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Personnel Holds Election for Employee Representatives to GESC Insurance Board

All employees who are members of the Government’s Group Health Insurance plan are advised that elections will be held for…

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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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V.I. Agencies Prepping For Ebola But Risk Is Slight, Officials Tell Senate

V.I. Health, hospital and emergency management officials are coordinating, training and preparing for the nightmare scenario of an Ebola outbreak in the territory, but agency officials told senators Wednesday an outbreak is unlikely and there is no cause for alarm.

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2014-10-29 19:16:07
Source Manager’s Journal: Building a Better Future

In the view of this outsider, there are two problem areas in which a focused, long-term effort can make a big – and permanent – difference in the quality of life in the Virgin Islands.

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2014-10-28 23:41:57
Griffith Presents $10M Plan of Correction

Juan Luis Hospital CEO Kendall Griffith presented a $10.3 million plan of correction Monday to the Territorial Board, a plan to get the embattled hospital up to the standards of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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2014-10-28 23:12:50
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The Bookworm: Addressing 'A Big Fat Crisis'

So you say you need to lose 10 pounds – but they’re kicking your (well-padded) butt? It might not be your fault, and “A Big Fat Crisis” tells you why but not without an extra helping of controversy.

Read entire articleFeb 19 2014 - 7:58pm
The Bookworm: Let the Staple Singers 'Take You' Back

This is a great look at history, both musically and culturally, and particularly if you’re a fan of soul, R&B or gospel, “I’ll Take You There” is a book you’ll want to corner.

Read entire articleFeb 13 2014 - 12:00am
The Bookworm: 'Josephine' Will Be-Bop Into Your Child's Heart

So what would you do if you were told that you couldn’t perform because your skin was the wrong color? In “Josephine” by Patricia Hruby Powell, one woman decides to do it anyhow.

Read entire articleFeb 6 2014 - 12:21am
The Bookworm: 'Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom'

While smaller children will surely appreciate this picture book about a real man and his accomplishments, for adults and older kids, there’s much more to the story.

Read entire articleJan 30 2014 - 12:26am
The Bookworm: 'The Truth is in the Wine'

This is a great weekend-vacation kind of read and, yes, it’s something you can enjoy with a glass of wine. Be careful, however, before you share 'The Truth is in the Wine' with your mom.

Read entire articleJan 23 2014 - 1:01am
The Bookworm: Hit 'Reset' to Beat the Job-Loss Blues

Read “Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act” by Dwain Schenck and you might be inspired to hit the streets again.

Read entire articleJan 17 2014 - 12:13am
The Bookworm's Best Books of 2013

Who can take hours and hours to actually read a book, especially if it’s not all that good? It’s my job to find the good stuff for you and, for this calendar year, these are the books I loved best.

Read entire articleJan 1 2014 - 10:40pm
The Bookworm: ‘Jim Crow Wisdom’

‘Jim Crow Wisdom’ might spur you to share a few good stories and you may find it to be quite eye-opening.

Read entire articleDec 25 2013 - 10:32pm
The Bookworm: Trash Woes and Refunds in a 'Junkyward Planet'

Where do old Christmas lights go after you’ve put them in the recycling bin? Read “Junkyard Planet” by Adam Minter and you might be surprised to find out.

Read entire articleDec 19 2013 - 2:13am
The Bookworm: Warm Your Hearts with 'The Dogs of Christmas'

If you must have a holiday tale to put you in the Christmas mood, this is the one you must have. For whatever little free time you’ve got left this season, “The Dogs of Christmas” is worth giving it up for.

Read entire articleDec 12 2013 - 12:26am