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Libraries, Archives & Museums to Host Gothic Handwriting Workshops

The Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums (DLAM) is hosting a USVI/DK Archives Joint Centennial Project through a collaboration with…

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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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Virtue of the Week: Purposefulness

Being purposeful is having a clear focus. Begin with a vision for what you want to accomplish, and concentrate on your goal. ... Some people let things happen; when you are purposeful, you make things happen. 

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2017-01-22 22:08:05
Beach Advisory for January 17-20

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 by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
News - Answer Desk — St. Croix
V.I. Answer Desk: Tax Filing For Pensioners From V.I. Who Live Stateside

Retired V.I. employee who now lives stateside asks how to jump through the hoops for filing tax return on on pension.

Read entire articleMay 12 2015 - 8:22pm
V.I. Answer Desk: Why is the V.I. Government About to Have a One-Week Paid Holiday?

A reader asked if the V.I. government was shutting down, with pay, for an entire week. "Most government offices are closed in observation of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday." Tuesday is Transfer Day.

Read entire articleMar 30 2015 - 10:11pm
V.I. Answer Desk: November Ballot Question To Increase Senators’ Terms?

Reader Jason Budsan asks: "Is there a referendum question on the V.I. November 4th, 2014 general election ballot concerning increasing the terms of local senators from two years to four years? Who were the senators who voted in favor or against this measure and the reasoning for approving it to be on the ballot?”

Read entire articleOct 17 2014 - 8:04pm
V.I. Answer Desk: Primary Winner for At-Large Senator?

A resident asks the Source about the primary winner of the senator at-large seat. There was no primary for the at-large seat. Democrat Ronnie Jones will compete in the General Election against Republican Jodi Hodge and independent Almando Liburd.

Read entire articleAug 4 2014 - 11:27pm
V.I. Answer Desk: ‘Were Those New Legislative Vehicles on the Road?’

Several people reported seeing brand new gray Ford Explorers out on the roads with Legislature license plates. Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone defended the new vehicles, despite budget cuts and austerity measures.

Read entire articleDec 12 2013 - 12:12am
V.I. Answer Desk: What Is the Status of a V.I. Constitution?

What has happened to the Proposed Fifth USVI Constitution?  That proposed V.I. constitution died in October 2012, when the Fifth V.I. Constitutional Convention  failed to muster a majority in favor.

Read entire articleAug 29 2013 - 12:04am
V.I. Answer Desk: 2012 Tax Refunds

2012 tax refunds should be largely done by the end of August, the Finance commissioner announced Tuesday, helping the Source answer a reader's question that has been on many of our minds.

Read entire articleAug 1 2013 - 1:46am
V.I. Answer Desk: Drivers Must Contend with Unmarked Lanes for Now

Reader Ken Wiseman asked the V.I. Answer Desk when the government would paint center lines and lines indicating turning lanes on island roads that are currently bare.

Read entire articleDec 13 2012 - 8:54pm
V.I. Answer Desk – Bridge to Nowhere

While long-time residents just roll their eyes when the Bridge to Nowhere enters conversation, three-year resident and Source reader Gunnar Watson wrote to ask why that bridge is sitting there without connecting roads.

Read entire articleNov 13 2012 - 9:05pm
V.I. Answer Desk: Walmart Still Shipping to USVI?

Numerous V.I. residents have emailed the Source in the past week asking for an investigation into rumors that Walmart, and possibly other retailers, had stopped shipping to the territory.

Read entire articleNov 1 2012 - 11:05pm