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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

Now Playing: “Sully” and “Arrival”

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

LOCAL NEWS

On Island Profile: Maria Ferreras, the Woman Behind the Activist

Maria Ferreras will tell you she learns a lot from others, especially those she serves, and that she’s been blessed many times over by the community to which she has devoted much of her life. 

Senate Changing Rules for Hospital Board Membership

The territory's hospital governing board will be able to have members who work at the hospitals, if legislation approved in the Health, Hospitals and Human Services Committee on Friday becomes law.

Former Anna's Hope Detention Center May Be Used for Mental Health

Government land given to the American Legion in 2014 will instead be deeded to the Department of Health for a future mental health facility, if a bill approved in committee becomes law.

Governor’s Security Officer Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Cocaine

Neal A. Chesterfield, an officer on the security detail of Gov. Kenneth Mapp, pleaded guilty Thursday to possession with intent to distribute approximately 21.5 kilograms of cocaine.

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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…

Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don't expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are…

Beach Advisory for Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water…

Source Manager’s Journal: The Hospital Crisis Revisited, Asking ‘Why’

Why does JFL Hospital exist?  Why do V.I. public agencies perform more poorly than their peers elsewhere? In this specific…

Georgia Man Sentenced to 3 Months for Marijuana Smuggling

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Bert Donadelle Jr., 26, of Georgia to three months in prison and three…

Senate Approves VIGL Racetrack Slots Plan

Senators early Thursday voted to approve changes to V.I. casino laws to let VIGL Operations run and set up slot…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

On Island Profile: Karen Williams, Public Relations Soldier

In the last 10 years, if you have attended an event honoring veterans or National Guardsmen you have probably seen Master Sergeant Karen Williams. 

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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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