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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

VIEDA and Subsidiaries Hold Governing Board Decision Meeting Oct. 24

The V.I. Economic Development Authority, along with its subsidiaries -- the Economic Development Commission and the Economic Development Bank, will…

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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

Coming Thursday: “Addicted” and “John Wick”

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

LOCAL NEWS

DLCA Asks Hovensa Why Fuel Prices are Not Decreasing in the V.I.

Commissioner Wayne Biggs of the V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs has requested all information regarding Hovensa's "pricing mechanism for the sale of fuel in the Virgin Islands."

Fashion Icon Oscar de la Renta Was a Son of the Caribbean

In more than five decades as an international fashion icon, Oscar de la Renta was a trendsetter, a famed creator of beautiful clothing and a son of the Caribbean, with a longstanding tie…

Seventh-day Adventists Help Out JFL Neonatal Unit

The Seventh-day Adventist Community Service Federation, a community outreach and service organization of the church, gave Gov. Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital a $3,500 check for its neonatal care unit.

GERS Approves Lawsuit Settlement

Trustees of the V.I. Government Employee Retirement System on Thursday authorized a settlement agreement in a private lawsuit. The action was taken during the board's regular meeting on St. Croix.

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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

Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning…

WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of…

Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering…

Philanthropist Peter Gruber Dies

Peter Gruber, a businessman who donated generously to various entities in the Virgin Islands and around the world, died…

Ferry and Sailboat Collide Near Red Hook

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between Varlack Venture’s ferry, Capitol Venture, and the…

The Bookworm: Can the End of Life be Sweet?

I think if you’re a caretaker for an elderly relative or if you ever plan on growing old yourself…

 
 

ON ST. JOHN

St. John Marches Against Domestic Violence, Remembers Victims

Thursday, the Stop the Silence ceremony and march in Cruz Bay Park remembered 71 people known to have died as a result of domestic violence across the territory in the past 30 years. The list includes three babies…

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ON ST. THOMAS

On Island Profile: Gwen Moolenaar Continues Tradition of Activism

Gwen-Marie Moolenaar was once a perfect example of the catch phrase, 'brain drain,' but she’s also the ideal of the returning hero, contributing to the V.I. community in a full-color spectrum of causes and organization.

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