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Homicides 2014

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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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The Bookworm: 'The Lollipop Monster’s Christmas'

Every home, it seems, contains a Gimme Monster at some point or other during the holidays. When that happens, you need “The Lollipop Monster’s Christmas.”

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2014-12-18 21:50:26
Travelers Get Free Wi-Fi at CEKA

Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas now offers free high-speed Wi-Fi to departing passengers. The service began last weekend, the Department of Tourism said Wednesday. Rohsen will be next.

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2014-12-17 19:23:05
Source Manager’s Journal: News From the Mainland

Virgin Islanders focused on Christmas shopping, the changeover in government, algae on the beach and the potential Hovensa sale may have missed some of the news from the mainland.

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2014-12-17 17:09:53
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Senate Rejects ABR Refinery Plan

The V.I. Legislature rejected a proposed agreement to sell and reopen the Hovensa refinery Friday.

Read entire articleDec 19 2014 - 5:17pm
Senate Overrides Veto To Allow Casinos In Frederiksted, Christiansted

The V.I. Legislature overturned several of Gov. John deJongh Jr.'s vetos, including one that will establish a new type of casino license and allow casinos in the historic towns of Frederiksted and Christiansted, during the 30th Legislature's final session Friday.

Read entire articleDec 20 2014 - 1:10am
Coral Bay Celebrates the Season with Santa

Although several community groups stood up to sing, Santa Claus was the main event at Friday’s annual Coral Bay Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing.

Read entire articleDec 19 2014 - 9:25pm
Tourism office opens downtown with a nod to history

A building in the heart of the Charlotte Amalie waterfront was given its historical due Friday afternoon as the stone structure, dating from the 1860s, was christened as the new office and welcome center of the V.I. Department of Tourism.

Read entire articleDec 19 2014 - 8:03pm
Attorney General Rebuts Legislative Counsel's Claims about Hovensa Deal

Attorney General Vincent Frazer on Thursday rebutted claims made by the Legislature's deputy chief legal counsel about the proposed deal for the sale of the Hovensa refinery to Atlantic Basin Refinery.

Read entire articleDec 19 2014 - 1:42am
Senate Expanding Arts Tax Breaks

Existing V.I. tax breaks for movie and video productions in the territory will be rewritten to meet film industry expectations if a bill approved in committee Thursday becomes law.

Read entire articleDec 19 2014 - 1:38am
WAPA Board Discusses Refinery Sale

WAPA's governing board approved expenses and extensions and discussed the consequences of approving or denying the sale of the Hovensa refinery at its monthly meeting Thursday.

Read entire articleDec 18 2014 - 10:39pm
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Sharon Alicia Simmons

A professor, business advisor, real estate developer, academic researcher and writer, habitual entrepreneur Sharon Simmons is fulfilling her dreams one day at a time.

Read entire articleDec 18 2014 - 10:31pm
V.I. Writer Wins Literary Award

Virgin Islander Tiphanie Yanique, an assistant professor of writing at the New School has won the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize for her 368-page debut novel, "Land of Love and Drowning."

Read entire articleDec 18 2014 - 1:00am
Housing Board Approves deChabert Demolition Contract

V.I. Housing Authority board members voted Wednesday to move ahead with a contract not to exceed $4.6 million for the demolition of the former Ralph deChabert Housing Community in Christiansted, which has been vacant since 2003.

Read entire articleDec 17 2014 - 11:12pm