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Teachers, Paraprofessionals Invited to Enroll in Free Course at UVI

Virgin Islands public school teachers and paraprofessionals may begin enrolling for a three credit course at the University of the…

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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: “Nightcrawler” and “Dracula Untold”

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

LOCAL NEWS

DeJongh Calls Special Session For Refinery Agreement

Gov. John deJongh Jr. has submitted the Atlantic Basin Refining Inc. operating agreement to the V.I. Legislature and called a special session to advise and consent on the agreement for Nov. 12.

Elections Coordinator Resigns; U.S. Attorney Appoints Complaints Overseer

Five days before the general election, Election Systems Coordinator Tonjia Coverdale resigned shortly after the Thursday Joint Elections Board emergency meeting in which she came under fire by some board members.

Joint Election Board Tackles Machines Issues Behind Closed Doors

A packed meeting of the Joint Board of Elections halted abruptly Thursday when members of the public refused to leave for an executive session some of them considered illegal.

Senate May Expand Preferred Contractor Benefits for Local Contractors

Preferential status for local contractors on government contracts will be expanded by further reducing preferential bonding requirements, if a bill approved in committee Thursday becomes law.

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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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Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference Brings Change

The 16th annual Best Beginnings Early Childhood Conference on St. Thomas showcased a new program style, two keynote speakers,…

Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about…

DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved…

V.I. Agencies Prepping For Ebola But Risk Is Slight, Officials Tell Senate

V.I. Health, hospital and emergency management officials are coordinating, training and preparing for the nightmare scenario of an …

Source Manager’s Journal: Building a Better Future

In the view of this outsider, there are two problem areas in which a focused, long-term effort can make…

Griffith Presents $10M Plan of Correction

Juan Luis Hospital CEO Kendall Griffith presented a $10.3 million plan of correction Monday to the Territorial Board, a…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

Trick or Treaters Flock to Gallows Bay

On Halloween night hundreds of ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and grim reapers – not to mention super heroes and princesses – descended on Gallows Bay businesses in the third annual Galloween trick or treat event.

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ON ST. THOMAS

Rotary Delivers Computerized 'Babies' to Schools

Five computerized “babies” have become the newest members of the the Rotary Club of St. Thomas and its foundation's “Baby Think it Over” program. The babies were distributed to St. Thomas middle and high schools this week.

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