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Homicides 2014

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2014, with statistics broken down by island, as…

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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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Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill approved in committee Thursday is enacted into law.

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2014-09-18 22:31:06
Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Rhodni Skelton

Born on St. Thomas, raised primarily on St. Croix, and spending most of his summers in Tortola, Rhodni Skelton has had a rare opportunity to be educated in multiple cultural environments.

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2014-09-18 21:33:59
Wilson Says Corrections Continues to Work on Golden Grove Deficiencies

V.I. Bureau of Corrections Director Julius C. Wilson on Wednesday acknowledged problems at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility and said some improvements have been made.

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2014-09-17 23:34:12
Arts/Entertainment — St. Thomas
The Bookworm Takes an Updated Look at 'Colorism'

The more things change, the more they remain the same. “The Color Complex” by Kathy Russel-Cole, Midge Wilson and Ronald E. Hall demonstrates how much “colorism” still matters.

Read entire articleMay 1 2013 - 11:52pm
The Bookworm: Spice it Up with 'Decadence'

Being open to new adventures keeps life fresh and exciting. And as you’ll see in the new novel “Decadence” by Eric Jerome Dickey, embracing new experiences can also fulfill fantasies.

Read entire articleApr 25 2013 - 2:00am
Dockside Bookshop Book Picks Are In

 Here is where you will find what's new at St. Thomas's well known Dockside Bookshop at Havensight Mall. Every week you will find new titles to peruse. Look for updates of our "picks" for fiction and non-fiction. We will gladly order any books you want. E-mail dockside@islands.vi

Read entire articleApr 20 2013 - 9:21pm
The Bookworm: Friends, Foes or Frenemies?

She was a schemer, she was ghetto, she was the worst kind of liar, and a friendship between the two of you was Not Going To Happen. Not in a hundred years. Famous last words...

Read entire articleApr 10 2013 - 11:45pm
Crowds Welcome Weekend Gospel Drama

The Prior Jollek Hall on Antilles School the campus was filled to capacity last weekend as hundreds turned out for the musical “Out of Darkness.”

Read entire articleMar 25 2013 - 11:25pm
The Bookworm: "The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat”

If you’ve ever had a friend (or two) that you knew better than you know yourself, then you need to share this book. “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat” is great for one, but better for all.

Read entire articleMar 20 2013 - 11:42pm
V.I. Council on the Arts Announces Poetry Out Loud Winners

 V.I. Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation, organizes Poetry Out Loud (POL), which encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition.

Read entire articleMar 20 2013 - 5:36am
The Bookworm Recomends Walter Mosley's Latest Paperback

Making a mess is called “living.” But in the novel “All I Did Was Shoot My Man” by Walter Mosley, another mess needs cleaning up soon – or somebody dies.

Read entire articleMar 14 2013 - 4:03pm
PORTRAITS in INK 3: Heavy Metal” Opens at Fstop Gallery

  Fstop Gallery will host “PORTRAITS in INK 3: Heavy Metal,” featuring work by photographer Steve Rockstein. The exhibition opens at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.

Read entire articleMar 12 2013 - 3:35pm
The Bookworm Recomends a Cure for 'the Gimmes'

Somewhere in your home there lives a little beggar who can’t take “no” for an answer. If you had a dime for every dollar he’s asked for, you’d be rich.

Read entire articleMar 6 2013 - 10:08pm