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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

Homicides 2016

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases…

Audio Galleries

Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 

MOVIES

Now Playing: “Independence Day: Resurgence” and “Central Intelligence”

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

LOCAL NEWS

Medical Marijuana Held In Committee For Now

With many witnesses testifying that they supported medical marijuana but that the bill required major amendment, the Health, Hospitals and Human Services Committee held legislation to establish medical marijuana without a vote, late Monday night. 

Undercurrents: There’s Nothing Miscellaneous about the 2017 Budget

The “Miscellaneous Request” section of the V.I. budget has grown over the years from a couple of pages tacked on at the end of the executive departments and agencies, to a list of more than…

Impassioned Speech from Food Fair Honoree Draws Mixed Reactions

Delroy “Ital” Anthony, the 2016 St. John Festival Food Fair honoree, used the fair’s opening ceremony Sunday as a platform to air his frustrations about injustices on St. John, briefly creating a mild stir at…

Island Expression: Kim Lyons Opens Studio in Frederiksted

Kim Lyons fell in love with fine-art crafts as a youngster, as she spent time with her grandmother, Alma Wesselhoft. That craftsmanship will be on display in July as she opens a studio in Frederiksted.

 

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
Gratitude as a Verb

Thirty years ago when I first heard the adage “gratitude is an action word,” I was bewildered.

SOURCE PICKS

Summer Camps and Programs for St. Croix Young People

Here is a list of summer camps and organized activities available for children or young people. Please send information on…

Perception vs Reality – You Decide
Clarence Payne, writing about violence and murder, says that what is happening in the Virgin Islands is a grim reality.

 

Do Something, Anything, About the Violence

We cannot afford to throw up our hands, point the finger somewhere else or blame the parents. If we…

Virtue of the Week: Creativity

Creativity is the power of imagination. It is discovering your own special talents. Dare to see things in new ways…

Minor Drowns at Christiansted Birthday Party

A girl identified by the V.I. Police Department as 8-year-old Jah-Marie Dimmer drowned Saturday while attending a birthday paryt in…

Beach Advisory for June 20-24

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water…

 
 

ON ST. JOHN

@ School: Young Athletes Learn the Ropes at Summer Soccer Camp

Classes may be out for the summer at Gifft Hill School, but Trayser Field at the school’s upper campus remains abuzz with activity thanks to a summer soccer camp that coaches say mixes fun with competitive rigor. 

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ON ST. THOMAS

Police Seize Weapons, Drugs

 The V.I. Police Department seized a small arsenal of weapons in two separate incidents Friday and Saturday morning on St. Thomas.

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