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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."

 

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Now Playing: “The Book of Life (3D)” and “The Book of Life”

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

LOCAL NEWS

Profile: Dean Doeling Focuses on Just Play Day

Just Play Day organizer Dean Doeling played sports as a youth, and when he saw that St. John students didn’t have good sports balls to play with, an idea was born.

Developers Unveil Plans for Coral Bay Hotel and Marina

A hotel and marina development to be built by Sirius Development on property primarily owned by the Moravian Church Conference got its first public airing at a Saturday meeting.

Senate to Reconsider Governor's Office Funding

Gov. John deJongh Jr. was notified the Legislature may act to restore budget levels for the Governor's Office during its next session in November, deJongh said in a statement Friday.

St. Croix Teachers Still Waiting For Summer School Pay

St. Croix teachers have not yet been paid for work done over the summer, the Education Department acknowledged in a statement Friday. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory said most will be paid by the…

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

Demand answers. Question authority. Agitate for change. Go ahead, you're entitled.

 
 
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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VING Deploying 24 Soldiers to Afghanistan for Law and Order Mission

The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) will deploy a detachment of military police next week. Yellow Ribbon Farewell Ceremonies are…

Smalls Hopes New Ferries to Run by October’s End

Paperwork held up putting the Cruz Bay I and the Red Hook I ferries into permanent service, Public Works…

WAPA Crew Helping Island of Anguilla with Electrical Restoration

WAPA crews have responded to a request for help from the Anguilla Electric Company Ltd. to help restore electrical…

Mapp, Hansen Win Elementary School Vote

Alexander Henderson Elementary School students in third to sixth grades voted for their favorite candidates in a mock election…

USVI/BVI Friendship Celebration Saturday

Emancipation Gardens on St. Croix will host one of the cultural festivities celebrating the ties that bind the people…

Two Sentenced in Alien Smuggling Conspiracy

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Dieuseul “Jomei” Mompremier and Lamorthe Delva to 57 months imprisonment for their…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

On Island Profile: Carol Seale-Howell Loves to Meet People

Carol Seale-Howell, CEO of Virgin Islands International Black Pages, said she loves to meet people. As the publisher since 2002 of the directory on local leaders and business owners, she has met thousands.

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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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