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News on Virgin Islands continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | Virgin Islands Daily News

Election officials, forecasters keeping eye on storm

V.I. Election System officials do not expect a storm to be the most pressing issue during Saturday's primary election, but they are prepared for one if need be, according to V.I. Elections System Supervisor Caroline Fawkes.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Weather, World News, Central America, Hurricane Bertha

10 hrs ago | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Comparison of methods for quantifying reef ecosystem services: a case ...

EPA Home A Science Inventory A Comparison of methods for quantifying reef ecosystem services: a case study mapping services for St. Croix, USVI Yee, S., J. Dittmar, AND L. Oliver.

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15 hrs ago | Caribbean News Now!

Exhibitors sought for USVI small business expo

The VI Economic Development Authority's State Trade and Export Promotion program is seeking exhibitors in the industries of food, gift and arts, beauty and wellness, music, jewelry, fashion, building and industrial materials to participate in its 2014 US Virgin Islands International Artistry and Business Expo.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, World News, Central America, Events

19 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

Region to mark Aviation Day

The Association of Caribbean States is collaborating with regional agencies-Airports Council International , Latin America and Caribbean Air Transport Association , Caribbean Tourism Organisation , and the International Air Transport Association -to host the Second Caribbean Aviation Day.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

V.I.'s GDP tumbles by two-thirds as payroll holds steady

Though the territory's revenue dropped from $19.5 billion in 2007 to $6.8 billion in 2012, its annual payroll to employees has hardly budged from $1.1 billion, according to an economic report from the U.S. Census.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands Daily News

Cruise brings cargo of books to Virgin Islands children

St. Croix Chamber of Commerce President Suzanne Rosbach packs up books donated by members of Blue World Travel Agency and their "Festival At Sea" passengers aboard the Carnival Valor on Tuesday in Frederiksted.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Frederiksted, Virgin Islands Travel, Virgin Islands Travel, Caribbean Travel, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Directions Magazine

U.S. Virgin Islands Maps Need The National Map Corps Volunteers

Since August 2013, all 50 states have been available for editing with the USGS The National Map Corps volunteered geographic information project.

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Denver Post

Autism fundraiser at Post Brewing Co. in Lafayette

The Post Brewing Co. in Lafayette, above, will host Jack's Block Party Aug. 3 to benefit the Autism Society of Boulder County.

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Related Topix: Lafayette, CO, Boulder County, CO, Events, World News, Central America, Steamboat Springs, CO

Tue Jul 29, 2014

ABC News

Choose Your View at Caribbean Resort

Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort has launched a virtual website that allows guests to see and explore views from the various guest rooms available at the resort before they book.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

Job description of a V.I. senator

The Virgin Islands Legislature and its 15 members, called senators, have duties and powers that are either specifically stated or implied in the Revised Organic Act of 1954 and the V.I. Code.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

4 stores reach $100,000 food-stamp-fraud settlement

Four convenience stores in the territory have reached a settlement with the federal government after allegations that the stores unlawfully traded food stamp benefits for cash.

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Related Topix: Prison, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Life, Food, Nutrition, World News, Central America, Agriculture, Science

Sun Jul 27, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands

In the new novel Land of Love and Drowning , the Virgin Islands and the ocean around them make for a magical setting.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Boston.com

book review - Land of Love and Drowning' by Tiphanie Yanique

'Land of Love and Drowning,'' Tiphanie Yanique's debut novel, is a saga, though not strictly speaking a generational one.

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CNN

U.S. Virgin Islands Going Green

Today the U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority and Vitol Virgin Islands Corporation announced the arrival of the first shipment of eight empty LPG storage tanks.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

Kids Count report takes a look back to move forward

The latest Kids Count report takes a look at trends affecting the territory's children during a 20 year period, finding some disturbing trends but also showing some positive signs for the future of Virgin Islands youth.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, World News, Central America

Virgin Islands Daily News

Supporters, opponents of gay marriage rally in Emancipation Garden

Daily News Photo by AISHA-ZAKIYA BOYD Supporters of gay marriage hold up signs in protest during an anti-gay marriage rally Thursday morning in Emancipation Garden, St. Thomas.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, World News, Central America

Caribbean News Now!

USVI historian to deliver keynote lecture at upcoming slavery conference in Norway

Wayne James, fashion designer, lawyer, former US Virgin Islands senator, historian, and author of the soon-to-be released book on men's manners, Manly Manners: Lifestyle and Etiquette for the Young Man of the 21st Century, has been invited to deliver the keynote address at the October 11-12, 2014, conference in Oslo, Norway.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

SFGate

Landlubber's guide to the Caribbean's top cruise ports

Honeymoon Bay and Solomon Bay are among the beaches that see little foot traffic on airport-less St. John, a short ferry ride from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

Jury finds 4 men guilty in Imperial Jewelers robbery

All four men on trial for the armed robbery of the Imperial Jewelry Store were convicted by a federal jury late Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, World News,

Virgin Islands Daily News

WAPA receives 18 new storage tanks for liquid propane

More than a dozen board members and officials of the V.I. Water and Power Authority were on hand Wednesday morning for the arrival of the first eight of 18 liquid propane gas storage tanks being delivered to the territory.

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