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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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Choice Wireless V.I. Open Tennis Tournament Announces Winners

World-class competition was on full display at the Choice Wireless V.I. Open Tennis Tournament, hosted May 26-30 by the St. Thomas Yacht Club. Seventy tennis players from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and the U.S. Mainland – which included professional as well as a strong contingent of amateur or B Division competitors – definitely proved this event’s reputation as the ‘Wimbledon of the Caribbean.’

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2016-05-31 10:37:18
Junior Achievement Teams, Delta Airlines, VIPA Explore Careers in Aviation

High school students from St. Croix and St. Thomas participated in a “job shadow” experience on Thursday, May 26, at the Cyril E. King airport. Debra Ceronsky, a Delta Airlines’ station manager, initiated the program by reaching out to Junior Achievement VI. Rather than limit the program to just the airline, the team agreed to bring on the V.I. Port Authority (VIPA) as a partner and expose the students to the entire aviation sector.

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2016-05-30 16:13:05
Antilles Sailing Team Ties for Fourth in Nationals

The Antilles High School sailing team placed fourth in the Interscholastic Sailing Association’s Baker National Championship, which took place Saturday and Sunday in Anacortes, Washington. 

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2016-05-30 01:12:09
Arts/Entertainment — St. Croix
Coming Thursday: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” and “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”

The following movies are now playing at Sunny Isle Theaters on St. Croix.

Read entire articleMay 31 2016 - 10:31am
WTJX to Air National Memorial Day Concert

Join WTJX in honoring the soldiers that made the ultimate sacrifice. Tune in 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, for the National Memorial Day Concert. Join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for the 27th broadcast of this night of remembrance.

Read entire articleMay 26 2016 - 6:33pm
The Bookworm: 'On the Origins of Sports'

Why are games played like they are, with different balls and a field of certain size? “On the Origins of Sports” by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine explains those and many other head-scratchers.

Read entire articleMay 24 2016 - 11:06pm
The Bookworm: Feel the Music in 'Shorty Trombone'

Andrews tells of coming up poor and finding riches in his New Orleans’ songs. It’s a story that’ll make your children want to dance with music they can almost hear from the pages of this book

Read entire articleMay 18 2016 - 9:44pm
The Bookworm: 'Britt-Marie Was Here'

Put this wonderful novel in your hands and “Britt-Marie Was Here” will slyly tickle your funny bone while Fredrik Backman simultaneously wrings your heart out with both fists.

Read entire articleMay 11 2016 - 12:49am
The Bookworm: Who's Watching the House?

This book had me stuck to my sofa. It’s lively, informative, oh-so-fun to read, and a must-have for anyone with real estate. If that sounds like your kinda book, then “A Burglar’s Guide” will be a steal.

Read entire articleMay 3 2016 - 10:18pm
The Bookworm: Have Your 'Cake' and Read it Too

In "Cake," readers will be entertained by tales of adventure and spices, the advent of the “domestic goddess,” and how bakers came to love a woman who “never actually existed.”

Read entire articleApr 27 2016 - 11:52pm
The Bookworm: 'The Blackbirds'
Much as I anticipate Dickey’s novels, I didn’t think this wordy one was his best – but it’s not the worst either. “The Blackbirds”has issues, yes, but diehard fans may still crow about it.
Read entire articleApr 20 2016 - 8:21pm
The Bookworm: 'My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me'

Teege tells about her experiences, her memories and her heartbreaking repugnance for her ancestry, but Sellmair acts as a sort of narrator, filling in the historical gaps among Teege’s tale.

Read entire articleApr 12 2016 - 10:47pm
The Bookworm: 'Junk'

This is not a self-help book. It won’t tell you how to empty your crammed closets, but it’s engaging and plenty fun to read – which makes “Junk” a great book to put in your hands.

Read entire articleApr 5 2016 - 10:53pm