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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 

MOVIES

Playing: “John Wick” and “Addicted”

The following movies are playing at Market Square East Theaters on St. Thomas.

LOCAL NEWS

V.I. Supreme Court Orders Chucky Off The Ballot

The V.I. Supreme Court once again knocked Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen off the ballot for the St. Croix Senate race, in an opinion issued Friday evening, even though early voting began on Tuesday.

VING Honors Airmen for Performance

The V.I. National Guard awarded metals and other commendations of service Saturday to its distinguished members, including the Legion of Merit to retired Col. Jeffery D. Buckley.

St. Croix Elections Board Members Miss Emergency Meeting

An emergency meeting of the St. Croix Board of Elections called to discuss the logistics of removing Sen. Alicia “Chucky” Hansen’s name from the ballot failed to materialize for a lack of members.

UVI Board Increases Tuition, Celebrates Freshman Enrollment

The UVI Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition by 5 percent at its quarterly meeting Saturday. The board also set the alumni giving goal and the annual fund goal.

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The V.I. Answer Desk

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Movie Hype Recalls Words of Wisdom

The hoopla for the latest 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie reminds a dad of some wise words for life imparted by a 10-year-old.

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V.I. Supreme Court Orders Chucky Off The Ballot

The V.I. Supreme Court once again knocked Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen off the ballot for the St. Croix Senate…

WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of…

Philanthropist Peter Gruber Dies

Peter Gruber, a businessman who donated generously to various entities in the Virgin Islands and around the world, died…

Ferry and Sailboat Collide Near Red Hook

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between Varlack Venture’s ferry, Capitol Venture, and the…

The Bookworm: Can the End of Life be Sweet?

I think if you’re a caretaker for an elderly relative or if you ever plan on growing old yourself…

VIPD Opens New Canine Facility on St. Croix

The V.I. Police Department cut the ribbon on a brand new, state-of-the-art K-9 police dog training facility and kennel…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

Seventh-day Adventists Help Out JFL Neonatal Unit

The Seventh-day Adventist Community Service Federation, a community outreach and service organization of the church, gave Gov. Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital a $3,500 check for its neonatal care unit.

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ON ST. THOMAS

On Island Profile: Gwen Moolenaar Continues Tradition of Activism

Gwen-Marie Moolenaar was once a perfect example of the catch phrase, 'brain drain,' but she’s also the ideal of the returning hero, contributing to the V.I. community in a full-color spectrum of causes and organization.

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