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VITEMA to Present St. John Rescue Squad With Ambulance; Water Island Rescue to Receive Medical Supplies

The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) will deliver a much-needed resource to the island of St. John.  VITEMA…

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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.

 

MOVIES

Coming Thursday: “Office Christmas Party”

The following movies are now playing at Market Square Theater on St. Thomas.

LOCAL NEWS

Territorial Hospital Board Hears JFL Plan of Correction

The Territorial Hospital Board met Thursday on St. Croix to learn about a plan of correction to avoid the decertification of the Gov. Juan Luis Hospital by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

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.

Zika Educational Session Held for Tourism Industry

Partners from the territory’s tourism industry learned about keeping visitors safe and informed amidst the ongoing Zika virus outbreak during a seminar at UVI on St. Thomas on Thursday.

November WAPA Bills Delayed

November WAPA bills for water and electricity were delayed by a technical glitch and other problems and will be issued shortly, so customers will see two bills in December.

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
The Haters are Unleashed

“I don’t think it’s self-indulgent to feel quite a lot of despair,” Paul Krugman

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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…

Zika Educational Session Held for Tourism Industry

Partners from the territory’s tourism industry learned about keeping visitors safe and informed amidst the ongoing Zika virus outbreak during…

The Bookworm: 'A Boy Called Christmas'

If your child is in need of something to get into the holiday mood, then here’s a great early-Christmas gift.…

Gri Gri Project at Bajo El Sol Gallery to Launch Series of Regularly Scheduled Films

On Thursday, Dec.8, the gallery will host the world premiere of Wider Angle Productions’ “It Ain’t Easy Being Green.” …

Gri Gri Project at Bajo El Sol Gallery to Launch Series of Regularly Scheduled Films

“The Stuart Hall Project” is John Akomfrah’s documentary and visual poem about the work of Jamaican-born cultural theorist Stuart Hall,…

DutchTeam Wins Carlos Aguilar Match Race

Olympic match racing star Renée Groeneveld and her Dutch team won the Carlos Aguilar Match Race in the waters off…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

Students Learn about Real Life Options at Career Fair

More than 20 exhibitors were talking to students Thursday about future careers at the St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center's 19th annual Career Fair and Open House.

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ON ST. THOMAS

Psychiatric Care Remains Prime Concern in Jail Consent Decree Case

Despite progress, the V.I. Bureau of Corrections continues to struggle to find ways to get adequate care for mentally ill inmates and detainees at St. Thomas’s Criminal Justice Complex.

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