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15 hrs ago | Virgin Islands Daily News

V.I. Housing Authority breaks ground on new senior living facility in Sugar Estate

Daily News Photo by ALDETH LEWIN Crew members work Wednesday afternoon at the site of a new senior living facility in Sugar Estate on St. Thomas.

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20 hrs ago | Bplans Blog

Think Big, Start Small: The Story of a Startup

A couple of weeks ago, when I interviewed Tim Richards, ReefCam's CEO, I had no notion of where our conversation might go.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

UVI, National Park partner to foster education on St. Croix

Officials from the territory's institution of higher learning and National Park Service signed an agreement Tuesday that they expect to foster the growth of cultural exchange and education in the territory.

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JD Supra

Accidents Outside Ontario - Where Do You Still Qualify for Accident Benefits?

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario decision by Arbitrator Osundi in Jama and Aviva Canada Inc. is the most recent decision considering the territorial limits of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule .

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The Atlantic

Seeing the Great Depression

For a singular image of the Great Depression and the roughness of those years, it's hard to do much better than Dorothea Lange's 1936 photograph of Florence Owens Thompson, two of her children tucking their faces over her shoulders, a baby in her lap.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

U.S. Forest Service to take inventory of V.I. forests

This year, that measurement could change, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service has sent three people to take an inventory of the forests on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John during a period of between six and eight months, starting this month.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

Donoe Bypass solar facility on track to be done in November

Daily News Photo by DENA FISHER Construction workers carry solar panels down the hill for installation Monday at the new solar energy facility along the Donoe Bypass on St. Thomas.

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The New Zealand Herald

Virgin Islands senator carjacked while campaigning

A U.S. Virgin Islands legislator has suffered a carjacking as she and a staff member were posting campaign signs, police said Tuesday.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Travel smart: Rebirth for a Virgin Islands resort

A Caribbean resort is rising from the dead -- and it has singer Jimmy Buffett to thank.

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Examiner.com

Weather History: August 24: Record temps, storms, tornadoes, hail & 'Andrew'

What's the most humid city in the United States? Quillayute, WA, has an average relative humidity of 83%.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

Downpour causes little damage across V.I.

A passing storm system brought rain and wind to the territory Friday, during which a telephone pole was downed in Hull Bay on St. Thomas, blocking the road and knocking out power in parts of the neighborhood.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Letter: USVI needs long term master plan to achieve economic growth and sustainability

Dear Sir: The St Croix Strategic Economic Development Initiative will submit proposed legislation to create a local Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Master Plan, in order for the US Virgin Islands to achieve long term economic growth and sustainability.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

V.I. GDP drops 5.4 percent from 2012 to 2013

Daily News file photo Growth in tourism and rum exports failed to make up for the loss of HOVENSA, according to the latest report on the V.I.'s Gross Domestic Product.

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The Vermont Standard

Edward Forrest Obituary, 49

A memorial service will be held at a later date for Edward H. Forrest who passed away Thursday, August 7. Born May 15, 1965 in Lowell MA the son of Charles and Ruth Forrest, Edward was raised in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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Phillymag.com

9 Awesome Hotels for Your Destination Wedding In the US Virgin Islands

That particular neck of the woods is made up of the lovely islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, and US Today has very nicely rounded up three resorts on each island that make for fantastic destination wedding locales, where you can tie the knot amidst some of the most magical tropical scenery around.

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USA Today

Best destination wedding hotels in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Choosing among the three U.S. Virgin Islands for a wedding or honeymoon can pose a happy challenge since each has outstanding hotels and beaches.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

New property valuations to appear on forthcoming bills

After 14 years of legal battles, legislative fights and delays, V.I. property owners will soon be getting their 2013 property tax bills - the first bills issued using the new property valuations and the new tax structure.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

Obama: Citizenship not a fundamental right for Virgin Islanders

In a legal brief filed last week, the Obama administration took the position that citizenship is not a fundamental right of people born in unincorporated U.S. territories.

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Philly.com

Terence Todman | Former ambassador, 88

Terence Todman, 88, who served as U.S. ambassador to six nations during a four-decade career in which he became the senior African American diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, died Wednesday at a hospital on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

HOVENSA sales process deadline passes as both parties agree to 15-day extension

Daily News file photo The sales process period for the shuttered HOVENSA oil refinery on St. Croix ended Friday, but the government has agreed to a 15-day extension.

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