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Local Artist Previews Forthcoming Documentary for Emancipation Day

An Emancipation Day preview screening of St. Croix artist La Vaughn Belle's forthcoming documentary 'The House that Freedom Built' drew more than 50 people Friday to the Free Gut neighborhood of Christiansted.

St. John Remembers Oswin Sewer Sr. on Emancipation Day

In Emancipation Day songs and stories, residents Friday remembered Oswin “Zeke” Sewer Sr., who died suddenly June 28. Sewer was a mainstay of the celebration held annually in Cruz Bay Park.

Emancipation Day Marked in Frederiksted

St. Croix residents and V.I. dignitaries gathered Friday to celebrate Emancipation Day, remembering July 3, 1848, when “General Buddhoe” led the uprising that won freedom for all slaves in the territory.

Tourism Devoting Extra Hotel Tax Funds on Ads, Promotions and Subsidizing Flights

The Department of Tourism is seeking an extra $1.5 million from hotel occupancy tax revenues for promotions and to subsidize airlift to bring in more visitors, the Senate Finance Committee heard Thursday.

New School Discipline Policy Moving Away from Suspensions

The Board of Education is revising V.I. student disciplinary policy to move away from punishing students by sending them home and instead to try to directly address and correct the specific behavior.

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: A Tribute to Oswin ‘Zeke’ Sewer Sr.

I have chosen to dedicate today’s article to my uncle, retired educator and community activist Oswin “Zeke” Sewer Sr. because he truly was a Jewel of the Virgin Islands.

N.Y. Judge Rejects Hess Suit for Lack of Jurisdiction

A New York District Court Judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit by Hovensa's parent company seeking $84 million, saying his court lacked jurisdiction to judge the suit on its merits.

Mapp Disapproves Carambola Golf Club EDC Tax Break Extension

Gov. Kenneth Mapp disapproved the application of the Carambola Golf Club for an extension and modification of EDC benefits, citing a lack of compliance with the terms of the tax breaks.

U.S. Marshals Put St. Croix Man on Most Wanted List

The U.S. Marshals Service has J’Wa Charlery, 19, of St. Croix to its "15 Most Wanted Fugitives" list as a suspect in a murder that took place in November in Richmond, Va.

The Bookworm: ‘Twisted’ Gets Pretty Tangled

Students of culture and people-watching readers will enjoy this book, I think, as will anyone who’s pondered a change of pace. Be aware, though, that it may take perseverance.

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