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Crime Stoppers on Campus

Crime Stoppers wishes to show that a proactive, not reactive, approach to a safer school environment is more cost-effective, financially and emotionally.

Senate Digs into Pension, Budget Crises

Despite recent increases in pension contributions of some of the more recently hired, the system will still collapse by 2022 without "a huge influx" of cash, GERS officials told the Senate Finance Committee.

Gov. Kenneth Mapp Hosts U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, his wife, visited with Gov. Kenneth Mapp and senior staff Sunday, according to Government House.

Flowers, Fruit, Food at 44th Agriculture and Food Fair

The 44th Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S. Virgin Islands had something for everyone: food, friends, flowers, fruit and drink. And there were games, goats, fluffy chicks and fancy pigeons.

Rough Weather Causes Ferry to Hit Dock

Saturday’s rough seas caused a St. Thomas to St. John ferry to hit the Cruz Bay ferry dock around noon, Public Services Commission spokesman Lorna Nichols said Monday.

Light up the Night Set for Saturday

The St. John Cancer Fund's first Light up the Night all-night support and fundraising event begins Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with a parade to Winston Wells ballfield. Activities continue until 8 a.m. Sunday.

@ Work: Charlotte Fish Lacey Remembers St. John in New Book

St. John has changed in many, many ways since Charlotte Fish Lacey stepped off the ferry in 1978 with plans to spend only a year. She has recorded some memories of those early years in her new book 'Only a Dot on the Map: St. John Remembered.'

St. Thomas Takes Part in ‘One Billion Rising’

A small but stalwart group of dancers, drummers and voices turned out Saturday at Emancipation Garden as part of "One Billion Rising,” a worldwide mass plea to stop violence against women and girls.

Service Restored After Malfunction Knocks Out Power to More than 10,000

Electrical service was restored to five feeders on St. Thomas Saturday night, about four hours after generating unit 25 malfunctioned on a day that also saw isolated power outages caused by recent heavy rain.

75 Couples Attest They ‘Still Do’ at Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal

With their hands on each other’s hearts, about 75 couples on Saturday renewed the marriage vows they made years before.

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