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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 Bookworm: Can We Learn to Live Stress Free?

Sood doesn't pretend it's easy, but if reducing stress and lessening worry sounds appealing to you, then 'The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living' is a book you can really sink your teeth into.

Read entire articleApr 3 2014 - 12:50am
The Bookworm: Is There Room at Work for Happiness?

You didn’t accept work because it makes you happy … but it would be nice if it did. And you might actually achieve that if you read 'Real Happiness at Work' by Sharon Salzberg.

Read entire articleMar 27 2014 - 10:05pm
The Bookworm: Take a Splash with Anna Hibiscus

It was a beautiful, sunny day on a beach in Africa. That’s where Anna Hibiscus lives in “Splash, Anna Hibiscus!” and it’s where her whole family was relaxing.

Read entire articleMar 20 2014 - 1:17am
The Bookworm: Totally Smitten with 'Shotgun Lovesongs'

“Shotgun Lovesongs” by Nikolas Butler
c.2014, St. Martin’s Press $25.99 320 pages

It all seemed like a good idea. You’d graduate from high school and take three months to bike across country. Or build a house. Or start a business, hitchhike Europe or any other harebrained plan your teenage minds thought up. It would be a bonding experience. Friends forever.

Read entire articleMar 13 2014 - 1:23am
The Bookworm: Dave Barry on Daughters Dating

Dave Barry is a good dad: he actually took his daughter, Sophie, to a Justin Bieber concert. That was after “the hormone bomb detonated” in his house and he was no longer an authority figure.

Read entire articleMar 6 2014 - 12:18am
Tots Strut Stuff in Fashion Show

Kids with the passion for fashion and modeling made a debut of their skills during the Kids Rock Fashion Show on Sunday afternoon in the Alfredo Andrews Elementary School auditorium.

Read entire articleMar 3 2014 - 1:18am
The Bookworm: Curl Up with 'Saint Monkey'

This is not a whip-through-it-quick novel. This one demands that you sink into the pages and take some time. And if you’ve got that, then “Saint Monkey” is surely a book to curl up with

Read entire articleFeb 27 2014 - 1:30am
The Bookworm: Addressing 'A Big Fat Crisis'

So you say you need to lose 10 pounds – but they’re kicking your (well-padded) butt? It might not be your fault, and “A Big Fat Crisis” tells you why but not without an extra helping of controversy.

Read entire articleFeb 19 2014 - 7:58pm
The Bookworm: Let the Staple Singers 'Take You' Back

This is a great look at history, both musically and culturally, and particularly if you’re a fan of soul, R&B or gospel, “I’ll Take You There” is a book you’ll want to corner.

Read entire articleFeb 13 2014 - 12:00am
The Bookworm: 'Josephine' Will Be-Bop Into Your Child's Heart

So what would you do if you were told that you couldn’t perform because your skin was the wrong color? In “Josephine” by Patricia Hruby Powell, one woman decides to do it anyhow.

Read entire articleFeb 6 2014 - 12:21am