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Biden’s Love Affair with V.I. has Officials Looking for Roses

Local Democratic leaders expect big dividends for the Virgin Islands under the incoming presidential administration of Joe Biden. They’ve been cultivating good relations with the president for years.

JFL Illuminated in Honor of National Day of Mourning for COVID-19 Victims

The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center was illuminated at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, in honor of the 24 Virgin Islanders lost to COVID-19 and their families.

USVI Bringing Greater Accessibility to Its Beaches

At least six U.S. Virgin Islands beaches are getting brightly colored vinyl mats called AccessMats that make portable walkways and allow easier access across the sand and to the water.

V.I. Women Leaders Take Heart at Inauguration of V.P. Kamala Harris

On Wednesday, millions around the world will tune in for the inauguration of America’s first female vice president, Kamala Harris, who was elected a century after the women’s suffrage march in Washington, D.C.

Reporter’s Notebook: A Not-Very-Close Encounter with Joe Biden

It was either the last Sunday of 2008 or New Year's Day 2009. Either way, it was between the election of President Barak Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and their inauguration. It was also a holy day.

Sorority Members Participate in MLK Freedom Walk

The Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Epsilon Zeta Chapter and other members of the community gathered early Monday morning to participate in a Freedom Walk in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
Taxis wait to take tourists around St. John.

Magens Bay Board Looks to Strengthen Taxi Rules

The Magens Bay Authority board of directors took another shot at resolving the problem of taxi drivers waiting until they arrive at the park’s gate to sort out fares from multiple passengers, but in the end, sent the proposed policy back for revision.

CDC and V.I. Health Distribute Health Care Packages For Homeless

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC Foundation recently worked with the V.I. Health Department to distribute 1,000 health care supply packages intended for the homeless population in the territory.
A Spirit Airlines jet flies over the tarmac. (Source file photo)

V.I. is Considered Part of United States for Purposes of New Travel Order

Effective Jan. 26, travelers entering the United States and its territories will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding the aircraft at their foreign embarkation points.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source file photo by Bethaney Lee)

STJ Woman Charged with Domestic False Imprisonment

Police on Monday arrested 63-year-old Carmen H. Martie of Estate Pastory and charged her with false imprisonment/domestic violence.

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