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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

Satrurday “Learn to Swim” Program Resumes at Vincent Mason Sr. Pool

The resumption of Saturday’s “Learn to Swim” Program at the Vincent Mason Sr. Pool in Frederiksted will begin on Saturday,…

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 

MOVIES

Now Playing: “A Walk Among the Tombstones” and “No Good Deed”

The following movies will be playing at Sunny Isle Theater on St. Croix.

LOCAL NEWS

JFL Disputes CMS Decertification

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital Chief Executive Officer Kendall Griffith is contesting the decision by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to decertify the hospital, but during a news conference Friday…

St. Thomas Man Shot to Death

A 52-year-old man was shot and killed Wednesday near the Bergs Home housing community, according to the V.I. Police Department.

St. John Rescue Stops Transporting Dead Bodies

St. John Rescue says they will stop transporting dead bodies until they have been operating without a contract from the government for the service they have provided since 2006.

 

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill…

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

Demand answers. Question authority. Agitate for change. Go ahead, you're entitled.

 
 
Movie Hype Recalls Words of Wisdom

The hoopla for the latest 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie reminds a dad of some wise words for life imparted by a 10-year-old.

SOURCE PICKS

The Bookworm: Cosby's Life and Times

Reading “Cosby: His Life and Times” is kind of like visiting your childhood on paper. Who among us hasn’t…

St. Croix Contractor Takes on the Queen Louise Home for Children’s Wish List

V.I. Terminal Services donated pampers, toiletries, nutritional supplements and more Wednesday to the Queen Louise Home for Children, according…

Fleeing Car Thief Fires at Police During Chase

One of two suspects who stole a vehicle Sunday shot at police officers while attempting to elude capture, the…

Undercurrents: It Can’t Get More Basic than Literacy

Years ago the territory offered remedial programs aimed at correcting illiteracy. Today the emphasis is on prevention.

Coastweeks Kicks off Saturday

Businesses, school groups and other organizations or clubs are encouraged to get involved in the Coastweeks effort to clean…

St. Croix’s National Parks Enter Climate Friendly Parks Program

Christiansted National Historic Site, Buck Island Reef National Monument, and Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve are…

 
 

ON ST. JOHN

@ School: Lila Uzzell Puts Environmental Interests to Good Use

Growing up on St. John helped develop Lila Uzzell’s interest in environmental studies, and a summer internship at the Friends of V.I. National Park gave her an inside look at the industry.

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ON ST. THOMAS

@ School: UVI Cell Center Expands Focus and Clients

In little more than 10 years, the University of the Virgin Islands’ CELL Center has expanded from a couple of computer courses to offering 50 to 60 different types of classroom courses

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