VIPA Is Offering Eight Weeks of Fitness Classes Beginning Oct. 25

Attention, fitness fanatics. The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) is offering eight weeks of fitness classes from Oct. 25 through…

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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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Beach Advisory for October 17-21

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:

2016-10-22 03:11:15
Markoe School Plans Extravaganza: Hispanics United in the V.I.

Claude O. Markoe Elementary School will present the annual Hispanics United in the Virgin Islands Extravaganza from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in the gymnasium.

2016-10-22 02:43:36
Women's Coalition Holds Take Back the Night Silent March and Rally

On Thursday more than 100 people continued the tradition, marching while holding candles in silence from the Frederiksted fish market to the Eliza McBean clock tower in Buddhoe Park. 

2016-10-21 21:45:47
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The V.I. Answer Desk

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

Read entire articleAug 31 2011 - 8:18pm
Help our Children and Create Citizen Representation

B. Greg Miller thinks Virgin Islanders can begin to fix many problems by creating more micro-management by the government and fostering more government responsibility, which could begin with sub-district representation.

Read entire articleOct 22 2016 - 8:54pm
The V.I. Can Use Paper and Cardboard to Improve Things

Ivan Butcher II tells why he is in favor of building a paper recycling plant and a publishing house in the territory.

Read entire articleOct 14 2016 - 1:27pm
An Educator Opines on Home Schooling

Ivan Butcher gives his opinions on the pluses and minuses of home schooling.

Read entire articleOct 6 2016 - 9:19pm
Plastic Bags Will Be a Thing of the Past

The Virgin Islands Conservation Society thanks Gov. Mapp and the 31st Legislature for recently passing the plastic bag regulation bill.

Read entire articleOct 3 2016 - 5:55pm
Homeschoolers Want Legislative Remedy

The U.S. Virgin Islands Homeschoolers (USVIH) are asking the public to help them by contacting the V.I. Legislature and telling senators to vote for a bill that would transfer oversight of home schooling from the V.I. Board of Education to the Senate.

Read entire articleSep 29 2016 - 5:25pm
Source Manager’s Journal: The Mental Health Crisis

There is a need for a "de-otherization" process, to embrace the notion that the affected groups are part of "our" community and deserving of our help and support, to reverse the erosion of empathy .

Read entire articleSep 28 2016 - 10:20pm
Embracing Sustainable Development in the USVI

Conservationist Paul Chakroff sees the potential in moving the U.S.V.I. toward development of a sustainable development plan, a USVI Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, which will activate ways to deal with climate change and many other goals of the world community.

Read entire articleSep 28 2016 - 3:53pm
Virtue of the Week: Gentleness

Gentleness is acting and speaking in a way which is considerate and kind to others. Gentleness is moving wisely, touching softly, holding carefully, speaking quietly and thinking kindly. 

Read entire articleSep 25 2016 - 11:26am
WICO CEO: The Sound of Progress

As the Centennial Celebration fast approaches, WICO is mindful of its vital and integral role in the economy and lifeblood of the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleSep 21 2016 - 12:01am