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Head Start Workshop Teaches Community about Health, Crisis Management

During the first day of the Self Empowerment Expo on Tuesday, attendees learned a number of tricks about how to maintain a healthy body and stay mentally balanced.
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Federal Grant Management Remains Issue at Labor Department

Ten areas of concern are keeping some federal grants awarded to the V.I. Department of Labor designated as “high risk” by Labor’s federal counterpart, officials told senators Tuesday.
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V.I. Central Cancer Registry Will Report in 2018

The V.I. Central Cancer Registry plans to make public information on the incidence, risk factors and mortality of cancer in Virgin Islanders towards the end of 2018.
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New Details Come Out as Saldana Murder Trial Gets Underway

Three years after being charged for the murder of his wife, former Police Capt. Enrique Saldana finally got his day in court Monday.
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Task Force Discusses V.I. Impact of ACA Repeal

V.I. government officials and other stakeholders discussed potential risks Virgin Islanders face upon the repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act sponsored by GOP members of Congress.
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Undercurrents: Hey, Virgin Islands, What Do You Want to Be Now That You’ve Grown Up?

Short of an unprecedented extravaganza, efforts to get the public to focus on “self-determination” may continue to get little more than a sleepy nod from the general populace.
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Derek Walcott, St. Lucian Poet and Nobel Laureate, Wrote Frequently About USVI

The passing of poet Derek Walcott, the giant of Caribbean literature who died Friday at the age of 87, is being mourned by writers and readers across the region.
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St. Croix Boat Parade Group Helping with Centennial Fireworks

The V.I. government canceled plans for Transfer Day Centennial fireworks, but the St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade organization has stepped up to help make them happen.
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Farmers on Government Land Required to Have Insurance

The many farmers leasing farmland from the V.I. government must purchase liability insurance, which is available, Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles said this week.
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Afternoon on the Green: Going Beyond the Food

UVI's Afternoon on the Green on St. Thomas gave crowds of residents the chance Sunday to “go beyond the food” and learn more about the college’s programs, initiatives and students.
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