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DOJ Relies on Insular Cases – Again — in Bid to Keep Status Quo for U.S. Territories

The U.S. Justice Department has again cited the Insular Cases, widely seen as bluntly racist, to deny equal rights to residents of U.S. territories.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world are raising awareness by changing the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention, to actions that can promote healing, help and give hope.

Last Work Day at Limetree as Refinery Closes Gates, Lays off More than 200

Limetree Bay Refining on Friday laid off more than 200 employees, three months after the company had announced it would suspend its plans to restart the refinery.

Senate Passes Budget Amid Argument that Process is Unfair

The U.S. Virgin Islands Senate Friday passed the 29 bills that encompass the territory's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, but the rules governing the session prompted one member to complain that “something is fundamentally wrong” with the government’s budget process.

Mother of 2 Among Hundreds Facing Eviction While Awaiting Rent Assistance

With no local or federal eviction moratorium to protect her, Wendy Myers, a St. Croix mother of two in need of emergency rent assistance, is one of 500 or more Virgin Islanders who could face eviction unless a new moratorium is issued or the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority delivers.  

V.I. Fire Service Battles Two STT Blazes That Might be Arson

The Virgin Islands Fire Service on Friday battled and subdued two blazes on St. Thomas that are being investigated as possible arson fires.

Brother Urges Vaccination, Masks After Vaccinated Sister Dies of COVID-19

Wayne A. Bryan, whose sister Stacey died of COVID-19 on Sept. 9 despite being fully vaccinated, has a heartfelt and heartbreaking message for those who still have not gotten their shots.

Enid Baa Library Gets $705K for Renovation, Restoring Archives

The Enid M. Baa Public Library and Archives on St. Thomas may see new life in upcoming years thanks to hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal money.

Answer Desk: What is the Story of Fort Louise Augusta on St. Croix?

Professor Olasee Davis answers a reader's question about the history of Fort Louise Augusta that was erected as early as 1647 at the east entrance of Christiansted Harbor on St. Croix.

Beach Advisory for September 13-17

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 32 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Sept. 13 – 17, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

V.I. Department of Tourism Credits Success to Public-Private Partnerships

The V.I. Department of Tourism and the VI Economic Development Authority promoted business opportunities at investment summit in Florida.

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DOL Encourages Participation in the 2nd Annual Labor Affairs Summit

Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy promotes Labor Affairs Summit to strengthen the partnership between management and workers to demonstrate best practices.

Senator Carrión Encourages Community to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (English and Español)

Sen. Samuel Carrion of St. Croix writes about Hispanic Heritage and the contributions of the Hispanic people who live in the Virgin Islands.

USVI Soccer Team in Curacao for CONCACAF Women’s U20 Championship

The USVISA Lady Dashing Eagles are in Group A along with Bermuda and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

CGL to Present Part II of ‘The Printing Press and Community Memory’

In the presentation, Sen. Myron Jackson and Ruby Simmonds Esannason will illustrate the importance of preserving the written and printed history of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

V.I. Department of Human Services Summer P-EBT Plan Approved

All students (K through Grade 12) currently enrolled in USVI public schools and private schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program are eligible.

José D. Quiñones Jr. Dies at 62

José D. Quiñones Jr. also known as “Junito” or “Joshua” of Estate Whim died on Sept. 6.

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When you grow up as Nicci Roos did, on a 13-by-3-mile island, you learn to think small, at least in the physical sense.
Perhaps that’s why Roos is able to pack so much into her new storefront, Nicci’s Boutique, housed in an 11-foot by 11-foot by 11-foot peach-colored box on the Yacht Haven Grande waterfront promenade.

It’s overflowing, not only with women’s fashions featuring Fair Trade and local brands, but also with a community spirit offering connection, fitness and fun.
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✏: Article by Patricia Borns
📸: Nicci Roos positions a rack of summery boho dresses outside her new women’s boutique located in a colorful kiosk next to the Box Bar on the Yacht Haven Grande waterfront. (Source photo by Patricia Borns)
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The man who spent more than a decade helping to celebrate the contributions of outstanding Virgin Islanders through his role as chair of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas II’s Person of the Year Award Committee was himself held up over the weekend by hundreds of community members who mourned his passing and described it as a “great loss” for the territory and its continued development.
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📸: Elliott “Mac” Davis joined fellow cyclers in January 2010 for the “I ride with Mac” 50-mile ride on St. Thomas. (Photo provided by Walter ‘Wally’ Bostwick)
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News of the death of Holland Redfield, the six-time U.S. Virgin Islands senator and longtime voice of the V.I airwaves, brought words of sadness and recollections of his service to the territory.

Redfield died Saturday at the age of 78.

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. called Redfield “a dear friend, mentor and pillar of the community” in a statement issued by Government House.
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The West Indian Company welcomed the passengers and crew of the Norwegian Gem at least 30 minutes earlier than anticipated on Wednesday, according to a WICO release.
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📸: Norwegian Gem Captain Kim Karlsson with WICO President Anthony Ottley on Wednesday. (WICO photo)
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In mid-July, a team of divers from several organizations took to the murky waters of Coral Bay harbor to confirm what several local divers have quietly alleged for a long time: the existence of a partially buried ship dating back to the early 1700s that could prove to have great historical significance.
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📸: Divers found a cross at the site of the shipwreck. (Photo by Colin Hanson)
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The friends and family of Renix Charles have launched a fundraising effort to to help him overcome his diabetes and the effects it has caused. They are grateful for the support they have been receiving from community members so far, but Charles’s condition requires much more treatment, they said.
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📸: Renix Charles is grateful for the community’s support. (Submitted by Nathalie Roumou)
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Sunday, a couple of dozen people walked from Cramer’s Park to Point Udall to support St. Croix’s LGBTQIA+ community after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the annual June Pride celebration.
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📸: Supporters of LGBTQIA+ mark the end of their walk from Cramer’s Park to Point Udall Sunday morning. (Photo by Bobby Thompson)
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Postponed from June due to bad weather, supporters will gather for a Pride Month celebration on Sunday, walking from Cramer’s Park to Point Udall at 5 a.m. in time to watch the sun rise over the Millennium Monument.
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📸: The Pride Parade marches through St. Croix in 2019. (Submitted photo)
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Antilles School celebrated its 71st back-to-school day Monday with students across divisions – from toddlers to high school seniors – welcomed back by faculty and staff, the school announced in a news release.
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📸: Head of School Shannon Harris popped into the Pre-K classrooms Monday for some one-on-one time with students. (Submitted photo)
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St. Croix-born author Lorine Samuel-Woods this June launched her second novel, “All the Ghauts Are Running,” a romantic suspense novel that readers review as a “page-turner.”
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📸: St. Croix-born author Lorine Samuel-Woods with her daughter Miquea and husband, Kevin. (Submitted photo)
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The Henry E. Rohlsen Airport was filled with excitement and smiles Friday afternoon as the USVI Soccer Association boys’ and girls’ teams prepared to fly to the Dominican Republic to compete in an international soccer tournament hosted by the Caribbean Football Union.
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📸: Photo by Diana Dias
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Rotary International, Sail Aid and World Central Kitchen, organizations well known in the U.S. Virgin Islands and throughout the region, are calling for cash and volunteers to support relief efforts for the residents of western Haiti who were struck Saturday by a 7.2 force earthquake.
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📸: A quake-devastated home in Haiti. (Photo provided by Sail Aid International)
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Struggling after an owner’s bankruptcy, a devastating fire and the hurricanes in 2017, Chenay Bay Beach Resort’s new owners are showing progress in rebuilding. Beachgoers can see the white pergola dining room expand every week. The pool will open soon and most of the cottages have been updated, according to the new manager, John McCoy.
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📸: Photo by Susan Ellis
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