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Schneider VP of Facilities Management Darryl Smalls puts on an 'open' sign on the Myrah Keating Smith marquee on St. John.

St. John’s Modular Hospital Now Open for Business

The newly installed modular hospital units on St. John, named the MKS Interim Health Center, opened quietly to the public Thursday night, marking a milestone for St. John residents who have been going to Myrah Keating Smith Community Center’s makeshift quarters inside the DeCastro Clinic for 18 months after the 2017 hurricanes.
Viya CEO Geraldine Pitt, left, shakes hands with Sen. Novelle Francis (D-STX) at Thurday’s hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Viya Asks Senate to Revisit Vetoed ‘Dig Once Bill’

Viya Chief Executive Officer Geraldine Pitt called on lawmakers Thursday to revisit former Sen. Nellie O’Reilly’s “Dig Once” legislation, calling it a critical component in ensuring the resilience of essential infrastructures, including Viya’s network.
VIPA acting Assistant Director Angelo Raimondi speaks to shippers about proposed amendments to the existing marine tariff.

VIPA Rolls Out Two Changes to Marine Tariff, Tables Two Others

At a public hearing on St. Thomas, V.I. Port Authority officials proposed four amendments to its existing marine tariff: two will go into effect, while the remaining two were tabled after local shipping companies expressed concerns about everything from billing to Customs delays.

Identity of Body Found in Cruz Bay Creek Still Unknown

Police officials are still seeking the identity of a body found floating in the Creek in Cruz Bay Thursday morning. “We couldn’t tell from the...

Lawmakers Consider Bills Aimed at NAIC Accreditation at St. John Hearing

How to raise the national profile of the Virgin Islands insurance industry was the topic of discussion Wednesday for the 33rd Legislature's Committee of the Whole. Under consideration were two bills sponsored by Senate President Kenneth Gittens.

St. Croix’s Michael Atwell Wins 46th Annual Territorial Spelling Bee

Good Hope Country Day School’s Michael Atwell, 2019 St. Croix District Intermediate Spelling Bee champ, proved he’s the best speller in the territory, winning the 46th Annual Virgin Islands Territorial Intermediate Spelling Bee.

Man Killed in Christiansted Shooting

One man was killed Wednesday evening in a shooting that followed an argument in Christiansted, the V.I. Police Department reported.

DLCA: Gas Stations Must Show They Bought New Fuel Before Raising Prices

A new order from the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs sets forth the procedure to be followed by all wholesalers and retailers of gasoline and diesel fuel in the Territory as a per-requisite to increasing their fuel prices.
At the 2012 Taste of St. Croix, Percival Stang and Jessica Benjamin serve up smoothies from Country Snack Stand.

Twice the Taste: Taste of St. Croix Coming April 11 to Christiansted

A Taste of St. Croix will return to Christiansted on April 11, bringing the Big Island's annual culinary extravaganza back just five months after the last one.

Opinion: Vote No or Stay Home March 30 for Reapportionment

Early voting ends March 22 and on March 30 the territory will cast ballots to decide whether to approve a ballot initiative creating districts, electing more senators at large and bypassing the Legislature to rearrange how senator’s office funds work. The plan does nothing to address any of the problems its proponents say they want to fix.

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