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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

DPNR Is Accepting Proposals for Non-Point Source Pollution

The Division of Environmental Protection, pursuant to the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA), is accepting proposals for projects that seek…

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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

Now Playing: “Monster Trucks” and “Patriots Day”

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

LOCAL NEWS

Analysts Worry USVI Following Puerto Rico's Path

The fiscal collapse of the V.I. government and some sort of Puerto Rico-style restructuring of USVI debt may already be all but inevitable – and the Legislature's unwillingness to raise taxes may bring it on…

Undercurrents: Government Explores Telemedicine for Mental Health Patients

With mental health care resources seriously lacking in the territory, the Health Department has launched an effort to fill the gap through telemedicine.

Off Island Profile: Derik Smith Creates Community through Literature

Longtime St. John residents might remember Derik Smith as the little boy with cocoa skin and blond curls wielding a big book bag as he hopped on the ferry to St. Thomas to attend school. 

Kean, Central Win MLK Basketball Tourney

Ivanna Eudora Kean won the boys' half of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. basketball tournament, defeating Educational Complex, 43-38, while the St. Croix Central High School girls's side rolled to a 33-20 win and…

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
Vengeance Sucks the Life From Us and Our Community

Upon observing a public act of deliberate and destructive vengeance, which hurt the entire community, I wrote the journal entry below.

SOURCE PICKS

Leave Joseph Boschulte Alone!

When is enough enough?  When will be citizens of this community shut down this governor’s guillotine?

Once a Visitor, Always a Friend

Cruise passengers decide on a cruise vacation for several reasons. Some find it an economical vacation option, as a cruise…

Source Manager’s Journal: The USVI and Climate Change: Some Basic Assumptions

When someone presents you with what they say is a "fact," rather than wasting your time contesting it, look at…

Time for the Senate to Stop Pretending There are Easy Answers

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp gets it. The members of the V.I. Senate either don't, or don't want to. Facing a…

Virtue of the Week: Diligence

Diligence is working hard and doing your absolute best. You take special care by doing things step by step. Diligence…

Beach Advisory for January 9-13

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

St. Croix Pays Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

With a strong drum beat, hundreds of St. Croix students marched the streets of Frederiksted Monday morning, chanting “Keep the Dream Alive” and waving posters of Martin Luther King over their heads. 

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ON ST. THOMAS

On Island Profile: The Creative Culture of Tasida Kelch

Tasida Kelch stepped into the spotlight when she was little more than a girl, becoming the Virgin Islands Carnival Queen in 1992. Now, as executive director of the V.I. Council on the Arts, she works behind the scenes, playing a…

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