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Local Rescue Team Does Its Best, But Can’t Save Stricken Sea Turtle

A 200-pound female endangered green sea turtle was struck by a speeding boat, causing four lacerations to her shell that would prove fatal.

St. Vincent Volcano Eruption Poses No Immediate Threat to USVI

The ash plume from the eruption Friday of the Caribbean volcano La Soufriere on the island of St. Vincent poses no immediate danger to the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico, according to NOAA.

Georgia’s Sen. Raphael Warnock to Keynote UVI Commencement

Newly-elected U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D–Georgia) will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands' online commencement May 14, the university announced.

New Bishop Takes Post April 17, After Long Service to V.I. Catholics

A long and twisting path led a boy from Cameroon to the U.S. Virgin Islands, but once he arrived, he spent the next 30 years serving its people as a Catholic priest. Now he is about to become the leader of the Catholic Diocese of St. Thomas.

Senate Panel OKs Comprehensive WAPA Oversight Bill

Legislation to provide the Public Service Commission with regulatory powers over the Water and Power Authority has long been discussed by the Legislature. Friday the measure was approved by the Senate Committee on Government Operations and Consumer Affairs.

Park Service Seeks Community Input on Caneel Bay

The National Park Service wants to hear from you. What do you think should happen with Caneel Bay Resort? The discussion on Caneel’s future will continue at 2 p.m. Saturday during a forum that will air on WTJX Channel 12.

Community’s Input Sought for Watershed Plans

A project studying three watersheds of critical concern on St. Thomas and five on St. Croix is seeking community input to help mitigate future damage from runoff and flooding during intense rains.

Sarauw Calls V.I. Roads Deplorable, Especially in Frederiksted

Roads in the U.S. Virgin Islands are deplorable, Sen. Janelle Sarauw told Derek Gabriel the acting commissioner of the Department of Public Works, and several members of the Committee on Disaster Recovery and Infrastructure agreed.

Senators Advance Invasive Species Bounty Bill

Legislation to establish an Invasive Species Eradication Community Program – which would incentivize businesses and residents to euthanize invasive species by offering a bounty for wanted pests – was advanced by the Rules and Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

UVI Unveils Two New Varieties of Sorrel

The University of the Virgin Islands School of Agriculture unveiled two new sorrel varieties developed right on U.S. Virgin Islands soil on Thursday at the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.





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