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Homicides 2014

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2014, with statistics broken down by island, as…

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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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Students Help Coast Weeks Cleanup

Students from Good Hope Country Day, St. Croix Educational Complex and Central High schools were at it early on their day off, helping Mother Nature by cleaning beaches for the annual Coastal Cleanup.

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2014-09-20 23:22:05
Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics aside, longtime tourism professional Alex Zozaya told the 2014 State of the Industry Conference.

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2014-09-20 22:29:44
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

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2014-09-18 22:31:06
Arts/Entertainment — St. Croix
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
The Bookworm: I can’t sleep!

So how’d you sleep last night? The author of “The Secret Life of Sleep” says she used to wonder why her elders asked such a strange question. The research she shares explains that and a lot more.

Read entire articleJun 19 2014 - 12:23am
The Bookworm: Be Prepared with a Tissue for 'The Promise'

With a real historical event as her background, the author spins a story of two women who are more alike than they’d ever admit. Just be prepared with a tissue; because “The Promise” isn’t all that can be broken.

Read entire articleJun 12 2014 - 1:19am
The Bookworm: 'Success Secrets of Black Millionaires'

Tired of nothing but dust in your wallet? Sick of paying with pennies? Then crack open 'The Wealth Choice' just about anywhere and get ready for real change.

Read entire articleJun 5 2014 - 12:16am
The Bookworm: 'Sugar' Goes Beyond the Dates and Facts of History

Your children have already learned something about the Civil War, but what do they know about what happened afterward? “Sugar” is a story that goes beyond the dates and facts of history.

Read entire articleMay 29 2014 - 12:41am
The Bookworm: '1954' and the Baseball Generation

In the lightning-fast manner of a sportscaster, author Bill Madden tells a story that goes beyond Jackie Robinson’s history-making 1947 debut, but readers will learn why 1954 was so important to the game.

Read entire articleMay 22 2014 - 12:39am