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Young Man Dies in Downtown Christiansted Shooting

A man was killed Tuesday night in a shooting at a downtown Christiansted hotel, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified as 24-year-old Rashawn Wyre.
Hurricane Isabel in 2003, as seen from the International Space Station. (Image by Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center)

CSU Researchers Now Predicting ‘Extremely Active’ 2020 Hurricane Season

There were no active tropical weather systems of concern to the V.I. in the Atlantic basin Wednesday, but the tropical weather team at Colorado State University issued an updated forecast, saying they now expect the hurricane season to "extremely active."

U.S. Attorney Reminds USVI Residents that Cockfighting Is Prohibited

U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert advised residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands that animal fighting, including cockfighting, is prohibited by federal law.

‘Stop Infecting Vulnerable Populations,’ Health’s Medical Director Urges

In a candid plea Monday, Health Department Medical Director Dr. Tai Hunte-Caesar said irresponsible behavior within the USVI community is causing the spread of COVID-19 to the elderly and other vulnerable populations and needs to stop.

Bryan Asks For More Funding for Paul E. Joseph Stadium

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed a bill recently appropriating $8.2 million to help finish the long-stalled Paul E. Joseph Stadium project in Frederiksted, but said the plan needed another $3 million from next year's budget too.
The GERS office on St. Thomas.

Bryan Vetoes Bills Changing GERS Board, Cannabis Board

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. took action on 22 measures in the past week, vetoing six, including changes to the Government Employees' Retirement System Board and Cannabis Advisory Board, and signing 16 of them into law.

Bryan Asks Community to Come Forward with Homicide Info

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. began his weekly COVID-19 briefing on Monday with a plea to residents to unite against the gun violence that has been plaguing the territory and come forward with information about recent homicides.

The Difference Between Antigen and Antibodies Testing for Coronavirus

With the novel coronavirus spread around the world, people want to know how to determine if they are infected, whether they've had the virus or if they might be immune and how reliable the testing is.
A sign in the window of a Virgin Islands eatery lays out the rules of the new normal . (Soure photo by Adian Brewer)

Workers Adjusting to a New Normal Amid Resurgence of Coronavirus

Workers in the U.S. Virgin Islands are feeling a mix of emotions as they adapt to new standards as the summer brings a resurgence of COVID-19. “Nobody wants to work, but the bills don't stop,” said an employee of the Papaya Cove Cafe in Cyril E. King Airport.
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Woman Injured by Gunshot on Veterans Drive

A woman was injured on Sunday when she was struck by a gunshot while driving on Veterans Drive in Charlotte Amalie.

Op-Ed: Community Comes Together to Protest Gun Violence

This Week’s Senate Calendar for Aug. 3-7

Beach Advisory for July 27-31

Webinar for Small Businesses on Occupational Safety and Health Set for Aug. 5

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority will host a free, small business webinar titled, “Occupational Safety & Health during COVID-19” at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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CFVI, Funded by National Endowment for Humanities, Requests USVI Proposals

In the absence of a humanities council in the USVI, CFVI applied for and was awarded National Endowment of the Humanities funding that CFVI will sub-award to eligible entities through the USVI to support humanities programs and activities.

Webinar for Small Businesses on Occupational Safety and Health Set for Aug. 5

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority will host a free, small business webinar titled, “Occupational Safety & Health during COVID-19” at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Young Man Dies in Downtown Christiansted Shooting

A man was killed Tuesday night in a shooting at a downtown Christiansted hotel, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified as 24-year-old Rashawn Wyre.

Traffic Stops Lead to More Gun Arrests on STX

Woman Injured by Gunshot on Veterans Drive

Police Investigating Estate Whim Home Invasion

Op-Ed: A Cold Wind Is Blowing From The North

David Jessop asks who will lean into the wind, speak out and define in Caribbean and small state terms what free, socially-oriented democratic societies require of both the US and China?

Op-Ed: Community Comes Together to Protest Gun Violence

Op-Ed: V.I. Seniors Now Have Additional Protections From Financial Exploitation

St. Thomas Swim Association Adjusts to New Normal

The St. Thomas Swim Assocation is finding creative ways to accomplish their mission of teaching members of the St. Thomas community how to swim while keeping their competitive team afloat in the trying times of a global pandemic. 

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

Young Man Dies in Downtown Christiansted Shooting

A man was killed Tuesday night in a shooting at a downtown Christiansted hotel, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified as 24-year-old Rashawn Wyre.

Voter Registration Reopens August 6

Ruth E. Challenger Sealey Dies at 95

Ruth E. Challenger Sealey of Estate Sion Farm died on July 29.

Hilda Adinah Laudat Dies at 85

Arthur Serieux Dies at 82

Malcolm McGregor Preston Dies in Virginia

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