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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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World's Top Anglers Expected for 42nd Blue Marlin Tournament

The best sports fishermen in the world, plus hundreds of blue marlin aficionados, are headed to St. Thomas this August for the 42nd USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament.

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2014-07-28 00:05:18
Virtue of the Week: Moderation

Moderation is creating a healthy balance in your life between work and play, rest and exercise. You use your self-discipline to take charge of your life and your time.

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2014-07-26 20:52:11
V.I. Falls to Puerto Rico in Finals

The V.I. Major Little League team lost to Puerto Rico, 14-3, in the championship game of the 2014 Latin American Regional Major Little League tournament in Freeport, Bahamas.

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2014-07-25 23:32:44
News — St. Croix
St. Croix Rocks Frederiksted for the Fourth of July

St. Croix took the day off Wednesday, flocking to the shores to swim, barbecue, drink, listen to music and generally enjoy the U.S. Virgin Islands' 97th American Independence Day as a territory.

Read entire articleJul 5 2014 - 12:39am
Emancipation Day Begins Holiday Weekend

The holiday weekend in Frederiksted began Thursday afternoon with a host of speakers looking to the past to learn lessons for the present and future at the annual commemoration of emancipation.

Read entire articleJul 4 2014 - 12:09am
Elections Releases Sample Primary Ballots

The V.I. Elections Office released sample ballots for the August 2 primary election Wednesday.

Read entire articleJul 3 2014 - 12:26am
Planning Halts Net-Meter Sign Ups

DPNR has stopped issuing permits for net metering on St. Croix and in the St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island District because St. Croix has reached its five-megawatt capacity and St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island are close to their 10-megawatt capacity.

Read entire articleJul 3 2014 - 12:14am
Reopening Central on Time is 'Critical,' Ed Commissioner Says

Drainage and sewer work at St. Croix Central High should begin within two weeks and is supposed to be finished in time for school to open this fall, Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the Senate Finance Committee.

Read entire articleJul 3 2014 - 12:14am
DPNR Budget Goes Before Finance Committee

Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Alicia Barnes testified to the Finance Committee about the many operations of DPNR, from environmental enforcement activities to building permits..

Read entire articleJul 3 2014 - 12:13am
Author Keeps V.I. Folklore Alive with 'Anansi and the Diamond Mansion'

Debbie Dawson was born on St. Thomas, moving from the Virgin Islands to Virginia when she was in the 10th grade. She returned for a visit this summer, bringing with her a book based on the Anansi stories she grew up with.

Read entire articleJul 2 2014 - 11:18pm
V.I. Celebrates Emancipation July 3

The sound of conch shell horns, drum rolls and the tolling of church bells will be heard on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix Thursday as the territory commemorates the July 3, 1848, emancipation of enslaved Virgin Islanders.

Read entire articleJul 2 2014 - 10:48pm
Mango Melee Set for Sunday

The 18th annual Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the St. George Village Botanical Garden.

Read entire articleJul 2 2014 - 9:22pm
Net Metering Capacity Reaches Limit

The Net Metering Program in the St. Croix District has reached its five MW aggregate capacity limit and the Division of Building Permits will no longer accept applications for net metering.

Read entire articleJul 2 2014 - 3:38pm