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Senate Hears New and Old Proposals for GERS

Sen. Janelle Sarauw asked why the Government Employees' Retirement System of the Virgin Islands kept a consultant firm on contract for seven years when all she heard from the consultant was the system needed “a significant infusion of cash.”
The Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex in St. Thomas is a source of concern following recent allegations of corrections officers asleep on the job. (File photo)

20 Infected With COVID-19 at St. Thomas Jail – None Yet at STX Jail

Twenty people recently tested positive for COVID-19 at the Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Complex or St. Thomas jail, according to the Bureau of Corrections. The St. Croix jail has not had a confirmed case but has not had everyone tested. 

Bryan: More Contagion Enforcement for Restaurants, Boaters and Fines for Not Wearing Masks

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued new COVID-19 mandates, limiting funerals to groups of 10, closures of restaurants that don’t comply with safety orders, confiscating boats that engage in “rafting” and fines for those not wearing a mask where it is required.

Death in Family Fuels Assistant Health Commissioner’s Impassioned Plea

Speaking about the loss of two family members to COVID-19, Assistant Health Commissioner Nicole Syms pleaded with residents to draw on their sense of “empathy and compassion” by wearing masks and social distancing to control the spread of the virus.

Senate Extends USVI’s State of Emergency

The Legislature on Monday approved Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s request to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency through October, during a special session.

Developer Seeks Community Input on Planned Sirius Marina in Coral Bay

While the controversy for a marina proposed by the Summer’s End Group continues to flare up, the developer of another marina proposed for Coral Bay is seeking public input for its own design, which has been in the works since 2007.

Back to Class for Antilles Students

Antilles School celebrated its 70th "first day of school" Monday, as students from all grades were welcomed back by faculty and staff, according to a news release from the St. Thomas school.

NHC Sees Potential for Invest 95-L to Develop into a Depression

Invest 95-L, the low-pressure system moving across the Atlantic towards the Caribbean, could develop into a tropical depression by this weekend, and if it becomes Tropical Storm Josephine before Aug. 22 it will be the earliest "J" storm on record.

Rumors of COVID Closings Dismissed at Press Conference

Discussions between Government House and businesses gaming out potential options fed inaccurate rumors of COVID closures over the weekend.

Governor’s Judicial Nominees Bring Decades of Experience to the Bench

Attorneys Sigrid Tejo and Alphonso Andrews are both natives of St. Croix and have successfully prosecuted a number of high-profile criminal cases for the U.S. District Court of the Virgin Islands.

This Week’s Senate Calendar for Aug. 10-14

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UVI to Host First Virtual New Student Convocation

The joint ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, via Zoom.

Board of Elections Releases 2020 Primary Election Official Results

Voter registration resumed in both districts on Thursday, Aug. 6. Due to COVID-19, the offices are currently operating on the following schedule.

STX Foundation Joins 450 U.S. Philanthropies in Unprecedented Letter: Don’t Cut Census Short

On Aug. 5, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development joined approximately 450 philanthropic organizations in an unprecedented letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau calling for a retraction of cutting the census short. A full press release facilitated by Gary Bass of the Bauman Foundation is as follows.

Op-Ed: A Cold Wind Is Blowing From The North

Offshore Marine Named Official Sponsor of USVI Charter Yacht Show; VIPCA Outlines Show’s COVID-19 Protocols

The Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA) releases its USVI Charter Yacht Show COVID-19 Safety Protocols, designed to assure the well-being of event attendees and island residents alike.

St. Thomas Swim Association Adjusts to New Normal

WAPA SERIES

Melee and Missed Opportunities: A Short History of WAPA Part I

As a bevy of Monday morning quarterbacks continue to amuse themselves on social media, radio talk shows and with letters to the editor bashing our Water and Power Authority, the Source would like to add a history lesson to the mix.

The Power Players: A Short History of WAPA Part II

Fact and Reality Check: A Short History of WAPA Part III

After Alpine: A Short History of WAPA Part IV

Senate Hears New and Old Proposals for GERS

Sen. Janelle Sarauw asked why the Government Employees' Retirement System of the Virgin Islands kept a consultant firm on contract for seven years when all she heard from the consultant was the system needed “a significant infusion of cash.”

Southgate Coastal Preserve Spruces Up for Visitors

Deacon Ralph Valdemar Lynch Jr. Dies in New Jersey

Deacon Ralph Valdemar Lynch Jr. departed this life on Saturday, July 4, at the age of 85 years.

Tasco Martin Dies at 31

Jean Doumergue Larsen Dies at 83

Ruth E. Challenger Sealey Dies at 95

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