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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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DOH to Host Zika Public Forums

In response to the rise in Zika cases in the territory and the recent discovery that Zika can be sexually transmitted by both men and women, the V.I. Department of Health (VIDOH) is sponsoring two Zika public forums, one in each district.

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2016-07-23 07:19:16
V.I.’s Julius Jackson Loses to Opponent Odom in Third Round

After dominating for two rounds Friday against opponent Jerry Odom, 340 Boxing champ Julius Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) got caught with a right to the head that left him unable to continue, allowing Odom to win the bout by technical knockout 1:54 into the third round. 

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2016-07-23 00:46:43
Beach Advisory for July 18-22

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:

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2016-07-22 23:08:05
Arts/Entertainment — St. Thomas
The Bookworm: 'It's Not Rocket Science'

Here impossibly high-positioned, super-famous CEOs are not held up as the only examples of achievement. That gives readers a sense that, indeed, mega-success truly is attainable by anyone.

Read entire articleMar 13 2015 - 1:29am
The Bookworm: Not a Perfect Children's Book

Readers looking for the life story of Baker will find the usual: her rough childhood, her early career, her later performances. So far, so good – until you take into account the missing words, incorrect facts and timeline confusion.

Read entire articleMar 5 2015 - 11:05pm
The Bookworm: 'Revolutionary Year in Music'

This book will have you humming along with songs you remember, but what’s most fascinating about this book is seeing how times changed so completely in one year.

Read entire articleFeb 26 2015 - 9:22pm
The Bookworm: Anne Tyler's Latest Family Saga

Cut from the same cloth. That’s what your grandma said about you and your siblings, but it couldn’t have been further from the truth: you were different as sun and rain.

Read entire articleFeb 20 2015 - 12:47am
The Bookworm: Life After Mean Girls

There is life after high school. You wouldn’t imagine spending the rest of your days feeling like you did at 13, or enduring a not-cool lifetime of zits, hormones, self-consciousness, bad hair and Mean Girls.

Read entire articleFeb 13 2015 - 1:01am
The Bookworm: 'Shark Skin Suite'

If you’re new to Tim Dorsey’s novels, beware that the first two-thirds of this book are pure free-for-all. But if you’re a fan, head to the bookstore for “Shark Skin Suite.” It's is your kinda book.

Read entire articleFeb 5 2015 - 8:50pm
The Bookworm: 'Magician’s Lie' Leaves You Feeling Sawed in Two

I’m still reeling from the possibilities myself, because author Greer Macallister’s conjured up the kind of novel that pulls readers in, shakes us up and leaves us feeling sawed in two.

Read entire articleJan 30 2015 - 12:50am
The Bookworm: Forget about Figuring out This Whodunit

I think mystery lovers and fans of thrillers will both get a kick out of reading this novel, so look for it this week. But beware – start “The Girl on the Train” and any plans you had will be derailed.

Read entire articleJan 22 2015 - 12:20pm
The Bookworm: 'Stella by Starlight'

Fire can be a good thing. It can bring warm rooms and hot meals – but when Stella Mills saw the sparks from across Kilkenny Pond that night in 1932, she knew there was nothing good about that fire.

Read entire articleJan 14 2015 - 10:45pm
The Bookworm: Resolve to Find Love

If you want love of self or other this year, don’t breeze through this easy-to-read book, even if you’re tempted to. Instead grab it.

Read entire articleJan 1 2015 - 11:08pm