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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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Man Charged with Possession of Unlicensed Firearm

Officers on foot patrol in downtown Christiansted early Saturday arrested 21-year-old Jahmel K. Galloway and charged him with on of an unlicensed firearm, the V.I. Police Department reported.

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2015-05-23 20:26:24
Beach Advisory for May 18-22

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory, advises the public that these beaches do not meet the water quality standards for swimming or fishing.
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2015-05-23 04:10:37
Scheduled Memorial Day Activities Will Honor Veterans

On Memorial Day, May 25, the Office of Veterans Affairs, American Legion, Survivor Outreach Services and the VA Vet Center have partnered to commemorate all veterans who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and honor those who are still serving our country faithfully, loyally and with honor.

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2015-05-23 03:50:07
Arts/Entertainment — St. Croix
The Bookworm: Let the Staple Singers 'Take You' Back

This is a great look at history, both musically and culturally, and particularly if you’re a fan of soul, R&B or gospel, “I’ll Take You There” is a book you’ll want to corner.

Read entire articleFeb 13 2014 - 12:00am
The Bookworm: 'Josephine' Will Be-Bop Into Your Child's Heart

So what would you do if you were told that you couldn’t perform because your skin was the wrong color? In “Josephine” by Patricia Hruby Powell, one woman decides to do it anyhow.

Read entire articleFeb 6 2014 - 12:21am
The Bookworm: 'Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom'

While smaller children will surely appreciate this picture book about a real man and his accomplishments, for adults and older kids, there’s much more to the story.

Read entire articleJan 30 2014 - 12:26am
The Bookworm: 'The Truth is in the Wine'

This is a great weekend-vacation kind of read and, yes, it’s something you can enjoy with a glass of wine. Be careful, however, before you share 'The Truth is in the Wine' with your mom.

Read entire articleJan 23 2014 - 1:01am
The Bookworm: Hit 'Reset' to Beat the Job-Loss Blues

Read “Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act” by Dwain Schenck and you might be inspired to hit the streets again.

Read entire articleJan 17 2014 - 12:13am
The Bookworm's Best Books of 2013

Who can take hours and hours to actually read a book, especially if it’s not all that good? It’s my job to find the good stuff for you and, for this calendar year, these are the books I loved best.

Read entire articleJan 1 2014 - 10:40pm
The Bookworm: ‘Jim Crow Wisdom’

‘Jim Crow Wisdom’ might spur you to share a few good stories and you may find it to be quite eye-opening.

Read entire articleDec 25 2013 - 10:32pm
The Bookworm: Trash Woes and Refunds in a 'Junkyward Planet'

Where do old Christmas lights go after you’ve put them in the recycling bin? Read “Junkyard Planet” by Adam Minter and you might be surprised to find out.

Read entire articleDec 19 2013 - 2:13am
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