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ms411
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October 5, 2014 12:16 am  

We subscribed to the Virgin Islands Daily News and had it mailed to us in the States. It was the best way to find out what things cost, what's available, and what goes on.

The paper was locally owned then, and just returned to local ownership, so should become more local again.

You shouldn't rely strictly on the internet if you're making a major moving decision. The paper is much more informative.

For St Croix, the Avis is the local paper, which has always been locally owned.


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klpmtm
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October 5, 2014 12:28 am  

Good point ms411. I can't find the Avis online. How do the other online newsapers compare? And since I cna't find avis online, how would I go about ordering it?

Thanks!


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October 5, 2014 1:16 am  

Avis not online. You either pay or do without.

VI Daily News online is a fraction of print publication.

Avis - phone 340.718.230. Don't see subscription info in the one I'm looking at.

VI Daily News - 340.714.9107. Jrobbins@dailynews.vi. Subscription rates available on request, though they don't say which department to request rates from.

The stateside owners eliminated a lot of local contributors, so I plan to write and ask that they bring them back. The paper needs more local recipes and cultural stories.


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October 5, 2014 1:22 am  

avis doesn't do mail subs any more.


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klpmtm
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October 5, 2014 1:23 am  

Thanks ms411! And rmb 2830 for the update!


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October 5, 2014 3:40 am  

If they don't do mail subs, you should see if a "secretarial" service can mail them to you on a weekly basis. I think the popular one on St Croix is Sylvia's, and one St Thomas it used to be Mail, Messages, and More, I think, in Crown Bay but she changed the name to something business services. She's at Crown Bay.

If you're willing to pay, you can find someone willing to do what you need.


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October 6, 2014 6:12 am  

Mail, Messages, and More is now called Mail Stop.


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October 6, 2014 8:43 am  

It's also called Knight Business Services, and that's the name on the door/window that's most prominent. She changed it to better reflect what she does.


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October 6, 2014 12:19 pm  

So who is the local entity that bought the Daily News?


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October 6, 2014 12:21 pm  

So who is the local entity that bought the Daily News?

http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/daily-news-publishing-co-sold-1.1763395


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October 6, 2014 2:36 pm  

Hope to see more local editorials as before. I would hardly call someone who just moved here and bought a business local. Lets see if the scope of the paper changes so he would qualify as locally owned. Hard to get the pulse of a community, especially as diverse as this one, when you first move here. It will be work.


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October 6, 2014 9:37 pm  

I would hardly call someone who just moved here and bought a business local.

And the guy is a lawyer with no obvious experience in publishing. In fact, it is difficult to tell what he has done and/or does from Googling him. He is from California originally, though, so he must be a good guy!


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October 6, 2014 9:51 pm  

Hope to see more local editorials as before. I would hardly call someone who just moved here and bought a business local. Lets see if the scope of the paper changes so he would qualify as locally owned. Hard to get the pulse of a community, especially as diverse as this one, when you first move here. It will be work.

I'm very nostalgic for how the paper was run when Ron, Penny, Hal and all those good people were part of such an enthusiastic team who provided excellent news. The busy, vibrant and cheerful offices so quickly turned into a veritable tomb and it's like walking into a morgue once you enter the bowels behind those big heavy doors ... The "news" is a shadow of what it once was and all the good local; stuff which was so unique to the territory and our way of life is sadly missed.


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October 9, 2014 11:57 am  

Here is a website I use for St. Croix
http://stcroixsource.com/


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October 9, 2014 12:37 pm  

Here is a website I use for St. Croix
http://stcroixsource.com//blockquote >

Reading the Avis (not online), the Source and the Daily News afford a good round-up of news and opinion.


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October 9, 2014 9:46 pm  

A friend of mine was a reporter in the 70's. At that time, the were a Pulitzer Prize-winning paper.


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October 9, 2014 10:16 pm  

Wish they were again. The islands are in dire need of some good investigative reporting. It would be a buffet of topics. Why, there are so many choices, it would be hard to know where to begin.


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October 9, 2014 11:39 pm  

maybe a proof reader would be nice too


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October 9, 2014 11:53 pm  

A friend of mine was a reporter in the 70's. At that time, the were a Pulitzer Prize-winning paper.

The Daily News was awarded a Pulitzer prize in '94 - which newspaper won one in the 70s?


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