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VITRAN Operates Special Saturday Service for Primary Election

VITRAN will provide bus service on all three islands on Saturday, Aug. 2, for the primary election.

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 

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Now Playing: “Guardians of the Galaxy (3D)” and “Get On Up”

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

LOCAL NEWS

East Bay Beach Club Gets Group Dwelling Permit

Although many St. John residents opposed East Bay Beach Club’s request for a group dwelling permit, DPNR gave the okay this week. The permit was signed by outgoing Commissioner Alicia Barnes.

Boaters Should Begin Preparation for Tropical Storm Bertha

For boaters using DPNR’s safe havens, initial entry into will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Enforcement officers will be available to assist boaters in maintaining an organized entry.

Tropical Storm Warning Issued for V.I.

The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for the territory due to anticipated passage of Tropical Storm Bertha’s center 67 miles to the south-southwest of St. Croix around noon Saturday.

Crowd Shows Up On St. Thomas for Electronic Voting Machine Testing

More than 50 people streamed into the V.I. Election System offices on St. Thomas Thursday night to witness firsthand the testing of the new electronic voting machines for the Saturday primaries.

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The V.I. Answer Desk

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You Don’t Have to Agree in Order to Participate in the Voting Process

I have been disappointed in the political process of late as I have watched it disintegrate into petty and counterproductive partisanship and worse, both…

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Find Polling Places for 2014 Primary Election

Here are the St. Thomas-St. John polling places for the district’s 2014 primary election.

The Bookworm Lists the Best in Summer Reading

For summer reading at its best, pull out that old gift certificate and use it for some of these intriguing…

Candidates Endure ‘No Sleep Week’ with Primary Set for Saturday

This week marked the final push for candidates to entice voters from Frederiksted to Cruz Bay to get behind the…

Christensen Leads Unofficial Poll of St. Croix Voters

An unofficial poll of St. Croix voters in Saturday's Democratic primary showed the slate of Donna Christensen and Basil…

DeJongh: Delayed Stadium Could Pump $58 Million into Economy

A stalled plan to demolish and reconstruct an expanded Paul E. Joseph Stadium in Frederiksted has the potential to…

Weather Cliffhanger Continues

Will the low-pressure system now heading westward toward the area make that last leap into a depression or Tropical…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

Kids Celebrate Their Tech Savvy At Government House Expo

Boys and Girls Club members on Tuesday showed off what they had accomplished over the summer taking part in the Governor's Technology Exploration Summer Initiative. The exposition was held at Government House in Christiansted.

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ON ST. THOMAS

On Island Profile: Volunteer ‘Hires Out’ for Myriad Causes

It’s a good thing Halroy 'Skip' Williams took early retirement from the U.S. Air Force. It gives him more time to follow his passion – helping out wherever and in whatever way he can.

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