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Department of Health to Close Operations for Staff Training Day

The Virgin Islands Department of Health will be closed on Wednesday, April 22, on St. Thomas and Thursday, April 23,…

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Dancing Classrooms Helps Antilles School Celebrate Family Friday Campaign

Antilles School celebrated the Week of the Young Child and the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s “Family Friday Campaign.” The spotlight was on the Dancing Classrooms program that teaches fifth and eighth graders the basics of everything from waltz to swing, while integrating life skills, such as lessons in teamwork and etiquette.

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2015-04-18 04:29:39
Source Manager’s Journal: Searching for Excellence

If someone wants to find a model for building an excellent organization and a true team – of any kind – take a look at the 2014-15 U Conn women’s basketball team. You won’t go wrong.

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2015-04-16 21:57:16
The Bookworm: 'Body of Truth'

In the new book “Body of Truth” by Harriet Brown, you’ll see that everything you thought you knew about weight may be a big fat lie.

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2015-04-16 21:52:47
News — St. Thomas
Moody's Upgrades WAPA Financial Rating
Moody’s Investors Service revised the V.I. Water and Power Authority's financial rating outlook from “negative” to “stable" this week, according to WAPA
Read entire articleApr 2 2015 - 8:53am
Art Brightens Frenchtown Wall

A Frenchtown neighborhood looks a little brighter this week thanks to the work of 15 art students from Addelita Cancryn Junior High School and a handful of volunteers led by volunteer teacher’s assistant Cecille Arbour.

Read entire articleApr 1 2015 - 11:25pm
Rotary II Names Bishop Bevard its ‘Person of the Year’

Bishop Herbert Bevard was named 2015 'Person of the Year' by Rotary of St. Thomas II during a luncheon at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef.

Read entire articleApr 1 2015 - 10:58pm
Crime Stoppers: Virginia Homicide, Local Burglary, Shots Fired

J’Wa “Bala” Charlery, who is wanted for a homicide in Richmond, Va., in November 2014. Charlery is a 20-year-old black male, six feet tall, weighs 160 pounds and is believed to be on St. Croix.

Read entire articleApr 1 2015 - 12:00pm
All Eyes on 2017 Centennial at 98th Anniversary of Transfer Day

On the 98th anniversary of Transfer Day celebration on St. Thomas on Tuesday, the focus was decidedly on the Virgin Islands' future, as dignitaries spoke of plans for the 2017 Transfer Day centennial.

Read entire articleApr 1 2015 - 1:24am
Gaming Conference Looks at New Options, Building ‘Trust’ in V.I. System

The International Masters of Gaming Law organization returned to the territory this week for a spring conference that brought representatives from more than 40 different countries to St. Thomas.

Read entire articleApr 1 2015 - 1:11am
Lockhart Elementary Wins National Honor for its Nonviolence Program

Lockhart Elementary School on St. Thomas was honored by Students Against Violence Everywhere, sharing the organization's chapter of the year title with Cuthbertson High School in North Carolina.

Read entire articleApr 1 2015 - 1:02am
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