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Cuba Diary: Casa de las Americas, Afrocubanismo and Cultural Exchange

The headquarters of Cuba’s renowned cultural institution Casa de las Americas, located in Havana, is a stately art deco building with austere lines and a commanding clock tower.

First Ever St. Thomas TEDx Event Fills Seats at Antilles School

Tickets to a series of TEDx lectures held at Antilles School's Prior-Jollek Hall were sold out Saturday as fans of the popular talks gathered to hear speakers on subjects from optics to agriculture.

UVI Board of Trustees Approves Sexual Misconduct Policy

The UVI Board of Trustees approved a new sexual misconduct policy for the university at its quarterly meeting Saturday. The policy was last updated in 2011, UVI officials said in a statement.

WAPA Finishes St. Thomas-St. John ‘Smart Meters,’ Begins St. Croix

WAPA has installed smart meters to about 98 percent of St. Thomas-St. John customers and will start on St. Croix this week. The atuhority says the meters will save time and money.

VIPA to Receive $2.3 Million for Aircraft Rescue, Firefighting Building

The Port Authority will receive $2.3 million in federal funding to construct an aircraft rescue and firefighting building at the airport on St. Croix, according to Delegate Stacey E. Plaskett.

Government Scrambling To Rectify Decertification of Only V.I. Nursing Home

The V.I. Government might temporarily take over Sea View Nursing Home to delay its financially disastrous decertification by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, acting Human Services Commissioner Vivian Ebbesen-Fludd told the Legislature Friday.

Sanctions Dropped Against Former Attorney General Terri Griffith

St. Croix radio magnate Jonathan Cohen pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges, and Assistant Attorney General Denise George-Counts withdrew her motion for sanctions against former Attorney General Terri Griffiths, during a June 3 U.S. District Court hearing.

Island Icon Margot Bachman Dies at 97

Margot Bachman – editor, publisher and avid traveler – passed away Wednesday in Zurich, where she was traveling with her niece and nephew. It was her 97th birthday.

Cultivation of Industrial Hemp One Step Closer in the V.I.

A bill to amend the Virgin Islands Code to allow for the cultivation of industrial hemp cleared the Legislature's Economic Development, Agriculture and Planning Committee on Thursday.

Joint Boards of Elections Meets on St. Croix

The Joint Board of Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes said that the $1.6 million dollar budget request she was proposing to the Legislature was up from last year’s budget of $1.4 million.

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