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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Territory’s COVID-19 Toll Hits 126 With Death of St. Croix Man, 93

The territory has recorded its 126th death from COVID-19 — a 93-year-old man on St. Croix — the Health Department reported Wednesday afternoon while extending its condolences to his family and friends.

Hazardous Marine Conditions Forecast to Continue Into Next Week

The National Weather Service in San Juan, Puerto Rico, warns that strong swells will continue to create hazardous conditions across the local waters through the weekend and early next week.

Innovative Health Care Program Seeks Emergency Funding at Senate Hearing

Funding for an emergency service that provides care for the elderly and disabled recently sought approval from the 34th Legislature Finance Committee. Testifiers appearing at a hearing held Friday said the Emergency Mobile Integrated Health Care Program began on St. Croix after the passage of Hurricane Maria.

Rotary Club of St. Thomas Plants First Peace Pole with Help from Boys and Girls Club

The Rotary Club of St. Thomas has planted its first peace pole at the Boys and Girls Club at the Oswald Harris Court housing community on St. Thomas. The pole was designed and painted by Boys and Girls Club members ages 4 to 10, according to member Kelecia Francis.

Man from DR Gets Over 8 Years in Prison in STJ Shootout Case

A man from the Dominican Republic has been sentenced in V.I. District Court to more than eight years in prison, U.S. Attorney Delia Smith announced Tuesday.

EPA Orders Refinery Cleanup

Owners of the St. Croix oil refinery must hire experts to safely remove dangerous chemicals stored at the plant and remedy systemic shortfalls that made keeping the materials unsafe, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.

Plaskett, Bryan Support EPA Order for Refinery Cleanup

A recent order from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calling for the safe clean-up of the St. Croix oil refinery was met Monday with support from V.I. officials, who said it was a pathway to moving the re-opening of the facility forward.

Sargassum Seaweed Arrives on St. Thomas

Beachgoers at Magens Bay on the north side of St. Thomas are being greeted this week by sunshine, powdery beaches, warm water, and, unfortunately, a large amount of sargassum seaweed.  

V.I. Good Food Coalition Launches Program to Help Farmers Apply for Funding

“Resources for Resilient Farms,” a new farmer-support program, will aim to assist farmers with applying for USDA funding, the Virgin Islands Good Food Coalition and national partner, Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, announced Monday.

Bajo El Sol Gallery to Host Howard Jones Book Signing

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the author and purchase his latest book, “Julianne: Queen of the Ruins,” a book about the life of a young inchling, Julianne, and her quest to explore the ruins of St. Thomas.

Fugitive Wanted for Attempted Murder in California Arrested on St. Croix

A man wanted for attempted murder in California is in custody after his arrest Tuesday on St. Croix on a warrant issued by the Sacramento Superior and Municipal Court, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Innovative Health Care Program Seeks Emergency Funding at Senate Hearing

Funding for an emergency service that provides care for the elderly and disabled recently sought approval from the 34th Legislature Finance Committee. Testifiers appearing at a hearing held Friday said the Emergency Mobile Integrated Health Care Program began on St. Croix after the passage of Hurricane Maria.

M1 Enterprises Joins RTPark to Provide Healthcare and Technology Training Opportunities

This partnership of M1 and RTPark will provide healthcare technology resources through a hybrid in-person classroom and online instructor-led training model.

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Innovative Health Care Program Seeks Emergency Funding at Senate Hearing

Funding for an emergency service that provides care for the elderly and disabled recently sought approval from the 34th Legislature Finance Committee. Testifiers appearing at a hearing held Friday said the Emergency Mobile Integrated Health Care Program began on St. Croix after the passage of Hurricane Maria.

Fugitive Wanted for Attempted Murder in California Arrested on St. Croix

A man wanted for attempted murder in California is in custody after his arrest Tuesday on St. Croix on a warrant issued by the Sacramento Superior and Municipal Court, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Virtue of the Week – Purity

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Georgia and Arkansas Take Home Championship Trophies on Final Day of Paradise Jam

The Paradise Jam Women's Tournament came close on Saturday night as Georgia, Seton Hall, Arkansas, and Kansas State were all looking for championship wins.

Bajo El Sol Gallery to Host Howard Jones Book Signing

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the author and purchase his latest book, “Julianne: Queen of the Ruins,” a book about the life of a young inchling, Julianne, and her quest to explore the ruins of St. Thomas.

M1 Enterprises Joins RTPark to Provide Healthcare and Technology Training Opportunities

This partnership of M1 and RTPark will provide healthcare technology resources through a hybrid in-person classroom and online instructor-led training model.

Maria Evelyn Bengochea-Gittens Dies at 64

Maria Evelyn Bengochea-Gittens, also known as “Minin,” of Estate Campo Rico died on Nov. 19.

Funding for an emergency service that provides care for the elderly and disabled recently sought approval from the 34th Legislature Finance Committee. Testifiers appearing at a hearing held Friday said the Emergency Mobile Integrated Health Care Program began on St. Croix after the passage of Hurricane Maria.

🗞️: https://stcroixsource.com/2022/12/06/innovative-health-care-program-seeks-emergency-funding-at-senate-hearing/

📸: (Pafford Medical Facebook photo)
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The fourth annual Limpricht Park Tree Lighting hosted by the Crucian Cultural Group will take place on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The virtual program will stream live on WTJX, PBS Channel 12, as well as on the CCG Facebook page.

Read more 🗞️: https://stcroixsource.com/2022/12/06/ah-glow-in-deh-park-to-light-up-limpricht-park-friday/

📸: Completed in 2021, “Working for the Children to Make a Difference” decor by the Eddie Ortiz Annual Three Kings Tradition, Inc. at the entrance to Limpricht Park gives a taste of the upcoming tree lighting and public display. (Source file photo by Linda Morland)
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The Rotary Club of St. Thomas has planted its first peace pole at the Boys and Girls Club at the Oswald Harris Court housing community on St. Thomas. The pole was designed and painted by Boys and Girls Club members ages 4 to 10, according to member Kelecia Francis.

🗞️: https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/12/06/rotary-club-of-st-thomas-plants-first-peace-pole-with-help-from-boys-and-girls-club/

📸: Boys & Girls Club Director Jackie Brown, from left, All Saints Cathedral Church Dean Sandye Wilson, Rotary Club of St. Thomas Past President Ben Kraft, and Past President Kanta Vasandmalani. (Submitted photo)
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The Water and Power Authority’s Richmond Estate generating plant on St. Croix could get $53 million in CDBG-DR funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve the plant’s efficiency and reliability.

🗞️: https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/12/06/grant-sought-to-improve-wapa-efficiency/

📸: The V.I. Water and Power Authority generating plant on St. Croix. (Source file photo)
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Experts on cybersecurity often remind parents to monitor their children’s online activity. One St. Thomas mother recently did just that. As a result, a man described as a family friend is being held in jail on $100,000 bail.

🗞️: https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/12/06/police-charge-womans-ex-boyfriend-with-aggravated-rape/

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More than a dozen people stood excitedly in the V.I. Children’s Museum surrounding a large check. The check was from the King of the Wing competition held this year in June at Magens Bay. It was a fundraiser for the V.I. Children’s Museum and raised $105,281.40. Major sponsors of the 2022 King of the Wing Competition included Alpine Securities, White Bay Group, and the V.I. Department of Tourism.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/12/06/v-i-childrens-museum-receives-big-check-from-king-of-the-wing-2022/

📸: Celebrating money raised for the V.I. Children’s Museum, from left, are V.I. Children’s Museum Executive Director Chantel Hoheb, Alpine Securities Director of Philanthropy and Community Relations Vernon Araujo, Andrew Park of Alpine Securities and Alpine Securities Operations Manager Catherine Bryan, and V.I. Children’s Museum Programs Director and Curator Amber McCammon; (Source photo by Alli Bourne-Vanneck)
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Beachgoers at Magens Bay on the north side of St. Thomas are being greeted this week by sunshine, powdery beaches, warm water, and, unfortunately, a large amount of sargassum seaweed.

Watch 🎥 (#LinkInBio): https://youtu.be/oFLIDzpguIY

Read more (#LinkInBio): https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/12/05/sargassum-seaweed-arrives-on-st-thomas/

📸: Sargassum on the shores of Magens Bay.
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Presented by the Crucian Cultural Group, the 3rd Annual “Culture, Heritage & Tradition” Mobile Lantern Motorcade did not disappoint. The motorcade began in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. It was so well received that it has continued to help the Christmas Season off to a wonderful start on St. Croix.

Watch 🎥 (#LinkInBio): https://youtu.be/eNrqyWWOFps

Read more (#LinkInBio): https://stcroixsource.com/2022/12/04/crucian-lights-and-sparkle-on-deh-streets-mobile-lantern-motorcade-spreads-christmas-cheer-on-st-croix/

📸: Cars decorated in Christmas lights during motorcade.
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A recent order from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calling for the safe clean-up of the St. Croix oil refinery was met Monday with support from V.I. officials, who said it was a pathway to moving the re-opening of the facility forward.

Read more: https://stcroixsource.com/2022/12/05/plaskett-bryan-support-epa-order-for-refinery-cleanup/

📸: Port Hamilton Refining and Transportation, as seen from a residential community. (Source photo by Linda Morland)
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Owners of the St. Croix oil refinery must hire experts to safely remove dangerous chemicals stored at the plant and remedy systemic shortfalls that made keeping the materials unsafe, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.

Read more: https://stcroixsource.com/2022/12/05/epa-orders-refinery-cleanup/

📸: The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Port Hamilton Refining and Transportation to remove toxic chemicals from St. Croix’s refinery. (Source file photo)

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“Resources for Resilient Farms,” a new farmer-support program, will aim to assist farmers with applying for USDA funding, the Virgin Islands Good Food Coalition and national partner, Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, announced Monday.

Read more: https://stcroixsource.com/2022/12/05/vi-good-food-coalition-launches-new-program-to-help-v-i-farmers-apply-for-usda-nrcs-funding/

📸: Locally grown foods for sale by Sejah Farm greet shoppers at the 50th AgriFest in May on St. Croix. (Source file photo by Shanell Petersen)
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Data generated through the V.I. Office of Highway Safety’s (VIOHS) annual Observational Seat Belt Use Survey indicate that Virgin Islands motorists and their front-seat passengers are failing to wear seat belts consistently.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/12/04/v-i-seat-belt-compliance-takes-a-downward-trend/

📸: Seatbelt (Shutterstock)
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Two males were shot Sunday on St.Thomas and one of the victims has died, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/12/04/two-males-shot-on-st-thomas-leaving-one-dead/

📸: Image of “Homicide”
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A strong northeasterly swell will continue to impact the local waters today, bringing hazardous conditions to the local waters through the first half of this week. Wave heights could potentially reach over 10 feet in some areas.

📸: A strong northeasterly swell will continue to impact the local waters today, bringing hazardous conditions to the local waters through the first half of this week. Wave heights could potentially reach over 10 feet in some areas.

Watch 🎥: https://youtu.be/ZCNLEavt9Vs

Read more: https://stcroixsource.com/2022/12/04/strong-swell-continues-to-impact-local-waters-hazardous-marine-conditions-expected-through-the-first-half-of-the-week/
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The streets were in aglow on Saturday night as the free Inaugural Blue Dream Tramp danced through the Christiansted town. In honor of diabetes awareness month, the V.I. Diabetes Center of Excellence, V.I. Department of Health, Division of Chronic Disease and the V.I. Department of Sports Parks and Recreation presented a fun way for the community to come out and exercise.

Read more: https://stcroixsource.com/2022/12/04/inaugural-blue-dream-team-tramp-through-the-streets-of-christiansted/

📸: Participants of the Blue Dream Team Tramp for Wellness (V.I. Source photo by Diana Dias)
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Watch our weekly weather forecast with Jesse Daley, covering Sunday, Dec. 4, through Saturday, Dec. 10! Subscribe to our YouTube weather playlist, which is updated every Sunday, AND check out Jesse’s daily weather updates on the Source weather page. There’s always something new to explore with the V.I. Source!

Watch 🎥: https://youtu.be/nPFpxZj4cEo
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Consider the Source host Adisha Penn recaps the week’s biggest headlines and sits down in-studio this week with V.I. professional boxer Deion Pruitt – he’s got a lot of news to share! Subscribe to our YouTube playlist, which is updated every Sunday. There’s always something new to explore with the V.I. Source!

Watch 🎥: https://youtu.be/nsP3lk45MFA
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(This is the first in an ongoing series of features designed to answer the question of “whatever happened to …” various individuals who played significant roles in the Virgin Islands community in the past but who more recently have largely dropped out of the V.I. scene.)

For 20 years, he was there. Starting in 1995, after Hurricane Marilyn battered St. Thomas and left people throughout the islands teetering on the verge of despair, Alex Randall showed up bearing optimism.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/12/03/whatever-happened-to-alex-randall-morphs-again-this-time-to-childrens-author/

📸: Alexander Randall V was well known in the Virgin Islands as a college professor and radio personality for 25 years before moving recently to Princeton, NJ. (Submitted photo)
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We stood on the red, corrugated metal roof with a fully-extended pool skimmer, leaning out with the pole over a dangerous — probably deadly — drop to string Christmas lights around a Norfolk Pine. The tree, high on the eastern hillside above Garden Street, could be seen from all around our neighborhood: Government Hill, Synagogue Hill, Bunker Hill, and into the downtown below.

Read more Open Forum: https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/12/03/op-ed-holiday-traditions/

📸: Everyone has their own favorite holiday traditions. What makes your December merry? (Photo by Mat Probasco)
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