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VITRAN Bus Service Suspended on Halloween After 5 p.m.

VITRAN’s fixed route bus service will be suspended at 5 p.m. on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Friday, Oct.…

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Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. discusses the Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, homicide of Keithroy Caines at Oswald Harris Housing Court.

 
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Jewels of the Virgin Isles – One Year Later

When I decided to bring this column to life on Nov. 1, 2013, it was to raise awareness about the incredible contributions that men and women from the U.S. Virgin Islands are making to American life and on an international scale.

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2014-10-30 22:33:41
DeJongh, Atlantic Basin Official, Sign Operating Agreement for Refinery

Gov. John deJongh Jr. and principals of Atlantic Basin Refining VI signed an operating agreement Wednesday that, once approved by the Legislature, will begin the process of restarting the oil refinery on St. Croix's south shore.

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2014-10-29 20:13:06
V.I. Agencies Prepping For Ebola But Risk Is Slight, Officials Tell Senate

V.I. Health, hospital and emergency management officials are coordinating, training and preparing for the nightmare scenario of an Ebola outbreak in the territory, but agency officials told senators Wednesday an outbreak is unlikely and there is no cause for alarm.

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2014-10-29 19:16:07
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The Bookworm: Discovering Addiction's High Price

You think you know the price of drugs and addiction? In the new book “High Price” by Dr. Carl Hart, you’ll be surprised at recent revelations.

Read entire articleSep 4 2013 - 11:01pm
The Bookworm: Read the Book about 'The Speech'

Sometimes a small decision that seems insignificant turns out to be the best thing that can happen. And in the new book “The Speech” by Gary Younge, you’ll see how an off-the-cuff choice created a legacy.

Read entire articleAug 29 2013 - 1:10am
The Bookworm: A Woman's Difficult Journey in 'Gloria'

Gloria came to realize that the only way she and her sister would manage was to sell themselves to men. She resisted but was told it was “the only way yu going mek yuself a life that is your own…”

Read entire articleAug 22 2013 - 1:16am
St. Croix Independent Filmmaker Struggles to Bring First Film to Larger Audience

Local filmmaker Ramon Richardson’s movie, “Dangers of the Tongue,” took three years to write, direct and produce with a budget of $300,000. The film was shot entirely on location in St. Croix.

Read entire articleAug 16 2013 - 1:01am
The Bookworm: The Men that Inspired 'The Butler'

Born some five decades after the end of slavery, Allen grew up working in a white family’s kitchen, where he learned the fine arts of table-setting and dish-washing, which served him well.

Read entire articleAug 14 2013 - 11:48pm
The Bookworm: Discovering the Family Secrets

You know the story of how your parents fell in love, but there are a lot of things you don’t know about them. In “A Family Affair” by ReShonda Tate Billingsley, finding out could be a painful thing.

Read entire articleAug 2 2013 - 2:22am
The Bookworm: 'Sister in Search of Justice'

In “Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice” by Sylvia Bell White & Jody LePage, you’ll read about one woman’s journey from Louisiana to Wisconsin and into history.

Read entire articleJul 24 2013 - 11:59pm
United Jazz Foundation Collaborates with Jazz at Lincoln Center to Enhance V.I. Music Program

 United Jazz Foundation (UJF), administrator of the music education program "Mentoring Through the Arts of Music" (MTAM), is collaborating with New York-based, non-profit music organization Jazz at Lincoln Center to add new teachers to its roster and to implement a new program for children eight years old and under on the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleJul 23 2013 - 4:11pm
The Bookworm: 'Science of Smarter Spending'

There’s a reason why you’ve never seen a Happiness Store at the mall: turns out Mom was right when she said money can’t buy happiness. It can, however, buy “Happy Money,” which is a good start.

Read entire articleJul 18 2013 - 12:06am
The Bookworm: 'Queen of the Air' Soars

For anyone who knows that stardust can be a tarnished and magic is an illusion, “Queen of the Air” absolutely soars.

Read entire articleJul 4 2013 - 11:59am