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GERS Announces Partial Office Closure on June 3

Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) Administrator Austin L. Nibbs advises members of the partial closing of the St. Thomas offices…

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Virtue of the Week: Helpfulness

Helpfulness is being of service to others, doing thoughtful things that make a difference in their lives. ... When we help each other, we get more done. We make our lives easier.

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2015-05-31 17:50:29
Mapp Moves Out of $14,500 a Month Villa

Gov. Ken Mapp has moved out of the St. Thomas villa he has used when on St. Thomas since taking office, and the government returned the property to the West Indian Company, which has been paying the $14,500 a month rent.

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2015-05-31 02:04:06
Casino Commission Gets Involved in Racetrack Disagreement

Legal counsel for the Flamboyant Horsemen Association and TRAXCO argued for a delay, or dismissal, in a hearing regarding their  agreements to the Randall “Doc” James Racetrack on St. Croix.

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2015-05-28 00:11:18
Arts/Entertainment — St. Thomas
The Bookworm: Addressing 'A Big Fat Crisis'

So you say you need to lose 10 pounds – but they’re kicking your (well-padded) butt? It might not be your fault, and “A Big Fat Crisis” tells you why but not without an extra helping of controversy.

Read entire articleFeb 19 2014 - 7:58pm
The Bookworm: Let the Staple Singers 'Take You' Back

This is a great look at history, both musically and culturally, and particularly if you’re a fan of soul, R&B or gospel, “I’ll Take You There” is a book you’ll want to corner.

Read entire articleFeb 13 2014 - 12:00am
The Bookworm: 'Josephine' Will Be-Bop Into Your Child's Heart

So what would you do if you were told that you couldn’t perform because your skin was the wrong color? In “Josephine” by Patricia Hruby Powell, one woman decides to do it anyhow.

Read entire articleFeb 6 2014 - 12:21am
The Bookworm: 'Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom'

While smaller children will surely appreciate this picture book about a real man and his accomplishments, for adults and older kids, there’s much more to the story.

Read entire articleJan 30 2014 - 12:26am
The Bookworm: 'The Truth is in the Wine'

This is a great weekend-vacation kind of read and, yes, it’s something you can enjoy with a glass of wine. Be careful, however, before you share 'The Truth is in the Wine' with your mom.

Read entire articleJan 23 2014 - 1:01am
The Bookworm: Hit 'Reset' to Beat the Job-Loss Blues

Read “Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act” by Dwain Schenck and you might be inspired to hit the streets again.

Read entire articleJan 17 2014 - 12:13am
The Bookworm's Best Books of 2013

Who can take hours and hours to actually read a book, especially if it’s not all that good? It’s my job to find the good stuff for you and, for this calendar year, these are the books I loved best.

Read entire articleJan 1 2014 - 10:40pm
The Bookworm: ‘Jim Crow Wisdom’

‘Jim Crow Wisdom’ might spur you to share a few good stories and you may find it to be quite eye-opening.

Read entire articleDec 25 2013 - 10:32pm
The Bookworm: Trash Woes and Refunds in a 'Junkyward Planet'

Where do old Christmas lights go after you’ve put them in the recycling bin? Read “Junkyard Planet” by Adam Minter and you might be surprised to find out.

Read entire articleDec 19 2013 - 2:13am
The Bookworm: Warm Your Hearts with 'The Dogs of Christmas'

If you must have a holiday tale to put you in the Christmas mood, this is the one you must have. For whatever little free time you’ve got left this season, “The Dogs of Christmas” is worth giving it up for.

Read entire articleDec 12 2013 - 12:26am