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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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Memorial Day: Brooklyn Woman Seeks Family of Fallen V.I. Soldier

It's been more than a decade since St. Croix native son Pfc. Jason N. Lynch died in combat in Iraq – June 18, 2004. But his sacrifice has continued to be felt, and not just on the tropical island where he grew up.

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2015-05-24 23:05:38
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
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Arts Alive Annual Spring Art in the Garden Set for May 12

The Arts Alive Annual Spring Art in the Garden will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Come see the work of local artists, listen to the sounds of wonderful local musicians, eat great food and get kids involved in art – hands on. Admission is free. Tillett Gardens is located across from Four Winds Plaza on Route 38 East, 4126 Anna’s Retreat
Kids will have a chance to create their own artwork at the Children’s Art Table on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. on the porch of Water Candy. 
Live entertainment and music will start at noon and continue throughout the day until 4 p.m. There will be a raffle prize fundraiser all day with winners announced every hour. The winners of the Arts Alive Diner’s Delight restaurant raffle will also be announced at 2 p.m. Over 25 restaurants have donated gift certificates for the package and it’s valued at over $1200. Tickets are on sale now for the raffle from any Arts Alive Board Member or at the Arts Alive office in Tillett Gardens – one for $5 or five for $20.
Festival-goers, artists and musicians alike will also have an opportunity to satisfy their sweet tooth and enjoy baked goods from the third annual Arts Alive Bake-Off/Cookie Challenge. Open to all island bakers, cookie entries will be judged on taste, texture, presentation and creativity. The winning cookie will be announced at 11 a.m. and its baker will be awarded a cash prize of $100. After the announcement, all cookies will be on sale to benefit Arts Alive.
For booth space rental or for more information call 776-8566 or stop by the Arts Alive office in Tillett Gardens. Arts Alive is administered by the Tillett Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.  This project is supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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