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Judge Sentences Man to 33 Months on Ammo Charge

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Monday sentenced Rudy Bridges to 33 months in prison for possession of…

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Virtue of the Week: Honesty

Honesty is being truthful and sincere. It is important because it builds trust. When people are honest, they can be relied on not to lie, cheat, or steal. When you are open and trustworthy, others can believe in you.

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2015-03-29 19:35:58
Antilles School Has Music Appreciation Week; Student Wins State Poetry Out Loud

Antilles School celebrated Music Appreciation Week with everyone from 2015 Territorial Poetry Out Loud winner Jonathon Qualls to Charlotte Amalie High School's Marching Hawks, whose drumline "turned up" the Lower School stage.

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2015-03-28 09:28:04
V.I. Lit Fest Draws Readers and Writers

At the first Virgin Islands Literacy Festival and Book Fair, internationally known authors and publishers talk passionately about topics of interest to Caribbean readers, writers and students.

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2015-03-27 23:45:27
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Feds Yank DPNR's Boating Infrastructure Grant for Summers End Marina

A Monday letter from DPNR to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stated the decision to yank the bulk of $1.3 million grant to the planned Summers End Marina in Coral Bay was “within its discretion."

Read entire articleMar 30 2015 - 10:16pm
V.I. Answer Desk: Why is the V.I. Government About to Have a One-Week Paid Holiday?

A reader asked if the V.I. government was shutting down, with pay, for an entire week. "Most government offices are closed in observation of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday." Tuesday is Transfer Day.

Read entire articleMar 30 2015 - 10:11pm
Seaborne Codeshares with American Airlines to Territory

Effective immediately, Seaborne Airlines codeshare partnership with American Airlines has been expanded to include both St. Thomas and St. Croix, the airline announced Monday.

Read entire articleMar 30 2015 - 9:45pm
Regatta's Final Day Sees Intense Racing, Close Finishes

On the final day of the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta, the racing in the most highly competitive category came down to a tie-breaker.

Read entire articleMar 30 2015 - 12:22am
@Work: ‘Phantasea’ Botanical Garden Opens in Northside Backyard

Tucked away amid quiet mountain homes, Patsy Breunlin’s dream enterprise made an understated appearance a couple of months ago. The opening was so soft that one neighbor a street away was blindsided when a motorist asked for directions to the botanical gardens.

Read entire articleMar 29 2015 - 6:35pm
Regatta's Second Day Offers a Little Something for Everyone

The 62-yacht fleet competing in this year's St. Thomas International regatta divided into two groups Saturday, one racing a round-the-buoy course and the other round-the-rock, testing the talents of seasoned sailors and weekend warriors alike.

Read entire articleMar 29 2015 - 1:51am
Winners All at the Special Olympics

Some 40 faces full of joy were the stars of the show Saturday morning during the the 2015 Special Olympics at Charlotte Amalie High School on St. Thomas.

Read entire articleMar 29 2015 - 1:39am
Wild, Windy Racing Opens Regatta

Spectacular broaches, inadvertent jibes, man-overboard rescues and crazy capsizes created a dramatic start to the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta on Friday. Racing continues Saturday and Sunday.

Read entire articleMar 28 2015 - 12:22am
Budget Crisis Hits V.I. Carnival; No Fireworks

V.I. Carnival will forego fireworks next week and cut back on entertainment this year, due to the government's budget shortfall, which has grown to $145 million.

Read entire articleMar 28 2015 - 12:09am
Mapp Signs New Film and Video Tax Breaks

Gov. Kenneth Mapp "reluctantly" signed into law an act creating new film and video tax breaks, but said in a statement Friday he was doing so in spite of its practical problems and drafting errors.

Read entire articleMar 27 2015 - 11:59pm