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Public Events, Free Rides Promote New Buses That Hit the Streets Oct. 3

The V. I. Department of Public Works, in conjunction with the V.I. Energy Office (VIEO), will introduce its new buses…

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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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The Bookworm: What Happens After We Die?

What allows me to recommend “Glimpsing Heaven” is that it doesn’t profess to have the definitive answer to “What happens after we die?”It leaves readers to draw their own informed conclusions.

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2014-10-01 00:40:25
Government Health Insurance Renewed without Benefit Cuts

After diverting federal dollars to make up the funding deficit, the V.I. Legislature approved and Gov. John deJongh Jr. signed health insurance contracts for the upcoming year late Tuesday.

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2014-10-01 00:23:57
Ricardo Richards, Pearl B. Larsen Schools Win National Blue Ribbons

Ricardo Richards Elementary and Pearl B. Larsen Elementary were recognized Tuesday as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

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2014-09-30 23:44:43
Arts/Entertainment — St. Croix
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
Reigning V.I. Calypso King Ends Ties with Spectrum Band

After winning three competition titles this year, vocalist Patrick "Soljah" Farrell has resigned as one of the lead singers with Spectrum Band.

Read entire articleDec 11 2013 - 12:26am
The Bookworm: An Almost Shattered Holiday Tradition

Every year Arturo and his abuela decorate their Christmas tree with special ornaments, but there was one year when the tradition was nearly shattered.

Read entire articleDec 6 2013 - 1:37am
The Bookworm: One Powerful Story

Even if you’ve seen the movie, I think you owe it to yourself to read this book on which it’s based. For readers who love history, “Twelve Years a Slave” is one incredibly powerful story.

Read entire articleNov 27 2013 - 9:40pm