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  1. Donations pouring in for tennis programRead the original story

    Monday Feb 16 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    There has been an outpouring of support from across the Virgin Islands and the mainland after a Daily News article featured the plight of a junior tennis program robbed of its tennis racquets and balls. Ricky Plaskett said his cell phone and Facebook accounts "blew up" after the newspaper reported that children were unable to play because someone stole about 65 junior racquets and 160 low-pressure tennis balls stored near the Canegata Ballpark courts.


  2. IG launches criminal probe of V.I. property auctionsRead the original story

    Friday Feb 13 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    The V.I. Inspector General's Office is conducting a criminal investigation into a bidding scheme that compromised the territory's property auction process in 2012 and 2013. V.I. Inspector General Steven van Beverhoudt said Thursday that an audit of real property auctions by the Lieutenant Governor's Office - which was made public in September - turned into an investigation which is still ongoing to look for evidence of criminal activity.


  3. Thief steals fun from Christiansted childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    Children take part in a recent "Play Days in Paradise" event on St. Croix. The equipment used in the play days, special children-sized rackets and low-pressure tennis balls, has been stolen.


  4. "Dick" and "Bebe" Buchsieb of Cambridge celebrate their 60th wedding anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 |

    On Jan. 15, 1955, Beatrice Lawyer, daughter of Jay R.and Grace Earnhart Lawyer, and Richard Buchsieb, son of Walter W.and Emma Held Buchsieb, were united in marriage in Columbus. Mrs. Buchsieb retired as staff nurse at Genesis Health Care System.


  5. Mapp celebrates inauguration on St. CroixRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    Celebration was in the air across the island Tuesday as the newly sworn administration of Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter brought their inaugural activities to St. Croix.


  6. Former Triangle workers eligible for fundsRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2015 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    While a settlement in a labor dispute between the V.I. government and Triangle Construction and Maintenance Inc. has resulted in funds being made available to some former Triangle employees, others must file a claim for arbitration under terms of the settlement. The V.I. government sued Triangle in 2011, claiming the company owed as much as $9 million in fines and back pay for violating the Virgin Islands Plant Closing Act.


  7. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority - Alternative Energy - Deals ...Read the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 |

    The organization produces and distributes electricity and potable water. WAPA also installs and maintains street lights in the territory.


  8. USVI Company Partnering with UVI to Enhance Business Computational Science and Modeling CurriculumRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | PR Log

    Cane Bay Partners' Kirk Chewning & David Johnson actively support the school both through donations and recruitment of students for professional financial services positions. Both see UVI as the best opportunity to develop local financial expertise.


  9. AT&T upgrades 15 LTE cell sites in USVIRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2014 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    A&T has upgraded a total of 15 cell sites on Saint Croix and Saint Thomas in the US Virgin Islands technology in the areas east of Christiansted, while another seven existing 4G cell sites have been upgraded with additional capacity. The remaining six capacity improvements took place on Saint Thomas, chiefly covering tourist areas such as downtown Charlotte Amalie, the airport area in Nana Hill and the Yacht Haven Grande marina in Estate Ross.


  10. Delta Airlines Deal at Hotel Caravelle in the US Virgin Islands...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | PRWeb

    To celebrate the return of Delta flights to St. Croix, which offers weekly service on Saturdays, Hotel Caravelle is offering guests who book the Delta Deal a $10 bar credit and the 7th night at no charge. The Delta Deal is valid from December 20, 2014 to August 15, 2015.


  11. FirstBank plans to close Christiansted branch within monthsRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2014 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    The Virgin Islands Banking Board said Friday that FirstBank has submitted a proposal to close its Christiansted branch in a matter of months. The board, which regulates local banks and financial institutions, met to consider several items, including FirstBank's proposal to close the FirstBank branch in Christiansted on Wednesday, according to a statement issued Friday by the Lt.


  12. Robert MoorheadRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    6. If you are a government official, have you, your staff or your campaign workers used your government-provided resources, including vehicle, office email, office fax, office stationery-letterhead or office postage for any campaign communications, announcements or other campaign purposes - including making and taking calls about your campaign during office hours? No. 1. What specific steps will you take to combat crime in the Virgin Islands? We need after-school programs in housing communities.


  13. Port Authority closes on $48.6M in bondsRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2014 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    The V.I. Port Authority closed on $48.6 million in bond financing Thursday that will fund capital projects across the territory. "This is a significant advancement for the Port Authority.


  14. St. Croix Electricity, Water and EnergyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | African American Environmentalist Association

    St. Croix is the largest island in the Virgin Islands and lies about 40 miles south of the three other inhabited islands: St. John, St. Thomas, and Water Island. The territory has a population of about 106,000.


  15. Good News for dogsRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | WSTA

    Cloudy skies 81 % humidity 29.95 is the Barometric pressure. Wind from East at 9 MPH A trace of rain in the last 24 hours at WSTA.


  16. Smelly, unsightly seaweed will be gone from V.I. soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    The thick brown seaweed that has cluttered the beaches of the territory and can been seen floating in large clumps out in the ocean will soon dissipate as the winds pick up and the currents shift. Tyler Smith, associate professor at the University of the Virgin Islands Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, said the massive quantities of the seaweed should start to move out of territorial waters when the winds shift direction, usually around mid-November.


  17. Volunteers on St. Croix care for hundreds of homeless residents at annual eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    Daily News Photos by ROB JONES Caroline Diaz gives Idilia Craig a flu shot Friday during Project Homeless Connect's Day of Caring at the Agriculture Fair Grounds in Estate Lower Love on St. Croix. ST. CROIX - About 200 of the island's homeless, disadvantaged or displaced residents turned out Friday at the Agriculture Fair Grounds in Estate Lower Love to participate in the seventh annual Project Homeless Connect's "Day of Caring".


  18. V.I.-Puerto Rico Friendship Month comes to an end this weekend with paradeRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    Activities in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship will wrap up this weekend, and organizers say they are expecting the festivities to go out with a bang. The weeks-long celebration that began last month and included shows, a church service, family fun day, musical concerts and more will culminate Saturday with a grand parade in Christiansted and a reception Saturday night.


  19. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship celebrations beginRead the original story

    Sep 30, 2014 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    Local activities celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship began earlier this month and will continue during the next few weeks with a variety of activities into next month. National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from Sept.


  20. Legislature OKs bill paving way for St. Croix stadiumRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2014 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    At Thursday's session of the 30th Legislature, senators passed several bills to help build up St. Croix's economy - including a bill to move the Paul E. Joseph stadium project forward and approving a permit that clears the way for dredging Gallows Bay to bring marine activity into the area. The Paul E. Joseph bill would change the financing options for the government as it seeks funding for the $20 million project.