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Public Review of V.I. Election System State Plan Draft Extended

The public review period for the Virgin Islands Election System State Plan, in accordance with the Help America Vote Act…

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Virtue of the Week: Honesty

Honesty is being truthful and sincere. It is important because it builds trust. When people are honest, they can be relied on not to lie, cheat, or steal. When you are open and trustworthy, others can believe in you.

2015-03-29 19:35:58
Antilles School Has Music Appreciation Week; Student Wins State Poetry Out Loud

Antilles School celebrated Music Appreciation Week with everyone from 2015 Territorial Poetry Out Loud winner Jonathon Qualls to Charlotte Amalie High School's Marching Hawks, whose drumline "turned up" the Lower School stage.

2015-03-28 09:28:04
V.I. Lit Fest Draws Readers and Writers

At the first Virgin Islands Literacy Festival and Book Fair, internationally known authors and publishers talk passionately about topics of interest to Caribbean readers, writers and students.

2015-03-27 23:45:27
Commentary - Open forum — St. Thomas
This Is a Way to Emulate Nelson Mandela

 Jason Budsan is prompted by the death of Nelson Mandela to follow the South African leader’s example by giving part of his next paycheck to charity. He asks Virgin Islands government leaders to consider doing the same.

Read entire articleDec 9 2013 - 9:38pm
Virgin Islands Has Romantic Tie to Great Philosophy

 Don Buchanan finds a connection between the Virgin Islands and the love life of important philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.

Read entire articleDec 4 2013 - 2:04pm
Coral World Is Grateful for Dolphin Habitat Project Outcome

 Coral World thanks those who supported it in its mission to build a dolphin habitat. After a long permit process, the governor recently signed the lease amendment and CZM permit.

Read entire articleNov 15 2013 - 7:29pm
The Virgin Islands Has a Critical Need for Shelter

 Jason Budsan brings attention to the homeless in the Virgin Islands and asks that the public support the St. Thomas Association of Road Runners (STAR), whose next race will benefit the Bethlehem House shelter.

Read entire articleNov 13 2013 - 9:32pm
Senators, Vote ‘Yes’ on Hovensa Amendment

 William Bohlke Sr., a business man who is afraid he may have to let go of half of his employees, urges the senators to vote for the Hovensa Amendment to stop another blow to the Virgin Islands economy.

Read entire articleNov 2 2013 - 9:50pm
Destruction of the Reefs Are the Virgin Islands’ Next Economic Crisis

 Don Buchanan brings attention to the recent findings of the International Panel on Climate Change and points out that the Virgin Islands has much to fear from global warming. Half the coral reefs in the world have been destroyed, and as for the rest, their death is being accelerated, while the policymakers ignore the problem.

Read entire articleOct 24 2013 - 8:05pm
Senators, Create Prosperity, Not Poverty!

 Verdel L. Petersen is urging the Legislature to deal with the Hovensa problem and reconsider implementing the Fourth Amendment Agreement. Meanwhile, the people need jobs and the senators have done nothing to create any.

Read entire articleOct 21 2013 - 6:13pm
Mothers Against Guns Inc. Thanks Many for Back to School Events

 Jason Carroll Memorial Fund, Inc./Mothers Against Guns Inc. thanks all of those individuals, businesses, government agencies, organizations, clergy and the V.I. police, among others, who helped make the Back to School Days of Prayer, Back to School Barbeque Fun Day and the V.I. Fathers March very successful.

Read entire articleSep 10 2013 - 1:14pm
The Consequences of Their Actions

 Daniel Coughlin gives many reasons why the senators who voted ”no” on the Hovensa Agreement should change their minds.

Read entire articleAug 28 2013 - 12:58pm
Little Kindnesses Make Life Worth Living

Diana Parker relates a story about people connecting at the Sugar Estate Post Office. 

Read entire articleAug 6 2013 - 1:06am