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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

VIWMA Closing Several Bin Sites

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) informs St. Thomas residents that, effective Oct. 1, several public bin sites will…

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

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 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill…

CMS Cuts Off JFL Hospital from Medicare, Medicaid

Gov. Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital on St. Croix has lost its Centers for Medicaid and Medicare certification effective Oct. 9, cutting off a major source of revenue for the financially beleaguered hospital.

25 Years Since Hugo: What Has Been learned?

On the 25th anniversary this week of Hurricane Hugo, people are remembering Hugo and the storm’s violent siblings, Marilyn and Luis. The talk in the Caribbean is also about how things have…

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Rhodni Skelton

Born on St. Thomas, raised primarily on St. Croix, and spending most of his summers in Tortola, Rhodni Skelton has had a rare opportunity to be educated in multiple cultural environments.

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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

The Bookworm: Cosby's Life and Times

Reading “Cosby: His Life and Times” is kind of like visiting your childhood on paper. Who among us hasn’t…

Live Broadcast of Debate on “Danish Apology and Reparations” Set for Sept. 18

The University of the Virgin Islands, Roskilde University of Denmark and the African-Caribbean Reparations and Resettlement Alliance (ACRRA) will hold…

Undercurrents: It Can’t Get More Basic than Literacy

Years ago the territory offered remedial programs aimed at correcting illiteracy. Today the emphasis is on prevention.

Coastweeks Kicks off Saturday

Businesses, school groups and other organizations or clubs are encouraged to get involved in the Coastweeks effort to clean…

DPNR Says Net Metering Has Met Limit

The Net Metering Program in the St. Thomas/St. John District has reached its 10-megawatt aggregate capacity, and as a…

Hovensa Reaches Agreement to Sell Refinery

The owners of Hovensa have reached an agreement in principle to sell the St. Croix refinery to an as…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

@ School: CTEC Makes Mechanics

High school automotive students on St. Croix are racing toward an electric future. This school year students will restore, re-engineer and convert a 1989 Mitsubishi into an electric race car.

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ON ST. JOHN

@ School: Lila Uzzell Puts Environmental Interests to Good Use

Growing up on St. John helped develop Lila Uzzell’s interest in environmental studies, and a summer internship at the Friends of V.I. National Park gave her an inside look at the industry.

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