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VITRAN Bus Service Suspended on Halloween After 5 p.m.

VITRAN’s fixed route bus service will be suspended at 5 p.m. on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Friday, Oct.…

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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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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
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
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The Bookworm: 'Sister in Search of Justice'

In “Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice” by Sylvia Bell White & Jody LePage, you’ll read about one woman’s journey from Louisiana to Wisconsin and into history.

Read entire articleJul 24 2013 - 11:59pm
United Jazz Foundation Collaborates with Jazz at Lincoln Center to Enhance V.I. Music Program

 United Jazz Foundation (UJF), administrator of the music education program "Mentoring Through the Arts of Music" (MTAM), is collaborating with New York-based, non-profit music organization Jazz at Lincoln Center to add new teachers to its roster and to implement a new program for children eight years old and under on the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleJul 23 2013 - 4:11pm
The Bookworm: 'Science of Smarter Spending'

There’s a reason why you’ve never seen a Happiness Store at the mall: turns out Mom was right when she said money can’t buy happiness. It can, however, buy “Happy Money,” which is a good start.

Read entire articleJul 18 2013 - 12:06am
The Bookworm: 'Queen of the Air' Soars

For anyone who knows that stardust can be a tarnished and magic is an illusion, “Queen of the Air” absolutely soars.

Read entire articleJul 4 2013 - 11:59am
The Bookworm Introduces Kids to Nelson Mandela

Imagine being locked in a room for years and years and years for no good reason. That’s what happened to a great man in Africa, and in the book “Nelson Mandela,” you’ll read about that man and his life.

Read entire articleJun 26 2013 - 11:43pm
The Bookworm Meets Lady Day's Dogs

When Billie Holiday was a little girl, she dreamed of becoming a star. And that’s just what happened. But even big-time stars need someone to listen to their dreams and fears. Lady Day had her dogs.

Read entire articleJun 20 2013 - 1:23am
The Bookworm Goes Behind Closed Doors at a Funeral Home

With knowledge, a willingness to disclose and a good amount of humor, author Sheri Booker not only shares her story as a funeral home assistant, she also gives readers a sense of what goes on there behind closed doors.

Read entire articleJun 12 2013 - 7:20pm
2nd Thursdays Holds Happy Hour at Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts

 Second Thursdays will hold an upscale happy hour featuring music by Jazzmin, hors d’oeuvres by Chef Reyes and a cash bar at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts.

Read entire articleJun 12 2013 - 7:02pm
The Bookworm Asks: What Makes a Good Dad?

What makes a good dad? Find out in the new book “Doing the Best I Can” by Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson.

Read entire articleJun 6 2013 - 2:09am
Artvi Advocates Announces Exhibit Winners

Works by Brenda Sylvia Danielle Ebenholtz were named 'Best in Show' Saturday at the 2013 Caribbean Colour exhibit at Yacht Haven Grande. The exhibit was hosted by Artvi Advocates.

Read entire articleJun 3 2013 - 10:34pm