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Homicides 2016

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases…

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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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Firefighters and Hospital Staff Train for Dealing with Hazardous Materials

A group of St. Croix firefighters and Gov. Juan Luis Hospital staff are learning how to deal with gas spills, terrorist incidents and hazardous materials during a four-day training program.

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2016-08-24 23:03:33
Why are the Mangroves Dead at Great Pond?

Residents have been wondering what happened on the South Shore at Great Pond, where there once were healthy, lush green mangroves.

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2016-08-24 22:58:42
The Bookworm: Read the 'Writings on the Wall'

Readers with the right mindset will find this book to be informative and entertaining but be prepared to take your time get the most from it. What’s here is deep and wide and nowhere near quick.

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2016-08-24 22:47:34
Commentary — St. Croix
The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
Read entire articleAug 31 2011 - 8:18pm
The Future: A 'Back Door' Warning

In his new book economist John Kenneth Galbraith writes that Greece could become like "a Caribbean dependency of the United States. Its professional population will continue to leave, and its working classes will also either emigrate or sink into destitution"

Read entire articleAug 24 2016 - 11:04am
Virtue of the Week: Detachment

Detachment is experiencing your feelings without allowing your feelings to control you. Instead of just reacting, with detachment you are free to choose how you will act. You use thinking and feeling together. 

Read entire articleAug 21 2016 - 12:06pm
Virtue of the Week: Cleanliness

Cleanliness means washing often, keeping your body clean and wearing clean clothes. It is putting into your body and your mind only the things that keep you healthy. It is staying free from harmful drugs. It is cleaning up mistakes and making a fresh start. 

Read entire articleAug 14 2016 - 3:01pm
Virtue of the Week: Modesty

Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express your own ideas. You know what you stand for and what you won’t stand for. You expect respect. 

Read entire articleAug 7 2016 - 1:47pm
Freedom Project in Denmark Will Receive V.I. Statues

Lonnie Willis of the St. John Historical Society informs the public of sculptures of African-American Virgin Islands heroes that are being sent to Denmark for permanent public display.

Read entire articleJul 29 2016 - 3:11am
Virtue of the Week: Moderation

Moderation is creating a healthy balance in your life between work and play, rest and exercise. You don’t overdo or get swept away by the things you like. You use your self-discipline to take charge of your life and your time. 

Read entire articleJul 24 2016 - 12:58pm
Christensen: Hacker Trying to Feed On Gender-Biases

With the events of the last few days Virgin Islands politics has reached a new low, but, sadly, it is only a reflection of the deterioration of societal values generally in our territory. Nothing is sacred, not even the privacy of a married couple in their own home. 

Read entire articleJul 22 2016 - 3:27am
Virtue of the Week: Orderliness

Orderliness is being neat and living with a sense of harmony. You are organized and know where things are when you need them. Solve problems step by step instead of going in circles. 

Read entire articleJul 17 2016 - 12:40pm
Make Presidential Candidates Show Us They Can Lead

AARP VI State Director Denyce E. Singleton wants the candidates for the presidency to address Social Security issues and to be specific about how they will keep it solvent in the future. “The nominees will benefit if they highlight Social Security at the peak moment of their conventions. Voters recognize leadership when they see it.”

Read entire articleJul 15 2016 - 1:45pm