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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 

MOVIES

Now Playing: “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” “Sex Tape” and “Hercules (3D)”

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

LOCAL NEWS

Courts May Bring Same-Sex Marriage to USVI, Law Expert Says

Federal courts are likely to bring same-sex marriage to the territory soon, regardless of whether the V.I. passes legislation to make it legal, attorney Tom Bolt told the Finance Committee Friday.

DPNR Receives $841,000 NOAA Grant

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources an $841,000 grant for managing the territory's Coastal Zone program.

WAPA Board OKs St. Croix Streetlight Contract

WAPA board members approved a $341,500 contract to install streetlight bases on St. Croix as part of the continuing work on the Christensted underground street light project.

DeJongh Vetoes Lonesome Dove Bill

Warning that the Senate bill threatened millions of dollars in revenue to the territory, Gov. John deJongh Jr. on Friday vetoed a bill creating a public corporation to receive and hold the assets of Lonesome…

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

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Retaliation as Lifestyle and Legacy is Futile and Deadly

Re-tal-i-ate: to do something bad to someone who has hurt you or treated you badly : to get revenge against someone. Merriam-Webster on-line edition

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V.I. Falls to Puerto Rico in Finals

The V.I. Major Little League team lost to Puerto Rico, 14-3, in the championship game of the 2014 Latin…

Julius Jackson Prepares for Birthday Bout in Argentina

340 Boxing officials announced Friday that Julius Jackson will return to Argentina Monday for a birthday bout to defend…

Kids Count: Island Youth Still at Risk

Trends affecting children and families in the territory have improved over the past 10 years, according to the most…

Senate Panel OKs Medical Marijuana Referendum

Voters will get a change to voice their opinion on legalizing and regulating medical marijuana in November if a…

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Okori Christopher

A self-proclaimed 'nerd,' Okori Christopher uses his technology work for the American Institutes for Research to improve the lives of…

Pistarckle Begins Summer Camp on July 28

Pistarckle Theater’s Nikki Emerich informs the public that its summer camp will begin on July 28 and end on…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

St. Croix to Welcome Carnival Cruise Ship on Tuesday

The Carnival cruise ship Valor will visit Frederiksted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, visiting the St. Croix port on a charter by a group of African-Americans.

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ON ST. JOHN

Not for Profit: Book Sales Will Benefit Animal Care on Islands

Former St. Thomas resident Lynne Hinkey plans good deeds with the sale of her new book, 'Ye Gods! A Tale of Dogs and Demons.' Proceeds from sales this summer will support animal care groups.

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