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Tourism Department Embraces Holiday Spirit, Invites Public to Community Events

The V.I. Department of Tourism (DOT) is spreading holiday cheer and welcomes the public to participate in community events throughout…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 

MOVIES

Coming Thursday: “Office Christmas Party”

The following movies are now playing at Sunny Isle Theaters on St. Croix.

LOCAL NEWS

New Territorial Sports Director Sees ‘Big Things’ for Local Athletic Development

The director of a new division within the Education Department is fired up about its plans – including the creation of statistics and video banks for local athletes.

Mosler on Ferry: One More Sea Trial Before Carrying Passengers

The designer and owner of the QE IV ferry said one last sea test is necessary before launching a new ferry service between St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Lieutenant Governor Visits Stateside Prisons Housing V.I. Inmates

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter and Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav last week visited the Saguaro Correctional Facility in Arizona, which houses 63 inmates from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Salvation Army Kicks Off Territory’s Annual Red Kettle Fundraising Campaign

To promote the Christmas season as a time of giving, Gov. Kenneth Mapp kicked off the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Fundraising Campaign with a short speech Tuesday on St. Thomas.

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The V.I. Answer Desk

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The Haters are Unleashed

“I don’t think it’s self-indulgent to feel quite a lot of despair,” Paul Krugman

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The Bookworm: 'A Boy Called Christmas'

If your child is in need of something to get into the holiday mood, then here’s a great early-Christmas gift.…

DutchTeam Wins Carlos Aguilar Match Race

Olympic match racing star Renée Groeneveld and her Dutch team won the Carlos Aguilar Match Race in the waters off…

Lieutenant Governor Visits Stateside Prisons Housing V.I. Inmates

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter and Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav last week visited the Saguaro Correctional Facility in Arizona,…

Salvation Army Kicks Off Territory’s Annual Red Kettle Fundraising Campaign

To promote the Christmas season as a time of giving, Gov. Kenneth Mapp kicked off the Salvation Army’s annual Red…

Students to Display Skills at CTEC Fair and Open House

St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) will host the 19th Annual Career Fair and Open House on Thursday,…

JFL to Host Town Hall for Hispanic Community on Hospital Updates

The management of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) invites the public to a town hall…

 
 

ON ST. JOHN

On Island Profile: Harith Wickrema Is a Man of Vision

Since 2008, Harith Wickrema, the recently appointed chairman of the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Board, has carried the self-bestowed title 'chief visionary officer.' 

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ON ST. THOMAS

Early Hours Makes Havensight Tree Lighting More Successful for Vendors

West Indian Co. Ltd. officials rang in the Christmas season Wednesday with the official lighting of the tree at Havensight Mall and the opening of a Christmas Village that was packed with vendors.

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