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U.S.V.I. Is Celebrating Travel and Tourism Month

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. recently signed a proclamation marking May 2019 as Virgin Islands Travel and Tourism Month throughout the territory.

STT Man Killed at Marine Terminal

A man identified by next of kin as 29-year-old Curtis Q. Frederick was shot and killed Saturday morning in Charlotte Amalie. It was the 15th homicide in the territory since the beginning of the year, the seventh on St. Thomas.
Adrian Taylor, interim executive director, discusses Waste Management Authority issues with the board. (Susan Ellis photo)

WMA Prepares for Tuesday Consent Decree Hearing

The V.I. Waste Management Authority board on Thursday approved spending more than $500,000 to prepare for a consent decree hearing, to show progress in complying with the federal court orders when it appears in court Tuesday.

Free Coral Bay Concert Will Benefit UVI’s Music Department

The far reaches of St. John will become a venue for a music festival on Saturday, May 18 to benefit the UVI Music Department. Admission...
Casino Control Commission Chair Violet Ann Golden testifies before the Legislature in 2015. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, the V.I. Legislature)

Golden Locks Self in Office to Avoid Summons

The Department of Justice served Violet Anne Golden with a summons and complaint from September of 2018, Acting Attorney General Denise George announced in...

Gittens’ Lack of Cooperation Led to Ouster, Says New Senate Leadership

So the Legislature reorganized itself Wednesday, putting in Sen. Novelle Francis (D-STX) as president in place of Sen. Kenneth Gittens (D-STX) and Sen. Myron...

Analysis Part 4: Is it Possible Ridesharing Apps Are Not Viable in the USVI?

This is part four of a series looking into the severe failings of taxi service in the territory; how the wildly out-sized influence of the taxi lobby has brought us here, and what needs to happen.

Majority Boots Frett-Gregory as Chair but Adopts All Her Legislation

Before Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory was removed from her position as head of the Finance Committee Wednesday, all three of her pieces of legislation brought before the Senate were approved.

New Book by Janet Burton Captures Life on St. John in the 1940’s

For decades, Janet Burton nursed the desire to tell the stories of St. Johnians of her parents’ generation. Now, after years of research and interviews, she has self-published a collection of her work, “Before Our Time: An Oral History of St. John.”
A youngster learns the joy of swimming (sap photo)

It Takes a Village to Teach Children to Swim

Virgin Islanders are surrounded on all sides by water and dependent upon the marine industry for livelihoods, yet conventional wisdom suggests, “V.I. kids can’t swim.” But considering the rich and ongoing history of dedicated people who have taught hundreds of children to swim, it is hard to believe.

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