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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

Telephones Down at Magistrate Division

The Judicial Branch Office of the Administrator of Courts advises the public and the Virgin Islands Bar that the Magistrate…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 

MOVIES

Now Playing: “XXX: Return of Xander Cage,” “Fences” and “Sleepless”

The following movies are now playing at Market Square Theater on St. Thomas.

LOCAL NEWS

Calling for Tax Increases, Fitch Downgrades USVI Bonds Again

The Fitch ratings agency downgraded existing and potential new USVI bonds yet again on Tuesday. All three ratings agencies: Fitch, Moody's, and Standard and Poor all downgraded the territory in 2016,

What Do Virgin Islanders Think about Climate Change and Global Warming?

Climate change is an important issue to the U.S. Virgin Islands and a new online survey gives residents an opportunity to share their opinions.

No Details Yet in Search for New VIPA Director

In its first meeting since deciding to fire former Executive Director Carlton Dowe, the V.I. Port Authority board briefly addressed the need to begin searching for a new agency head on Wednesday.

Suspect in 2016 Castle Coakley Homicide Returned to Territory

Isaiah D. Rodgers, 28, was returned to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Rodgers was extradited on a charge of murder in the first-degree in a March 2016 homicide in Estate Castle Coakley.

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

Demand answers. Question authority. Agitate for change. Go ahead, you're entitled.

 
 
Vengeance Sucks the Life From Us and Our Community

Upon observing a public act of deliberate and destructive vengeance, which hurt the entire community, I wrote the journal entry below.

SOURCE PICKS

Series of 4 Workshops on ‘The Art of Meditation’ to Begin Feb. 9

Laura Castillo Nagi will host a four-week series entitled “The Art of Meditation - Tools for Peace of Mind and…

Using UVI Grant, Teachers Reduce Marine Debris, Educate Youth

Fifteen Virgin Islands educators have been awarded $26,648 for marine environmental projects that aim to educate and reduce pollution in…

Cobell Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm in a School Zone

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Logan Cobell, 27, of St. Thomas to one month’s imprisonment followed by one…

The Bookworm: ‘Secret Service Dogs’

In “Secret Service Dogs,” you’ll find some heart-pounders, a few tears and the words “best dog,” which will appeal to…

Leave Joseph Boschulte Alone!

When is enough enough?  When will the citizens of this community shut down this governor’s guillotine?

Undercurrents: Government Explores Telemedicine for Mental Health Patients

With mental health care resources seriously lacking in the territory, the Health Department has launched an effort to fill the…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

Rotary Gets Lessons in Hugs and Handshakes

If you are not hugging people you meet, you might want to ask yourself why,” guest speaker Heather Harder told the Rotary Club of St. Croix on Thursday in a discussion about nonverbal communication.

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ON ST. JOHN

Off Island Profile: Derik Smith Creates Community through Literature

Longtime St. John residents might remember Derik Smith as the little boy with cocoa skin and blond curls wielding a big book bag as he hopped on the ferry to St. Thomas to attend school. 

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