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Volunteers stuff supplies into new backpacks Tuesday. (Photo by Samuel Hodges for Home Depot)

My Brother’s Workshop, Home Depot Distribute 2,000 Backpacks

The Home Depot Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and local nonprofit My Brother’s Workshop worked together to outfit 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies for students and schools throughout the St. Thomas and St. John districts.
Joseph Boschulte addresses the 2019 Destination Symposium about tourism in the territory. (Photo provided by the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association)

Tourism: Hotel Comeback is at 70 Percent and Rising

Most of the territory’s hotels are operating at capacity, with a few more scheduled for opening by December, leading to optimistic predictions for the upcoming 2019-20 tourist season and for full recovery from the 2017 hurricanes. There are a few notable exceptions.
The Underground Night Club, on St. Thomas. (Source photo by Judi Shimel)

Sex Trafficking in the V.I. Part 2 – Recent Case Puts Face on Crime

The public face of sex trafficking in the Virgin Islands showed up on Brookman Road in early August as federal agents closed in on a nightclub operator suspected of harboring migrants to work as prostitutes.
From left, USVI Housing Finance Authority Chief Operating Officer Darin Richardson, Executive Director Daryl Griffith, and Chief Financial Officer Valdez Shelford testify before the Senate Finance Committee. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

USVI Has Housing Crisis, HFA Head Tells Senators

Lawmakers and administration officials agreed that housing in the U.S. Virgin Islands is in crisis, while talking Tuesday during the Senate's Committee on Finance hearing on the the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget for the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority.

Hundreds Come Out for 35th Chili Cookoff

Hundreds came out to St. Thomas' Brewers Beach on Sunday for great food, beverages, sun and music, all while raising money for a good cause. Around 60 teams brought their favorite renditions of Texas-style chili, whether beef or vegetarian.
The Rock City Beer Barn will play host to an open mic comedy show Friday, with local comedians getting the chance to showcase their talents to a wider audience while competing for cash prizes.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Open Mic Night

The Rock City Beer Barn will play host to an open mic comedy show Friday, with local comedians getting the chance to showcase their talents to a wider audience while competing for cash prizes.
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