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Bordeaux Fire Station Tango Company Reopens

The Virgin Islands Fire Service has announced that the parts for the apparatus have been successfully installed and the apparatus…

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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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Virtue of the Week: Courtesy

Courtesy is being polite and having good manners. When you speak and act courteously, you give others a feeling of being valued and respected. Greet people pleasantly.

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2015-03-02 00:35:15
UVI Play Portrays St. Croix Native and Activist Hubert Harrison

St. Croix native Hubert Harrison is widely considered a leader in the movement for equality and justice for African Americans during the early 20th Century. Harrison worked closely with W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey and other activists, but he never received the acclaim of those leaders.

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2015-02-28 22:03:39
Hassel Island Lime Kiln Restored

In little more than 12 weeks, the 19th century lime kiln on Hassel Island has been restored from an abandoned, crumbling structure to the island’s newest cultural treasure. The restoration was carried out through the St. Thomas Historical Trust.

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2015-02-28 16:55:10
Arts/Entertainment — St. Thomas
The Bookworm: Dancing to the Tune of Social Justice

There’s something in this book for music fans and political historians. If you want to learn more about women and the roots of social justice, “Harlem Nocturne” will make you dance.

Read entire articleOct 2 2013 - 10:02pm
The Bookworm: 'Sister Betty Says I Do'

If you’re looking for an easy, entertaining novel just for fun, 'Sister Betty Says I Do' will probably do.

Read entire articleSep 26 2013 - 1:45am
The Bookworm: The Latest from Terry McMillan

If you’re looking for a little escape this weekend or confirmation that your life isn’t so bad after all, then here’s the novel you want: “Who Asked You?” by best-selling author Terry McMillian.

Read entire articleSep 19 2013 - 12:50am
The Bookworm: 'Five Days at Memorial'

Could you do something wrongly right? That’s what allegedly happens in “Five Days at Memorial” by Sheri Fink. One of our country’s worst disasters may have led to one of medicine’s most questionable acts.

Read entire articleSep 11 2013 - 12:37am
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