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CHRISTIANSTED — The 13th Annual Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge is well underway and challenges the territory’s students in grades K-6 to read five or more books during the summer months, now through September 3. The longstanding literacy initiative is sponsored by the Office of the Governor and the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police in the St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island districts have reduced homicides by 64 percent over the same period last year, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. There were 16 murders in STT, STJ and Water Island between January 1, 2020 and July 13, 2020.

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CRUZ BAY — Police say a St. John man turned himself in after allegedly hitting another man over the head with a brick during an argument in Susannaberg early Sunday morning. A St. John man in told officers at 12:36 a.m. Sunday that he had been assaulted by another man

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly Government House briefing today, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta expressed thoughts and prayers on behalf of Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and Lt. Governor Tregenza A. Roach to residents of the British Virgin Islands as they struggle through a surge of COVID-19 cases that are increasing

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two lucky people won $200,000 in the first ever General Vaccine Lottery on Friday — but Government House, the program itself and lottery officials — all won’t say who won. Governor Albert Bryan announced in late June that under his promotional campaign “Vax To Win USVI” one

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NASHVILLE — Virgin Islands Department of Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin led a delegation of school administrators, content-area coordinators, and state and district leaders at the 29th Annual Model Schools Conference in Tennessee recently. The VIDE’s attendance at this year’s conference also comes as the official launch of its involvement in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Department of Education officials announced in a series of radio and online interviews this week that all public schools in the territory will resume in-person operations for the 2021-2022 school year, beginning August 9. The announcement came following walkthroughs of campuses in the two districts

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ATLANTA — The U.S. Virgin Islands Division of Personnel has announced the launch of a national campaign to raise awareness of the wide range of public service jobs available in the territory with an aggressive focus on attracting Virgin Islanders living abroad. An interactive Career Mixer will be held on

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CRUZ BAY — Virgin Islands police have admitted to “losing track” of the boyfriend of a missing British woman who is the only person of interest in her disappearance. Meanwhile, detectives have issued a fresh appeal for Ryan Bane, a St. John skipper, to explain what happened on the night

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