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Banking Board Meets to Review Proposed Closure of FirstBank Branch

The Virgin Islands Banking Board met on Wednesday, Oct. 29, to consider several items including FirstBank’s proposal to close the…

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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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Banking Board Meets to Review Proposed Closure of FirstBank Branch

The Virgin Islands Banking Board met on Wednesday, Oct. 29, to consider several items including FirstBank’s proposal to close the FirstBank branch in Christiansted, St. Croix.

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2014-11-01 03:12:13
Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers, and an emphasis on continuing education and teacher certification.

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2014-10-30 22:38:35
Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
Arts/Entertainment — St. Croix
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
The Bookworm: 'Letters to an Incarcerated Brother'

This isn’t just a reference for inmates. It’ll also be a great help for their families, as well as a caution for boys who are headed for trouble. “Letters to an Incarcerated Brother” has it locked up.

Read entire articleNov 22 2013 - 3:08am
The Bookworm Gets Lost in 'Looking for Trouble'

So look for a place to settle in and grab “Looking for Trouble.” Getting lost in this story won’t take but a minute.

Read entire articleNov 13 2013 - 10:13pm
The Bookworm: Stop in Your Tracks

Then again, there are times when even the unstoppable is halted in its tracks. And in the new book, “His Third Wife” by Grace Octavia, the octagonal red sign is up ahead.

Read entire articleOct 31 2013 - 2:16am
The Bookworm: A Marshmallow with Heat in 'Losing to Win'

Readers who are looking for a marshmallow (with heat!) will enjoy this book, and romance lovers will eat it up. If that’s you, then I definitely think “Losing to Win” by Michele Grant is one to look for.

Read entire articleOct 24 2013 - 12:58am
The Bookworm: Serafina's Promise

You’ve got a dream and you’ll do anything to see it happen. But in the new book “Serafina’s Promise” by Ann E. Burg, realizing a dream might mean going through nightmares first.

Read entire articleOct 17 2013 - 12:52am
The Bookworm: Becoming a Leader

Leaders are true to themselves, but they understand that they must be “different, better, more” than those around them, Sharpton says in his new book, 'The Rejected Stone.'

Read entire articleOct 9 2013 - 8:37pm