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DOH to Host Annual Wheel-Out Event: Get Fit to Fight Diabetes
In recognition of American Diabetes Month, the Virgin Islands Department of Health and its community partners will host the 3rd…

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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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Beach Advisory for December 5-9

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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2016-12-10 02:42:40
Sunday, Dec. 18, Is for the Birds and the Christmas Bird Counters

Volunteers on St. Croix will be participating in the Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, Dec. 18. This year will be the 117th time the international organization has hosted the count all over the world.

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2016-12-10 02:34:40
Boat Parade to Kick Off Crucian Christmas Carnival

St. Croix's month of Christmas festivities gets going this weekend with the annual boat parade in Christiansted harbor, followed by Crucian Christmas Carnival competitions, fairs and tramps.

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2016-12-09 00:15:53
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Wounded Veterans Learn Leadership through Team River Runner

On Nov. 5, more than 100 St. John residents gathered at a picnic to meet the 15 members of Team River Runner who were on island participating in an annual weeklong Leadership Clinic.

Read entire articleNov 11 2016 - 6:14pm
VIPA Warns Public of Craigslist Fraud

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) has received several reports from the public regarding false advertisements posted on the Craigslist Web site. The ads list vehicles for sale and states that the VI Port Authority will ship these vehicles to the individuals once money has been received by the seller.

Read entire articleNov 11 2016 - 3:30pm
VIPA Meeting Outlines Projects, New Tariffs to Fund Them

V.I. Port Authority Executive Director Carlton Dowe updated the public Thursday on ongoing and scheduled parking lot upgrades and other projects in the territory at a hearing on St. John.

Read entire articleNov 11 2016 - 12:45am
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Nykole Tyson

For Nykole Tyson, the phrase “I’m making it happen” isn’t just the name of her online television show; it is a way of life.

Read entire articleNov 11 2016 - 12:40am
Undercurrents: V.I. Public Tapping into Free Internet

The viNGN provides free public access to computers with broadband capabilities at 33 different locations throughout the islands. It also holds workshops on how to use computers. 

Read entire articleNov 9 2016 - 11:00pm
Mapp Signs Rum Revenue Lien and Borrowing Bill

The governor signed legislation authorizing the PFA to borrow $247 million to keep the government running. The bill include a lien on gross receipts tax and federal alcohol excise tax revenues.

Read entire articleNov 9 2016 - 10:55pm
Homicides 2016

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island. The Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing. 

Read entire articleNov 9 2016 - 5:00pm
Most Sitting Senators Retain Seats; Hansen, Newcomers Pick Up Spots
Unofficial general election results Tuesday showed some heavy wins from incumbents in both districts' Senate races, along with additions, including former St. Croix Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen.
Read entire articleNov 9 2016 - 1:24am
St. Croix Election Enthusiasm Doesn’t Carry Over to National Races

Virgin Islanders are put off by the antics in the U.S. presidential election, but that has not kept them from being excited over the local campaigns.

Read entire articleNov 8 2016 - 2:00pm
Dinah Browne Named V.I. Teacher of the Year

St. Croix Central High English teacher Dinah Browne has been named V.I. 2017 State Teacher of the Year, days after she was named St. Croix teacher of the year on Oct. 30. As State Teacher, Browne will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands both locally and on the national stage.

Read entire articleNov 8 2016 - 10:34am