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Visiting health workers and their colleagues from the V.I. gather last spring to provide services to mothers and babies experiencing problems associated with Zika. (Submitted photo)

Zika Outbreak Left Behind Long-Term Challenges

Follow-up studies on Virgin Islands women who contracted Zika while pregnant conclude that 28 of them developed one or more of the following problems: miscarriage, intrauterine growth restriction, neonatal death, small birth weight and microcephaly.

Prosecution, Defense Make Closing Arguments in Wayne James Trial

After two full days of witness examination in V.I. District Court, both sides in the federal corruption case against former Sen. Wayne James made their closing arguments to a jury Tuesday evening.
V.I. Chief Negotiator Natalie Nelson Tang How discusses government raises and the budgets for her department, the Office of Collective Bargaining.

Lawmakers Grill V.I. Negotiator Over Mapp’s Wage Hikes

Lawmakers on Tuesday grilled Virgin Islands Chief Negotiator Natalie Nelson Tang How, asking her to reconcile what they consider conflicts between Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s recent actions raising wages for executive branch employees and the mandates of both the Office of Collective Bargaining and the Senate.

Wayne James Trial: Witness Claims No Knowledge of Invoice Submitted in His Name

A witness from Denmark called to the stand on the first day of former Sen. Wayne James’ federal corruption trial testified he had no knowledge of an invoice James submitted to the Legislature under his name for services never offered or completed.

JetBlue Restoring Boston-to-St. Thomas Seasonal Service

New York-based airline JetBlue announced Monday it will relaunch its popular Boston to St. Thomas route this winter. The airline also said it will be a sponsor of Sunday's Chili Cook-Off.
Brian Smith (File photo)

Elections Board Denies Smith’s Recount Petition

In a 6-4 vote Monday, the V.I. Board of Elections denied Sen. Brian Smith’s petition for a manual recount of primary election votes cast in the senator-at-large race.

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