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CHRISTIANSTED – The University of the Virgin Islands Process Technology program, a part of the College of Science and Mathematics, received a $150,000 donation from Diageo BRAND USVI today. The funds will be awarded as $50,000 annual grants over three years, with a plan to review the investment at the

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CHRISTIANSTED – The St. Croix Archaeological Society and the St. Croix units of the National Park Service have the honor of being the hosts for the 27th biennial Congress of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology in July 2017. This was confirmed when the members and Board of the International

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U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton (right) presents the certificate while U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez looks on in the background in Namibia. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – One of the two federal judges for the U.S. District Court in St. Thomas has been keeping busy by training 14 magistrates in Africa. U.S. District

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CHRISTIANSTED – The 31st West Indies Agricultural Economics Conference hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix kicks off this weekend. Representatives from Caribbean agricultural institutions, agricultural economists, and agriculture policymakers will meet from Sunday August 9 to Friday August 14 at the Buccaneer hotel in Estate

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Caribbean corals have declined by about 50 percent in the past 50 years. In 2005, coral reefs in the Virgin Islands were severely impacted by high temperatures and disease. “Coastal pollution, storms, and warm water can stress a coral out, which is why we’re looking at what’s

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“Land of Love and Drowning” (Riverhead Books), by Tiphanie Yanique CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the people on the U.S. mainland, if they think about the U.S. Virgin Islands at all, they think of rum punches, tropical resorts and hurricanes. Tiphanie Yanique’s debut novel, “Land of Love and Drowning,” is a

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CHRISTIANSTED – The 31st West Indies Agricultural Economics Conference will be hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix next month. Representatives from Caribbean agricultural institutions, agricultural economists, and agriculture policymakers will meet from Sunday, August 9 to Friday, August 14, 2015 at a hotel in Estate

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp was correct to object to the current state flag of South Carolina – it does have symbolism of the Confederacy in it — and Confederate ideals are tied in the American psyche to racism and slavery. Virgin Islands Daily News Executive Editor Gerry Yandel

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CHRISTIANSTED – The former Managing Editor of the St. Croix Avis newspaper has taken a public stance in favor of the scofflaw businessman who did not pay an employee their final paycheck, according to a post on LinkedIn. Stephanie Hanlon-Nugent, a part-time instructor at the University of the Virgin Islands,

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  The 19th triennial Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM) opened Tuesday in Nassau, Bahamas with a call to ‘act now’ to ensure education goals are prioritized and adequately funded. Susan Hopgood, President of Education International, which represents 30 million education employees globally, told Ministers and delegates: “We need to

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