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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 - Undercurrents — St. Croix
Undercurrents: Yes, It’s Safe to Go Into the Water – Usually

Virgin Islands beaches are policed by a handful of unsung heroes who regularly monitor water quality and issue warnings when it is poor. Even more fortunately, the quality is most often fine. 

Read entire articleApr 18 2016 - 10:40pm
Undercurrents: Time’s Running Short to Solve Democrat Members Mystery

You think the Virgin Islands Republican leadership is in confusion? The Democrats don’t even know who all their local leaders are. As of Monday, they had yet to release the names of the members of the Territorial Committee.

 

Read entire articleApr 11 2016 - 9:50pm
Undercurrents: Are Your Shoes Worth a Ten-Year Jail Sentence?

A bill passed by the Senate and now sitting on the governor's desk would raise the threshold for what constitute's a felony from $100, where it's been since 1941, to $500. The measure has been the passion of St. Thomas attorney Russell Pate. 

Read entire articleMar 22 2016 - 12:39am
Undercurrents: V.I. Prisoners Held in Controversial Facility

National justice watchdogs are highly critical of the stateside prison system now housing most of the territory’s inmates, charging that a lack of security makes the facilities dangerous.

Read entire articleMar 15 2016 - 11:50pm
Undercurrents: Victims of Financial Fudging? School Children and the Disabled

Ho hum. So the government doesn’t have enough money to maintain its schools? So it doesn’t provide adequate transportation services for disabled people? So what else is new? 

Read entire articleFeb 22 2016 - 10:49pm
Undercurrents: Public Schools Need a Major Makeover

 The test facing local Education officials, along with federal partners, is daunting: Bring Virgin Islands public school buildings up to standard. The effort is fueled largely by Interior grant funds, but the Virgin Islands needs to pay its share.

Read entire articleFeb 15 2016 - 11:40pm
Undercurrents: Fort Christian Restoration Work Expanding

It looks like the renovation project of historic Fort Christian is nearing completion. Really. This time, really. That’s despite the recent addition of considerably more work. 

Read entire articleFeb 3 2016 - 10:19pm
Undercurrents: Transfer Centennial Commission Warming Up

The Transfer Centennial Commission has selected an executive director, has welcomed new members, will soon launch a website and is readying a vanity license plate to sell to V.I. drivers.

Read entire articleJan 12 2016 - 12:16am
Undercurrents: We’ve Got the Plan, Now Where’s the Money for Mental Health?

It took many years to produce a Mental Health Care Five-Year Plan acceptable to all the parties involved.  It’s likely to take years more to put it into practice.

Read entire articleDec 28 2015 - 9:56pm
Undercurrents: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know, and What We Don’t Know Can Hurt

Here’s a prediction for 2016: It will be the year that the boring, esoteric topic of climate change finally gets real for Virgin Islands residents.

Read entire articleDec 21 2015 - 11:53pm