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Government House spokesman Richard Motta gives updates at Monday’s Government House press briefing. (Source photo by James Gardner)

VITEMA Pushing Preparedness; Street Addressing Project Moving

Government House spokesman Richard Motta Jr. gave an update Monday on ongoing V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency town halls and shared progress being made on a Street Addressing Initiative being driven by the Lieutenant Governor’s Office.

Park Service Names Nigel Fields Superintendent in St. John

The National Park Service’s South Atlantic-Gulf Regional Director Robert Vogel on Monday named Nigel Fields the superintendent of Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, effective February 16.
From left, Division of Festivals Director Ian Turnbull, Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte and Alani Henneman-Todman, the Department of Tourism's director of communications, present the new St. Croix motto in the Bahamas. (Photo submitted by the Department of Tourism)

Tourism Launches New Brand for St. Croix

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has launched a distinctive brand for the island of St. Croix – "St. Croix: A vibe like no other."
JFL administrative staff join board member Dr. Olivine Treasure for a Territorial Hospital Board meeting. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Territorial Hospital Board Takes First Step to Rebuild

Almost two and a half years after hurricanes Irma and Maria, the V.I. Government Hospital and Health Facilities Corporation Board voted to take an important step in rebuilding the territory’s health care system.
In 2017 sunken yachts lined Brenner Bay, St. Thomas, 2017. (Source file photo)

Debris Removal from Territory Coastlines Making Strides

Ongoing efforts to remove debris and sunken vessels along the USVI coastline involve a partnership of federal agencies, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources and community organizations.
Louis Petersen talks up the AgDiscovery 2020 program during the recent food fair in Bordeaux on St Thomas. (Source photo by Judi Shimel)

Educators Recruiting Students for Summer Ag Studies

Promoters of a summer study program on agriculture want families to know why their students should attend this program. Those who apply and are accepted will spend two weeks learning about the “wonderful, wide world of agriculture.”
Magabe Calixte discusses products with Paula and Greg Hachmeister. (Source photo by Amy Roberts)

Two New Shops Specializing in Hemp Products Facing New Rules

Two shops featuring CBD products opened for business in January on St. John. Healthy Alternatives, owned by Charmaine Vante and Magabe Calixte, and Virginabis, owned by Cynthia Swan, Oliver Wessehoft and William “Teddy” Waldo, both sell a wide array of oils, lotions and edible products that contain CBD.
Ann E. Abramson (Photo provided by family)

Crucian Giant Ann Abramson Dies at 95

Ann Abramson, a towering figure in St. Croix and the U.S. Virgin Islands despite her diminutive stature – she stood only about 5 feet 2 inches tall – died Saturday at the age of 95.
Joyce Hickok's 'Resistance' is among the Art Guild works on display. (Source photo by Darshania Domingo)

Art Guild’s Work Featured at Caribbean Museum Center Show

The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts on Friday opened its upper gallery for attendees to experience The Art Show, a collection of works presented by the Artist Guild of St. Croix. The show is scheduled to run through Friday, Feb. 7.
An artist drawing of the proposed Paul E. Joseph Stadium. (Submitted draing)

Bryan is Fourth Governor to Take On Frederiksted Stadium

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. indicated over the weekend he has not given up. He will be the fourth governor trying to get the job done, joining the ranks of Charles Turnbull, John deJongh Jr. and Kenneth Mapp.

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