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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

DOH Seeks Pregnant Women for Zika Focus Group

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) is seeking pregnant women to be participants in a discussion of the Zika Virus.…

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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

Now Playing: “Sully”

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

LOCAL NEWS

Kids Count Report: Poverty, Dropout Rates Increase

The annual Kids Count VI report released Monday highlights increasing poverty and dropout rates in the territory, information government officials could use to address those issues. 

Undercurrents: CDC Early Reports Show VI Lagging in Immunization Rates

An annual review of immunization rates across the U.S. indicates that Virgin Islands households are somewhat behind much of the nation when it comes to vaccinating their children. 

On Island Profile: Karen Williams, Public Relations Soldier

In the last 10 years, if you have attended an event honoring veterans or National Guardsmen you have probably seen Master Sergeant Karen Williams. 

Senate Changing Rules for Hospital Board Membership

The territory's hospital governing board will be able to have members who work at the hospitals, if legislation approved in the Health, Hospitals and Human Services Committee on Friday becomes law.

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
The Haters are Unleashed

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

SOURCE PICKS

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…

Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don't expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are…

Four Injured in Saturday Crash

Four people were injured Saturday morning when the vehickle in which they were riding ran off the road and into…

Beach Advisory for Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

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

HH Tire Reopens Days after Devastating Fire
HH Tire and Battery on St. Croix, which burned to the ground Monday, reopened at a new, temporary location Friday…

 
 

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

WICO Optimistic for Cruise Season

The West Indian Company Limited expressed confidence Monday that the upcoming cruise ship season will be strong and will continue to play a significant role in the overall tourism revenue projections in the territory. 

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