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The Forum to Present ‘Boris Godunov’ Live in HD at Prior-Jollek Hall on Oct. 28

Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, is being performed in its original 1869 version. The opera runs two-and-a-quarter hours with no intermission.

RCA Sessions Concert Series to Present Virtual Performance by Lourdes & the Switch

The University of the Virgin Islands’ Reichhold Center for the Arts (RCA) will launch season two of RCA Sessions with the heart-lifting sounds of Lourdes & the Switch

Arioc Diaz Melendez, a 28-year-old from Puerto Rico, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison for concealing $287,660 in U.S. currency while onboard a vessel outfitted for smuggling, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. According to court documents, Melendez was the captain of a vessel that was traveling without...

This Week’s Senate Calendar: Oct. 25-29, 2021

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

My Brother’s Workshop Opens New Location at Paradise Point

This new location is open when the tram is running, which is typically from noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

Virtue of the Week: Courtesy

Courtesy is treating others with kindness and tact. We take the time to speak and act graciously, showing people that we value and respect them. We make requests, not demands. We remember our manners, greet others warmly, and listen closely when they speak.

Beach Advisory for October 18-22

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 18 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Oct. 18 – 22, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

Contacts Given for Information on Social Security or Medicare

Individuals can do much of their Medicare business with Social Security online. They could find relevant information at www.socialsecurity.gov or call the local field office.

Virtual Employer Panel: Hiring Opportunities for Jobseekers With Disabilities

The theme for 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment

Sign Up Now for Conservation Programs to Benefit Soil, Water, Plants and Animals

USDA--NRCS offers voluntary conservation programs to help Caribbean area farmers and landowners secure cleaner water and air, healthier soil and enhanced wildlife habitat while maintaining a vibrant agricultural business.

GERS Responds to Inspector General’s Report

The GERS concurred with all of the recommendations that were made in the V.I. Inspector General Report because these efforts to curb the so called “double dipping” have been in effect for many years.

WCSC to Host Domestic Violence Awareness Month Virtual Forum on the Marginalized

The “DV in Special Populations Virtual Forum” will be held via Zoom, from 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Churches, AMG Radio, CAPA to Raise Donations for Victims of Frenchtown Fire

There were five families affected on Oct. 15. Non-perishable food clothes and baby clothes are needed. For information on church drop-offs, call communication churches, which will be accepting donations of new clothing and small home items.

VIBE Releases Revisions to School Regulations and Operations for Grades 9-12

The draft revision to the 9th – 12th grades promotion and retention, grading system and graduation requirements will be available for public review through Nov. 17.

Aubain Top Angler, ‘Miss Lucy’ Top Boat in Budget Rent-A-Car Wahoo Windup Tournament

St. Thomas’ Lawrence Aubain caught the Largest Wahoo, a 57.5-pounder, from aboard the 32-foot center console Mixed Bag 2, with captain Hugo Prada at the helm.

Human Services Issues Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfers (P-EBT)

P-EBT is an additional benefit that basically provides food assistance via a card that can be used in participating grocery stores and convenience stores for food items.

Commentary: Let Us Not Take the 1878 Fireburn Lightly in Our History

On Oct. 1, 1878, agricultural laborers on St. Croix protested the fixed wages and harsh living conditions they were forced into on plantation villages in an event that came to be known as the Fireburn.

Bryan Presents $337,750 to Caribbean Drag Racing Association to Complete St. Croix Track

The funding represents 50% of the total funding available to complete the reconstruction of the drag racing track.

Interior Department Grants for WAPA, GVI Vehicle Transitions Mark Advent of GO FLEET

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said the funds mark the beginning of the “Government Operations Fleet Efficiency & Electrification Transformation,” or GO FLEET.

Novelist Tiphanie Yanique to Sign Books at Bajo El Sol Art Gallery

“Monster in the Middle” moves across decades ... (and) shows how one couple’s romance is intrinsically influenced by the family lore and love stories that preceded their own pairing.





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