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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."

 
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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 the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
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 Ebola outbreak in the territory, but agency officials told senators Wednesday an outbreak is unlikely and there is no cause for alarm.

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2014-10-29 19:16:07
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 a big – and permanent – difference in the quality of life in the Virgin Islands.

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2014-10-28 23:41:57
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The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
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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 a big – and permanent – difference in the quality of life in the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleOct 28 2014 - 11:41pm
Vote As If Your Life Depends Upon It

Marvin L. Pickering considers next week’s election critical at a time when the Virgin Islands is dealing with a myriad of tough problems.

Read entire articleOct 28 2014 - 10:55pm
Virtue of the Week: Excellence

Excellence is doing your best, giving careful attention to every task and every relationship. Excellence is a desire for perfection. Excellence is the key to success.

Read entire articleOct 26 2014 - 10:37pm
Can a Woman Be Governor?

Verdel l. Petersen says it will be historic if the Virgin Islands elects a black woman to be governor in spite of the prejudice and chauvinism that still exists.

Read entire articleOct 26 2014 - 1:51pm
Politically Appointed Paper Pushers Must Go

Ivan Butcher II hopes that the next governor will appoint people based upon their competency and diligence, not because of their political connections.

Read entire articleOct 26 2014 - 1:48pm
Lame Ducks Can Be Dangerous

Leonard Smollett looks back at the history of lame duck legislatures and governors, and warns the public to keep an eye on what is happening in the government during these last few months before a new government is installed.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 6:58am
Protect the Independence of the Attorney General

Ronald E. Russell Esq. wants a change in the Virgin Islands law so that an attorney general is protected from political pressures.

Read entire articleOct 24 2014 - 6:47am
Deciding on the Next Governor of the Virgin Islands

Ivan Butcher II makes his case for candidate Donna M. Christensen.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 5:35am
A Way to Eliminate Dengue and Chikungunya

Mary Stone shares a way to more effectively fight dengue fever and chikungunya outbreaks than getting rid of stagnant water.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 4:48am