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St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center Holds Career Fair

This year students at the CTEC career fair all went directly in to the vocational classrooms and got an overview of the programs from instructors, students and guests in the perspective field.

Cuba Diary: Tourism: Culture, Whimsy and Complications

After a week of sampling Cuba's myriad cultural delights, Source publisher Shaun Pennington offers her observations and input from Cubans about what tourism is today and what increased tourism could look like.

Cruz Bay Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Green shirts, green hats, green suits and even green hair were spotted Saturday in Cruz Bay as St. John celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with the 18th annual leprechaun-sized parade. 'It’s one of the most fun events,” said Erin Hrastar, wearing green hair.

Christiansted Dons the Green for 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade

Downtown Christiansted was bright green as the 46th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade rolled up Company Street to Sunday Market Square and back down King Street.Wearing green was not required, but just about everyone in the crowd of thousands, did.

Local Genealogist Compiling Book of Virgin Islands’ Centenarians

Genealogist, author and educator Leayle Robinson Saturday shared excerpts from his forthcoming book focusing on Virgin Islands centenarians, those individuals in the territory who have lived passed the age of 100.

New RTPark Director Charts Course

The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park – known as the RTPark – is poised to spur economic development that, "creates wealth, generates knowledge, and inspires and draws on the innate creativity and talent recognizing that we are in the Caribbean," the park’s new executive director told an audience Thursday evening.

Senate Passes Unfunded Hospital Appropriations Package

The V.I. Legislature passed completely unfunded appropriations of $7 million to Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and $3 million for Schneider Regional Medical Center on Thursday.

Plaskett Gets to Know Constituents at St. Thomas Town Hall Meeting

St. Thomas-St. John district constituents heard from Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett on Thursday at Walker's by the Sea at Lindbergh Bay, where they had the opportunity to ask questions.

Gang Expert Receives First Rotary Peace Award

When LaVelle Campbell headed for the Rotary Club of St. Thomas East meeting on Wednesday, the gang expert did not know he was also getting an award for doing what he is most passionate about.

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Dexter L. Hendricks

An academic with equally strong creative and athletic talents, Dexter L. Hendricks is proof that the degree is merely the foundation for the career path.

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