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DOE Payroll Office to Remain at Hospital Street Headquarters

The Virgin Islands Department of Education Office of the Insular Superintendent- St. Croix District informs the public that its Payroll…

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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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Beach Advisory for January 17-20

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
Democatic Party State Chairwoman Calls for Senator Elect to be Seated in Legislature

The Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands is concerned that more than one week after the 32nd Legislature has been sworn in, the seventh St. Thomas seat remains vacant.

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2017-01-20 17:42:32
Arts/Entertainment — St. Croix
'VANILLA SKY': MORE THAN A MIND TRIP

Movie reviewer Davida S. James says despite sterling performances by Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz, "Vanilla Sky" offers a confusing story line that forces one to go through mental upheavals.

Read entire articleDec 18 2001 - 6:37am
HURST WEAVES TALE OF JUMBIES AND REDEMPTION

The newly released children's book "Grannie and the Jumbie" by St. Thomian Margaret M. Hurst is as much a parable for 3 to 7 year olds as it is a perfect vehicle for Hurst's colorful and unique fabric illustrations, which she calls "story fabric." And to prove it, two of the illustrations have been chosen for showing at the 44th annual Society of Illustrators Exhibition in February in New York City.

Read entire articleDec 17 2001 - 6:35pm
RUINS RAMBLE LINKS HISTORY AND LANDSCAPE

The St. Croix Landmarks Society is hosting a "Ruins Ramble" to explore Estate Fountain Sunday, Dec. 16. Historian George Tyson will be along to link the site with its history.

Read entire articleDec 15 2001 - 1:44pm
DEZARIE AND 'THE FIRE BAND' AT HARBOUR NIGHT

Downtown Frederiksted will celebrate the next Harbour Night on Wednesday from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. There'll be lots of live music, shopping with arts and crafts vendors, and nonprofit fund-raising activities.

Read entire articleDec 15 2001 - 1:36pm
'CARIBBEAN WRITER' DEADLINE MOVED TO DEC. 31

The deadline has been extended to Dec. 31 for submitting material to be considered for inclusion in Volume 16 of "The Caribbean Writer," the international literary anthology published by the University of the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleDec 6 2001 - 9:28am
GALLERIES STARTING A MONTHLY 'ART WALK'

Six Christiansted art galleries are starting something new this season -- joining forces for a monthly Thursday evening "art walk."

Read entire articleDec 6 2001 - 5:57am
JAZZ VESPERS PRESENTS THE ELVIS PEDRO QUARTET

The Elvis Pedro Quartet steps into the spotlight for December's Jazz Vespers performance, Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in the St. Croix Reformed Church in Estate La Reine. The program will be "Straight Wes: A Tribute to Wes Montgomery."

Read entire articleDec 1 2001 - 4:04pm
MAKING WAVES: WHAT'S THERE TO LISTEN TO

A 40-year-old recording of Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto featuring Byron Janis is Sunday's classic radio offering. After that, stay tuned for a tribute to George Harrison, who died on Thursday, and music by blues, folk and rock artists who were born or have performed on Dec.2.

Read entire articleNov 30 2001 - 7:53am
ROY LAWAETZ: AN ARTIST WITH THREE-PEAT APPEAL

If you appreciate the confluence of creativity and sensitivity that draws on deep cultural roots to find modern-day meaning -- and does so with a subtle sense of humor -- you may find yourself among the wide circle of admirers of St. Croix artist Roy Lawaetz's "triangular modular" work.

Read entire articleNov 29 2001 - 10:58am
REICHHOLD OFFERS CELIA CRUZ TRAVEL PACKAGES

In preparation for the Celia Cruz performance, the Reichhold Center for the Arts is offering a Celia Cruz Travel Package for individuals traveling to St. Thomas from St. Croix and Puerto Rico for the concert scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.

Read entire articleNov 28 2001 - 5:48pm