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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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DOH to Host Zika Public Forums

In response to the rise in Zika cases in the territory and the recent discovery that Zika can be sexually transmitted by both men and women, the V.I. Department of Health (VIDOH) is sponsoring two Zika public forums, one in each district.

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2016-07-23 07:19:16
V.I.’s Julius Jackson Loses to Opponent Odom in Third Round

After dominating for two rounds Friday against opponent Jerry Odom, 340 Boxing champ Julius Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) got caught with a right to the head that left him unable to continue, allowing Odom to win the bout by technical knockout 1:54 into the third round. 

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2016-07-23 00:46:43
Beach Advisory for July 18-22

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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2016-07-22 23:08:05
Arts/Entertainment - Showcase — St. Croix
The Bookworm: Spice Up Your Holiday

So you like a little spice with your Christmas nog?  Or maybe some extra pepper in your peppermints? Then “Naughtier than Nice” will make you very jolly.

Read entire articleNov 24 2015 - 11:12pm
The Bookworm: Couch Surfing for a Year

At first blush, it appears that “My Couch is Your Couch” is more of a travel book. But I saw this lavishly illustrated treat in a different way: it’s a book that will make you thankful.

Read entire articleNov 18 2015 - 10:40pm
The Bookworm: 'Wake Up Happy'

Readers who have come to love Michael Strahan on the field or on TV will be glad to know that his writing is genuine: what you see on the small screen is what you get in this book.

Read entire articleNov 11 2015 - 10:47pm
The Bookworm: What’s an Epitaph if Not Poetry?

 If you’re not normally someone who chooses poetry to read, give “Next Door to the Dead” a try. And besides, what’s an epitaph except poetry etched in stone?

Read entire articleNov 4 2015 - 11:58pm
The Bookworm: A Whodunit Lover’s Whodunit

The ghosties and seers aren’t the only thing that creates chills here; Staub also turns up the dial on psychological terror. What more could you want?

Read entire articleOct 28 2015 - 11:40pm
The Bookworm: Just Who Was Jeremiah G. Hamilton?

Though he showed up in New York City in the wake of scandal, nobody knew for sure where Jeremiah G. Hamilton had come from. Some sources said he was born in the Caribbean.

Read entire articleOct 21 2015 - 11:27pm
The Bookworm: 'Carrying Albert Home'

In "Carrying Albert Home," your leg is pulled from West Virginia to Florida and you know it, but there’s still something about this story that you’ll truly want to be real.

Read entire articleOct 14 2015 - 7:17pm
The Bookworm: Shaq Reaches Back

Retired basketball great and author Shaquille O’Neal reaches back into his own childhood to create this tale, which is something 7-to-10-year-olds will enjoy knowing.

Read entire articleOct 6 2015 - 10:55pm
The Bookworm: Is It a Good Hair Day?

Is today a good hair day, a bad hair day – or a no-hair day?  The bigger question: who’s happy with her hair? In this book, 27 women answer that as they weigh in on their tresses (or lack thereof).

Read entire articleSep 29 2015 - 11:08pm
The Bookworm: 'Believe It or Not!'

Someone in Ohio collects bedpans. A lot of people collect ink – on their bodies. A man in California collected keys; a woman in New York collects fashion-doll parts to create jewelry.

Read entire articleSep 24 2015 - 12:18am