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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

Veterans Affairs to Host Workshops on Home Loans

The Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs will host a Home Loan Workshop July 6-9 on St. Croix and St.…

Audio Galleries

Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 

MOVIES

Now Playing: “Magic Mike XXL,” “Terminator Genisys: 3D” and “Terminator Genisys”

The following movies will be playing at Market Square Theater on St. Thomas.

LOCAL NEWS

Griffith: JFL Makes Progress towards CMS Compliance

The Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital governing board on Wednesday received an update on finances and progress towards reaching compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Budget Cuts Hurting V.I. Health, Education

Those most in need will keep having limited access to mental health and dental care, and students will see classrooms without teachers this fall, unless the territory finds more money, senators heard Tuesday.

Former VING Major Convicted of Wire Fraud

After a three-day trial, a federal jury found former V.I. National Guard Major Sherrymae Morales, 54, guilty of 21 counts of wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced Wednesday.

Mapp: Same Sex Couples ‘Can Be Married’ in the V.I., Territory Must Comply with Court Ruling

The Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same sex marriage equality is clear and makes “null and void” local law that defines marriage as only a union between a man and woman, Gov.…

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
Instant Karma Gonna Get ‘Cha

For several years I have routinely been turning to a little book called, “Instant Karma” by Barbara Ann Kiffer.
 

SOURCE PICKS

The Bookworm: 'Twisted' Gets Pretty Tangled

Students of culture and people-watching readers will enjoy this book, I think, as will anyone who’s pondered a change…

Are We Really Invested In Tourism?

Our wavering commitment to tourism has exposed us to risks and vulnerabilities, especially put in perspective of the Great…

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…

Mapp: Stateside Travel Could Bring in More Transportation, Safety and Environment Funds

Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Tuesday that the first step for the V.I. government to bring in more money for…

USVI Culinary Team Wins Silver at Taste of the Caribbean

The USVI Culinary Team was awarded silver overall in the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s 2015 Taste of the Caribbean…

Thoughts on an Extraordinary Week; Do We Dare Hope?

Former Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen is feeling hopeful about the future due to recent events in the United…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

Women’s Coalition of St. Croix in Dire Need of Funding

The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix is making a desperate cry for help. It needs financial assistance so it can continue to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes of violence.

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ON ST. JOHN

On Island Profile: Ashley Till Is the New Sprauve Librarian

There’s a new face behind the desk at Elaine I. Sprauve Library on St. John. Ashley Till took over the librarian’s job on May 4. It was vacant since the previous librarian, Carol McGuinness, retired in December.

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