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Magens Bay Authority to Hold Public Meeting Dec. 10

The Magens Bay Authority has announced a public meeting for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, to discuss its plans to…

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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

Coming Thursday: “Office Christmas Party”

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

LOCAL NEWS

Early Hours Makes Havensight Tree Lighting More Successful for Vendors

West Indian Co. Ltd. officials rang in the Christmas season Wednesday with the official lighting of the tree at Havensight Mall and the opening of a Christmas Village that was packed with vendors.

Bigger Ships at Crown Bay Thanks to Dredging

Thanks to dredging work increasing the depth to allow bigger vessels, the Celebrity Silhouette was berthed at the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal for the first time Wednesday.

November WAPA Bills Delayed

November WAPA bills for water and electricity were delayed by a technical glitch and other problems and will be issued shortly, so customers will see two bills in December.

Police Chief, Club Owners Meet to Plan Crime-Free Holiday

St. Croix Police Chief Winsbut McFarlande met with promoters and nightclub owners Monday to discuss the V.I. Police Department's operation plan for the holiday season, focusing on non-violence activities.

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
The Haters are Unleashed

“I don’t think it’s self-indulgent to feel quite a lot of despair,” Paul Krugman

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Magens Bay Authority to Hold Public Meeting Dec. 10

The Magens Bay Authority has announced a public meeting for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, to discuss its plans to…

The Bookworm: 'A Boy Called Christmas'

If your child is in need of something to get into the holiday mood, then here’s a great early-Christmas gift.…

Gri Gri Project at Bajo El Sol Gallery to Launch Series of Regularly Scheduled Films

On Thursday, Dec.8, the gallery will host the world premiere of Wider Angle Productions’ “It Ain’t Easy Being Green.” …

Gri Gri Project at Bajo El Sol Gallery to Launch Series of Regularly Scheduled Films

“The Stuart Hall Project” is John Akomfrah’s documentary and visual poem about the work of Jamaican-born cultural theorist Stuart Hall,…

DutchTeam Wins Carlos Aguilar Match Race

Olympic match racing star Renée Groeneveld and her Dutch team won the Carlos Aguilar Match Race in the waters off…

Lieutenant Governor Visits Stateside Prisons Housing V.I. Inmates

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter and Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav last week visited the Saguaro Correctional Facility in Arizona,…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

St. Croix's CHANT Receives Artisanship Grant

Crucian Heritage and Nature Tourism (CHANT) has been awarded $450,000 from ArtPlace America National Creative Placemaking Fund for "Invisible Heritage: Identity Memory and Our Town."

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ON ST. JOHN

On Island Profile: Harith Wickrema Is a Man of Vision

Since 2008, Harith Wickrema, the recently appointed chairman of the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Board, has carried the self-bestowed title 'chief visionary officer.' 

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