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The 65th St. Thomas Carnival revved up Friday with the opening of the Juan Harrigan Carnival Village, and Rene George's booth 7, known as the Tortola Booth, was ready with its famous pigtail and goat-head soups. (James Gardner photo)

The 65th St. Thomas Carnival revved up Friday with the opening of the Juan Harrigan Carnival Village, and Rene George’s booth 7, known as the Tortola Booth, was ready with its famous pigtail and goat-head soups. (James Gardner photo)


Local News

18-Year-Old Killed in Sub Base Shooting

One young man was killed and another injured when shooting broke out during a fight early Sunday in Sub Base, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by family members as 18-year-old Akil Grieg Jr.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp, Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter, Village honoree Juan Harrigan and members of this year’s Carnival court officially open the Carnival Village Friday night.

St. Thomas Carnival Village Honors Juan Harrigan

The V.I. Carnival Committee honored long time committee member and band conductor of the Calypso International Tent Juan Harrigan by naming the Carnival Village after him and at Friday night's opening every booth was decorated in his honor.
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Senators Seek Legal Counsel’s Opinion On Special Election

Three minority senators out of the St. Thomas-St John District on Thursday requested a legislative legal opinion to determine what action the Legislature should take if the Board of Elections does not certify the results of the 2017 Special Election.
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A St. Croix EMS crew practices with the new aambulance and patient cart. (Photos provided by the V.I. Department of Health)

Five New Ambulances Arrive in USVI

The Department of Health has five new ambulances going into service Friday, helping to fill a long-standing urgent shortage of emergency vehicles and bringing state-of-the-art equipment into use to respond quickly when Virgin Islanders need emergency
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Editorial / Blogs

Virtue of the Week: Truthfulness

Truthfulness is being honest in your words and actions. You don't tell lies even to defend yourself. Don't listen to gossip or prejudice. See the truth for yourself. Don't try to be more that you are to impress others. Be yourself, your true self.
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Source Manager’s Journal: Some Rules for the Crisis

There is always the tendency to view big issues in the context of good and evil; inevitably followed by figuring out "who is to blame," rather than saying, 'Here is the problem we face, what are our choices, and what is the best choice?'
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Virtue of the Week: Trustworthiness

Trustworthiness is being worthy of trust. People can count on you to do your best, to keep your word, and to follow through on your commitments. You do what you say you will do. Trustworthiness is a key to success in anything you do.
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Virtue of the Week: Trust

Trust is having faith in someone or something. It is a positive attitude about life. You are confident that the right thing will happen without trying to control it or make it happen.
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The Virgin Islands Police Department wants the 65th St. Thomas Carnival 2017 to be a safe one.