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Tourism Department Embraces Holiday Spirit, Invites Public to Community Events

The V.I. Department of Tourism (DOT) is spreading holiday cheer and welcomes the public to participate in community events throughout…

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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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The Bookworm: 'A Boy Called Christmas'

If your child is in need of something to get into the holiday mood, then here’s a great early-Christmas gift. “A Boy Called Christmas” is a book they’ll never leave.

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2016-12-07 21:09:19
DutchTeam Wins Carlos Aguilar Match Race

Olympic match racing star Renée Groeneveld and her Dutch team won the Carlos Aguilar Match Race in the waters off St. Thomas, their first-ever Women's International Match Racing Series event. 

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2016-12-07 13:00:02
Lieutenant Governor Visits Stateside Prisons Housing V.I. Inmates

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter and Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav last week visited the Saguaro Correctional Facility in Arizona, which houses 63 inmates from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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2016-12-06 21:21:17
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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
The Bookworm: 'Incarceration Nations'

This is not a soft-on-crime book; instead, it’s more a meditation on making prisons more productive, instead of merely a warehouse for individuals.

Read entire articleMar 30 2016 - 11:05pm
The Bookworm: 'Sweet as Sin'

“Sweet as Sin” is like taking a trip back to your childhood, with history along for the ride. It’s bite-sized, in both memory and fact, and as easy to dip into as your grandma’s candy dish.

Read entire articleMar 23 2016 - 11:24pm
The Bookworm: 'I Had to Survive'

What moves this almost-44-year-old endurance tale along is the retelling of the tragedy, woven between intimate chapters on how it deeply affected the way Canessa lives his life after the Andes crash.

Read entire articleMar 16 2016 - 10:41pm
The Bookworm: Give 'Soul Serenade' a Spin

“Soul Serenade” sticks in your brain – not only for the suggested music, but because the memoir itself leaves its mark. And if that sounds like solid gold to you, then give this book a spin.

Read entire articleMar 9 2016 - 10:46pm
The Bookworm: Planning Your Retirement

Quinn starts most points with need-to-know information, offers other places to turn for help and includes things readers should beware of. This book is a helpful read to become retirement-ready.

Read entire articleMar 2 2016 - 1:13am