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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 Recomends Walter Mosley's Latest Paperback

Making a mess is called “living.” But in the novel “All I Did Was Shoot My Man” by Walter Mosley, another mess needs cleaning up soon – or somebody dies.

Read entire articleMar 14 2013 - 4:03pm
CMCArts Offers Six-Week Pottery Course

 Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts offers a course on learning how to use a potter’s wheel to make pots and dishes.

Read entire articleMar 8 2013 - 9:43am
The Bookworm Recomends a Cure for 'the Gimmes'

Somewhere in your home there lives a little beggar who can’t take “no” for an answer. If you had a dime for every dollar he’s asked for, you’d be rich.

Read entire articleMar 6 2013 - 10:08pm
The Bookworm Recommends 'Double Victory'

Through interviews, documents and diaries, Mullenbach tells the story of courageous women determined to serve their country, even when it seemed that no one wanted them to.

Read entire articleFeb 27 2013 - 7:21pm
The Bookworm Reads: A Caregiving Plan for Alzheimer's

For Baby Boomers, elders and caregivers now and in the (possible) future, “Dr. Ruth’s Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver” sheds a lot of light.

Read entire articleFeb 13 2013 - 6:10pm
The Bookworm Asks: Remember 'Sweet 16'?

Chanti is like Nancy Drew in the ’hood: same savvy sleuthing but with the bite of modern realism and a good amount of humor. There’s keen danger depicted here – but no profanity.

Read entire articleFeb 6 2013 - 8:15pm
The Bookworm Loved 'Saturday Night Widows'

Blindsided by the early death of her husband, author Becky Aikman explains in the new book, “Saturday Night Widows,” how it takes a small village to raise a young widow's spirits.

Read entire articleJan 30 2013 - 8:20pm
The Bookworm Asks: What's Better, What's Worse?

If you want a quick-to-read novel that’s not easy to read, grab “The Perfect Marriage” because you could do better or you could do worse.

Read entire articleJan 23 2013 - 3:43pm
The Bookworm Asks: Who was First?

There are definite advantages to being first. In the new book, “Black Firsts” by Jessie Carney Smith, you’ll find information on tens of thousands of folks who’ve gone before you.

Read entire articleJan 16 2013 - 5:41pm
The Bookworm Reviews: 'The King Years'

In “The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement” by Taylor Branch, you’ll read a well-known story from a new point of view.

Read entire articleJan 10 2013 - 8:00am