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DOH Urges Business Owners to Renew Health Permits

Effective Feb, 23, 2015, the Department of Health (VIDOH) health permits that allow individuals to serve the general public are…

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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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UVI Play Portrays St. Croix Native and Activist Hubert Harrison

St. Croix native Hubert Harrison is widely considered a leader in the movement for equality and justice for African Americans during the early 20th Century. Harrison worked closely with W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey and other activists, but he never received the acclaim of those leaders.

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2015-02-28 22:03:39
Cuba Diary: Country of Contrasts, Complications and Contradictions

The Source publisher recently traveled to Cuba with a delegation from The Nation magazine. This is the first in a series of articles that offer her first-hand cultural and educational experiences.

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2015-02-26 23:42:32
Folklife Festival Draws Huge Crowd

Hundreds of school children and a large contingent of tourists filled Annaberg Plantation on Thursday as the V.I. National Park kicked off its 24th annual Folklife Festival.

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2015-02-26 23:07:34
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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
Hovensa Agreement Should Be in the Best Interest of Virgin Islanders

 Marvin L. Pickering, in addressing the Fourth Amendment to the Hovensa Agreement, sees in the negotiation with a prospective new partner “an opportunity to address our failures, if you will, from our previous agreements.”

Read entire articleJul 29 2013 - 4:37pm
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