Virgin Islands Athletic Director Wilberto Ramos said Monday that he…

IFB021DPPT17(S)

Source: St. John Source  INVITATION FOR BIDS Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31, Virgin Islands Code, request sealed bids in QUINTUPLICATE (1 original and 4 copies) for the following: IFB021DPPT17(S) – Qualified contractors to furnish all labor and supplies necessary to provide Generator Maintenance and Service to the Department of Property and Procurement at…

Mitchell Callahan Wins 25th International Optimist Regatta

Source: St. John Source Mitchell Callahan, from Cape Coral, Fla., wins 2017 International Optimist Regatta (Credit: Dean Barnes) Mitchell Callahan was in a sweet spot heading into the third and final day of racing at the 25th International Optimist Regatta (IOR). The 14-year-old sailor from Cape Coral, Fla. was sitting pretty at five points…

Bank of America, NA, Plaintiff, v. Dawn E. Prosser, Jeffrey J. Prosser, et al., Defendants

Source: St. John Source IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. CROIX BANK OF AMERICA, NA, A NATIONAL BANKING   ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY     MERGER TO MERRILL LYNCH CREDIT                        CORPORATION,                                                                                                   …

Virtue of the Week: Enthusiasm

Source: St. John Source Enthusiasm is being cheerful, happy and full of spirit. It is doing something wholeheartedly and eagerly. When you are enthusiastic, you have a positive attitude. Enthusiasm is being inspired. You are practicing enthusiasm when you: – Smile, laugh and enjoy what you do – Look forward to something eagerly –…

Annual Sports Banquet for Youth Postponed Until Fall

Source: St. John Source The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Division of Sports and Physical Education has announced that its annual sports banquet, traditionally held in the St. Thomas-St. John District at the end of the school year, has been postponed until the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. A date will be announced.…

Beach Advisory for June 12-16

Source: St. John Source The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following: DPNR performed…

Drive Green VI Nissan to Host Next Business After Hours

Source: St. John Source Drive Green VI Nissan will host the next St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 22, at The Drive Green VI next to Budget Rent-A-Car across from the car wash. Drive Green VI was founded to provide efficiency and solutions to the costly…

USVIEDA Governing Board to Continue Meeting From May 18

Source: St. John Source All interested persons are hereby notified that the U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) will convene a board meeting on Thursday, June 22. It will be held to dispose of pending matters from the USVIEDA meeting originally scheduled for May 18, which was recessed and continued. A meeting of…

Horse Racing Anti-Doping, Commission Bills Move Forward

Source: St. John Source Sen. Kurt Vialet chairs Wednesday’s Finance Committee hearing. (Photo provided by the V.I. Legislature).   Bills setting new anti-doping regulations for horse racing and consolidating the two territorial horse racing commissions into a single commission moved forward in the Senate Thursday. Senators considered the bills during a special session in…

Pistarckle Theater’s MusicFest for KidZ Set for June 25

Source: St. John Source Pistarckle Theater’s MusicFest for KidZ is a first-time event that will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 25, in the courtyard at Tillett Gardens, 4126 Anna’s Retreat. The fun, family-friendly event will feature a dozen popular island musicians playing original compositions, including performances by Jake Bradley,…

AARP, DHS to Screen ‘Wonder Woman’ for Senior Citizens

Source: St. John Source AARP Virgin Islands and the V.I. Department of Human Services’ Senior Citizens Affairs are joining to host a free screening of “Wonder Woman” at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 22.  The movie will be shown at the Caribbean Cinemas in USVI Market Square East.  All AARP VI members from St. Thomas…

Hearing Scheduled to Decide on Empty Senate Seat

Source: St. John Source Senate President Myron Jackson said Thursday from Denmark that he is working with his colleagues to schedule a hearing on the Senate vacancy but as yet nothing has been set. (File photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature) *Updated – See Editor’s Note* A decision handed down last…

St. John Festival Shifts into High Gear

Source: St. John Source With the festival food sale and the Pan-O-Rama steel band showcase passed, St. John is gearing up for the remainder of its Festival 2017 events. This year’s Festival theme is “The Present and Past in Ways Never Foreseen.” Events scheduled for the Festival are: – On Saturday, June 17, the…

V.I. Native Takes Command of Navy’s Newest Combat Ship

Source: St. John Source Adm. William Moran, right, turns over command of the littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords to Cmdr. Keith Woodley Saturday in Galveston, Texas. U.S. Navy Cmdr. Keith Woodley, a native of St. Thomas, took command Saturday of USS Gabrielle Giffords, the Navy’s newest shoreline combat ship. The Navy commissioned the…

Potter Voices Objection to Confederate Flag at Charity Event

Source: St. John Source The day before Flag Day is celebrated nationwide, the acting governor of the Virgin Islands said one particular flag deserved no celebration. Lt. Gov. Osbert E. Potter, acting as governor while Gov. Kenneth Mapp is out of the territory, on Tuesday denounced an incident that occurred on Sunday at Brewers…

V.I. Murder Suspect Arrested in Texas

Source: St. John Source Currup Williams (Jail photo) A 43 year old St. Thomas man wanted on murder charges has been arrested Wednesday in the state of Texas. Currup Williams was taken into custody Wednesday morning based on outstanding warrants from the Virgin Islands charging him with first degree murder, first and third degree…

Public Auction: Notice to Property Lien Holders

Source: St. John Source GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OFFICE OF THE TAX COLLECTOR NOTICE TO LIEN HOLDERS TO:           PROPERTY LIEN HOLDERS FROM:     OFFICE OF THE TAX COLLECTOR DATE:      JUNE 13, 2017 Please be advised that pursuant to…

Labor Department Seeking Former Triangle Employee Manuel Coto

Source: St. John Source Commissioner of Labor Catherine A. Hendry is seeking former Triangle employee Manuel A. Coto.  The former Triangle employee completed a Virgin Islands Plant Closing Severance Claim Form prior to Feb. 12, 2015, and must immediately report to Commissioner Hendry at the Virgin Islands Department of Labor, 4401 Sion Farm, Christiansted,…

GERS Schedules Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop

Source: St. John Source The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) invites its members to participate in a pre-retirement planning workshop that will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, in the second-floor training room in the GERS Complex. The complex is located at 3438 Kronprindsens Gade, St. Thomas. Participants will…

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Bill Moves Forward

Source: St. John Source Sen. Sammuel Sanes during a recent legislative session.(photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature) Sen. Sammuel Sanes (D-STX), the bill’s sponsor said the disease kills too many people and that too many people wait too long to get checked because the topic is awkward. “I wanted to establish…

Mosler Running for Governor?

Source: St. John Source First, to all the USVI graduates from the elementary schools, the high schools and UVI, and to all of you in the numerous shools, colleges and universities throughout the US and the globe- congrats!!! Next, this is the second of my proposals that I will be working on should I…

Cancer Support V.I. to Host Oncologist Dr. Petra Ketterl

Source: St. John Source Cancer Support VI, sponsored by International Capital & Management Company (ICMC), has announced the next free presentation by Dr. Petra Ketterl, MD, medical oncologist from Progressive Medical Center in Atlanta. She will discuss “Cancer won’t get the best of me.” This free lecture will be held at noon, Wednesday, July…

Potter In Charge With Mapp Out of Territory

Source: St. John Source Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter will serve as acting governor from June 10 to 17, when Gov. Kenneth Mapp travels out of the territory to attend the National Governors Association’s Education Symposium and associated meetings. Mapp is scheduled to return June 17. Link: Potter In Charge With Mapp Out of

The V.I. Budget Crisis, Part 10: Chronic Overtime

Source: St. John Source Is there room to cut bloat in the V.I. government to help fill its crippling structural deficit? Most large government agencies are starved for funds, not overfunded. But if we look closer, there may be room for surgical cuts that can move the deficit in the right direction and set…

Airbnb Collecting Taxes for Virgin Islands

Source: St. John Source What jumps out at the person looking at the Airbnb website for the U.S. Virgin Islands is how inexpensive accommodations can be. What one doesn’t see is the added costs of local taxes. This could be a problem, according to Kathy Tiddard, owner Caribbean Breeze Apartments and Vacation Homes. She…

Plaskett and Congressional Caribbean Caucus Talk Trump Issues

Source: St. John Source V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett and panel members at a June 8 Congressional Caribbean Caucus briefing (Photo provided by Plaskett’s office) Delegate Stacey Plaskett and the Congressional Caribbean Caucus hosted a briefing recently regarding the issues facing the Trump Administration in the Caribbean region. Members and audience participants discussed…

Hershey Foreign Sales Corporation

Source: St. John Source GOVERNMENT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OF THE UNITED STATES Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI 00802 —————–0—————- CD-0012-2017 CERTIFICATE OF DISSOLUTION It being within the province of my office, I, the undersigned Osbert E. Potter, Lieutenant Governor of the Virgin Islands, being satisfied by due proof, hereby certify that consent by…

Astronomers Describe Major Space Discoveries at UVI Lecture

Source: St. John Source Alberto Sesana of the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom lectures on gravitational waves at UVI on St. Thomas as a part of an international astronomy conference. Astronomers used computer simulations and tennis ball juggling demonstrations to bring Albert Einstein’s latest-proven theory to life Thursday during a public lecture…

Virtue of the Week: Generosity

Source: St. John Source Generosity is giving and sharing.  You share freely, not with the idea of receiving something in return.  You find ways to give others happiness, and give just for the joy of giving.  Generosity is one of the best ways to show love and friendship. You are practicing service when you:…

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Source: St. John Source 32nd Legislature of the Virgin Islands Senate Calendar Week Beginning June 12  Monday, June 12 No committees will meet today. Tuesday, June 13 10 a.m. Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix Agenda The committee has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony…

Let’s Build a Traditional City and Make a Profit

Source: St. John Source The model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling WordPress underwear in the brand latest Perfectly Fit campaign, which was shot by Lachian Bailey. It was such a surreal moment cried she admitted. The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to…

Beach Advisory for June 5-9

Source: St. John Source | Beach Advisory for June 5-9 The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public

Soccer Association to Host Combined Grassroots Program Festivals

Source: St. John Source | Soccer Association to Host Combined Grassroots Program Festivals USVI Soccer Association will host a combined Grassroots Festival at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 10, at St. Thomas UVI Soccer Field. The St. Croix, Smith Bay and UVI Grassroots programs will attend. This end of season festival rewards the players, parents/guardians and

The Bank of Nova Scotia, Plaintiff, v. Bacchus Bay, LLC, a U.S. Virgin Islands Limited Liability Company, et al., Defendants

Source: St. John Source | The Bank of Nova Scotia, Plaintiff, v. Bacchus Bay, LLC, a U.S. Virgin Islands Limited Liability Company, et al., Defendants IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA,                                                            

Viya Advises Public of Emergency Preparedness Steps

Source: St. John Source | Viya Advises Public of Emergency Preparedness Steps Viya advises the public that in the event of a severe storm, hurricane, natural or man-made disaster, it is important that people tune in to local radio and television stations to stay abreast of weather conditions and updates from the company. Chief Executive

Reflections: Senators Honor Bingley Richardson

Source: St. John Source | Reflections: Senators Honor Bingley Richardson Jason Meade blows a call on a conch Thursday to open the memorial for Bingley Richardson. Members of the 32nd Legislature, led by Senate President Myron Jackson, hosted “Reflections” a memorial dedicated to honoring Bingley G. Richardson, president of the 20th Legislature, who died May

UVICELL Offers Human Resources Certification Courses

Source: St. John Source | UVICELL Offers Human Resources Certification Courses The “Introductory Course — Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) Certification Prep” is the first HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey. It provides a knowledge of foundational human resources, is a perfect certification to help fast-track career

It’s Time for Us to Start Building Stronger Children

Source: St. John Source | It’s Time for Us to Start Building Stronger Children It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. —Frederick Douglass In the wake of clusters of violence across the territory, public outcry peaks – we are shocked and saddened by “what has happened to our islands.” When

RFP-019-2017 (P)

Source: St. John Source | RFP-019-2017 (P) Request for Proposal: RFP-019-2017 (P) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands, Department of Public Works is requesting proposals from qualified firm/s or individual/s for the Veterans Drive Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Project in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin

Magda M. Smith Presents Biography of V.I. Artist Albert E. Daniel

Source: St. John Source | Magda M. Smith Presents Biography of V.I. Artist Albert E. Daniel Magda M. Smith, former executive director of the Virgin Islands Humanities Council, has announced the publication of her book “Never Had a Lesson in My Life, Albert E. Daniel, Dean of Virgin Islands Painting and Sculpture.” The public is

STT Astrophysics Conference To Look At Black Hole Collisions

Source: St. John Source | STT Astrophysics Conference To Look At Black Hole Collisions Black holes merging (Illustration by Aurore Simonnet at Sonoma State University, via www.apod.com) The University of the Virgin Islands is hosting a conference on astrophysics this week, looking at the newly-confirmed existence of gravitational waves sent across the universe when two

Public Auction: Real Properties

Source: St. John Source | Public Auction: Real Properties GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OFFICE OF THE TAX COLLECTOR ADVERTISEMENT OF AUCTION SALE In compliance with Title 33, Chapter 89, Virgin Islands Code, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Office of the Tax Collector, will sell at public

Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament to Happen on July 16

Source: St. John Source | Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament to Happen on July 16 enjoying the Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament in 2016 The Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament, scheduled for July 16 at Hull Bay Hideaway, St. Thomas, is one of the top 10 destinations worldwide to commemorate the French National Day, according to online travel

Holding Company Law Would Subject Affiliates To Regulation

Source: St. John Source | Holding Company Law Would Subject Affiliates To Regulation Division of Banking and Insurance Director Gwendolyn Hall Brady (Photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature) The territory will be closer to compliance with National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ expectations and will regulate holding companies in the same way as

2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book Highlights Gains for U.S. Children

Source: St. John Source | 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book Highlights Gains for U.S. Children The Annie E. Casey Foundation is urging state and federal policymakers not to backtrack on gains made in improving health and well-being outcomes for children across the United States. These improvements are noted in the just-released “2017 KIDS COUNT Data

IFB017DPWC17(C)

Source: St. John Source | IFB017DPWC17(C) Invitation for Bid No: IFB017DPWC17(C) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) for Sion Valley Road Pavement Rehabilitation and Drainage Improvements, St. Croix. Bids will be received by the Department of Property and

IFB016DOEC17(C)

Source: St. John Source | IFB016DOEC17(C) Invitation for Bid No: IFB016DOEC17(C) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) to provide Roof & General Building Repairs to the Ricardo Richards Elementary Schools in the St. Croix District. Bids will be

IFB015DPNRC17(C)

Source: St. John Source | IFB015DPNRC17(C) Invitation for Bid No: IFB015DPNRC17(C) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) for the Construction Contracting Services for the Frederiksted Boat Access Project, St. Croix. Bids will be received by the Department of

IFB014DPWC17(C)

Source: St. John Source | IFB014DPWC17(C) Invitation for Bid No: IFB014DPWC17(C) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) for the Road Repairs at Estate Catherine Rest, Christiansted, St. Croix. Bids will be received by the Department of Property and

Zero Tolerance Basketball Summer League Schedules June Games

Source: St. John Source | Zero Tolerance Basketball Summer League Schedules June Games Zero Tolerance Basketball (ZTB) Summer League for ages 9-12, 13-15 and 16-18 Summer League 2017 Sponsors: USVI Government, West Indies Corp. and FirstBank (VI)                                     TEAMS             Ages 9-12                      Ages 13-15                        Ages 16-18             Jah Youths                   Jah Youths                        Jah Youths

The V.I. Budget Crisis: Part 9, Hyperactive Legislating

Source: St. John Source | The V.I. Budget Crisis: Part 9, Hyperactive Legislating The Legislature building on St. Croix (Susan Ellis photo) Is there room to cut bloat in the V.I. government to help fill its crippling structural deficit? Most large government agencies are starved for funds, not overfunded. But if we look closer, there

UVI’s Etelman Observatory Plans 3 Events for June 8-14

Source: St. John Source | UVI’s Etelman Observatory Plans 3 Events for June 8-14 This week, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and Etelman Observatory will host its first international astronomy conference on St. Thomas. The focus will be a discussion of the exciting detections of gravitational radiation over the past 18 months, which

What Voters Should Know About V.I. Law and Nomination Process

Source: St. John Source | What Voters Should Know About V.I. Law and Nomination Process Widespread discussions concerning the role of the Election System of the Virgin Islands (ESVI) in allowing candidates’ names to appear on the ballot have occurred over the airwaves and wherever concerned citizens have gathered since September 2014. As dedicated public

Women Race Brings out Community for a Cause

Source: St. John Source | Women Race Brings out Community for a Cause Runners warm up before the race. (Photo by Marina Ricci) A diverse population came out Sunday, a very hot St. Croix June day, to take part in the 33rd annual Women Race, an event organized St. Croix Women’s Coalition to benefit the

Virtue of the Week: Service

Source: St. John Source | Virtue of the Week: Service Service is giving to others, making a difference in their lives. You consider their needs as important as your own. Be helpful without waiting to be asked. Do you perform every job with excellence? When you act with a spirit of service, you can change

Mobile Lab Increases viNGN Connections With Local Providers

Source: St. John Source | Mobile Lab Increases viNGN Connections With Local Providers The number of local Internet service providers working the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network – known as viNGN – has increased, providing residences, businesses and government agencies with access to the company’s broadband network, viNGN officials said recently. At its company board

Sugar Bay Resort & Spa to Host Next Business After Hours

Source: St. John Source | Sugar Bay Resort & Spa to Host Next Business After Hours Sugar Bay Resort & Spa will host the next St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 8, at The Garden Terrace next to the Ballroom at the Sugar Bay Resort & Spa.

Division of Corporations and Trademarks to Close for One Day

Source: St. John Source | Division of Corporations and Trademarks to Close for One Day The Division of Corporations and Trademarks will be closed territory-wide to the public on Wednesday, June 7, according to a press release from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.  The closure is necessary for the staff to prepare the corporate

Gifft Hill School to Hold Prize Day on June 14

Source: St. John Source | Gifft Hill School to Hold Prize Day on June 14 Gifft Hill School (GHS) has announced that Prize Day will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 14, at the Upper Campus. Prize Day recognizes students in grades 3-12 for their talents and efforts in categories such as academics, athletics,

Beach Advisory for May 29 – June 2

Source: St. John Source | Beach Advisory for May 29 – June 2 The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity,

Graduating Senior Wins Dream Prom Experience

Source: St. John Source | Graduating Senior Wins Dream Prom Experience Jenicia Jackson was selected as this year’s “belle.” For the third consecutive year, a graduating senior from the Virgin Islands was granted a prom experience of any girl’s wildest dream. Pampering, primping, hair styling, makeup, manicure and photo shoot were all provided to the

2017 Property Tax Bills to Become Due on June 30

Source: St. John Source | 2017 Property Tax Bills to Become Due on June 30 The 2017 Property Tax Bills are being issued to all property owners on record as of Jan. 1, 2017.   The estimated total value of the 2017 Property Tax Bills issued is $54 million, according to a press release issued Friday

Marriott Ownership Resorts (St.Thomas), Inc., Plaintiff vs. Dean R. Brior, Nancy J. Palmer-Brior, et al., Defendants

Source: St. John Source | Marriott Ownership Resorts (St.Thomas), Inc., Plaintiff vs. Dean R. Brior, Nancy J. Palmer-Brior, et al., Defendants IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN  MARRIOTT OWNERSHIP RESORTS (ST. THOMAS), INC.,                                                                   

Marriott Ownership Resorts (St.Thomas), Inc., Plaintiff vs. Ray N. Flannigan and “Jane Doe”, et al., Defendants

Source: St. John Source | Marriott Ownership Resorts (St.Thomas), Inc., Plaintiff vs. Ray N. Flannigan and “Jane Doe”, et al., Defendants IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN MARRIOTT OWNERSHIP RESORTS                   (ST. THOMAS), INC.,                                                 

Frenchman’s Cove Condominium Owners’ Association, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Lynn Sheridan, Kimberlee A. Midura and Stephen E. Midura, et al., Defendants

Source: St. John Source | Frenchman’s Cove Condominium Owners’ Association, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Lynn Sheridan, Kimberlee A. Midura and Stephen E. Midura, et al., Defendants IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN FRENCHMAN’S COVE CONDOMINIUM OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.                  

Marriott Ownership Resorts (St.Thomas), Inc., Plaintiff vs. Over the Rainbow, Inc., an Ohio Corporation, et al., Defendants

Source: St. John Source | Marriott Ownership Resorts (St.Thomas), Inc., Plaintiff vs. Over the Rainbow, Inc., an Ohio Corporation, et al., Defendants IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN  MARRIOTT OWNERSHIP RESORTS (ST. THOMAS), INC.,                                                  

Frenchman’s Cove Condominium Owners’ Association, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Stephen Paul Keffer and Jacqueline Anita Keffer, Defendants

Source: St. John Source | Frenchman’s Cove Condominium Owners’ Association, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Stephen Paul Keffer and Jacqueline Anita Keffer, Defendants IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN FRENCHMAN’S COVE CONDOMINIUM          OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.                        

Scotiabank Launches ‘Turn Your Bills Into Cash’ Campaign

Source: St. John Source | Scotiabank Launches ‘Turn Your Bills Into Cash’ Campaign Committed to offering customers quality service, Scotiabank has launched its new Alternate Channels campaign, “Turn Your Bills Into Cash.” With this initiative, it will hold a sweepstakes in which participants can earn up to $1,000 in cash. “Aware that technology has become

JFL Getting $3 Million For Sewer Crisis

Source: St. John Source | JFL Getting Million For Sewer Crisis Sen. Jean Forde speaks during Wednesday’s Senate session. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature) The senate approved a $3 million special appropriation Wednesday for emergency repairs to the Gov. Juan F. Luis hospital sewer system. On May 2, sewage pipes backed

New Tavern Licensing Law Approved

Source: St. John Source | New Tavern Licensing Law Approved Sen. Novelle Francis speaks at Wednesday’s session (photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature) The Division of Licensing and Consumer Affairs will get new power to determine how many tavern liquor licenses are allowed in the historic districts of the territory if legislation

Senate Grants Extension on Plastic Bag Ban

Source: St. John Source | Senate Grants Extension on Plastic Bag Ban Sens. Janette Millin Young and Nereida Rivera-O’Reilly at Wednesday’s session (photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature) Senators voted during their Wednesday session to let store owners continue using plastic bags in stores until the end of August. The ban, proposed

Senate Takes Catherineberg for Museum

Source: St. John Source | Senate Takes Catherineberg for Museum Senate President Myron Jackson chairs Wednesday’s legislative session. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature) Senators voted to transfer ownership of the historic Estate Catherineberg house from the West Indian Company to the Division of Property and Procurement, without an actual purchase, during

Base-Rate Increases Could Be Approved by July

Source: St. John Source | Base-Rate Increases Could Be Approved by July Despite a push to approve a base-rate increase by June, a back-and-forth between the Public Services Commission and the V.I. Water and Power Authority has continued to delay the process, officials said during a special PSC meeting Wednesday night. At the PSC’s last

UVI to Host Two Astronomy Conferences Showcasing Major Discoveries

Source: St. John Source | UVI to Host Two Astronomy Conferences Showcasing Major Discoveries                 The University of the Virgin Islands College of Science and Mathematics, together with the Etelman Observatory, is organizing two upcoming astronomy conferences this summer.  The first one, “Generation-GW: Diving Into Gravitational Waves,” will take place June 5-9. The second conference,

UVI Bulletin Board for June

Source: St. John Source | UVI Bulletin Board for June LeFebvre of Anvil 1 to Donate $750,000 to UVI The University of the Virgin Islands received a $750,000 donation on Wednesday, May 24, from Dale LeFebvre, founder of the investment and holding company 35711 and manager of Anvil 1 LLC, a technology and knowledge-intensive consulting, advising

SBA Recognizes Banco Popular as Lender of the Year

Source: St. John Source | SBA Recognizes Banco Popular as Lender of the Year The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) held the V.I. Small Business Week Awards Ceremony in conjunction with the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center on May 18 (St. Croix) and May 19 (St. Thomas). The event recognized the efforts of small

Hurricane Season Opens: CSU Increases Prediction of Storm Activity

Source: St. John Source | Hurricane Season Opens: CSU Increases Prediction of Storm Activity Researchers at the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project have increased their forecast for the 2017 hurricane season, which began Thursday, calling for a “near average” season. In an April prediction the forecasters were calling for a slightly below average, (See

Elmo Plaskett Little League Releases Tournament Schedule

Source: St. John Source | Elmo Plaskett Little League Releases Tournament Schedule The Elmo Plaskett Little League divisions are based on the age of the players. The following are the dates, times and places for the June games. June 2 to June 4 – ages 13-14 Tournament (St. Croix vs St. Thomas), hosted by St.

Pistarckle Theater Receives National Recognition

Source: St. John Source | Pistarckle Theater Receives National Recognition The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and its partner agencies; the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities recently chose the Pistarckle Theater Performing Arts Youth Program to receive an

Muller Students Give Tourism Commissioner a Destination Experience

Source: St. John Source | Muller Students Give Tourism Commissioner a Destination Experience Several years ago, in her days as director of the St. Thomas-St. John Hotel and Tourism Association, Beverly Nicholson-Doty staged special events in May for students to celebrate Tourism Month. This year, students at Ulla Muller Elementary School staged a special event

RFP-018-2017 (P)

Source: St. John Source | RFP-018-2017 (P) Request for Proposal: RFP-018-2017 (P) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands, Bureau of Corrections is requesting proposals from Qualified Firm(s) or Individual(s) for the Installation of Closed Circuit Television System at the Criminal Justice Complex in St.

Major Capital Improvement Projects Nearing Completion at Public Schools

Source: St. John Source | Major Capital Improvement Projects Nearing Completion at Public Schools Capital Improvement Project at St. Croix Educational Complex Under the direction of Education Commissioner Sharon Ann McCollum, Ph.D., the Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDOE) now directly leads and regulates, within the governor’s prioritizations, the management and delivery of all VIDE

DOH Names Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar New Medical Director

Source: St. John Source | DOH Names Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar New Medical Director Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar is the new medical director at DOH. Commissioner Michelle S. Davis, Ph.D. has announced the appointment of Tai Camille Hunte-Ceasar M.D. as the Department of Health’s (DOH) medical director. Dr. Hunte-Ceasar, born and raised on St. Thomas, attended Kirwin

Saldana Sentenced to 40 Years for Wife’s Murder

Source: St. John Source | Saldana Sentenced to 40 Years for Wife’s Murder Alexander A. Farrelly Justice Center (Photo by James Gardner) Former V.I. Police Capt. Enrique Saldana was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years for the May 2014 murder of his wife, which prosecutors said would keep the 53-year-old behind bars until at least his

Mock Session Deals With Real Issues

Source: St. John Source | Mock Session Deals With Real Issues Maurice Sebastian, flanked by Sens. Myron Jackson and Jean Forde at Tuesday’s mock session. (Photo by Routh Smith courtesy of the V.I. Legislature) The annual mock Senate is sponsored by the Department of Human Services in conjunction with the Legislature. It alternates between St.

U.S.V.I. Minimum Wage to Increase to $9.50 on June 1

Source: St. John Source | U.S.V.I. Minimum Wage to Increase to .50 on June 1 All Virgin Islands employers and the public are reminded that, effective Thursday, June 1, the minimum wage in the U.S.V.I. will be increased to $9.50 per hour for all employees excepting of tourist service and restaurant employees, according to a

Notice of 2017 Air Quality Surveillance System Annual Review

Source: St. John Source | Notice of 2017 Air Quality Surveillance System Annual Review GOVERNMENT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OF THE UNITED STATES ————0———— DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES No. 45 Estate Mars Hill, Frederiksted St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00841 PUBLIC NOTICE 2017 Air Quality Surveillance System Annual Review The Department of Planning and

The V.I. Budget Crisis: Part 8, Gubernatorial Bloat

Source: St. John Source | The V.I. Budget Crisis: Part 8, Gubernatorial Bloat *Updated* Is there room to cut bloat in the V.I. government to help fill its crippling structural deficit? Most large government agencies are starved for funds, not overfunded. But if we look closer, there may be room for surgical cuts that can move

VIEDA Notice of Public Hearing

Source: St. John Source | VIEDA Notice of Public Hearing U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING All interested persons are hereby notified that in accordance with Section 717 Chapter 12 of Title 29, Virgin Islands Code, as amended, a public hearing for the V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC), a subsidiary entity

Thousands of Bees Killed by Improper Spraying

Source: St. John Source | Thousands of Bees Killed by Improper Spraying The bee yard is silent after more than 250,000 bees suddenly died, possibly from improper use of a chemical spray. (Photo by Tony Downs) Local beekeeper Toni Downs of Queen Caribee recently went out to her eight hives and found all the bees

Memorial Weekend Keeps Territory’s Vets Busy

Source: St. John Source | Memorial Weekend Keeps Territory’s Vets Busy Comrade Eleuterio stands by the grave of veteran Enrique Quinones. Many residents look on Memorial Day weekend as three days of relaxation. But members of American Legion Post 102, like many veterans across the territory, haven’t been relaxing this weekend. Instead, they’ve been very

Beach-to-Beach Power Swim Draws 340 Swimmers

Source: St. John Source | Beach-to-Beach Power Swim Draws 340 Swimmers Volunteers post the times for the Beach to Beach Power Swim. Around St. John, you may start seeing a lot of T-shirts with an image of a purple octopus waving its tentacles. That’s the design that graces the prized shirts given to the 340

Virtue of the Week: Helpfulness

Source: St. John Source | Virtue of the Week: Helpfulness Helpfulness is being of service to others, doing thoughtful things that make a difference in their lives. Offer your help without waiting to be asked. Ask for help when you need it. When we help each other, we get more done. We make our lives

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Trains 60 VIPD Officers

Source: St. John Source | National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Trains 60 VIPD Officers Four nationally recognized trainers at the National Center teaching the Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training The National Training Center (NTC) held training for Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers. The course is a 100 percent federally funded National Highway Transportation Safety

Government Sends Out More Tax Refunds

Source: St. John Source | Government Sends Out More Tax Refunds On Thursday, the same day the Virgin Island government was in court explaining why it was not up to date on its payments to the Government Employment Retirement System, it announced that it is mailing out more than $4 million in tax refunds. Most

Coral Bay Community Council to Host a Composting Seminar

Source: St. John Source | Coral Bay Community Council to Host a Composting Seminar The Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) will hold a composting seminar at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 1, at Indigo Grill in Coral Bay. Dr. Dave Minner of Gifft Hill School/Iowa State University(ISU) and his EARTH program interns from ISU will lead

Two Injured in Police-Involved Shooting on St. Croix

Source: St. John Source | Two Injured in Police-Involved Shooting on St. Croix Two men, one of them an off-duty police officer, were injured Thursday in the Calquon area, in a shooting incident in which a communication breakdown appears to have caused a friendly-fire shooting, the V.I. Police Department reported. According to police, at 11:30

Beach Advisory for May 22-26

Source: St. John Source | Beach Advisory for May 22-26 The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public

UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on June 3

Source: St. John Source | UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on June 3 The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees (Board) will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 3, in the Administration and Conference Center Building on the St. Thomas Campus. The meeting will begin with regular session agenda items. It will

Police, Monitors Say Consent Decree Compliance Within Reach

Source: St. John Source | Police, Monitors Say Consent Decree Compliance Within Reach One of the police officials charged with bringing the Virgin Islands Police Department into compliance with a federal consent decree told a judge on Thursday the goal should be reached by year’s end. That assessment was given Thursday during a quarterly compliance

African Liberation Day Ceremonies Focus on Empowering Youth

Source: St. John Source | African Liberation Day Ceremonies Focus on Empowering Youth The Ulla F. Muller Bamboula Dancers watch as the V.I. flag is lowered during African Liberation Day opening ceremonies. It was replaced for the day by the Pan African flag. (Photo by Augustine Holder) Students, community groups and the V.I. Senate on

V.I. Parole Board to Consider Inmate Applications in June

Source: St. John Source | V.I. Parole Board to Consider Inmate Applications in June Attorney General Claude E. Walker advises the public that the Virgin Islands Parole Board (Board) will meet on Thursday and Friday, June 22 and 23, at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on St. Croix; on June 26-27, at Saguaro Correctional

VIEDC Schedules Public Hearing on Business Applications

Source: St. John Source | VIEDC Schedules Public Hearing on Business Applications The V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC), a subsidiary of the U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA), will convene a meeting at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 8, at the William D. Roebuck Industrial Park at No. 4 Negro Bay, Building No. 2, Frederiksted,

Viya’s Extends Hours of Operation, Adds Cashier Hours

Source: St. John Source | Viya’s Extends Hours of Operation, Adds Cashier Hours On April 18, Innovative and Choice Wireless, the largest telecommunications provider in the U.S. Virgin Islands merged and become a new company called Viya. To further promote the customer-centric model at the Customer Experience Center, Viya extended its operational hours on May

Two Senators Move to Dismantle Centennial Commission

Source: St. John Source | Two Senators Move to Dismantle Centennial Commission Sen. Tregenza Roach Sens. Tregenza Roach and Alicia “Chucky” Hansen, two members of the 32nd Legislature’s Minority Caucus, have joined in a bill which would dismantle the Virgin Islands Centennial Commission and use all unobligated funds appropriated to that body to support youth

RTPark Client Pledges $750,000 Over Next 15 Years to UVI

Source: St. John Source | RTPark Client Pledges 0,000 Over Next 15 Years to UVI From left, RTPark Executive Director Gillian Marcelle, Dale LeFebvre of Anvil 1, UVI President David Hall, Vice President for Institutional Advancement Mitchell Neaves and James Maddirala, associate provost for Graduate, Global and Academic Affairs, pose for a photo with an

A to Z Property Maintenance, Plaintiff, v. Kiskidee, LLC, Defendant AND Merchants Commercial Bank, Plaintiff, v. Kiskidee, LLC, John Odato, et al., Defendants

Source: St. John Source | A to Z Property Maintenance, Plaintiff, v. Kiskidee, LLC, Defendant AND Merchants Commercial Bank, Plaintiff, v. Kiskidee, LLC, John Odato, et al., Defendants IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. CROIX ************************ A TO Z PROPERTY MAINTENANCE,                                       

In the matter of the Estate of Vivian Cecilia Raymond

Source: St. John Source | In the matter of the Estate of Vivian Cecilia Raymond IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF VIVIAN CECILIA RAYMOND PROBATE NO. ST-16-PB-45 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR             NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the

IFB013BOCC17(C)

Source: St. John Source | IFB013BOCC17(C) Invitation for Bid No: IFB013BOCC17(C) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) for the Purchase and Installation of Perimeter Fence at Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility and Detention Center, St. Croix. Bids will

UVI to Acknowledge Safe + Sound Week With a Workshop

Source: St. John Source | UVI to Acknowledge Safe + Sound Week With a Workshop The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), through its Safety in Paradise (SIP) Program, will join the nation in observing Safe + Sound Week, June 12-18. The week is a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the value of workplace

Lockhart Companies Announces One Retirement, Two Promotions

Source: St. John Source | Lockhart Companies Announces One Retirement, Two Promotions Co-CEOs of Lockhart Companies Inc. (LCI), George H.T. Dudley Esq. and the Rev. Dr. Wesley S. Williams Jr. have announced the retirement of a valued, long serving senior officer, and the promotion of two relatively new senior officers.  The promoted men have already

STEAM Fair Highlights District’s Best in Tech, Math and Science

Source: St. John Source | STEAM Fair Highlights District’s Best in Tech, Math and Science Ariyanna Watson experiments with cloning DNA. (Photo by James Gardner) The V.I. Education Department spent most of last week hosting students at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math

Soraya Diase Coffelt to Announce for 2018 Governor’s Race

Source: St. John Source | Soraya Diase Coffelt to Announce for 2018 Governor’s Race Soraya Diase Coffelt, a former Superior Court judge, gubernatorial candidate and – briefly – attorney general of the Virgin Islands, will announce her plans to run for governor again at a campaign kickoff Tuesday on St. Croix. Coffelt’s event is scheduled

Tavern Licensing Bill Moves To Senate Floor

Source: St. John Source | Tavern Licensing Bill Moves To Senate Floor Sen. Novelle Francis chairing Monday’s hearing of the Rules and Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature) Legislation recently approved in committee to give the Division of Licensing and Consumer Affairs new power to determine how many tavern liquor

Emancipation Holiday Bill Approved Without Overtime Pay

Source: St. John Source | Emancipation Holiday Bill Approved Without Overtime Pay Sen. Positive Nelson at Monday’s hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature) After removing an overtime pay requirement, the Rules and Judiciary Committee approved a bill to celebrate June 26-July 3 as Emancipation Week, with an annual proclamation from the

Glenn Myrah Marsh Dies in Florida

Source: St. John Source | Glenn Myrah Marsh Dies in Florida Glenn Myrah Marsh It saddens us to announce the passing of Glenn Myrah Marsh, 56, resident of Coral Bay, St. John, U.S.V.I. She passed away in Miami, Fla., on May 16, while receiving medical treatment. Glenn Myrah Marsh was born in Coral Bay on

USVI Hotel & Tourism Association Regatta Set for May 27

Source: St. John Source | USVI Hotel & Tourism Association Regatta Set for May 27 The St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC) will host The USVI Hotel & Tourism Association (HTA) Regatta on Saturday morning, May 27. Six teams will race in this first HTA Regatta: Westin St. John, Diamonds International, Akers Ellis Resort Management, Bolongo

UVI Bulletin Board for May — June

Source: St. John Source | UVI Bulletin Board for May — June UVI Social Media Update: Facebook Features Commencement 2017 Photos The UVI Class of 2017 received their degrees on May 11 and 12 at Commencement Ceremonies held on St. Croix and St. Thomas, respectively.  Check out photos from the events on the UVI Facebook

RFP-017-2017 (P)

Source: St. John Source | RFP-017-2017 (P) Request for Proposal: RFP-017-2017 (P) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands Police Department, Office of Highway Safety (VIOHS) is requesting proposals from qualified firm(s) to conduct the 2017 Seat Belt Survey in the districts of

Senate Rules Committee Keeps WICO Alternative Tax Unchanged

Source: St. John Source | Senate Rules Committee Keeps WICO Alternative Tax Unchanged WICO President Clifford Graham testifies. (Photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature) Members of the Senate Rules Committee on Monday sent a bill to buy the historic Estate Catherineberg house from the West Indian company on for a final floor

Feds Approve V.I. Medicaid Expansion

Source: St. John Source | Feds Approve V.I. Medicaid Expansion Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Human Services Commissioner Felecia Blyden at Friday’s press conference Nineteen thousand more Virgin Islanders are now eligible for healthcare and prescription drug coverage under the federal Medicaid program under expanded funding in the federal Affordable Care Act. At a press conference

Tourism Addresses Steep Decline in St. Croix Cruise Ship Visits

Source: St. John Source | Tourism Addresses Steep Decline in St. Croix Cruise Ship Visits A cruise ship visits the Fredericksted pier on St. Croix. (John Baur photo) Steps are being taken to counter an almost 75 percent decrease in cruise ship passengers to St. Croix this year, the Virgin Islands Tourism commissioner told the

Government Still Behind Paying GERS

Source: St. John Source | Government Still Behind Paying GERS GERS Complex on St. Croix. (Source file photo) A government retiree attending the Government Employee Retirement System (GERS) Board of Trustees meeting Thursday would have had trouble deciding whether she should be relieved or aggrieved. The treasurer’s report, read by Austin Nibbs, GERS administrator, showed

Virtue of the Week: Loyalty

Source: St. John Source | Virtue of the Week: Loyalty Loyalty is staying true to someone. It is standing up for something you believe in without wavering. It is being faithful to your family, country, school, friends or ideals when the going gets tough as well as when things are good. With loyalty, you build

GVI and Airbnb Sign Groundbreaking Tax Agreement in Caribbean

Source: St. John Source | GVI and Airbnb Sign Groundbreaking Tax Agreement in Caribbean GVI and Airbnb officials at signing of landmark agreement The Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) and Airbnb have signed a groundbreaking agreement in the Caribbean that will allow the platform to collect the 12.5 percent Hotel Room Occupancy Tax on

Beach Advisory for May 15-19

Source: St. John Source | Beach Advisory for May 15-19 The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public

V.I. Department of Health Wants Public Input on Work Plan

Source: St. John Source | V.I. Department of Health Wants Public Input on Work Plan The Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) invites the public’s input on its work plan: the Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant. Residents will have the opportunity to review the work plan and provide feedback on DOH’s proposed

RFP-016-2017 (P)

Source: St. John Source | RFP-016-2017 (P) Request for Proposal No: RFP-016-2017 (P) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands, Office of Management and Budget is requesting Proposals from qualified firm(s) to function as the Consultant to Support the Development of the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard Offloads 573 Pounds of Marijuana in St. Croix

Source: St. John Source | Coast Guard Offloads 573 Pounds of Marijuana in St. Croix The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 573 pounds of marijuana, valued at about $1.2 million, Thursday in St. Croix. The offload followed a sea interdiction in international waters off the French Caribbean island of Martinique, according to the Coast Guard.

DOH Offers Wellness Self-Management Group Therapy for Addiction

Source: St. John Source | DOH Offers Wellness Self-Management Group Therapy for Addiction You Are Not Alone The Department of Health’s (DOH), Division of Mental Health, Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Services has announced a Wellness Self-Management Group Therapy for those who need assistance with personal recovery from alcohol, or illegal or prescribed drugs. Stress, addiction,

Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs to Hold Conference on St. Thomas

Source: St. John Source | Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs to Hold Conference on St. Thomas The Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs Conference (CAFC) is held annually. This CAFC 2017 Fire-Rescue-EMS Conference will again bring together fire service administrators, firefighters, paramedics/EMTs, vendors and other professionals in a regional forum, enabling the exchange of the latest

Proposed UVI Med School Faces Unique Challenges, Huge Hurdles

Source: St. John Source | Proposed UVI Med School Faces Unique Challenges, Huge Hurdles Workers prepare the ground for the UVI medical school simulation center on St. Croix. (Carol Buchanan photo) A medical school at the University of Virgin Islands has the potential to ignite an ailing economy. Construction of the proposed school is making

Senators Hold JFL Sewer, Medicaid Match Bills

Source: St. John Source | Senators Hold JFL Sewer, Medicaid Match Bills Kurt Vialet chairs the Finance Committee hearing Thursday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature) Senators held, for now, legislation proposed by Gov. Kenneth Mapp to divert $3 million in federal rum funds to fix major sewer pipe problems at Gov.

Police Week on St. John Seeks to Engage Community

Source: St. John Source | Police Week on St. John Seeks to Engage Community Students ask Officer Ecedro Lindquist questions following the demonstration during National Police Week activities on St. John. “Who let the dogs out?” called out Police Officer Ecedro Lindquist to a crowd of school children observing a canine squad demonstration during Police

RFP-008-2017 (P)

Source: St. John Source | RFP-008-2017 (P) Request for Proposal No: RFP-008-2017 (P) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands Police Department is requesting Proposals from qualified firm(s) to provide Seatbelt Survey for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Proposals will be received by the

WAPA Has the Solution, But Can It Get the Financing?

Source: St. John Source | WAPA Has the Solution, But Can It Get the Financing? Monday was not a good day for Virgin Islands Water and Power customers – eight electrical feeders on St. Croix went down and nine feeders on St. Thomas went off line causing service interruptions to 31,000 customers. WAPA has a

Senate Panel OKs Bill to Change Tavern Licensing

Source: St. John Source | Senate Panel OKs Bill to Change Tavern Licensing DLCA General Counsel Frederick Norford discusses tavern licenses Wednesday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature) The Division of Licensing and Consumer Affairs may get new power to determine how many tavern liquor license are allowed in the historic districts

Bill Would Mandate Time and a Half Pay on Emancipation Day

Source: St. John Source | Bill Would Mandate Time and a Half Pay on Emancipation Day Sen. Positive Nelson speaks at hearing on his Emancipation Week proposal. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature) The territory may celebrate June 26-July 3 as Emancipation Week, with an annual proclamation from the governor and various

GERS Seeks Volunteers for New Ambassador Program

Source: St. John Source | GERS Seeks Volunteers for New Ambassador Program The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) is now seeking volunteers to be a part of its new public education campaign entitled the GERS Ambassador Program. Through its participants, this initiative aims to keep active and retired members informed about any current or upcoming

Senators to Keynote at Small Business Week Closing Ceremonies

Source: St. John Source | Senators to Keynote at Small Business Week Closing Ceremonies Senators Neville James and Tregenza Roach of the Virgin Islands will join Small Business Week Closing Ceremonies on St. Croix and St. Thomas as keynote speakers Sen. Neville James and Sen. Tregenza A. Roach will deliver the keynote addresses on St.

Zika Update: No New Cases Reported

Source: St. John Source | Zika Update: No New Cases Reported New cases of Zika have tapered off in 2017. Click on image for larger view. (Graphic by the V.I. Department of Health) The V.I. Department of Health reported no new cases of Zika in its weekly report, issued Tuesday. On Friday the department confirmed

Program for Hearing and Vision Impaired Will Continue at UVI

Source: St. John Source | Program for Hearing and Vision Impaired Will Continue at UVI The University of the Virgin Islands program for people with combined hearing and vision loss – iCanConnect – will become a permanent service through the UVI Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD,) sponsored by the Perkins School for the

American Legions of the V.I. to Host 48th District Convention

Source: St. John Source | American Legions of the V.I. to Host 48th District Convention              Senate President Myron D. Jackson of the 32nd V.I. Legislature The American Legions of the Virgin Islands will host their 48th Annual American Legion District Convention on Saturday, May 20, at the Patrick U. George American Legion Post No.

Senate Changing Mental Health Committal Laws

Source: St. John Source | Senate Changing Mental Health Committal Laws The automatic length of time for emergency commitment of someone suffering from mental illness or addiction who is an immediate danger to themselves or others will increase from 48 hours to five days, and the maximum will increase from five days to 10 days,

Commissioner Remembers the Day Sweeney Died

Source: St. John Source | Commissioner Remembers the Day Sweeney Died The memorial service Monday morning for V.I. police officers slain in the line of duty hit Police Commissioner Delroy Richards personally. Speaking to the Source Monday evening at an event focusing on police department retirees, he said he was closely connected with six of

UVI to Hold 2017 CLEP Exams in June, July

Source: St. John Source | UVI to Hold 2017 CLEP Exams in June, July The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has announced College Level Exam Program (CLEP) exam dates during the 2017summer semester.  CLEP is a computer-based exam taken by college students with previous knowledge of the subject matter; it is taken in lieu

Territorial Youth Sports Festival Games Set for May 18-21

Source: St. John Source | Territorial Youth Sports Festival Games Set for May 18-21 The Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation will host its Second Annual Territorial Youth Sports Festival Games from Thursday, May 18, through Sunday, May 21, on St. Thomas. Athletes from St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and the British Virgin islands

The V.I. Budget Crisis: Part 6, Technology Park Tax Breaks

Source: St. John Source | The V.I. Budget Crisis: Part 6, Technology Park Tax Breaks The RT Park building on UVI’s St. Croix campus. (File photo) The V.I. government is at a crossroads, facing budget deficits, growing debt and an inability to borrow. Revenues have gone down due to the Hovensa closure and economic downturn.

Senate Bill Would Change Senior ID Requirement

Source: St. John Source | Senate Bill Would Change Senior ID Requirement Sen. Jean Forde (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature) Sen. Jean Forde (D-STT) introduced a bill Monday to allow any Real-ID compliant identification to take the place of special senior IDs issued by the government. V.I. senior citizens get several

Parade Kicks Off National Police Week Events

Source: St. John Source | Parade Kicks Off National Police Week Events During Monday’s event marking National Police Week, St. Thomas-St. John District Police Chief Jason Marsh lays a wreath in honor of officers killed in the line of duty. National Police Week celebrations kicked off on St. Thomas Monday with a first responder parade

UVI and VI Sea Turtle Project Document Their 100th Turtle

Source: St. John Source | UVI and VI Sea Turtle Project Document Their 100th Turtle Members of the VI Sea Turtle Project at UVI The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Center for Marine and Environmental Science and the VI Sea Turtle Project (VISTP) documented their 100th sea turtle in April, hitting a major milestone

Power Outages in Both Districts Monday

Source: St. John Source | Power Outages in Both Districts Monday Both the Estate Richmond Power Plant on St. Croix and the Randolph Harley Power Plant on St. Thomas experienced tripped generating units on Monday triggering electric service interruptions in both island districts. Eight electrical feeders on St. Croix fell off line around 10:45 a.m.

V.I. Guardsmen to Train at Many Locations During ‘Vigilant Guard’ Exercise

Source: St. John Source | V.I. Guardsmen to Train at Many Locations During ‘Vigilant Guard’ Exercise The Virgin Islands National Guardsmen (VING) will participate in the territorial emergency response assessment Monday, May 15 through Friday, May 19.  The exercise provides an opportunity for the U.S. Virgin Islands and the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA)

Department of Human Services Offers Summer Camp Subsidies

Source: St. John Source | Department of Human Services Offers Summer Camp Subsidies The Office of Childcare and Regulatory Services has funds available to defray the cost associated with the fees for summer camp, according to a press release issued by the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS).   “We remain supportive of families

Virtue of the Week: Confidence

Source: St. John Source | Virtue of the Week: Confidence Confidence is having faith in someone. Self-confidence is trusting that you have what it takes to handle whatever happens. You feel sure of yourself and enjoy trying new things, without letting doubts or fears hold you back. When you have confidence in others, you rely

Beach Advisory for May 8-12

Source: St. John Source | Beach Advisory for May 8-12 The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public

DOH Reports V.I.’s First Zika-Related Microcephaly Case

Source: St. John Source | DOH Reports V.I.’s First Zika-Related Microcephaly Case The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed the U.S. Virgin Island’s first case of Zika-related microcephaly, the V.I. Department of Health reported Friday. “We are saddened to report this case; however, we are not surprised due to the high rate of local transmission

VIHA Management Offices to Close for 3 Days of Training

Source: St. John Source | VIHA Management Offices to Close for 3 Days of Training The Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) Management Offices and Public Housing Communities on St. Thomas including the Estate Bovoni Apartments, Knolls at Contant, H.H. Bergs Home, Lucinda Millin, Michael J. Kirwin Terrace, Oswald Harris Court, Paul M. Pearson Gardens and

UVI Awards More than 100 Degrees on St. Croix

Source: St. John Source | UVI Awards More than 100 Degrees on St. Croix More than 100 UVI graduates celebrate the school’s 53rd commencement with a ce3remony in the St. Croix Educational Complex auditorium. Relentless rain Thursday forced a last-minute change of venue for the University of the Virgin Islands 53rd commencement ceremony, but it

JFL Board Told Griffith May Be Leaving Cardiac Center

Source: St. John Source | JFL Board Told Griffith May Be Leaving Cardiac Center Juan Luis Hospital board members discuss recent problems with the plumbing, from left, Aida Iris Bermudez, Dr. Anne Treasurer (back to camera,) Theresa Frorup-Ali, Philip Arcidi, Chairwoman Aracelis B.Walcott and Richard Evangelista, acting chief executive officer. The move of the Juan

USVI Soccer Association Offers CONCACAF ‘D’ License Course

Source: St. John Source | USVI Soccer Association Offers CONCACAF ‘D’ License Course In a continued effort to improve the level of professionalism at all levels of soccer in the Virgin Islands and to improve the quality and knowledge of coaches, the USVI Soccer Association will host a Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean

RFP-007-2017 (P)

Source: St. John Source | RFP-007-2017 (P) Request for Proposal No: RFP-007-2017 (P)  Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands, Department of Education is requesting Proposals from qualified firm(s) to provide Professional Development for an Instructional Leadership Institute and Coaching in the St. Croix District. 

Stingrays Break Virgin Islands Records at Recent Swim Meet

Source: St. John Source | Stingrays Break Virgin Islands Records at Recent Swim Meet The St. Thomas Swimming Association (STSA) held its annual Mixed Event Swim Meet on Saturday, May 6, at the Aquatic Center in Estate Nazareth. Three St. Thomas Stingrays set new V.I. Swimming Federation records. Veronica Leinenbach set a new 100-meter butterfly

DPNR Announces Boating, Mooring Registrations

Source: St. John Source | DPNR Announces Boating, Mooring Registrations The Division of Environmental Enforcement will immediately begin vessel and mooring registrations for the 2017-2018 year, according to a press release from the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). Commissioner Dawn L. Henry Esq. informs the public that the mooring application has been

Reward Offered in ‘Vicious’ Rape

Source: St. John Source | Reward Offered in ‘Vicious’ Rape St. Croix Police Chief Winsbut McFarland, Lt. Naomi Joseph and Police Commissioner Delroy Richards, Sr. speak Wednesday about the weekend rape and carjacking case. In response to a “vicious sexual assault,” $40,000 has been donated for information leading to an arrest in Saturday’s rape and

LPP Mortgage, LTD., f/k/a Loan Participant Partners, LTD., Plaintiff vs. Crystal Johannes, Ralph Johannes, Troy Johannes, “John Doe”, et al, Defendants

Source: St. John Source | LPP Mortgage, LTD., f/k/a Loan Participant Partners, LTD., Plaintiff vs. Crystal Johannes, Ralph Johannes, Troy Johannes, “John Doe”, et al, Defendants IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. CROIX LPP MORTGAGE, LTD., f/k/a LOAN PARTICIPANT PARTNERS, LTD., Plaintiff, vs. CRYSTAL JOHANNES, RALPH JOHANNES, TROY JOHANNES, “John

Frenchman’s Cove Condominium Owners’ Association, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Timothy Jackson, Defendant

Source: St. John Source | Frenchman’s Cove Condominium Owners’ Association, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Timothy Jackson, Defendant IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN FRENCHMAN’S COVE CONDOMINIUM OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.                                                        Plaintiff,  vs.                              

Frenchman’s Cove Condominium Owners’ Association, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Timothy J. Knust and Jody A. Knust, Defendants

Source: St. John Source | Frenchman’s Cove Condominium Owners’ Association, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Timothy J. Knust and Jody A. Knust, Defendants IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN FRENCHMAN’S COVE CONDOMINIUM OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.                                                     Plaintiff,  v.                    

Frenchman’s Cove Condominium Owners’ Association, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Lewis V. Wu and Rachel Wu, Defendants

Source: St. John Source | Frenchman’s Cove Condominium Owners’ Association, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Lewis V. Wu and Rachel Wu, Defendants IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN FRENCHMAN’S COVE CONDOMINIUM OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.                                                     Plaintiff,    v.                      

U.S.V.I. Economic Authority to Hold Public Hearings May 18

Source: St. John Source | U.S.V.I. Economic Authority to Hold Public Hearings May 18 All interested persons are hereby notified that in accordance with the Virgin Islands Code, a public hearing for the V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, at 8000 Nisky Shopping Center, 2nd floor.,

Warriors and Ambassadors Win VITA’s Junior Team Tennis Title

Source: St. John Source | Warriors and Ambassadors Win VITA’s Junior Team Tennis Title The Warriors and the Ambassadors captured the Junior Team Tennis title to conclude the Virgin Islands Tennis Association Junior Team Tennis League on May 7.  The Ambassadors won the 14-and-under division by accumulating the most points and defeating the Titans, Stinger

Emergency Response Exercise Begins Next Week

Source: St. John Source | Emergency Response Exercise Begins Next Week Adj. Gen. Deborah Howell, Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Mona Barnes, VITEMA director, discuss Vigilant Guard exercises (Susan Ellis photo) On Monday, government officials joined Gov. Kenneth Mapp to talk about the territory’s upcoming participation in Vigilant Guard 2017 exercises from May 15 to May

The Crisis: Another Dimension

Source: St. John Source | The Crisis: Another Dimension Frank Schneiger A joke from the Broadway play Oslo. A Chinese man and his Jewish friend are taking a walk. All of a sudden, the Jewish man whacks the Chinese man, knocking him down. Stunned, the Chinese man asks, “What the hell was that for?” The

CAHS to Hold Mandatory Pre-Orientation for Incoming 9th Graders

Source: St. John Source | CAHS to Hold Mandatory Pre-Orientation for Incoming 9th Graders Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) will hold a mandatory pre-orientation meeting for all incoming 9th graders for School Year 2017-18 at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, at the school’s Ruth E. Thomas Auditorium. The CAHS administration reminds students and parents of

District Schools to Close Early on Thursday, May 11

Source: St. John Source | District Schools to Close Early on Thursday, May 11 The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s St. Thomas-St. John District Office of the Insular Superintendent notifies parents there will be an early dismissal of all public schools on Thursday, May 11. Dismissals will take place three hours before normal release times

PSC Says WAPA Keeping It In Dark About Fuel Supplier Dispute

Source: St. John Source | PSC Says WAPA Keeping It In Dark About Fuel Supplier Dispute The Water and Power Authority has not given the Public Services Commission information about billing and payment problems with its fuel producer, and members learned about it through news reports, PSC officials said in a statement Monday. WAPA reported

V.I. to Raise Minimum Wage on June 1

Source: St. John Source | V.I. to Raise Minimum Wage on June 1 Effective June 1, the minimum wage in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be increased to $9.50 per hour for all employees, except tourist service and restaurant employees, according to a press release from the V.I. Department of Labor. Persons not in compliance

Viya to Host Next Business After Hours

Source: St. John Source | Viya to Host Next Business After Hours Viya will host the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. The attendees will be taken on a tour of Viya’s new Customer Experience Center in Tutu Park, and hear about the products and services from a new communications and entertainment

FirstBank Puerto Rico, Plaintiff, vs. Elridge St. Clair Tobias, a/k/a Eldridge St. Clair Tobias, Defendant

Source: St. John Source | FirstBank Puerto Rico, Plaintiff, vs. Elridge St. Clair Tobias, a/k/a Eldridge St. Clair Tobias, Defendant IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN FIRSTBANK PUERTO RICO, Plaintiff, v. Elridge St. Clair Tobias, a/k/a Eldridge St. Clair Tobias, Defendant. _______________________________________ ST – 16 –

VIEDA Public Hearing

Source: St. John Source | VIEDA Public Hearing U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING All interested persons are hereby notified that in accordance with Section 717 Chapter 12 of Title 29, Virgin Islands Code, as amended, a public hearing for the V.I. Economic Development Commission will be held beginning at 9

‘Awesome’ Iron Man Ends

Source: St. John Source | ‘Awesome’ Iron Man Ends Francky Favre talks to Dave Ragsdale Sunday after winning the 29th – and final – St. Croix Ironman in a tie of 4:42:07. Stefan Irion from the Netherlands learned Sunday what all Crucians know – be cautious around rain-filled pot holes. The eighth-place finisher in the

WAPA Says Electricity Production Will Continue Without Disruption

Source: St. John Source | WAPA Says Electricity Production Will Continue Without Disruption The V.I. Water and Power Authority assured residents Sunday that its power plants will not run out of fuel and WAPA will continue to produce and provide electricity to its customers. The news release Sunday from the authority’s governing board and executive

Virtue of the Week: Courage

Source: St. John Source | Virtue of the Week: Courage Courage is bravery in the face of fear. You do the right thing even when it is hard or scary. When you are courageous, you don’t give up. You try new things. You admit your mistakes. Courage is the strength in your heart. You are

UVI Announces Research Day Winners

Source: St. John Source | UVI Announces Research Day Winners The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has announced the winning students of the 6th Annual UVI Research Day. The Office of Research and Public Service and the Eastern Caribbean Center hosted the event in April on the St. Thomas Campus and Albert A. Sheen

GERS to Hold ‘Transitioning to Retirement’ Workshop

Source: St. John Source | GERS to Hold ‘Transitioning to Retirement’ Workshop The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) invites its members to participate in a transitioning from work to retirement workshop. The workshop is geared towards members who have six months to one year before they retire. It will take place from 8:30 a.m. to

Beach Advisory for May 1-5

Source: St. John Source | Beach Advisory for May 1-5 The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public

Forum Film Festival 2017 to Feature Three Award-Winning Movies

Source: St. John Source | Forum Film Festival 2017 to Feature Three Award-Winning Movies The Forum Film Festival is bringing three award-winning films to St. Thomas. The first film, “The Salesman,” won this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Film. “A Man Called Ove,” an award-winner in Europe, was nominated for an Oscar and “Neruda” made

Board of Education Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Source: St. John Source | Board of Education Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week The Virgin Islands Board of Education (VIBE) commemorates Teacher Appreciation Week during the first full week in May and Teacher Appreciation Day on May 9.  “Teachers nationwide often are undercompensated, underappreciated and not given adequate tools and facilities in which to nourish the

Amateur Fighter Clayton Laurent Jr. Turns Pro

Source: St. John Source | Amateur Fighter Clayton Laurent Jr. Turns Pro Julian Jackson Sr. and Clayton Laurent Jr. announce Laurent’s new management contract. Calling himself “Mr. 340,” nine-year amateur fighter Clayton Laurent Jr. announced Friday that he will soon make his professional debut on St. Thomas, in a fight tentatively scheduled for Aug. 19.

IFB012DPWC17(C)

Source: St. John Source | IFB012DPWC17(C) Invitation for Bid No: IFB012DPWC17(C) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting Bids from qualified firm(s) for Route 75 Clifton Hill Roadway Widening and Improvements, St. Croix. Bids will be received by the Department of Property and

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