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St. Thomas Schools Celebrate ‘Week of the Young Child’ with Parade, Activities

Hundreds of St. Thomas students marched from the Emile Griffith Ballpark to the Addelita Cancryn Junior High School field on Friday in celebration of "Week of the Young Child," a national campaign that highlights the needs of young children and recognizes the importance of early childhood education programs.

Environmentalists Map Coastal Use of East End Marine Park

Stakeholders and environmentalists spent two days at The Nature Conservancy on St. Croix discussing management and use of the East End Marine Park and to plot activities so moorings can be strategically placed.

A Taste of St. Croix Celebrates 15 Years

A Taste of St. Croix has matured into a world class event over the last 15 years. According to some, Thursday night’s culinary tasting was more creative, sophisticated and refined than ever.

Retirees Speak at GERS Board Meeting

Several retired individuals who have yet to receive their first annuity payment spoke at the GERS's board of trustees meeting Thursday on St. Croix.

2014 Ballot Woes May Repeat in 2016

The delays in counting and the trouble handling party symbol votes that plagued the 2014 election will repeat themselves unless the Legislature acts or a lawsuit is quickly filed, elections officials told senators.

Liburd Calls for Ban on Methyl Bromide in Territory

On Thursday, Sen. Almando “Rocky” Liburd issued a press release in which he called for an outright ban on methyl bromide in the territory. The pesticide has been used on St. John, St. Croix and in Puerto Rico.

Senate Panel Rejects Bill to Allow DPNR to Set Moorage Fees

The Committee on Government Services, Consumer and Veterans Affairs on Wednesday rejected bills to allow Planning and Natural Resources to set mooring fees without Senate approval and to make the V.I. Inspector General's Office an independent, semi-autonomous agency.

PSC Examiner Begins Hearings on WMA Special User Fees

Waste fees proposed by the V.I. Waste Management Authority will cost local households approximately $56 per year, according to officials, but residents testifying during a public hearing Wednesday said that’s still too much for struggling families within the territory.

Police Seek Missing Teen

Police on St. Thomas are asking the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Kiara Fahie, who has disappeared Monday after being dropped off at school.

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NATURAL MYSTIC - backlit by a late afternoon sun, members of Earth Mama's Pan African Dance Company perform at the St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture Fair.
The fair takes place in a new location, at the Bordeaux Farms Pavillion. Saturday displays included rabbits, silkie chickens and a turtle in the petting farm, lemongrass, squash, tomatoes and watermelon.
Chef Ashley Allen demonstrated turkey carving. Jason Budsan from the St. Thomas-St. John Environmental Association showed how layering mulch from storm debris and sargasso seaweed makes great compost.
There was also a coal pot lighting contest at sunset. More fun to come on Sunday.
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