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Charles Leonard’s produce stand is full of local produce at Market Square.

Charles Leonard’s produce stand is full of local produce at Market Square.


Local News

Mapp Announces Expansion of Health Insurance for V.I. Children

Health insurance for V.I. children and families will be expanded beginning Oct. 1 under the federal Child Health Insurance Program, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced at a news conference Wednesday.
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Sen. Jean Forde (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Education Officials At News Conference As Senate Education Hearing Opens

Sen. Jean Forde was not happy when Gov. Kenneth Mapp called a press conference on school readiness for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Two weeks earlier he had scheduled a Senate hearing on the same topic at 10 a.m.
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USVI Debt, Debt Service and Local Revenues, 2004-2016. Data compiled from V.I. government budget documentation and other sources by Bill Kossler. (Click on image for larger view.)

Downward Spiral: Debt Rating Agencies Downgrade USVI Again

Tuesday, Fitch Ratings, the debt rating agency, downgraded nearly $2 billion in USVI bond debt for the third time in less than two years. Wednesday, S&P Global Ratings followed suit.
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Firefighters fight blaze at Stoners Alley Bar. (Chris Thomas photo)

*Update* Firefighters Battle Blaze next to Stoners Alley Bar

V.I. Fire Service firefighters fought a blaze Wednesday afternoon adjacent to the Big Cock Bar and Grill, so named because the bar's sign shows a large rooster.
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Editorial / Blogs

Virtue of the Week: Cleanliness

Cleanliness means more than washing often, keeping your body clean and wearing clean clothes. It is putting into your body and your mind only the things that keep you healthy. It is cleaning up mistakes and making a fresh start.
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Virtue of the Week: Modesty

Modesty is having self-respect. When you value yourself with quiet pride, you accept praise with humility and gratitude. Modesty is being comfortable with yourself and setting healthy boundaries about your body and privacy. You are practicing modesty
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Trump’s Immigration Reform Insults Lady Liberty

Emma Lazarus would be ashamed to see her words and her dream dashed by an American president whose legislative pursuits are propped up through intimidation, racism, and xenophobia.
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Virtue of the Week: Assertiveness

Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express your own ideas. You know what you stand for and what you won't stand for.
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