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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

V.I. Department of Education Awarded $745,384 in Funding

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Education $745,384 to improve behavioral outcomes and learning…

Audio Galleries

Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. discusses the Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, homicide of Keithroy Caines at Oswald Harris Housing Court.

 

MOVIES

Now Playing: “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” “This Is Where I Leave You” and “No Good Deed”

The following movies are playing at Market Square East Theaters on St. Thomas.

LOCAL NEWS

V.I. Fishing Boat Sinks After Collision with Coast Guard Cutter

V.I. fishing boar Sea Shepherd sank in more than 100 feet of water after a collision with U.S. Coast Guard cutter Key Largo about nine nautical miles east northeast of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

Undercurrents: Sapphire Case Could Make History on One or Two Fronts

A complaint filed last week on behalf of condo owners at Sapphire Beach on St. Thomas attempts to force the V.I. Government to auction off 13 empty condo units and eight marina slips.

Corporal Punishment, Truancy Intervention Bill Approved in Committee

Physically striking students as punishment will be banned in V.I. public schools – and student truancy will lead to more intervention and higher fines – if two bills approved in committee Monday are…

Christensen Says Feds May Pitch In to Help JFL

Delegate Donna M. Christensen said two federal departments may be able to provide some of the help needed to keep the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital afloat.

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
Movie Hype Recalls Words of Wisdom

The hoopla for the latest 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie reminds a dad of some wise words for life imparted by a 10-year-old.

SOURCE PICKS

Source Manager’s Journal: This is a Disaster

Decertification of a hospital is a rare event, reserved for those with really bad records, who refuse to take…

Freedom of the Seas Cancels St. Thomas Call

The Royal Caribbean cruise ship, which was due to stop at St. Thomas Wednesday, had to return to port due…

V.I. Department of Education Awarded $745,384 in Funding

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Education $745,384 to improve behavioral outcomes and learning…

CMS Report Details Patient-Harm Issues at JFL, Says Griffith Did Not Report Incidents To Board

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital management failed to report numerous 2014 and 2013 incidents in which patients were harmed…

Tourism Speaker Advocates Less Politics, More Authenticity

In a rapidly changing tourism industry, there is a greater need to provide an 'authentic experience' and put politics…

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

Health Beat: American Red Cross Teaches Health and Safety

The American Red Cross of St. Croix does more than offer hurricane preparedness information and assist with shelter. The organization offers classes to help prepare everyone for all sorts of everyday health and safety emergencies.

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ON ST. JOHN

Health Beat: A Whole New You Massage Studio Provides Just That

A Whole New You’s setting matches the care at this Grunwald massage studio. Owned by Emily Dulac, the small complex welcomes clients with a waiting area that looks out to the sea.

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