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VIWMA, UVI-CES, Gifft Hill School Offer Free Compost Workshops

The V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is partnering with the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) and…

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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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VIWMA Asks Residents to Report Illegal Wastewater Discharges

The V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) reports that its wastewater treatment plants are being impacted by the illegal dumping of wastewater at manholes in the territory.

2016-10-25 16:04:23
Three Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine

Three St. Thomas men have been arrested in two separate cases and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe said in a Monday news release. 

2016-10-24 18:05:58
Beach Advisory for October 17-21

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:

2016-10-22 03:11:15
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The Bookworm: 'Stealing the Game' is Perfect 3-Pointer

More than just a basketball novel, “Stealing the Game” is also a mystery, solved by a sharp, smart, funny, and genuinely nice 13-year-old. It’s perfect. Three points.

Read entire articleMar 26 2015 - 11:47pm
'Pirate' Guitarist Tom Mason Returns to Islands

Tom Mason and the Blue Bucaneers, a pirate-themed band from Nashville, will return to the territory in March for two weeks of performances beginning Wednesday all across the territory.

Read entire articleMar 16 2015 - 6:35pm
The Bookworm: 'It's Not Rocket Science'

Here impossibly high-positioned, super-famous CEOs are not held up as the only examples of achievement. That gives readers a sense that, indeed, mega-success truly is attainable by anyone.

Read entire articleMar 13 2015 - 1:29am
The Bookworm: Not a Perfect Children's Book

Readers looking for the life story of Baker will find the usual: her rough childhood, her early career, her later performances. So far, so good – until you take into account the missing words, incorrect facts and timeline confusion.

Read entire articleMar 5 2015 - 11:05pm
The Bookworm: 'Revolutionary Year in Music'

This book will have you humming along with songs you remember, but what’s most fascinating about this book is seeing how times changed so completely in one year.

Read entire articleFeb 26 2015 - 9:22pm
The Bookworm: Anne Tyler's Latest Family Saga

Cut from the same cloth. That’s what your grandma said about you and your siblings, but it couldn’t have been further from the truth: you were different as sun and rain.

Read entire articleFeb 20 2015 - 12:47am
The Bookworm: Life After Mean Girls

There is life after high school. You wouldn’t imagine spending the rest of your days feeling like you did at 13, or enduring a not-cool lifetime of zits, hormones, self-consciousness, bad hair and Mean Girls.

Read entire articleFeb 13 2015 - 1:01am
The Bookworm: 'Shark Skin Suite'

If you’re new to Tim Dorsey’s novels, beware that the first two-thirds of this book are pure free-for-all. But if you’re a fan, head to the bookstore for “Shark Skin Suite.” It's is your kinda book.

Read entire articleFeb 5 2015 - 8:50pm
The Bookworm: 'Magician’s Lie' Leaves You Feeling Sawed in Two

I’m still reeling from the possibilities myself, because author Greer Macallister’s conjured up the kind of novel that pulls readers in, shakes us up and leaves us feeling sawed in two.

Read entire articleJan 30 2015 - 12:50am
The Bookworm: Forget about Figuring out This Whodunit

I think mystery lovers and fans of thrillers will both get a kick out of reading this novel, so look for it this week. But beware – start “The Girl on the Train” and any plans you had will be derailed.

Read entire articleJan 22 2015 - 12:20pm