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V.I. History and Cultural Education Course for Teachers Rescheduled

The V.I. History and Cultural Institute, scheduled to begin this weekend for teachers who need this requirement, has been moved…

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 
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Virtue of the Week: Caring

Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. You do a careful job, giving your very best effort. Caring makes the world a safer place.

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2014-09-01 00:36:45
Governor Joins Community in Mourning Death of Angel Corneiro

Governor John P. deJongh Jr. expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the late Angel M. Corneiro, who died suddenly on Aug. 26.

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2014-08-29 23:37:17
Supreme Court Orders Hansen Removed from Ballot

The V.I. Supreme Court declared Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen's tax convictions render her 'ineligible to serve' in the next Legislature, ordering her name to be removed from this year's ballot.

 

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2014-08-29 11:07:26
Commentary - Editorial — St. Thomas
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
Want What You Have

Thanksgiving Day is a good time to practice wanting what you have.

Read entire articleNov 24 2005 - 11:49am
How Did Our Watchdogs Miss the Shipwreck that Was About to Happen

How did our delegate, local senators, and governor and lieutenant governor, with their high-priced Washington lobbyist, all miss the shipwreck headed right for the heart of the U.S.V.I. boating industry?

Read entire articleNov 4 2005 - 1:28pm
This Is a Time for Calm Heads

We are shocked and distressed at the news of a brutal attack on a St. John woman. All energies – including those of federal agencies – should be focused on finding the perpetrators. Meanwhile we call upon all public officials to walk a road of sanity and equanimity during this time of confusion and fear.

Read entire articleAug 31 2005 - 8:57am