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August 19, 2017

U.S. Virgin Islands

CFVI Accepting Applications for the Next Generation Scholars Program

Source: St. John Source Next Generation Scholars The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is now accepting applications for the Next Generation Scholars Program (NGSP), a college access program for first-generation, college-bound students enrolled in public schools on St. Thomas. NGSP provides the accepted scholars with the coaching and support necessary to achieve…

DPNR Offices to Close at Noon for Employee Enrichment

Source: St. John Source V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) will be closing its St. Thomas offices early on Friday, Aug. 18, and its St. Croix offices early on Friday, Aug. 25. Offices will close at noon on those dates to allow for staff…

Human Services Offices to Close Early

Source: St. John Source The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) advises the public its offices in the St. Thomas-St. John District will close at noon on Monday, Aug. 21, and the St. Croix District offices will close at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 22. These early closings will allow employees to participate in…

Weather Service Forecasts System Will Remain Well South of the USVI

Source: St. John Source The five-day storm path as forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Click on image for larger view.) A disorganized weather disturbance moving westward across the southern Atlantic became Tropical Depression Nine Thursday and is moving westward toward the Lesser Antilles, but the National Weather Service predicts it will…

VIPD Continues to Struggle with Overtime Costs

Source: St. John Source Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. testifies at Thursday’s budget hearing. A high level of overtime pay for police officers was again a point of discussion at Thursday’s Committee on Finance hearing concerning the V.I. Police Department’s FY 2018 budget. The VIPD is looking at a recommended nine percent cut in…

Mapp Seeks $9 Million More For Frederiksted Projects

Source: St. John Source Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp Gov. Kenneth Mapp is asking the Legislature to appropriate $9 million for civil engineering projects in Frederiksted, including the Paul E. Joseph Stadium, the Terrance Martin Softball Field, the Crucian Christmas Festival Village and the infrastructure for adequate flood control and drainage to protect the project…

Mapp Nominates Three to WAPA Board

Source: St. John Source Gustav James at Senate committee hearing in February. (Photo provided by the V.I. Legislature). Gov. Kenneth Mapp has nominated Elizabeth Armstrong and Hubert Turnbull to be reappointed to the Governing Board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority. He also has nominated Gustav James to become the board’s newest private…

IFB038DPPC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB038DPPC17(S) 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 Land Clearance of #4-B Estate Blessing, 6-D, 2-A Estate Hope and Others, St. Croix. Bids…

IFB034GVIC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB034GVIC17(S) 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 Exterminating Services to Various Departments, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Bids will be received by the…

IFB037BMVC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB037BMVC17(S) 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 Landscaping Services for the Virgin Islands Bureau of Motor Vehicle, St. Croix. Bids will be received…

IFB033BMVC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB033BMVC17(S) 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 Janitorial Services for the Virgin Islands Bureau of Motor Vehicle, St. Croix. Bids will be received…

IFB032BELC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB032BELC17(S) 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 Janitorial Services for the Virgin Islands Board of Election, St. Croix. Bids will be received by…

IFB036VIANGC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB036VIANGC17(S) 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 Pest Management Services for the Virgin Islands Air National Guard, St. Croix. Bids will be received…

IFB035VIANGC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB035VIANGC17(S) 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 Trash Management Services for the Virgin Islands Air National Guard, St. Croix. Bids will be received…

Mapp Announces Expansion of Health Insurance for V.I. Children

Source: St. John Source Portrait of Governor Mapp Health insurance for V.I. children and families will be expanded beginning Oct. 1 under the federal Child Health Insurance Program, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced at a news conference Wednesday. The Government House news conference was held to assure the public that the territory’s schools will be…

Downward Spiral: Debt Rating Agencies Downgrade USVI Again

Source: St. John Source Tuesday, Fitch Ratings, the debt rating agency, downgraded nearly $2 billion in USVI bond debt for the third time in less than two years. Wednesday, S&P Global Ratings followed suit. Moody’s Ratings, the third major international credit rating agency, has not yet signaled a new action. All three agencies downgraded…

Consent Decree: VIPD Drawing Close on Use-of-Force Compliance

Source: St. John Source Delroy Richards, V.I. Police Commissioner The head of the Virgin Islands Police Department said he’s confident that a years’ long effort to meet the demands of a federal court for a use-of-force policy is close to resolution. Towards that goal, Police Commissioner Delroy Richards says a VIPD compliance team is…

IFB039DPWT17(C)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB039DPWT17 (C) Pursuant to Title 31, Chapter 23, Section 236 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands, Department of Public Works is requesting bids from Qualified Contractors to furnish all labor, tools, equipment and supplies necessary for…

V.I. to Host Lectures on Muslim Origins in the Caribbean

Source: St. John Source The University of the Virgin Islands Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism (CSAP) in collaboration with St. Thomas’ Masjid Nur Muslim community will present “Muslim Origins in the Caribbean,” a lecture by the internationally renowned Dr. Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quick. His book, “Deeper Roots: Muslims in the Caribbean…

DOH to Host Annual Free Immunization Back-to-School Event

Source: St. John Source Virgin Islands Department of Health In support of children who preparing to go back to school and in recognition of National Immunization Month, the V.I. Department of Health (DOH) will host the 2nd Annual Free Immunization Back-to-School event. DOH will be providing free immunizations — for the uninsured and those…

Mapp: Sexual Assault Within V.I. National Guard Will Not Be Tolerated

Source: St. John Source V.I. Adjutant General Deborah Howell (left) and Gov. Kenneth Mapp denounce allegations of sexual harassment and assault within the V.I. National Guard (James Gardner photo). In opening up about sexual harassment and assault issues plaguing the V.I. National Guard, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Tuesday that he hopes to empower victims…

RFP-025-2017 (P)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Request for Proposal: RFP-025-2017 (P) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands, Department of Planning and Natural Resources is requesting proposals from Qualified Firm/s to remove an existing chiller at the Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional…

Marriott Ownership Resorts (St.Thomas), Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Davey L. Teague and Frenchman’s Cove Condominium Owners’ Association, Inc., Defendants

Source: St. John Source IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN MARRIOTT OWNERSHIP RESORTS                    (ST. THOMAS), INC.,                                                                     Plaintiff,                                  v.                              …

Personnel Office to Close Early on Friday, Aug. 18

Source: St. John Source The Division of Personnel Office in the St. Thomas-St. John District will be closing at 1 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 18, for a wellness training. It will re-open at 8 a.m., Monday, Aug. 21, according to a press release from the Director Milton E. Potter.  The St. Croix location will…

VIWMA Announces Bi-Annual Hurricane Cleanup Scheduled for Aug. 26, 27

Source: St. John Source The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises residents territory-wide that the Bi-Annual Hurricane Cleanup will be held Aug. 26-27. Additional 20-yard bins will be placed at designated locations to accept bulk waste and white goods. Bulk waste is defined as large, bulky household items such as mattresses, furniture, cabinets,…

UVI Bulletin Board for August II

Source: St. John Source University of the Virgin Islands — St. Thomas Campus UVI to Welcome New Students with Orientation Activities and Events The University of the Virgin Islands will welcome new and transfer students with a week of orientation activities beginning Tuesday, Aug. 15, on both the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St.…

viNGN‐Solicitation‐2017‐636

Source: St. John Source VIRGIN ISLANDS NEXT GENERATION NETWORK viNGN‐Solicitation‐2017‐636 ­­­­­­­­­_______________________________ Invitation for Bids for Heavy Duty Trailer with Internal Fuel Tank 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,…

Homicides 2017

Source: St. John Source STT – 1 Territory – 1 Date of death – Jan. 1 Tahien Thomas died of gunshot injuries at the Schneider Regional Medical Center about nine hours after being shot. The shooting took place minutes after midnight in the Bovoni area. By the time homicide detectives arrived at the scene…

Paradise Jam Schedules Summer Tour for August 13 – 23

Source: St. John Source The Paradise Jam Summer Tours began on Sunday, Aug. 13, on St. Croix.  Tip-off started at 6 p.m. in the Central High School gym with the Virgin Islands National Team vs Vanderbilt. All other basketball games will be played at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center (UVI SFC) on the…

viNGN‐Solicitation‐2017‐638

Source: St. John Source VIRGIN ISLANDS NEXT GENERATION NETWORK viNGN‐Solicitation‐2017‐638 __________________________________ Request for Proposals for Aerial Services for Fiber Optic Cable Maintenance on St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island Bidders may pick up a hard copy of the RFP package containing specifications and other requirements relating to this solicitation at viNGN,…

WAPA Closes on First Phase of $85M Financing Package

Source: St. John Source Rendering of the Wartsila Power Plant with three new units at Harley power plant St. Thomas. (Image provided by WAPA) Despite suffering a hit earlier this summer when Moody’s Investor Services downgraded the V.I. Water and Power Authority’s credit rating, WAPA last week closed on the first phase of an…

Research Team Studies St. John Coral for Secrets of Success

Source: St. John Source A bleached coral next to a healthy one in Hurricane Hole. (Photo by Caroline Rogers) “Today, corals are in crisis,” according to the Coral Reef Alliance’s summer newsletter, and the worldwide outlook is grim: “A startling 75 percent of our coral reefs are threatened or gone. Rising sea temperatures and…

Virtue of the Week: Cleanliness

Source: St. John Source Cleanliness means more than washing often, keeping your body clean and wearing clean clothes, although it certainly means  that. But it also is putting into your body and your mind only the things that keep you healthy. It is cleaning up mistakes and making a fresh start. You are practicing…

Orientation Schedules for St. Thomas-St. John District Public Schools

Source: St. John Source Charlotte Amalie High School, St. Thomas Charlotte Amalie H.S. Orientation Schedule for 2017-2018 School Year The Charlotte Amalie High School has announced its mandatory orientation sessions for the 2017-18 school year that will be held in the school’s Ruth E. Thomas Auditorium. During the designated times, students are asked to…

CBCC and Restaurants to Open Compostable Day Campaign

Source: St. John Source Compostabe Day Campaigh Five restaurants in Coral Bay have joined forces with the Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) to demonstrate that there are practical alternatives to single-use plastic and Styrofoam. On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Indigo Grill, Aqua Bistro, The Thirsty Donkey, Shipwreck and Pizzabar-in-Paradise – all restaurants in Coral Bay…

Mon Cheri Café to Host Next Business After Hours

Source: St. John Source Mon Cheri Cafe Mon Cheri Café will host the next St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17, at 8000 Suite 21, Nisky Center. “Mon Cheri on St. Thomas is a new locally-owned café. It provides a superlative café experience. When…

Ferry Partners Expand Service to Blyden Terminal

Source: St. John Source In a joint statement to the public, Delrise Varlack, president of Varlack Ventures Inc., and Loredon Boynes Jr., president of Transportation Services of St. John Inc., have announced that the corporations’ combined St. John/Charlotte Amalie ferry service operations began operating out of the Edward Wilmot Blyden IV Marine Facility, St.…

Antonio Gumbs Dies at 71

Source: St. John Source Antonio Gumbs Antonio Gumbs, also known as “Brother,” of St. Thomas died on Thursday, Aug. 3, at his residence at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, Cherrill Gumbs; children: Delsa Smith, Joanietha Daniel (Tunkie), Jenelle (Ge Ge) Miller, Darrell, Devrell, Derrick, Jhouvan and La’tania Gumbs; sisters:…

DOE Announces Home Instruction Advisory on Rules and Regulations

Source: St. John Source The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s State Office of Curriculum and Instruction advises the public of the rules and regulations regarding home instruction in the U.S. Virgin Islands. V.I. law and the Board of Education’s Home Education Policy was amended on April 2, 2016. According to documents:     Parents have…

Scotiabank Presents Check to Virgin Islands for Veterans Inc.

Source: St. John Source Scotiabank continued its commitment to organizations in the Virgin Islands community with a donation to Virgin Islands for Veterans Inc. (VI4Vets Inc.). The presentation took place at Scotiabank’s Altona branch on St. Thomas. The veterans’ organization is a veteran operated and organized nonprofit public charity that was developed by veterans…

BVI Cleaning Up After 17-Plus Inches of Rain

Source: St. John Source After storm cleanup on Tortola (BVI government photo) Over the last few days, the British Virgin Islands have been cleaning up after torrential rains deposited 17 inches of water on the British territory, unleashing flash floods and leaving mud and debris in its wake. The U.S. Virgin Islands had heavy…

Police Confirm Deaths of Mother and Two Sons Was Homicide

Source: St. John Source Police have now officially confirmed that the recent St. Croix deaths of Lyana Serieux and her young sons, 10-year old Jordan and 5-year old Jeremiah Serieux were homicide. Even amid regular reports of young men shooting other young men and a violent crime rate that has alarmed and concerned residents…

SBDC Offers Free Seminar for Outdoor Workers on Aug. 18

Source: St. John Source V.I. Small Business Development Center Living in the Caribbean with sun, sand and sea can be a wonderful thing.  For those who are required to work outdoors, the sun is not the only thing with which they must contend.  Extreme heat or humid conditions, inclement conditions such as rain and…

Cruz Bay Brainstorms about ‘Walkability’

Source: St. John Source One obstacle to walking is the narrow road between the fire house and the tennis court. (Someone hacked the construction sign.) There are dozens of things Cruz Bay can do to make the community more safe and pleasant for pedestrians, and they wouldn’t all cost a lot of money. That…

IFB043DHST17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31, Virgin Islands Code, request sealed bids in QUINTUPLICATE (1 original and 4 copies) for the following: IFB043DHST17(S) – Provide Indigent Burial Services for the Department of Human Services in the St. Thomas/St. John District. Bids will be received by…

IFB042DOET17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31, Virgin Islands Code, request sealed bids in QUINTUPLICATE (1 original and 4 copies) for the following: IFB042DOET17(S) – Purchase and Delivery of Potable Water to various Schools for the Department of Education in the St. Thomas/St. John District. Bids…

IFB041GVIT17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31, Virgin Islands Code, request sealed bids in QUINTUPLICATE (1 original and 4 copies) for the following: IFB041GVIT17(S) – Provide Exterminating Services to various Departments / Agencies of the Government of the Virgin Islands in the St. Thomas/St. John District.…

IFB040GVIT17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31, Virgin Islands Code, request sealed bids in QUINTUPLICATE (1 original and 4 copies) for the following: IFB040GVIT17(S) – Purchase and Delivery of Household and Cleaning Supplies for the Government of the Virgin Islands in the St. Thomas/St. John District.…

IFB038DOET17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31, Virgin Islands Code, request sealed bids in QUINTUPLICATE (1 original and 4 copies) for the following: IFB038DOET17(S) –Purchase and Delivery of Goods and Supplies to the Department of Education in the St. Thomas/St. John District. Bids will be received…

IFB036DOET17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31, Virgin Islands Code, request sealed bids in QUINTUPLICATE (1 original and 4 copies) for the following: IFB036DOET17(S) –Purchase and Delivery of Farm-to-School (Fresh & Local Produce) to the Department of Education in the St. Thomas/St. John District. Bids will…

viNGN‐Solicitation‐2017‐639

Source: St. John Source VIRGIN ISLANDS NEXT GENERATION NETWORK viNGN‐Solicitation‐2017‐639 ____________________________________ Request for Proposals for Microsoft Dynamics GP Support Services Bidders may pick up a hard copy of the RFP 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…

IFB028DHSC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB028DHSC17(S) 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 Delivery of Burial Services to the Department of Human Services, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.…

IFB029DHSC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB029DHSC17(S) 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 Delivery of Medical Supplies to the Department of Human Services, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.…

IFB030DPPC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB030DPPC17(S) 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 Delivery of Lubricants and Oils to Various Departments, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Bids will…

IFB031DPPC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB031DPPC17(S) 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 Delivery of Tires and Batteries to Various Departments, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Bids will…

IFB026GVIC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB026GVIC17(S) 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 Delivery of Bread to Various Departments, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Bids will be received…

IFB027GVIC17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB027GVIC17(S 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 Delivery of Liquefied Petroleum to Various Departments, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Bids will be…

Limetree Bay Terminals Awards Scholarships to 17 H.S. Graduates

Source: St. John Source Limetree Bay Terminal Limetree Bay Terminals (Limetree) has awarded scholarships to 17 recent 2017 graduates of Virgin Islands high schools to assist them in their pursuit of a degree at an accredited U.S. college or university. The scholarship recipients:  Yudelka Acevedo plans to attend San Jose State University; …

VIPA Schedules Marine Tariff Public Hearing

Source: St. John Source Virgin Islands Port Authority on St. Croix The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) will host a public hearing to discuss changes to its marine tariff at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30, in the conference room on the third floor of the VIPA Administrative Building on St. Thomas. The meeting will…

Second Day of Power Outages

Source: St. John Source Power outages continued for a second day on St. Thomas, St. John and Hassel Island, in the wake of heavy thunderstorms Tuesday. Line department crews remain fanned out across St. Croix addressing numerous isolated electrical service interruptions, according to the Water and Power Authority. Areas reporting service interruptions include: Enfield…

Mapp Replaces Public Works Commissioner Gustav James

Source: St. John Source Ousted Public Works Commissioner Gustav James testifying to the Senate in May (Photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature). Public Works Commissioner Gustav James has resigned and Gov. Kenneth Mapp has named Nelson Petty Jr. acting commissioner as of 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, according to Government House.…

Tourism Department Traveling to Journalists Convention

Source: St. John Source Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty at a 2016 Senate hearing (Photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature) V.I. Tourism Department officials are traveling to New Orleans for this year’s National Association of Black Journalists convention, Aug. 9-14. For the seventh consecutive year, the Tourism Department will host the convention’s…

Women’s AmeriCup Tournament Continues in Argentina

Source: St. John Source Imani Tate at the AmeriCup On Monday, Aug. 7, the Virgin Islands Senior Women AmeriCup team shocked the Americas today with a dominant win over 30th ranked Venezuela, 79-53, at the 2017 AmeriCup held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Virgin Islands rebounded from a subpar performance offensively by shooting at…

VITFF Team Member Leon Hunt Coaches Young People in India

Source: St. John Source Leon Hunt with some Indian friends The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation (VITFF) congratulates Leon Hunt, VITFF team member and CAC University Games medalist in the long jump, for his successful trip to India where he shared his talents as a track and field coach in the sprints and…

Plaskett Awards Congressional Award to St. Thomas Engineer

Source: St. John Source Chris Cilliers with Congressional Award plaque (photo courtesy of Del. Stacey Plaskett’s office) Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) recently presented the Congressional Award to St. Thomas native Christopher Cilliers for his efforts to support the people of Haiti, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic when they were in great need of outside…

Power Outages Continue Throughout USVI

Source: St. John Source Following yesterday’s heavy rains, WAPA has a number of service interruptions reports in isolated areas of the three major islands including: ST. CROIX Estates Mount Welcome, Castle Burke, Profit Hills, Cotton Valley, Strawberry, Constitution Hill, St. John, Lowry Hill, Belleview, Upper Love, Two Friends and Morning Star. ST. THOMAS Section…

WAPA Schedules Customer Portal Web Site Maintenance for Aug. 9

Source: St. John Source Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has scheduled maintenance of the customer portal Web site for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9. During the five-hour period, customers will be unable to log into www.customerservice.viwapa.vi to make payments or view…

All Saints School, NCWIT to Host Code Like a Girl! Forum

Source: St. John Source All Saints Cathedral School, USVI All Saints Cathedral School and NCWIT (National Center for Women in Information and Technology) announce and invite the public to attend a forum at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, to be held in Chase Auditorium at the University of the Virgin Islands – St. Thomas…

WAPA Board Addresses Buying New Generators

Source: St. John Source The V.I. Water and Power Authority governing board made some minor but required changes to a financial arrangement to fund three new generating units at the St. Thomas Randolph Harley power plant, Monday during an emergency meeting. The board members voted unanimously to approve changes to the financial structure ahead…

Alert: Flood Advisory for St. Thomas and St. John

Source: St. John Source The National Weather Service in San Juan has issued a flood advisory for minor Flooding in St. Thomas and St. John, from 4:55 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug.7. Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms over St John. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding inthe…

Women’s AmeriCup Opens in Buenos Aires

Source: St. John Source Virgin Islands’ AmeriCup Team 2017 The Virgin Islands women’s basketball team opened the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup with a tough opponent, the host team, falling 80-48. The V.I. team played well in the first half, but it couldn’t stop 16th-ranked Argentina in the game breaking third. Argentina took the frame 34-7.…

Meteorologist Have Eyes on Atlantic Low Pressure System

Source: St. John Source Five-day storm outlook from the National Hurricane Center. (Click on image for closer view.) There was no tropical storm activity in the north Atlantic as of Sunday night, but that could change fairly quickly, as meteorologists have their eyes on two systems that threaten to kick off the hurricane season…

Defendant in Property Auction Scheme Fined $500,000

Source: St. John Source Attorney General Claude Walker in an April photo, testifying at a V.I. Senate hearing.. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature) The Department of Justice announced it has settled its civil claims against Paul Sabers, one of four conspirators who admitted to participating in a public auction scheme…

Veterans Office Asks for Tighter Budget for FY 2018

Source: St. John Source Sen. Nereida Rivera-O’Reilly, shown during an earlier budget hearing. (V.I. Legislature photo by Onaje Simmonds, 2017 Legislature summer intern) When V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs Director Patrick Farrell presented its budget request of $790,344 for his office in 2018, down from the $834,000 budgeted for the current fiscal year, most…

Virtue of the Week: Modesty

Source: St. John Source Modesty is having self-respect. When you value yourself with quiet pride, you accept praise with humility and gratitude. Modesty is being comfortable with yourself and setting healthy boundaries about your body and privacy. You are practicing modesty when you: – Are comfortable being who you are, – Respect yourself, –…

U.S. Senate Confirms Deborah Howell to Be Brigadier General

Source: St. John Source Brigadier General Deborah Howell The United States Senate has confirmed Deborah Howell to be the Regular Army rank of brigadier general. She is now adjutant general of the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING). The promotion means that Gen. Howell, should she be called to active military service, would command as…

Historian Michael E. Newton Joins Alexander Hamilton & Caribbean History Museum

Source: St. John Source Historian Michael E. Newton The St. Croix Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) has announced nationally acclaimed and renowned historian and author Michael E. Newton has been designated as a special adviser, chief historian and ambassador for SEDI’s proposed Alexander Hamilton & Caribbean History Museum (AHCHM) $6 million development project.  The museum…

Beach Advisory for July 31 to August 4

Source: St. John Source A walk on the beach 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…

Labor Relation Agencies Ask for Bigger Budgets

Source: St. John Source Sen. Tregenza Roach said government employees are getting increasingly frustrated. (File photo) Senators peppered representatives Virgin Islands Public Employment Relations Board and Virgin Islands Labor Management Committee on three issues – government employees’ dissatisfaction, rent payments and employee training – at the Committee on Finance budget hearing Thursday. Sen. Tregenza…

The V.I. Budget Crisis: Part 15, Rum and Congress

Source: St. John Source The Cruzan Rum distillery on St. Croix. (Marina Ricci photo) With a crippling budget crisis, credit downgrades and lenders balking at buying V.I. bonds, getting new revenue sources online has been a high priority. The territorial government has cut budgets and raised taxes. There is more it might be able…

Honeymooners Choosing St. John

Source: St. John Source Newlyweds stroll on a St. John beach. (Photo provided by Blueglass Photography) When the travel website TripAdvisor announced in July that St. John ranked among the top 15 honeymoon destinations in the United States, local wedding planners were pleased, but not at all surprised. “I think it’s been a destination…

DOH to Host Town Hall for Public Input on Walkability Study

Source: St. John Source Virgin Islands Department of Health The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with other public and private agencies, to include the St. John administrator and the St. John Foundation, will hold a Walkability Town Hall at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Legislature Building on St. John. The…

V.I. Becomes First Territory to Join FirstNet

Source: St. John Source The U.S. Virgin Islands became the first U.S. territory to opt in to FirstNet, a wireless broadband network for public safety, which will be built and operated by AT&T, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced Tuesday in a news release. FirstNet – officially known as the the First Responder Network Authority of…

Property and Procurement Plans More Leases to Offset Cuts

Source: St. John Source The Department of Property and Procurement plans to lease out more government property to make up for a recommended 14 percent cut from the General Fund in FY 2018, the department’s commissioner Lloyd T. Bough, Jr told senators Wednesday. DPP was one of three entities whose representatives testified before the…

Territory Abandons Homeless Program

Source: St. John Source A last ditch attempt to save the “Home at Last” program, designed to rehabilitate chronic homeless people, has turned out to be a case of too little too late. Andrea Shillingford, executive director for Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands, confirmed Wednesday that the agency has dismantled the program because…

Plaskett Discusses Trump Budget’s Effect on V.I.

Source: St. John Source Delegate Stacey Plaskett (Source file photo) Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett is back in the U.S. Virgin Islands as Congress takes its August recess, and wants to hear from her constituents. “I am going to be here between the three island for most of the month of August,” Plaskett said,…

St. Croix Trash Tipping Fees Delayed After Haulers Protest

Source: St. John Source Truck hauls trash at St. Croix’s Anguilla landfill recently (Susan Ellis photo) St. Croix trash haulers stopped hauling for two days and held a public meeting Tuesday to protest trash tipping fees that went into effect that day, prompting the Waste Management Authority to put off the fees until September.…

Feds Praise V.I. Farmer’s Market WIC Program

Source: St. John Source Fresh local produce is sold at the Jackson Farm stand on St. Croix (Bill Kossler photo) The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service recently recognized the Virgin Fresh Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program for having the highest average rate of redemption of vouchers in the nation in 2016, according…

Trump’s Immigration Reform Insults Lady Liberty

Source: St. John Source The Statue of Liberty “… Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Familiar? It comes from Jewish New York Poet Emma Lazarus, whose words rang proud and true in 1903 when they were inscribed on a plaque in the inner wall of Lady Liberty’s…

IFB033DHST17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31, Virgin Islands Code, request sealed bids in QUINTUPLICATE (1 original and 4 copies) for the following: IFB033DHST17(S) –Delivery of Milk to the Department of Human Services in the St. Thomas/St. John District. Bids will be received by the Department…

IFB032DOET17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31, Virgin Islands Code, request sealed bids in QUINTUPLICATE (1 original and 4 copies) for the following: IFB032DOET17(S) –The Supply/Purchase of Milk for the Department of Education in the St. Thomas/St. John District. Bids will be received by the Department…

IFB030DPPT17(S)

Source: St. John Source  DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31, Virgin Islands Code, request sealed bids in QUINTUPLICATE (1 original and 4 copies) for the following: IFB030DPPT17(S) –Delivery of Oils & Lubricants for the Department of Property and Procurement in the St. Thomas/St. John District. Bids will be received…

IFB031DPPT17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31, Virgin Islands Code, request sealed bids in QUINTUPLICATE (1 original and 4 copies) for the following: IFB031DPPT17(S) – Delivery of Tires, Tubes and Batteries for the Department of Property and Procurement in the St. Thomas/St. John District. Bids will…

IFB034GVIT17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31, Virgin Islands Code, request sealed bids in QUINTUPLICATE (1 original and 4 copies) for the following: IFB034GVIT17(S)–Delivery of Bread/Bakery Products to various Department/Agencies of the Government of the Virgin Islands in the St. Thomas/St. John District. Bids will be…

IFB035GVIT17(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31, Virgin Islands Code, request sealed bids in QUINTUPLICATE (1 original and 4 copies) for the following: IFB035GVIT17(S) –Delivery of Liquefied Petroleum to various Department/Agencies of the Government of the Virgin Islands in the St. Thomas/St. John District. Bids will…

CSA 2017 Is Now Offering a Mini Season of 8 Weeks

Source: St. John Source Ridge to Reef Farm offers a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) members now have the option to get local, certified organic produce on St. Croix through a Ridge to Reef Farm (R2R) mini-fall season. This means that — unlike their traditional 14 to 15-week season — this one…

DLCA Announces Weekly Gas Price Survey Results for July 27

Source: St. John Source Government of the Virgin Islands The V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) announces gas prices that are monitored weekly. “DLCA has launched various forms of communication to highlight our market research and provide public information campaigns that protect consumers and support responsible businesses. Gas consumers are encouraged to…

Shane Degannes Completes IAAF Level II Coaches Course

Source: St. John Source Shane Degannes (standing second from the right) joins fellow Caribbean track and field coaches who successfully completed the IAAF Level II Coaches Course. Shane Degannes (standing second from the right) joins fellow Caribbean track and field coaches who successfully completed the IAAF Level II Coaches Course with a specialty in…

USVIHTA Recognizes Students at Summer Employment Awards Ceremony

Source: St. John Source 35 students were recognized at Summer Employment Award Ceremony and Luncheon on July 28. The USVI Hotel and Tourism Association (USVIHTA) recognized 35 students for their dedication to tourism and hospitality during a ceremony and luncheon marking the close of the association’s summer employment program on July 28 at Windward…

AARP-VI Names Diane T. Capehart Associate State Director

Source: St. John Source AARP members having dinner Diane T. Capehart – a well-known and distinguished member of the community, official of the Government of the Virgin Islands and former senator – has been appointed associate state director of advocacy and community outreach for AARP in the Virgin Islands, effective Aug. 14, according to…

Janelle Sarauw Holds First Town Hall Meeting

Source: St. John Source Janelle Sarauw responds to a point (Amy Roberts photo). Janelle Sarauw, who was sworn in as a senator 12 days ago, could have chosen to hold her first town meeting on St. John at the cushy, air-conditioned Legislative Conference Room on St. John, but she preferred to hold it at…

Proposed Budget for Governor’s Office Includes Seven Percent Cut

Source: St. John Source Gov. Kenneth Mapp Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s proposed FY 2018 budget proposes approximately $668,000, or seven percent, in spending cuts within his own office, although senators argued Tuesday over whether that amounts to enough. Rochelle Benjamin, director of business and administration for the Office of the Governor, appeared before the 32nd…

Senators Concerned about Accuracy, Timeliness of Economic Data

Source: St. John Source Sen. Kurt Vialet, chairman of the 32nd Legislature’s Committee on Finance (Source file photo). Multiple members of the 32nd Legislature’s Committee on Finance said Tuesday that they questioned the adequacy of the Bureau of Economic Research’s role in the government’s FY 2018 budget process. The Bureau of Economic Research, which…

CFVI Now Taking Applications for NatureTech.Solutions Prize for Technical Innovation

Source: St. John Source NatureTech Solutions is a legacy of Island Resources Foundation, which provided technical assistance to conservation organizations and activities on small islands. The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is now accepting applications for the 2017 NatureTech.Solutions Award for technical innovation. Supported by the Potter Fund for NatureTech Solutions at…

RFP-024-2017(S)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Request for Proposal: RFP-024-2017 (S) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands, Department of Property and Procurement is requesting proposals from qualified firms to provide Security Guard Services for the Government of the Virgin Islands…

Solicitation No. TS PPSO 2018

Source: St. John Source U.S. PROBATION/PRETRIAL SERVICES DISTRICT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Solicitation No. TS PPSO 2018 The United States Probation Office for the District of the United States Virgin Islands is soliciting vendors to provide: Inpatient and Outpatient treatment services for addicted, drug dependent, and alcohol dependent federal offenders/defendants who are on pretrial…

V.I. Department of Labor Congratulates MEDCERTS Graduates

Source: St. John Source Virgin Islands Department of Labor Commissioner of Labor Catherine A. Hendry Esq., on behalf of the V.I. Department of Labor (VIDOL) family, congratulates the 23 participants who have successfully completed their training in the online MEDCERTS Healthcare and IT training programs. MEDCERTS are a renowned training provider of healthcare and…

Senate Panel Praises Measures for Hotel Development

Source: St. John Source George Dudley and Marvin Pickering testify in favor of hotel development bills Monday at the Senate hearing on St. Thomas. The Senate Economic Development and Agriculture Committee on Monday unanimously voted to forward to the Rules Committee two bills amending the Hotel Development Act and the Tax Incremental Financing Act,…

UVI Symposium Showcases Students’ Summer Research Projects

Source: St. John Source Student Peter Jean-Baptiste tells professor Verleen McSween about his project on 3D magnetic reconnection. During the 15th Annual Summer Student Research Symposium on Friday, more than 30 students shared the scientific findings they gathered over the past six weeks while taking part in University of the Virgin Islands’ summer research…

Senate Pushes Changes in JFL Human Resources

Source: St. John Source From left, Troy de Chabert Schuster, Richard Evangelista and Tim Lessing testify before the Senate on behalf of the Juan F. Luis Hospital Friday. Senators expressed frustration with the historically dysfunctional operations of the Juan F. Luis Hospital and pushed for changes in the human resources department at a hearing…

Virtue of the Week: Assertiveness

Source: St. John Source Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express your own ideas. You know what you stand for and what you won’t stand for. You expect respect. You are practicing assertiveness when…

V.I. Swimmers Compete at 17th FINA World Championships in Budapest

Source: St. John Source Gregory Penny The Virgin Islands Swimming Federation had two swimmers compete in the 17th FINA World Championships in Budapest (FINA: Federation Internationale de Natation), which were held from July 13-30. These championships host all aquatic disciplines: swimming, diving, high diving, synchro, open water and water polo. Adriel Sanes and Gregory…

Local Author’s Book on Audre Lorde Wins Lambda Literary Award

Source: St. John Source Award-winning author Dr. Gloria I. Joseph holds her Lambda Literary Award for The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde,” a biography/anthology that tells the story of Lorde’s life in a unique griot style. Local St. Croix author Dr. Gloria I. Joseph now has an award-winning…

Agriculture Now Accepting Proposals for Specialty Crop Multi-State Program

Source: St. John Source V.I. Department of Agriculture logo The V.I. Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Division (DOA) will be accepting proposals for the 2017 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP). The purpose of SCMP is to support initiatives that only enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by funding collaborative, multi-state projects that address regional or national…

DOH Launches Smoke-Free Campaign

Source: St. John Source The USVI Department of Health (DOH) officially launched its “Be Smoke-Free Tobacco Campaign” with the posting of billboards in select areas on St. Croix (Hannah’s Rest, Villa Lorraine and Sunny Isle Shopping Center). The campaign serves to alert residents and visitors of the dangers of smoking in association with one’s…

VIHFA Draft 2017 Action Plan

Source: St. John Source AVAILABILITY OF DRAFT PROGRAM YEAR 2017 ACTION PLAN FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT, THE HOME PROGRAM, THE EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT, AND THE HOUSING TRUST FUND The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) is preparing to submit the Territory’s 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and…

IFB025DPWC17(C)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Invitation for Bid No:  IFB025DPWC17(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 Repairs to the Road Adjacent to the Walter I. M. Hodge Housing Project (Sufferally Housing…

DOE’s Instructional Technology Division Making Great Strides in Upgrading Infrastructure

Source: St. John Source V.I. Department of Education’s IT Division The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDOE) continues to upgrade its vast information technology system to provide teachers, students and DOE employees with expanded services and greater efficiency. As part of a five-year plan to overhaul the department’s technological infrastructure, the Instructional Technology (IT)…

Island Tradition and Jewish History Come Together on July 31

Source: St. John Source Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas Synagogue Monday, July 31, is Virgin Island Hurricane Supplication Day, an occasion to recognize the potentially destructive power of nature, and give voice to our hopes and prayers to be spared the brunt of any storm to come. That same evening is also Erev Tisha…

UVI Bulletin Board for August

Source: St. John Source University of the Virgin Islands — St. Thomas Campus Public Invited to Attend Annual Summer Student Research Symposium on July 28 The Emerging Caribbean Scientists (ECS) Program at the University of the Virgin Islands invites the community to attend the 15th Annual Summer Student Research Symposium. It will take place…

Damien Alexander Smith Wallace Dies at 15

Source: St. John Source Damien Alexander Smith Wallace Damien Alexander Smith Wallace of St.  John died on Monday, July 10, in Anguilla at the age of 15. Damien Alexander Smith Wallace is survived by his mother, Sherece S. Smith; father, Clive R. Wallace; brother, Dayen D. Smith Webster; sister, Daemikwa Wallace; grandparents: Franklin and…

New Hotel Planned for Cruz Bay

Source: St. John Source Sea Shore Allure The rumors are true:  Delbert Parsons and Delrise Varlack are moving forward with plans to build a hotel with up to 200 rooms in Cruz Bay on 2.5 acres of land located between Mongoose Junction and the Lumberyard Complex. In recent weeks island residents have noticed a…

RFP-009-2017 (P)

Source: St. John Source DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY AND PROCUREMENT Request for Proposal No:  RFP-009-2017 (P) Pursuant to Chapter 23, Title 31 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands, Bureau of Information Technology is requesting Proposals from qualified firm(s) to provide Tower Repairs at Recovery Hill for Painting and Bolt Replacement,…

Mapp Reorganizes VIPD, Reports on Other Budget-Saving Measures

Source: St. John Source Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter speak to a series of issues Monday. Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Monday announced structural changes within V.I. Police Department, and ongoing efforts with federal officials to solve issues ranging from hospital management to the elimination of the Education Department’s third-party fiduciary, and…

Plastic Recycling Program Aims to Cleans Up V.I.’s Beaches

Source: St. John Source Containers like this antifreeze jug at Vessup Beach are among the debris frequently on local shores. (Photo by Kristina Edwards) Instead of sending plastics collected during beach cleanups to the territory’s nearly full landfills, a new program will recycle them and see to it that they become something new –…

Suspects in Property Auction Fraud Sentenced

Source: St. John Source Admitting he “made a mistake,” Calford Charleswell, a former employee of the Lieutenant Governor’s Office who admitted to joining a scheme to defraud the government, was sentenced Monday to one year in jail. Charleswell was one of four suspects in the investigation. His one-year sentence was the longest of the…

Territory Getting $240,000 Cancer Registry Grant

Source: St. John Source Delegate Stacey Plaskett The U.S. Virgin Islands will receive a $240,412 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help set up a long-mandated cancer registry, according to Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett (D-VI). “The Virgin Islands Central Cancer Registry Grant will make it possible for the registry…

Virgin Islanders Compete in Florida at North American-Pan American Powerlifting Championship

Source: St. John Source V.I. Powerlifters and coach represent the Virgin Islands at 16th North American-Pan American Powerlifting Championship in Orlando. Three Virgin Islands Powerlifters competed in the 16th North American-Pan American Powerlifting (NAPF) Championship in Orlando, Fla., the week of July 3-8. Over 200 athletes from 19 countries participated, and 19 world records…

Nelson Reintroduces Medical Marijuana Bill

Source: St. John Source Sen. Positive Nelson (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature) The prudish observer might think that the U.S. Virgin Islands is trying to sin its way to prosperity. Earlier this year the Legislature and the governor moved forward with the so-called sin taxes and now Sen. Positive Nelson,…

JFL Complies with CMS But Hasn’t Moved ER Yet

Source: St. John Source Although the Emergency Department with terminal drainage issues remains located at the hospital, the Gov. Juan Luis Hospital was deemed in compliance last Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to a news release issued Friday, JFL was notified by letter that the hospital was “in…

Finance Committee Considers Bills Affecting GERS, Retirees

Source: St. John Source Kurt Vialet chairs a Finance Committee hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature) Four bills affecting V.I. Government retirees appeared on the agenda of the 32nd Legislature’s Committee on Finance Friday, but only one was moved forward by the committee with favorable recommendation. Bill No. 32-0102, sponsored…

Thrive Chiropractic to Host Business After Hours on July 27

Source: St. John Source THRIVE CHIROPRACTIC Thrive Chiropractic will host the next St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 27. Thrive is located at The Royal Palms Professional Building, 105-9053 Estate Thomas (behind Schneider Regional Medical Center, West Foothills). Thrive Chiropractic is the premiere chiropractor on St.…

Feds Give USVI $103,000 For Sustainable Seafood, Coral Protection

Source: St. John Source The U.S. Department of the Interior has awarded the USVI $103,000 to help mitigate harmful red algae on corals and support reef responsible sustainable seafood production, DOI announced Friday. “These projects will help Virgin Islanders protect their unique resources by addressing some of the current threats,” Interior Acting Assistant Secretary…

Mapp Submits Austere $833.9 Million FY 2018 Budget

Source: St. John Source FY 2004-2017 and proposed FY 2018 total V.I. government budget, local general fund budget and general obligation debt service (in millions of dollars) Gov. Kenneth Mapp submitted his Fiscal Year 2018 budget Friday afternoon as projected earlier in the week, and as expected it is smaller than last year’s budget…

Beach Advisory for July 17-21

Source: St. John Source Magens Bay Beach 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…

Rash of Fires on St. John

Source: St. John Source The V.I. Fire Service responded to a rash of structural fires over two days on the island of St. John., including one that destroyed Destiny Care Rental in Cruz Bay. Cleanup after July 20 Cruz Bay fire (Kelsey Nowakoski photo) Wednesday evening around 7:23 p.m. the Fire Service responded to…

Superseding Notice and Certificate of Attachment

Source: St. John Source OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OFFICE OF THE TAX COLLECTOR SUPERSEDING NOTICE AND CERTIFICATE OF ATTACHMENT Pursuant to 33 V.I.C. § 2541 et seq. notice is hereby given to you, as the owner of record, of the attachment and intent to sell, or otherwise dispose of by law, the property…

Advertisement of Continued Auction Sale

Source: St. John Source GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR ADVERTISEMENT OF CONTINUED AUCTION SALE OFFICE OF THE TAX COLLECTOR 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 auction to the…

Senators Discuss Streamlining Medical Licensure Boards

Source: St. John Source Dr. Frank Odlum, chairman of the V.I. Board of Medical Examiners, testifies before the Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services. All nine medical licensure boards that fall under the Department of Health’s Professional Licensure Division, and one that falls outside it, suffer from membership and resource shortages that may…

Labor to Host Business, Employer Engagement Forums

Source: St. John Source U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Labor The Virgin Islands Workforce Development System Partners will host the third of its series of Business and Employer Engagement Forums: “Meeting the Demands of Our Growing Health Care and IT Sectors.” This forum is designed by the V.I. Department of Labor (DOL) for human…

ALERT: DLCA Accuses Vector Marketing LLC of Questionable Business Practices

Source: St. John Source Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands logo The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) alerts consumers — primarily job-seeking students — about Vector Marketing LLC. and reports about questionable business practices. Virgin Islands residents have been receiving letters and e-mails promoting summer employment beginning at $17/hour for accepted applicants.…

IFB029DOET17(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: IFB029DOET17(S) – Qualified vendors to furnish all labor, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide Landscaping Services for the Department of Education at various schools in…

IFB028DOET17(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: IFB028DOET17(S) – Qualified vendors to furnish all labor, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide Janitorial Services to the Department of Education at various schools and…

IFB027DPWT17(C)

Source: St. John Source Invitation for Bid No: IFB027DPWT17 (C) Pursuant to Title 31, Chapter 23, Section 236 of the Virgin Islands Code, the Government of the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works is requesting bids from Qualified Contractors to furnish all labor, tools, equipment, machinery and supplies necessary for the Vitran Bus Depot…

AG Walker Targets ‘Deadbeat Dads’

Source: St. John Source Attorney General Claude Walker in an April photo, testifying at a V.I. Senate hearing.. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature) Attorney General Claude Walker said Monday that he is going to do everything possible to collect child support from “deadbeat dads,” including taking away driver’s licenses, business…

Bethlehem Dig Sheds Light on How Crucians Lived – and Died

Source: St. John Source Archeologist Steve Lenik. (Anne Salafia photo) An archeological dig at Estate Bethlehem has shed new insights on how Crucians lived – and died – creating new chapters in the story of the 18th and 19th centuries on St. Croix, archeologist Steve Lenik told a gathering at the Danish West India…

Centennial Commission Answers Spending, Funding Questions

Source: St. John Source The Virgin Islands Transfer Centennial Commission has confirmed that it has spent or committed about $625,000 of the $1.25 million allocated to it by the U.S. and territorial governments. The figures provided to the Source by the commission answered some of the questions that have been raised in the wake…

Virtue of the Week: Orderliness

Source: St. John Source Orderliness is being neat and living with a sense of harmony. You are organized and know where things are when you need them. Solve problems step by step instead of going in circles. Order around you creates order inside you. Orderliness gives you peace of mind. You are practicing orderliness…

ALERT: VIPA Cruz Bay Parking Lot Temporarily Closed

Source: St. John Source The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) alerts the community that the Port Authority parking lot adjacent to the U.S. Customs facility in Cruz Bay, St. John, will be closed from Monday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 19, for striping.  The parking lot will re-open on Thursday, July 20.  Link:

DOE Asks Public to Report Misuse of Federal Education Funds

Source: St. John Source  The Virgin Islands Department of Education encourages all schools, teachers, parents of students in schools, participants in adult and vocational education programs, department employees, and the public with knowledge of the misuse of federal education program dollars to report the fraud by calling the following hotlines:  U. S. Department…

V.I. Fire Service Expanding Its First Responder Role

Source: St. John Source St. Croix Rescue Working on a Vehicle Accident in 2014 The V.I. Fire Service is now collaborating with St. Thomas Rescue and St. Croix rescue to expand rescue operations like vehicle extractions. The organizations have been training together, to coordinate their actions and familiarize themselves with each other’s equipment. Tuesday,…

PERB Nominee, Basketball Honoree Sent To Senate Floor

Source: St. John Source PERB nominee Annie Day Henry at her confirmation hearing July 13, 2017 (Image courtesy of the V.I. Legislature) The Rules and Judiciary Committee heard from Annie Day Henry, nominee to the Public Employee Relations Board, Thursday. Senators voted to send her nomination to the floor with a favorable recommendation. Henry…

V.I. Energy Office to Host Energy Efficiency Training for Government, Commercial Buildings Industry Professionals

Source: St. John Source The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) will host a series of two-day energy conservation, operations and maintenance training for government and building industry professionals in each district. The customized training will be facilitated by Southface Energy Institute (SEI) and will address best energy practices in both public and private facilities.…

Beach Advisory for July 10-14

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…

V.I. Getting $505,000 Coral Reef Grant

Source: St. John Source Coral and coral bleaching (photo by U.S. Geological Survey Biologist Caroline Rogers) The U.S. Virgin Islands is getting a $505,000 coral reef management grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) announced July 13. “This grant is significant to the…

Senator at Last: Sarauw Takes Her Seat

Source: St. John Source Sen. Positive Nelson helps Sen. Janelle Sarauw into her official seat in the V.I. Legislature. Janelle Sarauw took her oath of office Friday and assumed the St. Thomas-St. John District Senate seat that has remained empty for the past seven months. Sarauw was escorted into the Senate chamber on St.…

Trans-Caribbean Dairy, Inc.

Source: St. John Source GOVERNMENT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OF THE UNITED STATES Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI 00802 —————————————– CERTIFICATE OF DISSOLUTION CD-0014-2014 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…

Board of Education to Hold Regular Board Meeting July 14, 15

Source: St. John Source The Virgin Islands Board of Education (VIBE) Governing Board will convene its regular board meeting at 4 p.m., Friday, July 14, which will continue at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 15, in the VIBE offices located at Sunny Isles Professional Building, Suites No. 5 and No. 6, Christiansted. The meeting will…

Two Former Staffers Arrested in Plaskett iPhone Hack

Source: St. John Source Juan McCullum Two of Delegate Stacey Plaskett’s (D-VI) former personal staffers were arrested Thursday and charged with hacking her cell phone, stealing highly personal photos and videos and illegally posting them online on a phony Facebook account. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Juan McCullum, 35, of Washington, D.C.,…

Sarauw Slated to Be Sworn in at Noon

Source: St. John Source Janelle Sarauw testifying at the June 28 Legislative Committee of the Whole hearing (photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature) Janelle Sarauw is scheduled to be sworn in as a member of the V.I. Legislature at noon Friday. The Senate had planned to hold a session to look…

Horse Racing Commission, Anti-Doping Bills Move to Senate Floor

Source: St. John Source St. Croix Horse Racing Commission Chair Wayne Biggs Jr. at a Senate hearing in 2016 (photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of 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 were sent Thursday to the full…

Volleyball USVI Announces 2017 Senior Women’s Squad

Source: St. John Source Senior Women’s Volleyball Team “We are extremely happy with the 2017 edition of our senior women’s team,” said Shereen Rohlsen-Newton, executive director. “We had a productive selection camp, which I would consider one of our best ever, and that’s a tribute to all players and staff who attended. Our future…

Team Ice Mocha Fatty Wins USVI Stars and Stripes Poker Run

Source: St. John Source Stars and Stripes Poker Racers Most carnival events get lots of press coverage, but one recent addition to the St. John July 4th Festival has received little attention despite its growing popularity. The USVI Stars and Stripes Poker Run, held on Sunday, July 2, attracted more than 400 participants, but…

Public Works ‘Reassessing’ Main Street

Source: St. John Source Public Works Commissioner Gustav James. (Photo by Barry Leerdam provided by the V.I. Legislature) The delayed work to enhance Charlotte Amalie’s Main Street should take about another year to complete and Public Works is “currently reassessing this project to determine the way forward,” Public Works Commissioner Gustav James told senators…

WAPA Seeking $85 Million in Borrowing for New Generators

Source: St. John Source WAPA Executive Director Julio Rhymer The V.I. Water and Power Authority approved bond anticipation notes of up to $85 million for new generators Monday. The authority also approved its Fiscal Year 2016 Electric and Water Systems Audited Financial Statements and the formalizing of agreements with three contractors to help WAPA…

WAPA To Stop Taking Payments Through Scotiabank Branches

Source: St. John Source After July 28, utility payments to the V.I. Water and Power Authority can no longer be made at Scotiabank branches, WAPA announced Monday. “It is unfortunate that we have arrived at this decision, but a formal notification from officials at Scotiabank left WAPA with few choices,” WAPA Executive Director Julio…

Homeless on St. John, Part 4: Some Must Access Services on St. Thomas

Source: St. John Source Andrea Shillingford, executive director of Catholic Charities of St. Thomas and St. John, interviews residents of Michelle Motel in the 2015 Point in Time Homeless Count. (File photo) Homeless people often have an array of medical problems, but many lack the requirements, including valid government-issued identification, to access services from…

District Board Certifies Sarauw as Winner of Special Election

Source: St. John Source District Board of Elections members gather Monday to certify the April 8 special election results Three months after the votes were counted and in response to a judge’s order, St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections members gathered Monday to certify the April 8 special election results, paving the way…

Town Hall to Focus on Veterans Issues July 13

Source: St. John Source The VA Caribbean Healthcare System and the Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs will host a Veterans Town Hall Meeting from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, July 13, at the Department of Education Curriculum Center in Estate Tutu, St. Thomas. The purpose of the town hall is to provide the opportunity to…

VI-EPSCoR Chooses Dr. Kim Waddell As Its New Director

Source: St. John Source Dr. Kim Waddell The University of the Virgin Islands’ Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) welcomes Dr. Kim Waddell as its new director. Dr. Waddell served with VI-EPSCoR in 2009 – 2010 as program administrator and then interim director of the Integrated Caribbean Coastal Ecosystems grant. During…

In the Matter of the Estate of Alex J. George, Deceased.

Source: St. John Source IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ALEX J. GEORGE, Deceased. Case No. ST-17-PB-54 ____________________________________ NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS             NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Petition for Settlement Without Administration was filed in…

US Viking LLC

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES US Viking LLC, a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases the following types of goods…

Tasty Treats in the Heat – 21st Annual Mango Melee

Source: St. John Source Mango Dis Mango Dat cooking competition at the 2017 Mango Melee on St. Croix (Beth Bogolub photo) Not even a scorching hot sun could stop people from attending the 21st annual Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival this year at St. George’s Botanical Gardens. With over 4,000 people in attendance,…

Schedule Given for Senior Baseball Latin American Regional Best of 5 Series

Source: St. John Source The following is the schedule for the Senior Baseball Games to be held from July 8-15 at Lionel Roberts Stadium. Games can be seen through live streaming at www.Livestream.com/mdmvi/baseball Latin American Regional (Best of 5 series) Panama vs Mexico                                 Caribbean Reginal (Pool Play) Pool A:  St. Maarten, Aruba, British Virgin…

Virtue of the Week: Flexibility

Source: St. John Source Flexibility is being open to change. You consider others’ ideas and feelings and don’t insist on your own way. Flexibility gives you creative new ways to get things done. You get rid of bad habits and learn new ones. Flexibility helps you to keep changing for the better. You are…

IFB022PNRC17(C)

Source: St. John Source Invitation for Bid No: IFB022PNRC17(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 Altona Lagoon Boat Access Dock Repair Project, St. Croix. Bids will be received by the Department of Property and Procurement,…

IFB021PNRC17(C)

Source: St. John Source Invitation for Bid No: IFB021PNRC17(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 Gallows Bay Access Dock Repair Project, St. Croix. Bids will be received by the Department of Property and Procurement, Division…

‘Sodium’ Leads Day 1 at 54th July Open Billfish Tournament

Source: St. John Source A trio of blue marlin releases put Sodium soundly in first place on the scoreboard after the first day of fishing in the 54th July Open Billfish Tournament (JOBT), hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC). Chad Damron, owner and angler aboard the 75-foot Weaver homeported in Florida,…

Denali Asset Management, LLLP

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES Denali Asset Management, LLLP, a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases the following types…

Dun-Run Holdings, LLC

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES Dun-Run Holdings, LLC , a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases the following types…

Heavy Materials, LLC

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES Heavy Materials, LLC, a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases the following types of…

Viya Changes FUSC Charges Effective July 1

Source: St. John Source Because of action taken by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that affects carriers nationwide, Viya’s telephone, wireless and long-distance customers will notice a change in the Federal Universal Service (FUS) charge, effective July 1, 2017. The FUSC surcharge factor recovers the costs associated with the carrier’s contributions to the federal…

CD Paradise Management

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES CD Paradise Management, a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases the following types of…

Prosperitas Investment Management

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES Prosperitas Investment Management, a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases the following types of…

Caribbean Cinemas of St. Croix, Inc.

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES CARIBBEAN CINEMAS OF ST. CROIX, INC., a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases the…

BMV to Launch Non-REAL ID Cards, Disabled Persons Cards

Source: St. John Source Director Lawrence A. Olive informs the motoring public that on Thursday, July 13, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be launching the Non-REAL ID Cards, the Disabled Persons Identification Card and the Non-REAL ID Driver’s License, territory-wide. For more information, contact Saitah N. Aubain, executive assistant to the director, at…

Beach Advisory for June 26-30

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…

Cane Bay Partner’s VI, LLLP

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES Cane Bay Partner’s VI, LLLP, a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases the following…

St. John Festival Parade Brings Summer Jubilation to Cruz Bay

Source: St. John Source The Westin’s troupe, carrying signs celebrated the resort’s 20th year on St. John, blew a blizzard of confetti into the air.   St. John Festival Queen Jeminie Niles rides in Tuesday’s parade. St. John’s 2017 Festival Parade proceeded smoothly through Cruz Bay with minimal gaps Tuesday, to the pleasure of…

Disney the Lion King Jr. at Pistarckle Theater

Source: St. John Source Tickets are now available for performances of this year’s Pistarckle Theater Summer Musical Theater Camp play, “Disney’s The Lion King JR,” presented by the youth participating in the 2017 camp. Performances will be Tuesday, July 25th through Sunday, July 30th, at the theater, 4126 Anna’s Retreat, located in the picturesque…

St. Johnians Celebrate Emancipation Day

Source: St. John Source Dancers from the Diane Brown Ensemble swirl into action. “Clear de road, let the slave-dem pass We’re going for our freedom!” Chanting these words, the cast of the play “Set the Record Straight,” accompanied by two troupes of traditional bamboula dancers, strutted into Carnival Village in Cruz Bay Monday afternoon,…

Supreme Court Denies Sarauw Petition for Emergency Relief

Source: St. John Source Janelle Sarauw (Photo from her campaign) The V.I. Supreme Court on Monday turned down Senate-hopeful Janelle Sarauw’s request for emergency relief Monday, saying she will have to wait for the Superior Court to act on her bid to force the Board of Elections to certify her victory in the April…

‘Villa’ Tax Bill Alarms Owners; Blyden Plans Town Hall

Source: St. John Source Sen. Marvin Blyden at Wednesday’s Housing, Public Works, Waste Management and Planning Committee hearing (photo courtesy of the V.I. Legislature). A bill before the Legislature to put commercial part-time villa rentals in the same property tax rate category as time-share units, instead of the rate for residential homes has concerned…

Scholarship Program Expands Chances for Island Students

Source: St. John Source From left, Dwaydale Dariah, Zaquira Carri, Bianca Alexis, Danica David at the St. Croix Educational Complex High School. The school’s National Art Honor Society students designed the second Barra Virtue Mocko Jumbie mural. Alexis and Carri were among those who completed the project. (Photo by Talisa Alexis) College-bound Virgin Islanders…

RFP: GERS Headquarter Renovation

Source: St. John Source GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 3438 KRONPRINDSENS GADE, GERS BUILDING – THIRD FLOOR ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 00802 TO CONTRACTORS: Sealed proposals, entitled GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS (GERS) HEADQUARTER BUILDING RENOVATION TO INCLUDE THE EXTERIOR SKIN REPAIR, EXTERIOR PAINTING, AND STEEL…

Emancipation Day.. The Man Who Swam To St. John

Source: St. John Source   Scott Fagan (Facebook) In 1985 Shaky Acres (the recovery program that Tuts and I had started in 1981) was going along fairly well, but was in need of a fund-raiser or two. Tuts heard (along with everyone else) of a proposed St. John swim (everybody heard of it because…

RC St.Thomas, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. G. Giovanni Giammarco and Great Bay Condominium Owner’s Association, Inc., Defendants

Source: St. John Source IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN RC ST. THOMAS, LLC,                                                                                                                    Plaintiff,       vs.                    …

Virtue of the Week: Humility

Source: St. John Source Being humble is considering others as important as yourself. You are thoughtful of their needs and willing to be of service. You don’t expect others or yourself to be perfect. You learn from your mistakes. When you do great things, humility reminds you to be thankful instead of boastful. You…

St. Thomas Soldier Retires After 40-Year Career

Source: St. John Source Chief Warrant Officer 5 Randolph A. Bergan, a native of St. Thomas, retired June 16 after a 40-year career in the U.S. Army. According to a news release from the 340 Group, Bergan began his career in December 1976. At the time of his retirement, he held the position of…

An Open Letter to Sen. Blyden

Source: St. John Source Editor’s note: Sen. Marvin Blyden, sponsor of the bill that is the focus of this letter, has pulled the bill from the Senate’s agenda due to the level of concern that has been voiced, and is holding a town meeting July 19 at the Legislature on St. John to hear…

IFB019DHSC17(C)

Source: St. John Source Invitation for Bid No: IFB019DHSC17(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 Roof Repairs at the Youth Rehabilitation Center, St. Croix. Bids will be received by the Department of Property and Procurement, Division…

IFB018DHSC17(C)

Source: St. John Source Invitation for Bid No: IFB018DHSC17(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 Drainage Improvement at the Youth Rehabilitation Center, St. Croix. Bids will be received by the Department of Property and Procurement, Division…

IFB020DPPC17(S)

Source: St. John Source Invitation for Bid No: IFB020DPPC17(S) 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 Land Clearing at Estate Blessing, Hope and Others, St. Croix. Bids will be received by the Department of Property and…

Yacht Haven Grande

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES Yacht Haven Grande, a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases the following types of…

Territory East Asset Management, LLC

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES Territory East Asset Management, LLC, a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases the following…

DIAM Management, Inc.

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES DIAM Management, Inc., a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases the following types of…

Sunshine Shopping Center, Inc.

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES SUNSHINE SHOPPING CENTER, INC. , a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases the following…

Alpine Securities USVI

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES Alpine Securities USVI, a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases the following types of…

Harborside Corporation d/b/a Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES Harborside Corporation d/b/a Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases…

Atlantic Industries, Inc.

Source: St. John Source NOTICE TO ESTABLISHED VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSES ATLANTIC INDUSTRIES, INC, a participant in the Virgin Islands Economic Development Incentive Program of the US Virgin Islands, has a procurement requirement to purchase goods and services locally in the Virgin Islands to the maximum extent practicable and regularly purchases the following types of…

Legislation Changing Insurance Rules Approved

Source: St. John Source Sen. Neville James (D-STX) at Wednesday’s session (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided bythe V.I. Legislature) The Legislature on Wednesday approved legislation bringing the territory closer to compliance with National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ expectations and regulating holding companies in the same way as all 50 states. The measure, sponsored by…

Middle States Continues UVI Accreditation

Source: St. John Source David Hall, president of the University of the Virgin Islands, said Tuesday that the territory’s college has retained accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and in fact, was commended in several areas for outstanding performance. According to Hall, the commission visited UVI in March before issuing their…

PSC Leaves LEAC the Same, Makes Base-Rate Increase Permanent

Source: St. John Source Prompted by another disagreement over numbers, Public Services Commission members voted Tuesday to keep electric Levelized Energy Adjustment Clause – known as LEAC – rates the same until the end of the year. At a PSC meeting on St. Thomas, V.I. Water and Power Authority officials said they had initially…

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