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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…

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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.

 
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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 a tree, the V.I. Police Departmenr reported. 

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2016-12-04 13:43:37
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 quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-12-02 23:28:09
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 at the east end of Hess Road.
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2016-12-02 22:28:36
Commentary — St. Croix
The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
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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 free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams. 

Read entire articleDec 4 2016 - 7:49pm
Source Manager’s Journal: The Hospital Crisis Revisited, Asking ‘Why’

Why does JFL Hospital exist?  Why do V.I. public agencies perform more poorly than their peers elsewhere? In this specific case, why is JFL faced with the rare threat of CMS decertification?

Read entire articleDec 2 2016 - 11:53am
Virgin Islands Must Remain Vigilant, Steadfast Under Trump Presidency

 Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett warns of the possible consequences of the surprising election of Donald Trump to the presidency. She gives an historical overview of the Virgin Islands and offers ways Democrats can get through the next four years as they plan to deal with a Republican president and Congress.

Read entire articleNov 30 2016 - 12:12pm
The Future of Horse Racing Hangs in the Balance

Luis Donastorg, a horse owner and member of the St. Thomas-St. John Horsemen Association, believes that the passage of legislation proposed by the governor to have the Virgin Islands invest $30,000,000 in the sport of horse racing will bring great benefit to the territory.

Read entire articleNov 28 2016 - 1:34pm
Virtue of the Week: Understanding

Understanding is using your mind to think clearly, paying attention to see the meaning of things. An understanding mind gives you insights and wonderful ideas. An understanding heart gives you empathy and compassion for others. 

Read entire articleNov 27 2016 - 1:48pm
There Are Benefits to Becoming an Independent Contractor

Ivan Butcher II believes that independent contracting would solve some of the Virgin Islands’ employment problems if the Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) would cover those contractors.

Read entire articleNov 27 2016 - 2:46am
Chris Finch Expresses Some Concerning Aspects about the President-Elect
This post is to get some things off my mind so I can move to a Thanksgiving mindset.  Like I expect most of you reading this, I have been thinking constantly since the election.
Read entire articleNov 22 2016 - 10:09pm
Senators, When Will Quality Education Be Your Priority?

Mary L. Moorhead points out to the Virgin Islands’ senators that the progress of technology in public schools is quite different when St. Croix is compared to St. Thomas.

Read entire articleNov 22 2016 - 3:18am
Virtue of the Week: Respect

We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. We treat others with dignity, and honor the rules of family, school and nation. Respect yourself, and others will respect you. 

Read entire articleNov 20 2016 - 4:21pm