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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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Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning St. Croix documentary filmmaker, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz.

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2014-10-23 22:46:58
WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering classmates filled the school’s library last Thursday -- a culminating activity for the school’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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2014-10-23 00:04:54
Lifestyles - Food and Wine — St. Croix
HERE'S A NUTTY BUT DELICIOUS BEVERAGE

Thick, rich and delicious, peanut punch can be prepared -- and enjoyed -- in a variety of ways. You'll find one in the Recipe of the Week (along with suggestions for others).

Read entire articleSep 9 2001 - 5:32pm
BANANA BREAD FOR THE HEALTH-CONSCIOUS

Don't throw away those ripe bananas that are starting to turn black and mushy. Use them to make banana bread. And if you're about to say "that's too rich for my tastes," have a look at this health-conscious Recipe of the week.

Read entire articleSep 2 2001 - 4:32pm
HERBS, SPICES MAKE JERK CHICKEN A TASTE TREAT

Marry the low-fat healthfulness of chicken breast with the zesty jerk seasonings called for in this Recipe of the Week, add some fresh greens, and you've got a quick lunch or dinner that is both nutritious and delicious.

Read entire articleAug 26 2001 - 9:53pm
PAIR UP RICE AND PUMPKIN IN A SINGLE DISH

Rice usually sides up to beans in the Virgin Islands, but this good-for-you grain also pairs perfectly -- and beautifully -- with West Indian pumpkin. The Source Recipe of the Week tells how to make the dish.

Read entire articleAug 19 2001 - 11:28pm
ONE WAY TO MAKE CHAYOTE TASTY: STUFF IT

Beneath the furrowed, pale-green skin of the chayote squash, also called christophene, is a bland-tasting flesh that combines appetizingly with more pungent-flavored ingredients -- such as those in this Recipe of the Week.

Read entire articleAug 13 2001 - 2:18am
HERE'S A PICNIC-PERFECT DISH: BONIATO SALAD

Potato salad is a favorite picnic food. This Recipe of the Week gives this all-American dish a tropical twist by making it with boniato instead of potatoes.

Read entire articleAug 5 2001 - 8:15pm
MAKE JOHNNYCAKES GOOD FOR YOU, TOO

Those who want to enjoy old-time favorite foods but worry about contemporary health concerns can have their johnnycake and eat it, too, thanks to some simple substitutions such as those in this Recipe of the Week for baked, whole-wheat treats.

Read entire articleJul 28 2001 - 11:31pm
TV NETWORK AIRING VIRGIN ISLANDS 'FOOD FINDS'

Three local food purveyors are getting national exposure this week and will again in mid-August as the Food Network, also known as Food TV, focuses on the Virgin Islands in its "Food Finds" feature.

Read entire articleJul 23 2001 - 10:16pm
PAPAYA SEEDS ADD PEPPERY CRUNCH TO DRESSING

When you cut into a ripe papaya, don't throw all those shiny black seeds away. Like the fruit's sweet flesh, the papaya's seeds are edible. This Recipe of the Week is for Papaya Seed Dressing.

Read entire articleJul 22 2001 - 11:42pm
PIGEON PEAS ARE TASTY VEGGIEBURGER BASE

If you want to "go vegetarian" and eat local, too, then try this Recipe of the Week for making your own veggieburgers using ingredients such as pigeon peas, fresh seasonings and pepper sauce. Pan fried or grilled, as a sandwich or an entrée, they're savory and nutritious.

Read entire articleJul 15 2001 - 6:05pm