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GERS Invites Members to Financial Literacy Workshop

The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) invites its members to participate in a Financial Literacy Workshop that will be held…

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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.






Now Playing: “Inferno” and “Trolls”

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


Mapp Names New BIT Director

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has appointed Angelo Riddick to head the Bureau of Information Technology. Mapp ousted longtime BIT Director Reuben Molloy in August, temporarily replacing him with Jesus Caban. Riddick, who earned the rank of…

911 Dispatcher Charged as Accessory in Attempted Murder

A VITEMA 911 dispatcher was arrested Wednesday and charged with being an accessory in attempted murder after the fact and with interfering with an officer discharging their duty, according to VIPD.

Corrections Hears Independent Jail Assessment, Hopes for Community Input

An independent assessment requested by the Bureau of Corrections gave residents at a town hall meeting on St. Thomas a snapshot of the local prison population Wednesday.

Lack of Funding Nixes Danish Collaboration Plan for Now

Senators voted to hold legislation aiming at the rehabilitation of several abandoned, historic structures amid budget woes and concerns about funding both from the USVI and Denmark.

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Delegate Stacey Plaskett on Clinton Email Investigation



The V.I. Answer Desk

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Elie Wiesel Had a Message for the Virgin Islands

Upon learning of the death of Holocaust survivor, Auschwitz witness and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, I felt compelled to pass along my experience…


St. Croix, St. Thomas Team Up to Rescue 300-Pound Green Sea Turtle

The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials and volunteers all worked together over the last month or so to…

The Bookworm: Following Our Dogs' Noses

Follow your dog into the world of smells. "Being a Dog” is one great book to sniff out.

UVI Board Approves New B.S. Degree in Physics, Reelects Trustees

The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees approved a bachelor of science degree program in physics with a…

VIWMA Asks Residents to Report Illegal Wastewater Discharges

The V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) reports that its wastewater treatment plants are being impacted by the illegal dumping of…

Epidemic Outbreak of Keratoconjuctivitis Confirmed on St. Thomas

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed an epidemic outbreak of a viral eye infection known as Keratoconjuctivitis on St. Thomas.

Undercurrents: Are Virgin Islanders Crossing the Digital Divide?

In the era of instant information access, technological disability has arguably become a serious disadvantage. It has the potential to…



Unsorted Garbage Piling Up on St. Croix

Speaking at the gate of the closed transfer station on Airport Road, the president of Sanitas Partners said the work stoppage was precipitated when his company could not make its employees' payroll.

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@ School: Youth in Action Teaches Teens to Advocate for the Environment

A dozen juniors and seniors from the Environmental Science class at the Gifft Hill School visited the site Friday as part of a field trip. They were participating in a program known as Youth in Action on St. John Part…

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