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BIR Informs Public of Increase in Taxes on Tobacco Products

Increases to the excise tax rates for cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products will go into effect on June 1.

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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The Bookworm: 'On the Origins of Sports'

Why are games played like they are, with different balls and a field of certain size? “On the Origins of Sports” by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine explains those and many other head-scratchers.

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2016-05-24 23:06:20
Customs Officers Make ID Fraud Arrest at St. Thomas Airport

Chintamkumar Patel, 23, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Friday after being charged in a complaint with using a false document to defraud the United States.

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2016-05-24 21:50:49
MLB Creative Is Awarded a Bronze Stevie®

MLB Creative, a U.S.V.I. advertising agency and collaborative studio specializing in advertising, branding and digital design, has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Marketing / Advertising Agency of the Year category in the 2016 American Business Awards

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2016-05-24 01:24:00
Arts/Entertainment — St. Croix
The Bookworm: 'The Lollipop Monster’s Christmas'

Every home, it seems, contains a Gimme Monster at some point or other during the holidays. When that happens, you need “The Lollipop Monster’s Christmas.”

Read entire articleDec 18 2014 - 10:50pm
The Bookworm: A New Christmas Hero

Spark Elf may be my new Christmas hero. His Type-A personality is mixed with just the right kind of holiday sweetness, and he appreciates the tiny things that make the Yule cool.

Read entire articleDec 11 2014 - 8:54pm
The Bookworm: Never Look at Dirt the Same

Read this book, and you’ll never look at dirt quite the same. You’ll never step outside without wondering what you’re stepping on.

Read entire articleDec 4 2014 - 11:34am
Internationally Renowned Sculptor Ward Elicker Opens Gallery

Ward Elicker will host an afternoon reception in his new gallery. Meet the sculptor and view his exquisite, figurative bronze art, displayed for sale in one of Frederiksted’s loveliest historic buildings. Come enjoy a glass of wine, some light fare, and perhaps find that perfect holiday gift. The reception will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, at Jasmine Manor, 402 Prince Street, Frederiksted.

Read entire articleDec 2 2014 - 5:01am
The Bookworm: “H2O” is Not All Wet

While this is an excellent book for teens ages 14 and up, I think adults will enjoy it too. Don’t walk past it, if you’re a fan of post-Apocalyptic novels, because “H2O” is definitely not all wet.

Read entire articleNov 21 2014 - 12:03am
The Bookworm: The Daughter of the Godfather of Soul

This generational memoir of James Brown and his daughter Yamma Brown is remarkably unprofane, quick to read and gives fans exactly what I think they want in a show-biz biography.

Read entire articleNov 13 2014 - 8:46pm
The Bookworm: You'll Fall for this Horse Tale

The wrong wish acquired could lead to disaster. Or, as in the new novel “Falling from Horses” by Molly Gloss, it could also be a means of escape.

Read entire articleOct 30 2014 - 11:08pm
The Bookworm: Can the End of Life be Sweet?

I think if you’re a caretaker for an elderly relative or if you ever plan on growing old yourself and want to maintain quality of life, this book is an absolute must-read.

Read entire articleOct 22 2014 - 8:22pm
The Bookworm: You'll Want 'Leaving Time'

Clear it. Cancel your plans. Once you’ve got “Leaving Time” in your hands, you won’t want to do anything but spend time with this book.

Read entire articleOct 16 2014 - 8:52pm
The Bookworm: Kids Can Change the World

So what’s your next project? That’s a hard question when you’re a kid. Where do you start? 'Kids Who are Changing The World' gives your child plenty of ideas that will provoke thoughts for you too.

Read entire articleOct 10 2014 - 12:14am