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Tourism Department Embraces Holiday Spirit, Invites Public to Community Events

The V.I. Department of Tourism (DOT) is spreading holiday cheer and welcomes the public to participate in community events throughout…

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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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The Bookworm: 'A Boy Called Christmas'

If your child is in need of something to get into the holiday mood, then here’s a great early-Christmas gift. “A Boy Called Christmas” is a book they’ll never leave.

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2016-12-07 21:09:19
DutchTeam Wins Carlos Aguilar Match Race

Olympic match racing star Renée Groeneveld and her Dutch team won the Carlos Aguilar Match Race in the waters off St. Thomas, their first-ever Women's International Match Racing Series event. 

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2016-12-07 13:00:02
Lieutenant Governor Visits Stateside Prisons Housing V.I. Inmates

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter and Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav last week visited the Saguaro Correctional Facility in Arizona, which houses 63 inmates from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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2016-12-06 21:21:17
Arts/Entertainment — St. Croix
The Bookworm: 'Incarceration Nations'

This is not a soft-on-crime book; instead, it’s more a meditation on making prisons more productive, instead of merely a warehouse for individuals.

Read entire articleMar 30 2016 - 11:05pm
The Bookworm: 'Sweet as Sin'

“Sweet as Sin” is like taking a trip back to your childhood, with history along for the ride. It’s bite-sized, in both memory and fact, and as easy to dip into as your grandma’s candy dish.

Read entire articleMar 23 2016 - 11:24pm
The Bookworm: 'I Had to Survive'

What moves this almost-44-year-old endurance tale along is the retelling of the tragedy, woven between intimate chapters on how it deeply affected the way Canessa lives his life after the Andes crash.

Read entire articleMar 16 2016 - 10:41pm
The Bookworm: Give 'Soul Serenade' a Spin

“Soul Serenade” sticks in your brain – not only for the suggested music, but because the memoir itself leaves its mark. And if that sounds like solid gold to you, then give this book a spin.

Read entire articleMar 9 2016 - 10:46pm
The Bookworm: Planning Your Retirement

Quinn starts most points with need-to-know information, offers other places to turn for help and includes things readers should beware of. This book is a helpful read to become retirement-ready.

Read entire articleMar 2 2016 - 1:13am
The Bookworm: A Book You’ll Never Forget

Sheer love makes it soar. If you’re an Alzheimer’s caretaker or are facing the disease yourself, you absolutely will want this memoir. “Before I Forget” is a book you never will.

Read entire articleFeb 23 2016 - 10:28pm
The Bookworm: If the Spirit Moves You

Die-hard historians might not find much new here, but I simply couldn’t put this book down. If you want something that’s short on pages but long on interest, “The Invisibles” is the one.

Read entire articleFeb 16 2016 - 10:48pm
The Bookworm: 'The Golden Lad'

About halfway through, this book turns the story somewhat away from the “old lion” and toward that of his beloved son, becoming a daredevil-adventure tale of a swashbuckling  soldier.

Read entire articleFeb 10 2016 - 10:06pm
The Bookworm: 'Best Friends Forever'

A great girlfriends novel that’s easy to read, super-quick to finish, and that can be passed around your book group. If that sounds like a dream read for you, then get “Best Friends Forever.”

Read entire articleJan 19 2016 - 11:42pm
The Bookworm: Coretta Scott King’s Lifelong Love of Music

Many biographies of King begin with her marriage to Martin, but Krull starts much earlier, putting an emphasis on Coretta Scott King’s lifelong love of music and her desire to have a career.

Read entire articleJan 13 2016 - 11:47pm