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Banking Board Meets to Review Proposed Closure of FirstBank Branch

The Virgin Islands Banking Board met on Wednesday, Oct. 29, to consider several items including FirstBank’s proposal to close the…

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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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Banking Board Meets to Review Proposed Closure of FirstBank Branch

The Virgin Islands Banking Board met on Wednesday, Oct. 29, to consider several items including FirstBank’s proposal to close the FirstBank branch in Christiansted, St. Croix.

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2014-11-01 03:12:13
Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

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2014-10-30 22:38:35
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
Arts/Entertainment — St. Croix
The Bookworm: 'Five Days Left' Keeps You Guessing

Julie Lawson Timmer hasn’t merely just penned a good novel; she leaps out of the chute here with this keeps-you-guessing story of two people who have a finite time to spend with those they love.

Read entire articleSep 10 2014 - 10:22pm
The Bookworm: Want Tarnished-Crown Honesty?

I liked this book for its lightly scandalous humor and its tarnished-crown honesty, and if you’re a pageant-watcher, I think you’ll like it, too. Grab Being Miss America and you can wave the hours goodbye. 

Read entire articleSep 6 2014 - 10:21am
The Bookworm: One Impressive Thought-Provoker

This drama isn’t just in the courtroom. Jean Love Cush’s characters are created razor sharp and put in gut-wrenching situations.

Read entire articleSep 1 2014 - 8:03pm
The Bookworm: Catch the ‘Runaway Bride’

True to Weber form, ‘The Choir Director 2: Runaway Bride’ is a multilayered, lots-going-on tale that will keep you guessing all the way to the surprising.

Read entire articleAug 21 2014 - 7:59pm
The Bookworm Lists the Best in Summer Reading

For summer reading at its best, pull out that old gift certificate and use it for some of these intriguing titles.

Read entire articleAug 1 2014 - 11:11am
The Bookworm: What's Good for the Goose

First of all, this book screams for an editor and a disabled comma key. Second, Eriq La Salle gives thriller fans that edge-of-the-seat feeling they crave.

Read entire articleJul 30 2014 - 10:20pm
The Bookworm: History Gets Graphic

Through the art of the cartoon, Gill tells nine stories of African Americans who did something astounding for the time in which they lived, thereby making a difference that resonates today.

Read entire articleJul 18 2014 - 10:46pm
The Bookworm: Be Patient with 'Recognition'

My biggest advice is to be patient with this book. It’s a little odd at the very beginning, but you’ll warm to it quick and, ultimately, “Recognition” will be a novel you’ll want to spend one more day with.

Read entire articleJul 10 2014 - 12:51am
The Bookworm: 'The Man from Essence'

You’ve been around long enough to know the road to success can be paved with spikes and nothing ever happens smoothly. In this book you’ll see that that phenomenon crosses all industries.

Read entire articleJul 5 2014 - 1:21am
The Bookworm: 'The Prodigal Son' - You Can Do Better

Though it can stand alone as a passable diversion, this book is part of a series and, if you’ve read the others, you’ll want “The Prodigal Son.” For most readers, though, I think you can do better.

Read entire articleJun 26 2014 - 12:52am