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Temporary Office Closures of VI SHIP/Medicare Scheduled

There will be a temporary office closure of the VI SHIP/Medicare St. Croix and St. Thomas offices from July 6…

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Nine USVI Sailors Compete in 2015 Optimist North America Championship in Antigua

 School may be out but the work is just starting for young sailors from the US Virgin Islands who have started an intensive week of competitive sailing in Antigua

The nine sailors from St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John are competing in the 2015 North America Championship which has attracted 163 sailors from 23 countries.
With a 10-day program that includes training, five days of fleet racing and one day of team racing, these young sailors have a busy schedule from July 3 until July 1.
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2015-07-06 11:20:42
Virtue of the Week: Humility

Being humble is when you consider others as important as yourself. You are thoughtful of their needs and willing to be of service. You don’t expect others or yourself to be perfect. You learn from your mistakes.

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2015-07-05 21:18:58
Summer Camps and Programs for St. Thomas and St. John Youth

Here is a list of summer camps and organized activities available for children or young people. Please send information on your camps and activities to offer parents a variety of choices. Please e-mail information to visource@gmail.com

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2015-07-04 15:26:00
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@ School: Sprauve Spelling Champ Liv Peltier

Liv Peltier, 11, won Julius E. Sprauve’s grades four through eight spelling bee by correctly spelling the word counterfeit. 'I practiced a lot,' she said of her success.

Read entire articleJul 5 2015 - 8:52pm
Local Artist Previews Forthcoming Documentary for Emancipation Day

An Emancipation Day preview screening of St. Croix artist La Vaughn Belle's forthcoming documentary 'The House that Freedom Built' drew more than 50 people Friday to the Free Gut neighborhood of Christiansted.

Read entire articleJul 4 2015 - 10:27pm
St. John Parade Sizzles

Under a broiling Caribbean sky, almost four dozen troupes, floupes, queens, twirlers, and even a car club entertained the throngs that turned out for the annual St. John Festival parade.

Read entire articleJul 4 2015 - 9:16pm
St. John Remembers Oswin Sewer Sr. on Emancipation Day

In Emancipation Day songs and stories, residents Friday remembered Oswin “Zeke” Sewer Sr., who died suddenly June 28. Sewer was a mainstay of the celebration held annually in Cruz Bay Park.

Read entire articleJul 3 2015 - 11:42pm
Emancipation Day Marked in Frederiksted

St. Croix residents and V.I. dignitaries gathered Friday to celebrate Emancipation Day, remembering July 3, 1848, when “General Buddhoe” led the uprising that won freedom for all slaves in the territory.

Read entire articleJul 3 2015 - 11:07pm
Tourism Devoting Extra Hotel Tax Funds on Ads, Promotions and Subsidizing Flights

The Department of Tourism is seeking an extra $1.5 million from hotel occupancy tax revenues for promotions and to subsidize airlift to bring in more visitors, the Senate Finance Committee heard Thursday.

Read entire articleJul 3 2015 - 12:19pm
New School Discipline Policy Moving Away from Suspensions

The Board of Education is revising V.I. student disciplinary policy to move away from punishing students by sending them home and instead to try to directly address and correct the specific behavior.

Read entire articleJul 3 2015 - 1:05am
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: A Tribute to Oswin ‘Zeke’ Sewer Sr.

I have chosen to dedicate today’s article to my uncle, retired educator and community activist Oswin “Zeke” Sewer Sr. because he truly was a Jewel of the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleJul 3 2015 - 12:44am
N.Y. Judge Rejects Hess Suit for Lack of Jurisdiction

A New York District Court Judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit by Hovensa's parent company seeking $84 million, saying his court lacked jurisdiction to judge the suit on its merits.

Read entire articleJul 3 2015 - 12:36am
Mapp Disapproves Carambola Golf Club EDC Tax Break Extension

Gov. Kenneth Mapp disapproved the application of the Carambola Golf Club for an extension and modification of EDC benefits, citing a lack of compliance with the terms of the tax breaks.

Read entire articleJul 3 2015 - 12:36am