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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

Temporary Office Closures of VI SHIP/Medicare Scheduled

There will be a temporary office closure of the VI SHIP/Medicare St. Croix and St. Thomas offices from July 6…

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: “Magic Mike XXL,” “Terminator Genisys: 3D” and “Terminator Genisys”

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

LOCAL NEWS

St. John Remembers Oswin Sewer Sr. on Emancipation Day

In Emancipation Day songs and stories, residents Friday remembered Oswin “Zeke” Sewer Sr., who died suddenly June 28. Sewer was a mainstay of the celebration held annually in Cruz Bay Park.

Emancipation Day Marked in Frederiksted

St. Croix residents and V.I. dignitaries gathered Friday to celebrate Emancipation Day, remembering July 3, 1848, when “General Buddhoe” led the uprising that won freedom for all slaves in the territory.

Tourism Devoting Extra Hotel Tax Funds on Ads, Promotions and Subsidizing Flights

The Department of Tourism is seeking an extra $1.5 million from hotel occupancy tax revenues for promotions and to subsidize airlift to bring in more visitors, the Senate Finance Committee heard Thursday.

New School Discipline Policy Moving Away from Suspensions

The Board of Education is revising V.I. student disciplinary policy to move away from punishing students by sending them home and instead to try to directly address and correct the specific behavior.

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
Instant Karma Gonna Get ‘Cha

For several years I have routinely been turning to a little book called, “Instant Karma” by Barbara Ann Kiffer.
 

SOURCE PICKS

U.S. Marshals Put St. Croix Man on Most Wanted List

The U.S. Marshals Service has J’Wa Charlery, 19, of St. Croix to its "15 Most Wanted Fugitives" list as…

Wanda Rivas, 47, Missing Woman on St. Croix

St. Croix police request the community’s assistance in locating Wanda Rivas, 47, who reported missing by her family…

The Bookworm: 'Twisted' Gets Pretty Tangled

Students of culture and people-watching readers will enjoy this book, I think, as will anyone who’s pondered a change…

Four Years Probation for 'Manufacturing Marijuana'

Chief District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on Wednesday sentenced Luke Lubrin, 46, of St. Croix to four years…

Are We Really Invested In Tourism?

Our wavering commitment to tourism has exposed us to risks and vulnerabilities, especially put in perspective of the Great…

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…

 
 

ON ST. JOHN

Pre-kindergarteners Introduced to Festival

A group of pre-kindergarteners from the 21st Century Community Learning Center summer program took a field trip Thursday to the Festival’s Children’s Village to learn about the traditions of Carnival.

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ON ST. THOMAS

'Violent, Brazen' Criminal Gets 60-year Sentence for Robbery

Richard Antonio Hodge Jr. of St. Thomas was sentenced Wednesday by District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez to more than 60 years in prison for a 2013 armed robbery in which two people were shot.

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