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Airlift Reflects Rate of Recovery in Territory

Travelers waiting for a return of the relative ease of air travel between the Virgin Islands and various mainland destinations will have to wait...
Heallthy sponges and corals grow below a ledge amid devastation from Hurricane Irma. (Photo by Mike Anderson)

Two Years Post Irma: Marine Life Begins to Recover

Two years after hurricanes Irma and Maria ripped through the islands, optimistic nature lovers are quick to point out signs of recovery. Biologists, however, are much more reticent about celebrating nature’s recovery.

This Week’s Senate Calendar September 16-20

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
USVI Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, right, welcomes attendees as EVHybridNoire co-founder Terry Travis looks on. (Source photo by April Knight)

Plaskett Panel Grapples with Challenge of New Transportation Trends

Top executives from Lyft, General Motors and Tantalus Systems spoke at Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett’s panel on new mobility Friday, tackling challenges in getting new transportation trends, like electric vehicles into the USVI.
Satellite photo shows low pressure system, lower right, bringing rain clouds across the Atlantic. Hurricane Humberto is in the upper left moving northwest towards the Carolinas. (NOAA image)

Low-Pressure System Moving Across Atlantic

A small low pressure system producing an area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms is working its way over the east-central tropical Atlantic.
Roberta Knowles, left receives a gold trophy from Joan Keenan for her work on 'Proudly We Served.' (Photo by Elisa McKay)

V.I. Documentary Team Receives 3 Telly Awards for ‘Proudly We Served’

The production team of “Proudly We Served: Virgin Islands Veterans of the Korean War,” gathered Sept. 10 to present Telly Awards won by the documentary produced on behalf of the American Legion District 10.
Akeem Stanley (VIPD picture)

Police Arrest Two in 2018 Murder

The V.I. Police Department on Friday arrested two men and charged them in the July 2018 murder of Emile Brin at Hams Bluff.

VIPA Seeks to Dredge for the Biggest Cruise Ships

The V.I. Port Authority is looking to modify its permit with DPNR’s Coastal Zone Management to allow additional dredging, which would create enough navigational space for both Quantum-class and Oasis-class sized ships to be berthed at the Crown Bay Harbor at the same time.

Short Staffing Leaves STT Corrections Workers on Long Shifts

Staffing shortages at the Bureau of Correction's jail on St. Thomas have led some jail guards to work 24-hour shifts, and the director of the Corrections Bureau told a judge the jail could not be improved to meet the standards of a federal consent decree.
Surfing together on the island of St. Thomas in the early 1970s stand, from left, Don Edwards, Harry Hunter, Mick Kollins, Byron Newland, Charles Edwards and Michael Kiddon. (Photo provided by Don Edwards)

Local Surfing Mavericks Share Territory’s ‘Tubular’ History

Surfing is not the first thing that comes to mind when looking at the pristine sheets of sea that surround St. Thomas, but in 1967 Don Edwards moved to the island and was one of the surf pioneers.

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