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2014-04-22 23:00:20

On April 19, the Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands, in a unanimous vote, authorized President David Hall to commence the development phase for a medical school in the territory. U.S. Virgin Islands (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 On April 19, the Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands, in a unanimous vote, authorized President David Hall to commence the development phase for a medical school in the territory. The Board also approved a major gift agreement...

2013-08-02 23:00:07

The University of the Virgin Islands signed a power purchase agreement with New Generation Power (NGP) USVI. St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (PRWEB) August 03, 2013 The University of the Virgin Islands entered a new era on Tuesday, July 30, with the signing of a power purchase agreement with New Generation Power (NGP) USVI. NGP will build a three megawatt photovoltaic system that is expected to produce 4.5 million kilowatt-hours annually. UVI President Dr. David Hall and NGP Chairman Dr....

2013-03-17 23:01:42

The University of the Virgin Islands has attracted an impressive list of national leaders and experts to speak at major upcoming UVI events: prominent businesswoman, entrepreneur and philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewis, will be the featured speaker in UVI´s inaugural presentation of the 13D Entrepreneurship Speaker Series; Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree, Jr. will be the speaker for the Annual Alfred O. Heath Distinguished Lecture Series; and former U.S. Congressman,...

2013-02-02 23:00:46

World-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands´ third-annual “Man-Up” Male Empowerment Conference. The conference, scheduled for Feb. 4 on St. Thomas and Feb. 5 on St. Croix, was started in 2011 in response to rising cases of violence in the Virgin Islands and the low enrollment rate of young men in higher education. St. Thomas, VI (PRWEB) February 02,...

2012-10-15 19:20:23

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most successful youth orchestras in the US Virgin Islands is called the Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra. Based out of St. Thomas, the orchestra is a non-profit organization, designed to educate and inspire underprivileged students in the world of music. The orchestra has just received critical funding from the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation. Known for supporting science research around the United States, the foundation also actively...

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2010-10-08 18:00:00

At 11 a.m. EDT on Oct. 8, Otto strengthened into a hurricane, becoming the eighth hurricane of the Atlantic Ocean season. NASA's Aqua satellite and the NOAA GOES-13 satellite captured images of Otto as he intensified. Otto had maximum sustained winds near 75 mph, and the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla. noted that some strengthening is possible before it weakens on Saturday, Oct. 9. Otto was located about 445 miles south of Bermuda near 25.9 North and 64.0 West. It was moving...

2010-09-27 10:40:00

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The match-up date was Monday, September 20, 2010. And the arena was the Earl B. Ottley Legislative Hall in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, capital of the United States Virgin Islands. And presented there, as one of the very first items of business at the opening of the very last Legislative Session prior to the November 2, 2010 General Election, was a motion to override the August 20, 2010 gubernatorial veto of a most intriguing...

2010-09-16 16:00:00

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Whoever coined the phrase, "Politics is just a game" must have known what he or she was talking about because it has turned out to be precisely that in the United States Virgin Islands, where Democratic senator, Wayne A.G. James, and the territory's Democratic governor, John P. de Jongh, will face-off in a penalty kick-type override segment of the September 20, 2010 Legislative Session in the territory's capital, Charlotte Amalie, St....

2010-08-19 11:30:00

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo USVI, the Virgin Islands' newest rum distiller, today announced the completion of its rum barrel warehouses, where it will age the rum that will be used to produce Captain Morgan products for the United States beginning in 2012. Consisting of two 100,000 square foot warehouses and located in the Estate Diamond area of St. Croix, approximately four miles from the new Captain Morgan distillery, the facility is capable...

2010-08-03 11:59:00

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning in September, members of US Montescudaio, the soccer team of Montescudaio, Italy, will be donning jerseys emblazoned not with the escutcheon of the 12th-century, hilltop, Tuscan village which is famous for its wines, but instead with the official seal of the U.S. Virgin Islands, renowned for its rum and located thousands of miles away from Italy -- in the Caribbean Sea. The brain behind this unlikely collaboration is actually...