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Person Killed at Coki Point Beach

One person was killed Saturday night in an incident that took place at Coki Point Beach, according to a source.…

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Virtue of the Week: Justice

Practicing justice is being fair. It is solving problems so everyone wins. You don’t prejudge. You see people as individuals. You don’t accept it when someone acts like a bully, cheats or lies.

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2015-02-01 13:02:13
Person Killed at Coki Point Beach

One person was killed Saturday night in an incident that took place at Coki Point Beach, according to a source. It was the fourth homicide on St. Thomas since the first of the year, the fifth in the territory.

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2015-01-31 22:43:44
Plaskett Invites Public to Ceremonial Swearing-In, Service of Blessing

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett invites the public to a ceremonial swearing-in and reception set to begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, at the District Courthouse in Estate Golden Rock, St. Croix.

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2015-01-30 15:21:19
Commentary - Open forum — St. Thomas
Dealing With the Closing of the Hovensa Refinery

 Stacey Plaskett Esq. writes about the consideration of the proposed Fourth Amendment Agreement among the Government of the Virgin Islands, Hovensa LLC, Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corporation, and PDVSA, VI Inc. She ponders what the future could bring.

Read entire articleJul 24 2013 - 1:09pm
Why Virgin Islanders Should Be Concerned About Climate Change

 on Buchanan, who takes classes with Coursera -- an online education company that partners with universities all over the world to offer free university level courses, warns about the dangers of climate change on the world and on the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleJul 16 2013 - 8:58am
July 18 Is Nelson Mandela International Day

 Jason Budsan reminds us that July 18 was named in 2009 by the United Nations as Nelson Mandela International Day, and he asks that people donate 67 minutes of their time on that day to help make the world a better place.

Read entire articleJul 14 2013 - 6:31am
Senators, It’s Time to Be Fiscally Responsible

 Scott Johnston warns against using money borrowed for capital projects to restore the 8 percent cut.

Read entire articleJun 12 2013 - 2:19pm
Considering the Option of a Chief Financial Officer for the V.I.

 Jason Budsan believes it behooves the Virgin Islands to have a CFO in order to get its financial house in order.

Read entire articleJun 10 2013 - 10:16pm
Mothers Against Guns Thanks All Who Contributed

 Celia A. Carroll, president of Jason Carroll Memorial Fund Inc./ Mothers Against Guns Inc., thanks all the many people, companies, schools, government offices and organizations that helped make this year’s walk/run a big success.

Read entire articleJun 1 2013 - 5:59pm
To the V.I. Department of Education That Failed Me and Others

 Jolene Edwards is a product of Virgin Islands public schools, and she faults them for giving her a second rate education.

Read entire articleMay 3 2013 - 7:08pm
Conservation Needed Before Renewable Energy

 Marccus Bodio, senior engineer at Quality Electric Supply Inc., says that “although solar PV panels should be installed on every U.S.V.I. school and government office, each renewable energy project must begin with a sincere and thorough conservation effort.”

Read entire articleApr 17 2013 - 11:20am
Get Rid of Corporal Punishment in the Schools

 Verdel L. Petersen says there are other ways besides using physical force to discipline children. She believes that corporal punishment should be abolished in Virgin Islands schools.

Read entire articleApr 10 2013 - 4:43pm
Bryan Playing Games for No Reason

 Raymond Williams comments on the recent problems at the St. Croix Board of Elections.

Read entire articleMar 28 2013 - 8:08am