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Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Beginning Hiring Process

The Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort and Spa on St. Thomas will open in the later part of 2020, but the hiring process will begin this week, according to managing director Kurt Wiksten.
Government House spokesman Richard Motta leads Monday’s weekly press briefing. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Governor Lobbying for Disaster Recovery, Medicaid Funding

Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. will leave the territory at the end of the month on a trip that puts him in front of Congress and Housing and Urban Development representatives for discussions on Medicaid and federal disaster recovery funds for the territory.
Casino Control Commissioners Usie Richards and Stacy Bourne listen to testimony. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Casino Control Commission Extends Licenses

The two members of the V.I. Casino Control Commission extended licenses for Divi Carina Bay Casino and VIGL Operations and CRG Holdings at a hearing Monday, after grilling them about delays and encouraging streamlined deadlines.
Patricia King, manager of Armrey Industries, said the Estate Richmond business had to rely on a generator because power was restored to the area months later than most Christiansted neighborhoods. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Businesses Lose When WAPA Goes Down

Multiple power outages have plagued the territory in recent months, particularly impacting St. Thomas and St. John. Lawrence Kupfer, executive director of the V.I. Water and Power Authority, said the outages may largely be over, thanks to improvements to some generators and other generators returning to service.

SRMC Public Corruption Trial Week Two: Witnesses Pressed on Contract Details

In the second week of the Schneider Regional Medical Center corruption trial the jury heard from two hospital administrators who worked with two of the three defendants who are now on trial. They also heard from a former chair of the hospital board.
Peter Chapman addresses the Business Attraction Summit at the Buccaneer Resort. (Photo provided by the Research and Technology Park)

RT Park Summit Draws Potential Investors to St. Croix

For three days this month, more than 130 technology business owners, government officials and local stakeholders gathered on St. Croix to attend a business summit presented by the University of the Virgin Islands' Research and Technology Park.
Enchanted Entertainment CEO Camelia Frebes pulls an audience member from the crowd to dance during the entertainment at Saturday's celebration. (Photo Bethaney Lee)

Roach Shares a Vision of Unity at Friendship Day Celebration

Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach, who moved to St. Thomas at eight years of age, shared a vision of unity between the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands on Saturday during the celebration of Friendship Day between the two territories.
Schneider Regional Medical Center is the hospital for St. Thomas. (Source file photo by Kelsey Nowakowski)

Hospital Dialysis Units Are Surviving, Not Thriving

Hemodialysis units at the territory's two hospitals have undergone extreme challenges since the days of hurricanes Irma and Maria, and while they have stabilized, they still have a long way to go before they are successfully serving the USVI.

$2.7 Million for New “Division of Festivals” Surprises Senators

Senators on Thursday pressed officials of the V.I. Tourism Department about the new Division of Festivals and how to increase flights into the territory at a meeting of the Economic Development, Regulations and Agriculture Committee.
Children were prominent in the annual Domestic Violence Awareness march Thursday night, (Source photo by Judi Shimel)

Children Lead March Against Domestic Violence

The recent brutal death of a 4-year-old St. Croix boy made this year’s observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Cruz Bay more poignant. Children of all ages milled around at the foot of the bandstand at Franklin Powell Park.

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