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Homicides 2016

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases…

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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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Beach Advisory for October 17-21

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

2016-10-22 03:11:15
CCC Extends Licenses, Grants Work Permits

The V.I. Casino Control Commission on Friday extended for one year the license of Divi Carina Bay Casino and extended for six months VIGL Operations’ temporary operating certificate.

2016-10-21 21:42:28
Off-Island Profile: Jabari Blash on St. Thomas after MLB Season

Major League baseball player Jabari Blash has come a long way from the days when he was picking mangoes and genips by the side of the road in Bordeaux on St. Thomas.

2016-10-21 21:38:59
Arts/Entertainment — St. Thomas
The Bookworm: Part Business Book, Part Memoir

The author subtly includes business advice for entrepreneurs in nearly each chapter. That serves to entertain and inform readers, while steadily encouraging entrepreneurship.

Read entire articleJun 4 2015 - 8:20pm
The Bookworm: Should You Want to Write a Book...

If you’ve been told that you “should write a book,” this is the place to start it. This book can keep you on track and avoiding mistakes, and it can help you determine if you’ve got it in you to continue.

Read entire articleMay 27 2015 - 10:50pm
The Bookworm: 'Corruption Officer'

Sometimes, you have to choose sides. Republican or Democrat? For something or against it? Grateful for what you have or irritated by what you don’t? And you want fries with that?

Read entire articleMay 21 2015 - 9:55pm
Oil Painting Workshop Features California Artist

Only 10 spaces remain for the first of two oil-painting workshops featuring artist Charmaine Olivia. The workshop, 'A Journey Within: Exploring the Art of Oil Painting,' will share 'how art's great power can serve as a tool for expression, as well as a medium for living life as art.'

Read entire articleMay 18 2015 - 2:54pm
The Bookworm: 'Welcome to My Breakdown'

Whoever said that big girls don’t cry needs to know that that’s not true: as in the new book “Welcome to My Breakdown” by Benilde Little, sometimes crying is only the beginning.

Read entire articleMay 8 2015 - 12:06am
The Bookworm: 'Buster the Little Garbage Truck'

With colorful illustrations by Kevin Zimmer and a sweet saves-the-day story by author Marcia Berneger, “Buster the Little Garbage Truck” will make it easy to choose a book for story time or bedtime.

Read entire articleApr 30 2015 - 11:03pm
The Bookworm: One (Steamy) Night

It was only supposed to be a one-night stand. But she wasn’t being entirely truthful with him. And he definitely wasn’t telling her everything, either… Let’s start here: “One Night” is steamy. But it’s not only that.

Read entire articleApr 23 2015 - 6:55pm
The Bookworm: 'Body of Truth'

In the new book “Body of Truth” by Harriet Brown, you’ll see that everything you thought you knew about weight may be a big fat lie.

Read entire articleApr 16 2015 - 9:52pm
The Bookworm: What it Takes to Succeed

Editors Jealous and Shorters invited 40 black men from all walks of life and achievement to tell their stories and share what helped them succeed.

Read entire articleApr 9 2015 - 10:30pm
The Bookworm: Meet 'A Penguin Named Patience'

Toddlers might be willing to sit still for this book, but I think pre-school kids and early grade-schoolers will enjoy it best. Find “A Penguin Named Patience” and get ready to open it.

Read entire articleApr 2 2015 - 11:38pm