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Telephones Down at Magistrate Division

The Judicial Branch Office of the Administrator of Courts advises the public and the Virgin Islands Bar that the Magistrate…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Using UVI Grant, Teachers Reduce Marine Debris, Educate Youth

Fifteen Virgin Islands educators have been awarded $26,648 for marine environmental projects that aim to educate and reduce pollution in the ocean.

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2017-01-20 01:19:31
Cobell Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm in a School Zone

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Logan Cobell, 27, of St. Thomas to one month’s imprisonment followed by one year of supervised release for possession of a firearm in a school zone.

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2017-01-18 21:39:04
The Bookworm: ‘Secret Service Dogs’

In “Secret Service Dogs,” you’ll find some heart-pounders, a few tears and the words “best dog,” which will appeal to current-events fans and dog lovers alike. Such a good book.

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2017-01-18 18:34:02
Commentary - Open forum — St. Thomas
A New Pier for the New Normal

Marylyn Stapleton applauds WICO’s decision to build of a new pier to handle mega cruise ships stopping in the St. Thomas harbor.

Read entire articleDec 15 2014 - 1:14pm
His Christmas Wish Was to Come Home

The following is a Christmas letter written by a son to his family back home on St. Croix.

Read entire articleDec 14 2014 - 5:41pm
“Tourism Is All of Us”

James F. Smith, president of Native Son Inc., believes that the rippling effects of tourism on the economy are a good thing for the community as a whole. Tourism is the foundation of the Virgin Islands economy.

Read entire articleDec 11 2014 - 1:55am
Delta Petroleum Gives Reasons to Approve Hovensa Sale

Tom Esposito, president of Delta Petroleum Group Ltd., argues that delaying a decision to ratify the agreement between ABR and Hovensa will have very negative consequences for the Virgin Islands economy.

Read entire articleDec 10 2014 - 6:13pm
Save the Environment; Save Mandahl Bay

Kirk Boeger gives reasons why citizens should write their senators to stop the proposed large construction on Mandahl Bay.

Read entire articleDec 10 2014 - 2:35pm
We Can Build Wealth Without Ruining Mandahl Bay

Caroline Browne points out that “In 1945, the United States gave Mandahl Salt Pond and Beach to the people of the V.I. and deeded it for educational, preservation and recreational purposes.” This original lease has been and is being corrupted.

Read entire articleDec 10 2014 - 2:30pm
Save Hovensa!

Barry Guilbeau writes that if the Legislature does not accept the deal to sell Hovensa to Atlantic Basin Refining, gas prices will rise, hundreds of jobs will not be created and more than $1.6 billion will not go into the V.I. Government coffers.

Read entire articleDec 2 2014 - 3:23am
Why Are Gunshots Commonplace?

Lizzy Pietri moved to St. Thomas for the peace and relaxation, but she often hears gunshots and is asking why no one seems to be doing anything about it. People have told her, “That’s just the way it is.”

Read entire articleNov 30 2014 - 9:57pm
Return Mandahl Salt Pond to the People

The Friends of Mandahl protests the development of Mandahl Salt Pond and Lagoon and asks people to contact the governor-elect Mapp and senators, and tell them not to ratify the lease for this land.

Read entire articleNov 21 2014 - 11:02pm
A Better Harbor Means a Better Economy

Rob Osmun, the general manager at Underwater Safaris, agrees with WICO about the need for the upcoming port development project.

Read entire articleNov 15 2014 - 12:01pm