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Libraries, Archives & Museums to Host Gothic Handwriting Workshops

The Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums (DLAM) is hosting a USVI/DK Archives Joint Centennial Project through a collaboration with…

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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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Virtue of the Week: Purposefulness

Being purposeful is having a clear focus. Begin with a vision for what you want to accomplish, and concentrate on your goal. ... Some people let things happen; when you are purposeful, you make things happen. 

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2017-01-22 22:08:05
Beach Advisory for January 17-20

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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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
Commentary - Editorial — St. Croix
Leave Joseph Boschulte Alone!

When is enough enough?  When will the citizens of this community shut down this governor’s guillotine?

Read entire articleJan 17 2017 - 10:01pm
Time for the Senate to Stop Pretending There are Easy Answers

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp gets it. The members of the V.I. Senate either don't, or don't want to. Facing a $110 million budget gap, it's time for the Senate to stop talking and choose between to unpalatable, but obvious, solutions. 

Read entire articleJan 16 2017 - 3:00pm
What's In a Name? Chucky, By Any Other Name, Is Bad for the USVI

Whatever the court decides, whatever name she uses, "Chucky" should not be elected to serve in the Legislature again because she was a truly terrible senator who wreaked lasting damage on residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Read entire articleSep 6 2016 - 1:10am
Just Stop

Shame on you, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata. You cannot produce any example of President Barack Obama or NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio encouraging violence against police.

Read entire articleJul 8 2016 - 9:54pm
Do Something, Anything, About the Violence

We cannot afford to throw up our hands, point the finger somewhere else or blame the parents. If we keep our heads buried in the sandy beaches of our supposed paradise, the rising tide of apathy, fear and frustration will drown us. 

Read entire articleJun 26 2016 - 10:27pm
Stop the Leakage, Support Full Autonomy for IG

Once again the Legislature is considering giving the V.I. Inspector General’s office much greater autonomy. This is a good thing, and honorable. 

Read entire articleNov 19 2015 - 5:40pm
Are We Really Invested In Tourism?

Our wavering commitment to tourism has exposed us to risks and vulnerabilities, especially put in perspective of the Great Recession, the loss of EDC beneficiaries and the closing of HOVENSA.

Read entire articleJul 1 2015 - 10:56pm
Sen. James – Pass the Marriage Equality Law NOW

Does Neville James WANT the territory to be sued? Does he want to drag the U.S. Virgin Islands into a lawsuit it cannot win? We ask, because that's what his statement Friday suggests.

Read entire articleJun 28 2015 - 1:07am
Watch Dogs Must be Independent

Why did a Senate panel hold in committee a bill that would provide greater autonomy and a guaranteed budget to the entity charged with stemming the flow of fraud, waste and abuse in the territory?

Read entire articleApr 23 2015 - 9:36pm
Time to Revamp Entire Election Code

When it takes a month to count all the votes, and there's disagreement about how that count is carried out, we wonder if it isn't time to scrap the whole thing for effective election system legislation.

Read entire articleDec 30 2014 - 2:06am