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Rohlsen Airport Purchases Energy Efficient Generator

The V.I. Port Authority has purchased an energy efficient generator to provide uninterrupted standby power for the Henry E. Rohlsen…

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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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Unofficial Results Show Mapp is New Governor

Elections System officials posted by 10 p.m. that unofficial results showed gubernatorial candidate Kenneth Mapp had won the runoff with 15,268 votes to opponent Donna Christensen's 8,573.

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2014-11-18 23:09:00
UVI Board Approves School of Medicine Submission

The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees on Monday approved materials to be submitted for accreditation of the proposed UVI School of Medicine.

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2014-11-18 09:37:03
Appeal Filed Against CZM’s Summers End Marina Decision

An appeal was filed Friday challenging the CZM permit approved in October to allow a 145-slip marina in Coral Bay, St. John, claiming the potential damage to the tourism economy is frightening.

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2014-11-17 23:47:55
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St. Croix Independent Filmmaker Struggles to Bring First Film to Larger Audience

Local filmmaker Ramon Richardson’s movie, “Dangers of the Tongue,” took three years to write, direct and produce with a budget of $300,000. The film was shot entirely on location in St. Croix.

Read entire articleAug 16 2013 - 1:01am
The Bookworm: The Men that Inspired 'The Butler'

Born some five decades after the end of slavery, Allen grew up working in a white family’s kitchen, where he learned the fine arts of table-setting and dish-washing, which served him well.

Read entire articleAug 14 2013 - 11:48pm
The Bookworm: Discovering the Family Secrets

You know the story of how your parents fell in love, but there are a lot of things you don’t know about them. In “A Family Affair” by ReShonda Tate Billingsley, finding out could be a painful thing.

Read entire articleAug 2 2013 - 2:22am
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