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VITRAN Bus Service Suspended on Halloween After 5 p.m.

VITRAN’s fixed route bus service will be suspended at 5 p.m. on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Friday, Oct.…

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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

Now Playing: “Annabelle” “Nightcrawler” and “Dracula Untold”

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

LOCAL NEWS

DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved by the Legislature, will begin the process of restarting the oil refinery on…

Joint Election Board Tackles Machines Issues Behind Closed Doors

A packed meeting of the Joint Board of Elections halted abruptly Thursday when members of the public refused to leave for an executive session some of them considered illegal.

Senate May Expand Preferred Contractor Benefits for Local Contractors

Preferential status for local contractors on government contracts will be expanded by further reducing preferential bonding requirements, if a bill approved in committee Thursday becomes law.

UVI Election Poll Results Vary Weekly

If the general election had been held last Sunday, the Legislature’s top vote getters would be newcomers, according to a poll conducted by the UVI, and Stacy Plaskett would be the new …

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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.

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Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers,…

Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about…

V.I. Agencies Prepping For Ebola But Risk Is Slight, Officials Tell Senate

V.I. Health, hospital and emergency management officials are coordinating, training and preparing for the nightmare scenario of an …

Source Manager’s Journal: Building a Better Future

In the view of this outsider, there are two problem areas in which a focused, long-term effort can make…

Griffith Presents $10M Plan of Correction

Juan Luis Hospital CEO Kendall Griffith presented a $10.3 million plan of correction Monday to the Territorial Board, a…

Undercurrents: These Bats are Not Halloween Props

If ever a creature was misunderstood, it is the poor, little, universally maligned bat, but UVI professor Renata Platenberg isn’t…

 
 

ON ST. JOHN

@ School: Shakira Smith Tops St. John Reading Challenge

When they counted up the numbers for the annual Governor’s Reading Challenge on St. John, Shakira Smith topped the list with 35 books. 'I like to read,' the 12-year-old said. 'You learn new words and my imagination gets bigger.'

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ON ST. THOMAS

@School: Tradition and Change Work Together in All Saints Family

When she took over the helm of St. Thomas’ All Saints Cathedral School a year ago, veteran educator Carla Sarauw knew the comparisons were inevitable.

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