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Friday, July 10, 2020

Governor Orders Bars, Casinos Closed and Extends Travel Restrictions for 10...

With the number of positive COVID-19 cases up, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. shut down bars in the territory, extended travel restrictions for 10 states and ordered beaches closed by 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Gaming centers and casinos are also closed, effective immediately.
Smoke rises from a fire at the Anguilla Landfill. (Susan Ellis photo)

13th Fire in a Year Shuts STX Landfill Thursday

A fire broke out at the Anguilla Landfill Thursday morning around 6 a.m. It was put out by noon and the landfill will open at 6 a.m. Friday, according to Waste Management Authority spokeswoman Melody Rames.

Senators Slam Waste Management for Continuing to Pay Former Director

Adrian Taylor, until recently the acting executive director of the Waste Management Authority, was not present at the Authority's budget hearing Wednesday, but he was a big topic of discussion.

Senators Balk During Review of Consolidated Permit for Summer’s End Marina

The future of Coral Bay came into the spotlight once again when the Senate Committee of the Whole met Tuesday to consider a modified permit and a lease for submerged land for a controversial 144-slip marina on St. John.
The Research and Technology Park on UVI's St. Croix campus(File photo)

V.I. Women of Color Share Their Experiences in Expanding Tech Industry

The Source spoke to women of color from the V.I. in the technology field about their career paths and how they think more women in the territory can get involved in tech.
Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin heralds the release of the Education Department’s new master plan for facilities during a press conference Monday. (Screen capture)

Education Building ‘Schools of the Future’ Guided by New Master Plan

The Department of Education has released its new facilities master plan, a more than 500-page document available on the department's website, and announced it will hold a virtual public forum on the plan Thursday.
Single-handed mango eating was the rule for the adults and they attempted to get through the large plate of mangos. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Mango Melee Goes Virtual for its 24th Annual Event

Summertime in the Virgin Islands means that mango season is at its peak. Unfortunately, mango lovers who look forward to their favorite festival each summer will have to attend the 24th annual Mango Melee virtually this year.
Architect's drawing of a new Charlotte Amalie High School. (By the DLR Group)

Education Officials Say New Schools Territorywide Will Happen

The V.I. Department of Education wrapped up a series of virtual public meetings held on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John that aimed to garner community feedback about the master plan for the territory’s new schools.
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Editorial: Why Does the PSC Board Want to be the WAPA Board?

The Legislature is considering a bill to give the Public Services Commission power to resolve water and power customer complaints. While clearly well-intentioned and aimed at helping consumers, senators should vote it down.

COVID Creativity: Poem by Dr. Joseph DeJames

COVID Creativity is a Source arts feature highlighting the work of our creative readers as they respond to a time of global pandemic.

Man Dies in Motorcycle-Minivan Collision

Statement Released by SBA Atlantic Regional Administrator About PPP

SBA will continue accepting PPP loan applications from lenders through 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 8 per the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act (PPP).

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COVID Creativity: Poem by Dr. Joseph DeJames

COVID Creativity is a Source arts feature highlighting the work of our creative readers as they respond to a time of global pandemic.

Statement Released by SBA Atlantic Regional Administrator About PPP

SBA will continue accepting PPP loan applications from lenders through 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 8 per the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act (PPP).

St. Thomas Man Shot in Sugar Estate

A St. Thomas man was treated at the Schneider Regional Medical Center for gunshot wounds he received Wednesday in Sugar Estate, the V.I. Police Department reported.
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Editorial: Why Does the PSC Board Want to be the WAPA Board?

The Legislature is considering a bill to give the Public Services Commission power to resolve water and power customer complaints. While clearly well-intentioned and aimed at helping consumers, senators should vote it down.

Rosenberg, Compton Top Classes at Inaugural St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational Regatta

Twenty-one boats, with skippers hailing from all three U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, USA and Sweden, completed 10 races total.

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

Fiber Optic Cable Deployment Project Planned at Centerline and Bethany

The purpose of the project is cold milling and asphalt installation, which will begin at Centerline intersection with Dirt Road to Susannaberg Cell Site....

Michael Vallimore Roberts Sr. Dies in Florida

Michael Vallimore Roberts Sr., better known as “Mikey,” died on June 16 in Miami, Fla.

D’Quan Prentice Dies in Florida

Mavis H. Charles Dies at 86

Marie A. Charles Dies at 83

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