March 24, 2017 12:15 am Last modified: 12:06 am

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BVI Poet to Hold Book Launch on St. John

Bajo El Sol Gallery at Mongoose Junction will host a book launch for BVI writer, lecturer and editor Richard Georges' debut poetry collection on March 25.
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Zero Tolerance Basketball Club Gears Up to Defend Championship Title

Next week, the Zero Tolerance Basketball Club of St. Thomas will be heading back to Turks and Caicos to defend its Caribbean championship title.
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Antilles School, Good Hope Country Day to Represent USVI at National Mathcounts

Mathcounts is a national program designed to improve math skills among U.S. students, and Thursday the USVI selected its team members to represent the territory.
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Two More Top Executives Bite the Dust

Two V.I. executives lost their jobs this week: Steven Aubin, chief operating office for VIWMA, and WICO President Joseph Boshulte.
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Special Election Moving Forward Despite Lawsuit, Budget Constraints

St. Thomas-St. John District Elections Board members said Tuesday that they are still moving ahead with their preparations unless the courts tell them otherwise.
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Big St. Thomas Tax Beneficiary Lays Off 60

One of St. Thomas’s most visible tax beneficiaries has given the pink slip to 60 employees, or roughly a third of its workforce.
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EDC Recommends Some Tax Breaks, Reconsiders Others

The EDC on Tuesday reversed and reconsidered some of its January recommendations to the governor concerning tax breaks.
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Undercurrents: Caribbean Territories to Be Part of Next National Climate Assessment

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be included in the 2018 National Climate Assessment, with an entire chapter devoted to potential effects of global warming on the eastern Caribbean islands.
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Sharpe Resigns as U.S. Attorney

U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe resigned the position effective midnight Friday, March 10, one of 46 U.S. attorney's asked to resign Friday by the Trump administration.
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Island Profile: Pastor Sampson Works Quietly Behind the Scenes

The doors to the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay are always open from early morning to sunset. That’s because the pastor, the Rev. Carlyle O. Sampson, makes himself available to anyone seeking counsel.
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