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Homicides 2014

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2014, with statistics broken down by island, as…

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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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Students Help Coast Weeks Cleanup

Students from Good Hope Country Day, St. Croix Educational Complex and Central High schools were at it early on their day off, helping Mother Nature by cleaning beaches for the annual Coastal Cleanup.

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2014-09-20 23:22:05
Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics aside, longtime tourism professional Alex Zozaya told the 2014 State of the Industry Conference.

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2014-09-20 22:29:44
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

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2014-09-18 22:31:06
Arts/Entertainment — St. Croix
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
The Bookworm Introduces Kids to The Beatles

Perhaps the best way to introduce your kids to this book is to start with some Beatles music. Read “The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny),” and your child will be saying “yeah, yeah, yeah.”

Read entire articleMay 29 2013 - 3:18pm
The Bookworm: Easy Rawlins is Back in 'Little Green'

Set in 1967, “Little Green” is classic Easy Rawlins, with underworld violence, sophisticated crime and men who efficiently take care of business - all with a noir feel, like a black Sam Spade.

Read entire articleMay 17 2013 - 1:06am
Interfaith Coalition Revives International Film Series

 After a year’s absence from the local scene, Interfaith Coalition of St. Croix has announced the revival of their popular movie night series now known as the Interfaith Coalition Multi-Cultural Film Series.

Read entire articleMay 14 2013 - 12:00pm
The Bookworm Recommends Getting Out of the Kitchen

The Gibbons family rules, passed down from Grandma Althea and now enforced by Mama Yolanda, included always embodying grace and glamour and being the image of perfection.

Read entire articleMay 9 2013 - 12:03am
The Bookworm Takes an Updated Look at 'Colorism'

The more things change, the more they remain the same. “The Color Complex” by Kathy Russel-Cole, Midge Wilson and Ronald E. Hall demonstrates how much “colorism” still matters.

Read entire articleMay 1 2013 - 11:52pm