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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

Fire Service Issues Temporary Ban on Burning Permits

A ban was placed on burning in the St. Croix District as of Friday, March 27. All previously issued permits…

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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: “Home,” “Home (3D)” and “Seventh Son”

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

LOCAL NEWS

V.I. History, Tradition and Culture Studies at Eulalie Rivera Elementary School

The classes Monday at Eulalie Rivera Elementary School focused on Virgin Islands history, tradition and culture with hands-on experiences in a program of games, food, dance and trivia questions.

Feds Yank DPNR's Boating Infrastructure Grant for Summers End Marina

A Monday letter from DPNR to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stated the decision to yank the bulk of $1.3 million grant to the planned Summers End Marina in Coral Bay was…

V.I. Answer Desk: Why is the V.I. Government About to Have a One-Week Paid Holiday?

A reader asked if the V.I. government was shutting down, with pay, for an entire week. "Most government offices are closed in observation of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday." Tuesday is…

Shooting Sends Man to the Hospital

A shooting Monday evening at the David Hamilton Jackson Housing Community in Christiansted sent one man to the emergency room, the V.I. Police Department reported.

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

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Bearing One with Another in the New Year

I was trying to think of something hopeful or profound to say to welcome in the New Year when I came upon a quote from…

SOURCE PICKS

Virtue of the Week: Honesty

Honesty is being truthful and sincere. It is important because it builds trust. When people are honest,…

V.I. Lit Fest Draws Readers and Writers

At the first Virgin Islands Literacy Festival and Book Fair, internationally known authors and publishers talk passionately about…

First Caribbean Clean Energy Symposium Wraps Up

Some 40 participants of the first Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium wrapped up the four-day conference Friday with visits…

Chemical Poisoned Family Still in Stateside Hospitals

The four members of a vacationing Delaware family sickened by the apparent use of a pesticide containing methyl bromide…

19-Year-Old Shot in William’s Delight

A 19-year-old male who lives in Estate Williams Delight was shot Thursday night, receiving a nonthreatening injury, according to…

Source Manager’s Journal: Social Distance in a Small Place

To the outsider trying to figure things out, the Virgin Islands presents a different kind of social distance. Or different…

 
 

ON ST. JOHN

@ Work: Ilan Lyfe Boat Charters Aims to Please

While his 35-foot charter power boat named Tequila calls Cruz Bay home, Capt. Tony Hill and his Ilan Lyfe Boat Charters will pick you up anywhere in the area and take you where you want to go.

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ON ST. THOMAS

@Work: ‘Phantasea’ Botanical Garden Opens in Northside Backyard

Tucked away amid quiet mountain homes, Patsy Breunlin’s dream enterprise made an understated appearance a couple of months ago. The opening was so soft that one neighbor a street away was blindsided when a motorist asked…

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