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My Brother’s Workshop Opens House to the Public and St. Croix Chamber

With pride in their voices, wide smiles and a spring in their step, young men who are part of My Brother's Workshop gave tours Wednesday of the facility they are rehabilitating on St. Croix.

GERS Wants to Set the Record Straight About Investments

GERS Administrator Austin L. Nibbs said Tuesday that misinformation about the failing pension system’s investment portfolio may be obscuring the larger issue of its huge unfunded liability.

EDA Kicks Off Public Education Campaign at Local Schools

The Economic Development Authority kicked off a public education campaign Tuesday, addressing “myths” about the organization and speaking to students about job and scholarship opportunities.

Weekly Update: One New Zika Case Confirmed on St. Croix

On Tuesday the V.I. Department of Health reported one new case of Zika in a woman on St. Croix. To date, 12 of the 13 Zika cases have occurred on St. Croix, but there are pending cases from all three islands.

Bill Would Move V.I. to Single Elections Board

There will be a single board of elections with 14 members; seven from each V.I. district, if legislation approved in the Rules and Judiciary Committee is approved by the full Senate.

Plaskett Says PR Bailout Bill Could Hurt Territories in Its Present Form

Puerto Rico’s desperation to resolve its financial crisis may cause sacrifices to programs that could stimulate the U.S. Virgin Islands economy, according to V.I. Delegate Stacey Plaskett.

ABC Travel Show Features St. Croix, St. John

The Emmy-winning television travel show "Rock the Park" featured St. Croix locations in its episode that aired Saturday, and the ABC show will follow next Saturday with an episode on St. John, the V.I. Department of Tourism announced.

Dueling Delegations: Canegata Sends Delegate List to RNC

V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata announced in a letter Saturday that the V.I. delegation to the 2016 Republican National Convention will include the six delegates who were awarded their spots after the original caucus winners were disqualified.

Growing Pains: Farmers Face Ongoing Water Storage and Distribution Issues

Last year’s territorywide drought caused alarm in farming communities, as crops failed and agricultural productivity plummeted. Water availability is among the most pressing issues facing the territory’s farmers, but inadequate water storage systems and distribution systems are likely more urgent problems.

Rain to Subside Friday, Milder Conditions for Weekend

An upper level trough brought rainfall, thunder and lightening to the U.S. Virgin Islands Friday, but the wet conditions are expected to lessen over the weekend.

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