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Fire Service Issues Temporary Ban on Burning Permits

A ban was placed on burning in the St. Croix District as of Friday, March 27. All previously issued permits…

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Virtue of the Week: Honesty

Honesty is being truthful and sincere. It is important because it builds trust. When people are honest, they can be relied on not to lie, cheat, or steal. When you are open and trustworthy, others can believe in you.

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2015-03-29 19:35:58
V.I. Lit Fest Draws Readers and Writers

At the first Virgin Islands Literacy Festival and Book Fair, internationally known authors and publishers talk passionately about topics of interest to Caribbean readers, writers and students.

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2015-03-27 23:45:27
First Caribbean Clean Energy Symposium Wraps Up

Some 40 participants of the first Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium wrapped up the four-day conference Friday with visits to St. Thomas’ three energy and utility facilities.

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2015-03-27 23:32:25
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Regatta's Final Day Sees Intense Racing, Close Finishes

On the final day of the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta, the racing in the most highly competitive category came down to a tie-breaker.

Read entire articleMar 30 2015 - 12:22am
@ Work: Shawnda 'Shanni' Smith Bakes Up Treats in Frederiksted

At Sweet Bites Cake Shop Shawnda 'Shanni' Smith is deep frying crunchy, coconut-crumb-covered vanilla ice cream. She serves it with a dollop of her pale yellow butter cream icing, a piece of an Italian pizzelle wafer cookie, and a drizzle of local fruit sauce.

Read entire articleMar 29 2015 - 10:32pm
Women for Peace Holds Recognition Program

A group of men and women gathered for poetry, music and readings Sunday to celebrate Women For Peace and honor one local peacemaker at the Rotary Club West Community Center.

Read entire articleMar 29 2015 - 10:11pm
Regatta's Second Day Offers a Little Something for Everyone

The 62-yacht fleet competing in this year's St. Thomas International regatta divided into two groups Saturday, one racing a round-the-buoy course and the other round-the-rock, testing the talents of seasoned sailors and weekend warriors alike.

Read entire articleMar 29 2015 - 1:51am
Birthday Party Rededicates Dorsch Cultural Actvities Center

Local folks went back in time Friday with stories, music, songs, and remembrances at a rededication and revitalization of Frederiksted's Dorsch Cultural Activities Center.

Read entire articleMar 28 2015 - 11:43pm
Wild, Windy Racing Opens Regatta

Spectacular broaches, inadvertent jibes, man-overboard rescues and crazy capsizes created a dramatic start to the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta on Friday. Racing continues Saturday and Sunday.

Read entire articleMar 28 2015 - 12:22am
Budget Crisis Hits V.I. Carnival; No Fireworks

V.I. Carnival will forego fireworks next week and cut back on entertainment this year, due to the government's budget shortfall, which has grown to $145 million.

Read entire articleMar 28 2015 - 12:09am
Mapp Signs New Film and Video Tax Breaks

Gov. Kenneth Mapp "reluctantly" signed into law an act creating new film and video tax breaks, but said in a statement Friday he was doing so in spite of its practical problems and drafting errors.

Read entire articleMar 27 2015 - 11:59pm
V.I. Lit Fest Draws Readers and Writers

At the first Virgin Islands Literacy Festival and Book Fair, internationally known authors and publishers talk passionately about topics of interest to Caribbean readers, writers and students.

Read entire articleMar 27 2015 - 11:45pm
First Caribbean Clean Energy Symposium Wraps Up

Some 40 participants of the first Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium wrapped up the four-day conference Friday with visits to St. Thomas’ three energy and utility facilities.

Read entire articleMar 27 2015 - 11:32pm