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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: 'Simple Lessons for a Better Life'

If you’re dealing with adversity or just watching too much news, “Simple Lessons for a Better Life” may be just the thing to inspire you.

Read entire articleAug 6 2015 - 12:23am
The Bookworm: Wow, 'Only the Strong'

Author Jabari Asim draws a reader in with the kind of writing that sometimes makes you forget that you’re reading a piece of fiction. "Only the Strong” will leave you weak in the knees.

Read entire articleJul 24 2015 - 12:55am
The Bookworm: You'll Laugh, You'll Cry

We like to believe that we own our pets, says Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, at least until the “lease has expired." She says we teach our dogs to stay, "but they never do.” Read “All Dogs Go to Kevin.”

Read entire articleJul 15 2015 - 8:43pm
The Bookworm: 'Balm' is No Quick Fix

“Balm” is a bit of surprise: it’s not exactly a love story, not exactly a ghost story, not exactly a novel of amends. It’s closer to all three, and that only works sometimes.

Read entire articleJul 8 2015 - 12:02am
The Bookworm: 'Twisted' Gets Pretty Tangled

Students of culture and people-watching readers will enjoy this book, I think, as will anyone who’s pondered a change of pace. Be aware, though, that it may take perseverance.

Read entire articleJul 2 2015 - 12:01am
The Bookworm: If You're Looking for Treasure - or Pirates

Arrrgh! Who hasn’t dreamed of finding buried loot or undersea riches? For you and the child inside who never stopped looking, “Pirate Hunters” is treasure enough.

Read entire articleJun 25 2015 - 12:46am
The Bookworm: Got Something for Dad?

For a baseball fan or anyone who’s ever had a game-loving father, this book just can’t be beat. If that describes you or it sounds like your Pops, then “The Dad Report” is a book to catch.

Read entire articleJun 17 2015 - 11:06pm
The Bookworm: 'Who's That Pig?'

Even kids who are brimming with self-confidence will understand how Fergus Pig feels when presented with someone who seems to outshine him.

Read entire articleJun 11 2015 - 7:32pm
The Bookworm: Part Business Book, Part Memoir

The author subtly includes business advice for entrepreneurs in nearly each chapter. That serves to entertain and inform readers, while steadily encouraging entrepreneurship.

Read entire articleJun 4 2015 - 8:20pm
The Bookworm: Should You Want to Write a Book...

If you’ve been told that you “should write a book,” this is the place to start it. This book can keep you on track and avoiding mistakes, and it can help you determine if you’ve got it in you to continue.

Read entire articleMay 27 2015 - 10:50pm