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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Racism is Defined by Experience: Chapter Four

Roy Watlington was born on St. Thomas long enough ago to have lived through much of the modern-day Black struggles for equal citizenship in the states and the accompanying changes in the Virgin Islands.

Public School Opening Delayed to ‘At Least’ Sept. 8

Because of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and in “abundance of caution,” Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said Monday the opening of public schools has been pushed back from Aug. 10 to “at least” Sept. 8.

Budget Hearing: Inspector General Says Office Needs More Staff

Inspector General Steven van Beverhoudt told the Senate Finance Committee Friday that the proposed budget for his department will not let him hire enough personnel to meet all their demands.
Senate President Novelle Francis presides over the Legislature Wednesday. (V.I. Legislature photo)

Legislature Extends State of Emergency

Senate President Novelle E. Francis Jr. announced Saturday that the 33rd Legislature has opted to allow the automatic extension of the state of emergency that Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. requested on July 5.
Ivy Hunter, Aaron Hutchins and David Morales stand at the new Leatherback store front. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Sporting Goods and Experiences Store Opens Inside Leatherback

Biking and water sports enthusiasts can now shop for kayaks, paddleboards, surfboards, bikes and accessories while they sip a Leatherback beer at the brewery west of Christiansted. Soon they also will be able to book an outdoor tour or lesson at Island Life Adventures.
Ruth Beagles attended her granddaughter Rudi’s graduation in 2008. (Photo provided by John Beagles)

Virgin Islanders Mourn Venerable Educator Ruth Harrigan-Beagles

Former educator and cultural advocate Ruth Harrigan-Beagles died on June 6 in Sun City, Florida, and Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr. was one of the first to offer his condolences.
Casino Control Commission acting Chairman Usie Richards testifies before the Finance Committee meeting on Friday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Casino Control Commission Urges Government to Fill Vacancies

The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission remains frustrated over the lack of an administration appointed nominee for the director position of the Division of Gaming Enforcement and the position of Casino Control Commission chairman.
Department of Property and Procurement Commissioner Anthony Thomas defends the department’s FY 2021 budget during the Finance Committee budget hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Senators Criticize High-Paying Supervisory Positions at Procurement

Senators grilled V.I. Department of Property and Procurement Commissioner Anthony Thomas at Friday's budget hearing about having too many high-paying leadership positions within the department.

Scientists Work to Unravel Mystery of Rare Leatherback Nest at Hull Bay

Some time on the night of May 2, a massive leatherback sea turtle hauled herself from the ocean onto Hull Bay beach to lay nearly six dozen eggs in what scientists say was a “very rare” event for St. Thomas.

Governor Issues Proclamation Celebrating Bastille Day and French Heritage Week

Bastille Day is celebrated by France and those of French origin as Fête Nationale in observance of the anniversary of the storming and liberation of the state prison, the Bastille.

ATF Offering $10K Reward in Ashby Murders

This Week’s Senate Calendar for July 13-17

Beach Advisory July 6-10

Airlines Are Working Toward A Sustainable Caribbean Solution

Last week, LIAT announced that no further information about its future will be available until after its next annual general meeting, which has not yet been scheduled.

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Governor Issues Proclamation Celebrating Bastille Day and French Heritage Week

Bastille Day is celebrated by France and those of French origin as Fête Nationale in observance of the anniversary of the storming and liberation of the state prison, the Bastille.

Airlines Are Working Toward A Sustainable Caribbean Solution

Last week, LIAT announced that no further information about its future will be available until after its next annual general meeting, which has not yet been scheduled.

Governor Issues Proclamation Celebrating Bastille Day and French Heritage Week

Bastille Day is celebrated by France and those of French origin as Fête Nationale in observance of the anniversary of the storming and liberation of the state prison, the Bastille.

Editorial: Assumptions, Silence, Apathy are Deadly for Children and Community

The silence is deadly in the aftermath of the dramatic, daylight killing of 29-year-old Rique Ashby and his cousin, 14-year-old Aaron Ashby, as they operated a backhoe cleaning up overflowing trash in the, as yet to be demolished, former Tutu Hi-Rise Housing Community.

Op-Ed: Reality Check

We Must Do Better!

American Martial Arts Alliance Honors Local Master Jerry Otto

The American Martial Arts Alliance Awards ceremony was to be hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 10-11.  Due to the pandemic, all Las Vegas events have been canceled; however, the entire celebration this year was online.

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

Agriculture Commissioner Positive T.A. Nelson criticized abusive farming practices during Tuesday’s Finance Committee hearing. (V.I. Legislature Photo)

Agriculture Department Updates Its Response to COVID-19

The V.I. Department of Agriculture will be curtailing hours, effective immediately, to limit exposure and promote the safety and well-being of its employees, customers and the community-at-large.

UVI Bulletin Board for July – September

Edward Chapman Sr. Dies at 79

Edward Chapman Sr. of Estate Mary’s Fancy died on July 4.

Michael Vallimore Roberts Sr. Dies in Florida

D’Quan Prentice Dies in Florida

Mavis H. Charles Dies at 86

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