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NOAA Announces Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for Grouper

The public is reminded that there is a seasonal prohibition on fishing for or possession of red, black, tiger, yellowfin…

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Quantum of the Seas Sets WICO Record on Inaugural Visit

Royal Caribbean International's 1,140-foot cruise liner Quantum of the Seas became the largest cruise ship ever to berth at the West Indian Co. Ltd. company dock on St. Thomas on Tuesday.

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2015-01-27 20:32:12
Interior Confronts Climate Change in Territories

The Virgin Islands is about to get a push in addressing environmental and economic issues associated with climate change, thanks to a newly created position of climate change coordinator.

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2015-01-27 20:01:03
Senators Upbeat on Mapp's State of the Territory Address

Senators gave Gov. Kenneth Mapp high marks for laying out a clear picture of the territory's financial woes and pointing to a way forward at his first state of the territory address Monday.

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2015-01-27 03:16:11
Arts/Entertainment — St. Thomas
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
The Bookworm Introduces Kids to Nelson Mandela

Imagine being locked in a room for years and years and years for no good reason. That’s what happened to a great man in Africa, and in the book “Nelson Mandela,” you’ll read about that man and his life.

Read entire articleJun 26 2013 - 11:43pm
The Bookworm Meets Lady Day's Dogs

When Billie Holiday was a little girl, she dreamed of becoming a star. And that’s just what happened. But even big-time stars need someone to listen to their dreams and fears. Lady Day had her dogs.

Read entire articleJun 20 2013 - 1:23am