March 27, 2017 12:15 am Last modified: 3:12 pm

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Derek Walcott, St. Lucian Poet and Nobel Laureate, Wrote Frequently About USVI

The passing of poet Derek Walcott, the giant of Caribbean literature who died Friday at the age of 87, is being mourned by writers and readers across the region.
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St. Croix Boat Parade Group Helping with Centennial Fireworks

The V.I. government canceled plans for Transfer Day Centennial fireworks, but the St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade organization has stepped up to help make them happen.
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Farmers on Government Land Required to Have Insurance

The many farmers leasing farmland from the V.I. government must purchase liability insurance, which is available, Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles said this week.
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Afternoon on the Green: Going Beyond the Food

UVI's Afternoon on the Green on St. Thomas gave crowds of residents the chance Sunday to “go beyond the food” and learn more about the college’s programs, initiatives and students.
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@ School: Complex Senior Heakey Ramos has Lofty Goals Flying Large Aircraft

St. Croix high school senior Heakey Ramos recalled how his love of aviation began as a young boy sitting in the copilot's seat on a Cape Air flight.
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Analysis: What to Watch for as Congress Debates Health Care Law

If it passes, in anything like its current form, What does the proposed American Health Care Act mean for the Virgin Islands? It's useful to look at the major changes and speculate on the impact those could have on the VI if applied to us.
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Sea of Green Inundates Christiansted

St. Croix Christmas Carnival Parade better look out, because the Christiansted St. Patrick’s Day Parade is catching up. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday had 30 entries compared to 32 in the last Carnival Parade.
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Rodney Koopmans, Director of My Brother’s Table, Dies

Parishioners at St. Croix Reformed Church Sunday morning will miss the benediction given by the Rev. Rodney J. Koopmans, in which he urged them to go forward into the world in peace. Koopman's died unexpectedly early Tuesday at the age of 71.
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Three Danish Ships to Pay Call on V.I.

Three ships from Denmark, including the tall ship Danmark, will call on the U.S. Virgin Islands to mark the centennial of the transfer of the territory from Danish to U.S control.
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Canceled SAT Tests in the USVI Back On for June

Students in the U.S. Virgin Islands may now take the SAT test in June, after the College Board reversed an earlier decision to cancel the test, according to Delegate Stacey Plaskett's office.
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