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V.I. Legislature to Celebrate African Liberation Day on May 26

Red, black and green will fly from the grounds of the Legislature’s Capitol Building on St. Thomas during a ceremony…

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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.
 

 
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Beach Advisory for May 18-22

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory, advises the public that these beaches do not meet the water quality standards for swimming or fishing.
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2015-05-23 04:10:37
Acting AG: Government Attorney Ignored Order to Withdraw Cohen Plea Deal

A government attorney ignored orders to withdraw a plea deal allowing St. Croix radio station owner Jonathan Cohen to skirt 20 out of the 21 pending charges of tax evasion, according to the attorney general.

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2015-05-22 01:05:24
St. Thomas-St. John Board of Elections Unhappy with Closed Door Conference

During a meeting Thursday, the St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections passed a motion not to pay for expenses to attend a two-day conference on election reform called by Sen. Kenneth Gittens.

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2015-05-22 01:01:07
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Tropical Creations Gallery Celebrates Grand Opening

The newest addition to the Virgin Islands’ art scene, Tropical Creations Gallery, is a contemporary art gallery that features a mix of sculptures, paintings and mixed media pieces. It will have a grand opening exibit Nov. 27-28. The gallery is open Mondays-Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

The gallery is located in International Plaza, on St. Thomas, and features an exhibition of hand-crafted pieces by featured artist Tulip Fleming. Artwork from Virgin Islands and other Caribbean artists and artisans are on display.
"With my passion for art and my love of the Caribbean and its culture, it seemed like a natural step to open an art gallery on St. Thomas. All of the artists featured in the gallery have a Caribbean narrative to tell and I hope that this gallery will inspire the preservation and celebration of Caribbean culture," said Tulip Fleming, owner and resident artist of Tropical Creations Gallery. "I am excited to share with this community the beautiful art pieces inspired by nature. Many of the pieces featured in the gallery are hand crafted from local materials including the calabash. It will truly be a worthwhile experience for any art aficionado."
In addition to showcasing compelling artwork and artist exhibits, Tropical Creations Gallery plans to host monthly shows, workshops and special events featuring established as well as emerging artists from across the Caribbean.
For more information, call 757-ARTS or 777-ARTS.
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