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Magens Bay Authority to Hold Public Meeting Dec. 10

The Magens Bay Authority has announced a public meeting for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, to discuss its plans to…

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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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Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don't expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams. 

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2016-12-04 18:49:46
Beach Advisory for Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

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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2016-12-02 23:28:09
Source Manager’s Journal: The Hospital Crisis Revisited, Asking ‘Why’

Why does JFL Hospital exist?  Why do V.I. public agencies perform more poorly than their peers elsewhere? In this specific case, why is JFL faced with the rare threat of CMS decertification?

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2016-12-02 10:53:34
Arts/Entertainment — St. Thomas
The Bookworm: 'Black Man in a White Coat'

When you first glimpse “Black Man in a White Coat,” you may wonder if it’s about health or if it’s a memoir. It’s both, actually, but that scarcely matters when a book is this good.

Read entire articleSep 8 2015 - 11:19pm
The Bookworm: 'Household Workers Unite'

This isn’t your curl-up-in-front-of-a-fireplace kind of read but it is a pleasure, especially if you’re a historian, feminist or domestic worker yourself.

Read entire articleSep 1 2015 - 9:56pm
The Bookworm: Exercise Your Rights to Read

Being a children’s picture story doesn’t at all diminish its power. Indeed, “Lillian’s Right to Vote” is 10 feet tall, and it’s something neither you nor your child will be able to leave.

Read entire articleAug 25 2015 - 10:28pm
The Bookworm: Trust Me on 'Shots on the Bridge'

Trust me. In the new book “Shots on the Bridge” by Ronnie Greene, you’ll read about assumed trust that was broken in a most devastating way.

Read entire articleAug 20 2015 - 12:58am
The Bookworm: 'Simple Lessons for a Better Life'

If you’re dealing with adversity or just watching too much news, “Simple Lessons for a Better Life” may be just the thing to inspire you.

Read entire articleAug 6 2015 - 12:23am
The Bookworm: Wow, 'Only the Strong'

Author Jabari Asim draws a reader in with the kind of writing that sometimes makes you forget that you’re reading a piece of fiction. "Only the Strong” will leave you weak in the knees.

Read entire articleJul 24 2015 - 12:55am
The Bookworm: You'll Laugh, You'll Cry

We like to believe that we own our pets, says Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, at least until the “lease has expired." She says we teach our dogs to stay, "but they never do.” Read “All Dogs Go to Kevin.”

Read entire articleJul 15 2015 - 8:43pm
The Bookworm: 'Balm' is No Quick Fix

“Balm” is a bit of surprise: it’s not exactly a love story, not exactly a ghost story, not exactly a novel of amends. It’s closer to all three, and that only works sometimes.

Read entire articleJul 8 2015 - 12:02am
The Bookworm: 'Twisted' Gets Pretty Tangled

Students of culture and people-watching readers will enjoy this book, I think, as will anyone who’s pondered a change of pace. Be aware, though, that it may take perseverance.

Read entire articleJul 2 2015 - 12:01am
The Bookworm: If You're Looking for Treasure - or Pirates

Arrrgh! Who hasn’t dreamed of finding buried loot or undersea riches? For you and the child inside who never stopped looking, “Pirate Hunters” is treasure enough.

Read entire articleJun 25 2015 - 12:46am