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V.I. Department of Education Celebrates American Education Week

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory joined national leaders Monday in kicking off American Education Week celebrations,…

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Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. discusses the Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, homicide of Keithroy Caines at Oswald Harris Housing Court.

 
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The Bookworm: “H2O” is Not All Wet

While this is an excellent book for teens ages 14 and up, I think adults will enjoy it too. Don’t walk past it, if you’re a fan of post-Apocalyptic novels, because “H2O” is definitely not all wet.

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2014-11-20 23:03:13
Unofficial Results Show Mapp is New Governor

Elections System officials posted by 10 p.m. that unofficial results showed gubernatorial candidate Kenneth Mapp had won the runoff with 15,268 votes to opponent Donna Christensen's 8,573.

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2014-11-18 23:09:00
UVI Board Approves School of Medicine Submission

The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees on Monday approved materials to be submitted for accreditation of the proposed UVI School of Medicine.

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2014-11-18 09:37:03
Commentary - Editorial — St. Thomas
The Charade is Over, Time for Fiscal Reality Check has Arrived

It is not surprising to learn that the financial bunk we were fed by the previous administration was just that.

Read entire articleApr 23 2007 - 4:44pm
The Time Is Now for Off-Island Police Recruits

Holding off on recruiting police officers from off island, while waiting for local candidates to show up, as was suggested this week in the Senate, is pure – and dangerous – folly.

Read entire articleMar 29 2007 - 10:06pm
'Good Vibrations' Abound as Yacht Haven Grande Opens to the Community

Saturday night offered a perfect combination of "good, good, good, good vibrations" and "fun, fun, fun" as Yacht Haven Grande welcomed visitors in the first of two celebrations marking the official opening of a project years in the making.

Read entire articleMar 18 2007 - 1:52pm
Judge Kendall's Release of Convicted Rapist Is Indefensible

What on earth could Superior Court Judge Leon Kendall have been thinking when he allowed a convicted rapist with an extensive felony rap sheet to remain free until his sentencing hearing?

Read entire articleNov 24 2006 - 6:28pm
While Attorneys Twiddle Their Thumbs, PSC Leaves Ratepayers Holding the Bill

We can only assume when the Public Services Commission puts a passel of utility attorneys and consultants on hold, it is costing the ratepayers money.

Read entire articleNov 19 2006 - 10:46pm
Tempers Flare, Engines Fume, While DPW Works 8 to 5

Tempers are flaring, engines are overheating and residents are scratching their heads while the Public Works Department lackadaisically works eight to five on the Kanal Gade culvert project.

Read entire articleMar 29 2006 - 7:08am
Who Will Hold Them Accountable

Isn’t anyone in the V.I. government embarrassed that we are cited repeatedly for being unable to run our own affairs?

Read entire articleMar 25 2006 - 7:08am
Stopping Corruption Is Everybody's Job

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has declared Friday, Dec. 9, International Anti-Corruption Day. It should be a time for Virgin Islanders to consider how the corruption has damaged our community.

Read entire articleDec 8 2005 - 3:39pm
What About a French Woman?

We are pleased that the Commission on the Status of Women has begun recognizing women in our community who have made valuable contributions to civic life. However, we are perplexed that the commission did not include at least one woman from the island's French community.

Read entire articleDec 2 2005 - 5:25pm
Racetrack Clean-Up Shows Clearly What's Important to Our Officials

Who says our government officials don't have a sense of urgency? Just look at the speed with which they're cleaning up the mess at the Clinton Phipps racetrack.

Read entire articleNov 29 2005 - 5:52pm