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Yesterday | 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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Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Yesterday | 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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Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News, US News, Donna Christensen, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Central America, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Monday | 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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Virgin Islands Daily News

Caribbean Genealogy Library class aims to help Virgin Islanders learn more about Jewish ancestors

It may be surprising, but many prominent St. Thomas families - Robles, Lindo, Benjamin, Hoheb, Monsanto, Maduro, Isaac, Sasso, Gabriel - have Jewish ancestors who came to the islands while escaping persecution.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, World News, Central America

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

DeJongh vetoes bill ending pension payments to spouses of deceased...

Gov. John deJongh Jr. took action on a number of bills passed by the 30th Legislature, including vetoing a number of bills and approving a ballot referendum on medical marijuana.

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

Virgin Islands Daily News

WAPA won't convert to propane until next year

Daily News file photo The V.I. Water and Power Authority said Thursday that customers will have to wait until 2015 to see benefits from WAPA's conversion to propane, a project that includes building this storage facility at the WAPA plant on St. Thomas.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

St. Croix lawyer appeals judge's dismissal of lawsuit questioning...

St. Croix attorney Emile Henderson III has appealed a V.I. Superior Court order that dismisses a challenge to Sen. Alicia Hansen's eligibility to run for office in the General Election.

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SFGate

'Land of Love and Drowning,' by Tiphanie Yanique review: Virgin Islands saga

Rona Jaffe Foundation award winner Tiphanie Yanique, from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, has taken elements of her own background to fashion "Land of Love and Drowning," a brave, passionate saga of three generations.

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Travel World News

St Croix: Sugar Beach Condo Resort Offering Fall Travel Deal

Sugar Beach Condo Resort is set on seven acres of lush property set on a 500 foot stretch of premier beachfront on St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

Fawkes defends $1.6M Elections budget

V.I. Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes began her presentation before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday in support of a $1.6 million budget for the fiscal year that begins in October saying that adequate funding is critical because of November's General Election and because the Elections System is acquiring upgraded technological equipment ... (more)

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

Magnitude-4.9 earthquake sends tremors across V.I. on Tuesday

A magnitude-4.9 earthquake centered about 30 miles northwest of Charlotte Amalie shook buildings for about 10 seconds just after 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, World News, Tsunami, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands Daily News

Senate to consider revamped STARS Act

Take two - that is what senators will be doing today when they consider the Sustainable Tourism through Art-based Revenue Streams Act, known as the STARS Act.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

Roof of Turnbull Library to be replaced; construction has entered final phase

Daily News file photo Hours at the Turnbull Library on St. Thomas will be limited while crews replace the creaking roof over the next few weeks.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Earthquake strikes near Puerto Rico

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor was located about 30 miles north of Culebra, Puerto Rico, and about 32 miles northwest of Charlotte Amalie in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, World News, Central America

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Taking Life With Grains of Salt

Have you ever thought what product you buy that gives you the most pleasure, the biggest bang for the buck? For me, it's hands down bird seed.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Heirloom Tomatoes, Central America

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

Red Cross recruiting volunteers on St. John

The Virgin Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross will be in St. John to recruit volunteers on the island.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

Property tax bills to be issued soon

The Division of Real Property Tax issued a statement Friday that it plans to begin issuing the 2013 property tax bills to Virgin Islands property owners in coming weeks.

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

Virgin Islands Daily News

UVI's EPSCoR program gets $20M grant

The University of the Virgin Islands will be getting $20 million over the next five years to continue and expand its ground-breaking research in the field of marine science and for other programs.

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Darien News-Review

Dorothy Gamber marries Christian

Dorothy Reynolds Gamber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace J. Gamber Jr., of West Norwalk, was married to Christian Ritter Friedrich, son of Mrs. Jackie Ritter-Vogel and the late Fred Friedrich, on May 17 at the Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.

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Related Topix: Norwalk, CT, World News, British Virgin Islands, Central America, Darien, CT, Fairfield, CT

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