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Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Ends On Dec. 7

The VI SHIP/Medicare program has announced that Medicare beneficiaries and persons newly eligible for Medicare can make changes to their…

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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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Playing: “John Wick” and “Addicted”

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

LOCAL NEWS

Gubernatorial Tickets Face Off at UVI Forum

Candidates for governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands offered differing views on health care costs, securing the pension system for government workers, a constitution for the territory and other issues in a debate…

Court Affirms Basil Ottley Jr.'s Candidacy

The U.S. District Court on Wednesday reaffirmed Basil Ottley Jr. right to be on the ballot as running-mate to Delegate Donna Christensen in this year's gubernatorial race, according to the campaign.

Chikungunya Cases Turn Corner on St. Thomas, St. John

It appears the chikungunya outbreak is declining on St. Thomas and St. John, but Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis said she’s not 100 percent sure that’s the case on St. Croix.

Port Authority Finishes First Phase of Crown Bay Dredging

V.I. Port Authority board members were told this week that the first phase of the most recent Crown Bay dredging project is complete, while the second half is still waiting for a…

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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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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…

Ports Must Continuously Reinvest

Having just returned from the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association conference in St. Maarten, WICO's president reports on the growth of the…

Undercurrents: CZM Quietly Approves Harbor Landfill to Widen Veterans Drive

After decades of controversy, the Veterans Drive widening project, which requires major landfill of the Charlotte Amalie Harbor on St.…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

St. Croix Elections Board Pushing to Post Results Election Night

The St. Croix Board of Elections voted unanimously Wednesday to direct Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes to report on efforts to post vote tallies "outside the election office and to the website as soon as the information…

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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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