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V.I. Department of Education Awarded $745,384 in Funding

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Education $745,384 to improve behavioral outcomes and learning…

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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: “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” “This Is Where I Leave You” and “No Good Deed”

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

LOCAL NEWS

Undercurrents: Sapphire Case Could Make History on One or Two Fronts

A complaint filed last week on behalf of condo owners at Sapphire Beach on St. Thomas attempts to force the V.I. Government to auction off 13 empty condo units and eight marina slips.

Corporal Punishment, Truancy Intervention Bill Approved in Committee

Physically striking students as punishment will be banned in V.I. public schools – and student truancy will lead to more intervention and higher fines – if two bills approved in committee Monday are…

Christensen Says Feds May Pitch In to Help JFL

Delegate Donna M. Christensen said two federal departments may be able to provide some of the help needed to keep the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital afloat.

Life of Andre Webber to be Celebrated Nov. 9

Family and friends of Andre Webber will gather Nov. 9 aboard the sailing vessel Heavenly Days to celebrate his life. Webber died at home on St. Thomas on Sept. 11. He was 54.

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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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V.I. Department of Education Awarded $745,384 in Funding

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Education $745,384 to improve behavioral outcomes and learning…

CMS Report Details Patient-Harm Issues at JFL, Says Griffith Did Not Report Incidents To Board

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital management failed to report numerous 2014 and 2013 incidents in which patients were harmed…

Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics…

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100…

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Rhodni Skelton

Born on St. Thomas, raised primarily on St. Croix, and spending most of his summers in Tortola, Rhodni Skelton…

Wilson Says Corrections Continues to Work on Golden Grove Deficiencies

V.I. Bureau of Corrections Director Julius C. Wilson on Wednesday acknowledged problems at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional …

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

Health Beat: American Red Cross Teaches Health and Safety

The American Red Cross of St. Croix does more than offer hurricane preparedness information and assist with shelter. The organization offers classes to help prepare everyone for all sorts of everyday health and safety emergencies.

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ON ST. THOMAS

Health Beat: Building a ‘Medical Home’ at Partners 4Kids

At Partners 4Kids, Dr. Cecilia Penn wants to see your children when they’re not sick, so they can keep them from getting sick in the first place.

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