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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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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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Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning St. Croix documentary filmmaker, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz.

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2014-10-23 22:46:58
WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering classmates filled the school’s library last Thursday -- a culminating activity for the school’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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2014-10-23 00:04:54
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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
The Bookworm: 'Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom'

While smaller children will surely appreciate this picture book about a real man and his accomplishments, for adults and older kids, there’s much more to the story.

Read entire articleJan 30 2014 - 12:26am
The Bookworm: 'The Truth is in the Wine'

This is a great weekend-vacation kind of read and, yes, it’s something you can enjoy with a glass of wine. Be careful, however, before you share 'The Truth is in the Wine' with your mom.

Read entire articleJan 23 2014 - 1:01am