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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
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@ School: Mario Capriola Acts His Age

For as long as he can remember, Mario Capriola has wanted to be an actor. The senior class president at Good Hope Country Day School said he was always play acting and pretending to be characters on a stage. 

Read entire articleJan 22 2017 - 11:43pm
Crucian Women March in Solidarity

Women on St. Croix joined their sisters around the world marching in solidarity to send a bold message to a new administration on its first day in office. 

Read entire articleJan 22 2017 - 1:09am
Mapp Vetoes Bill Eliminating Customs Duties

Gov. Kenneth Mapp vetoed legislation to zero out V.I. customs duties this week, saying the measure put federal pre-clearance services at V.I. ports at risk. 

Read entire articleJan 21 2017 - 9:00pm
Senate Minority Hashes Out Proposed Sin Taxes; Looks at Territory’s Financial Needs

Calling themselves the “People’s Voice Coalition,” members of the Senate’s minority met Friday to formally organize and sound off on issues, including the government’s finances.

Read entire articleJan 20 2017 - 10:26pm
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.

Read entire articleJan 20 2017 - 7:28pm
Family Resource Center Honors Peacemakers Paula Edwards and Shaun Pennington

Attendees of the Family Resource Center’s Peacemaker gala were inspired by the long-term efforts of Paula Edwards and Shaun Pennington to make the Virgin Islands a safer and more just place to live.

Read entire articleJan 20 2017 - 6:31pm
Calling for Tax Increases, Fitch Downgrades USVI Bonds Again

The Fitch ratings agency downgraded existing and potential new USVI bonds yet again on Tuesday. All three ratings agencies: Fitch, Moody's, and Standard and Poor all downgraded the territory in 2016,

Read entire articleJan 19 2017 - 11:12pm
Rotary Gets Lessons in Hugs and Handshakes

If you are not hugging people you meet, you might want to ask yourself why,” guest speaker Heather Harder told the Rotary Club of St. Croix on Thursday in a discussion about nonverbal communication.

Read entire articleJan 19 2017 - 11:03pm
What Do Virgin Islanders Think about Climate Change and Global Warming?

Climate change is an important issue to the U.S. Virgin Islands and a new online survey gives residents an opportunity to share their opinions.

Read entire articleJan 19 2017 - 10:57pm
No Details Yet in Search for New VIPA Director

In its first meeting since deciding to fire former Executive Director Carlton Dowe, the V.I. Port Authority board briefly addressed the need to begin searching for a new agency head on Wednesday.

Read entire articleJan 18 2017 - 10:50pm