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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

U.S. Secretary of Energy Confronts Power Crisis in the Virgin Islands

Hours after U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm toured the Randolph Harley Power Plant, the island of St. Thomas plunged into another island-wide blackout, starkly underscoring the urgent and critical energy crisis gripping the U.S. Virgin Islands. Hosted by Delegate Stacey Plaskett, Granholm's visit was meant to address the power issues but instead highlighted the severity of the territory's energy problems.

Human Services Defends $68.3M Budget Request for FY ’25

One of the largest agencies in the V.I. government took its turn before the 35th Legislature Committee on Budget, Appropriations and Finance on Tuesday. The team from the Human Services Department and Commissioner Averil George gave a detailed presentation defending their fiscal year 2025 budget request of $68.3 million.

Roach Urges Unity Amid Political Turmoil

The attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump in Butler, Pennsylvania, prompted Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach to call for unity and action against political violence during the weekly media briefing on Monday.

Land and Water Use Plan By Year’s End, DPNR Says

A long-awaited roadmap for development and preservation of the territory’s land and water could be a reality before the end of the calendar year, officials told the Senate’s Committee on Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure and Planning Monday.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Granholm to Visit USVI Amid Ongoing Outages

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm will visit the territory for the first time on Tuesday to address issues surrounding the escalating energy crisis and frequent power outages. Amid a declared energy state of emergency, Granholm will meet with V.I. Water and Power Authority officials, tour the Harley Power Plant and engage with community stakeholders to discuss solutions and federal support.

Open Forum: To The Rescue

Greetings to all St. John residents and visitors. We have great news to share with you. St. John Rescue has just been certified as a training center with the National Association of EMTs (NREMT).

Docket Watch: Nervous Driver Flees Police Near Jah Love Concert

Police assigned to direct traffic and pedestrians near a weekend Reggae concert found themselves chasing a motorist who rammed a VIPD patrol car at the scene. Court records say the chase began as the Jah Love concert at Pier 22 was coming to a close.

Gilbert Laban Wins the Grand Prize at the Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament

Though the fish were not biting like how they did last year at the Bastille Day King Fish Tournament, on Sunday, Gilbert Laban managed to reel in a kingfish larger than his competitors and snag first place prize at the Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament at Hull Bay, earning himself a couple thousand dollars.

St. John Hawksbill Conservation Study – Year Two

The non-profit organization the Hawksbill Project concluded its two-week study of the hawksbill turtle keystone species on St. John on Friday. Marking the second year in a row of data collection, this vital research project led by Scott Eanes, founder of the Hawksbill Project, continues to shed light on the lives of these critically endangered creatures, offering promising data for conservation efforts.

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park Awards Nine University Scholarships

The awards, totaling $42,500, fall under the auspices of the Friends’ two scholarship programs: the Jeffery Matheny Scholarship and the Noble Samuel Scholarship and Internship. 

Board of Elections to Conduct Testing of ExpressVote and DS200 Voting Machines

Members of the public and media are invited to witness the process. Feel free to contact the St. Croix Elections office at 773-1021 or the St. Thomas office at 774-3107.

Docket Watch: Nervous Driver Flees Police Near Jah Love Concert

Police assigned to direct traffic and pedestrians near a weekend Reggae concert found themselves chasing a motorist who rammed a VIPD patrol car at the scene. Court records say the chase began as the Jah Love concert at Pier 22 was coming to a close.

USVI Students Receive Prestigious Awards at Jobs for America’s Graduates National Training Seminar

The Virgin Islands Department of Labor (VIDOL) and the Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDOE) are proud to announce their successful participation in the JAG National Training Seminar (NTS), held from July 8-12 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel.

WAPA Celebrates 60 Years With Hurricane Preparedness Campaign, Engages Youth in Summer Camps

In celebration of its 60th anniversary, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA or the Authority) has launched a comprehensive hurricane preparedness campaign aimed at engaging the youth in the community, including a digital informational series. This week, WAPA visited three local camps.

Board of Elections to Conduct Testing of ExpressVote and DS200 Voting Machines

Members of the public and media are invited to witness the process. Feel free to contact the St. Croix Elections office at 773-1021 or the St. Thomas office at 774-3107.

Attorney Russell Pate is Running for Senate, Learn About His Platform Here

I’m Attorney Russell Pate. I am running for Senate. Don’t vote for me, if you want more of the same. I’m different. You can learn more about my platform in this post.

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FHC to Host Community Back-to-School Health Extravaganza in August

Frederiksted Health Care, Inc. (FHC) will host a Community Back-to-School Health Extravaganza on Aug. 3 at our Ingeborg Nesbitt Clinic on the Waterfront in Frederiksted. The event will be held between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. There will be food, entertainment, and music for the children, as well as other great surprises, the agency announced. 

USVI Students Receive Prestigious Awards at Jobs for America’s Graduates National Training Seminar

The Virgin Islands Department of Labor (VIDOL) and the Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDOE) are proud to announce their successful participation in the JAG National Training Seminar (NTS), held from July 8-12 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel.

Docket Watch: Nervous Driver Flees Police Near Jah Love Concert

Police assigned to direct traffic and pedestrians near a weekend Reggae concert found themselves chasing a motorist who rammed a VIPD patrol car at the scene. Court records say the chase began as the Jah Love concert at Pier 22 was coming to a close.

Open Forum: To The Rescue

Greetings to all St. John residents and visitors. We have great news to share with you. St. John Rescue has just been certified as a training center with the National Association of EMTs (NREMT).

D’Amour Set to Compete as Archery Entry List Finalized for 2024 Olympics

The entry list for Archery at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games is now complete. Fifty-three National Olympic Committees have submitted the names of the 128 archers — 64 men and 64 women — who will participate in the archery competitions at the Esplanade des Invalides.

PR Based Nel Figueroa Full Scale Art Exhibition Opening Saturday at 81C

81C presents a new solo fine art exhibition opening Saturday in historic Charlotte Amalie.

USVI Students Receive Prestigious Awards at Jobs for America’s Graduates National Training Seminar

The Virgin Islands Department of Labor (VIDOL) and the Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDOE) are proud to announce their successful participation in the JAG National Training Seminar (NTS), held from July 8-12 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel.

Moycess Donawald Dies at 84

Moycess Donawald, also known as “Ché Ché,” of Estate Constitution Hill died on July 8.

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