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Hurricane Isabel in 2003, as seen from the International Space Station. (Image by Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center)

What the Candidates Say About Climate Change

In this series, the Source introduced the community to the platforms of the candidates for governor and gauged their approaches to issues in the territory. Here are their answers about climate change.

D. Hamilton Jackson Day Event Draws Hundreds

The Grove Place Action Committee's annual D. Hamilton Jackson Day celebration at Grove Place drew hundreds of Crucians and Virgin Islanders to honor one of the "founding fathers of the Virgin Islands of the United States."

Elections System Sets Special Election for March 30 *Updated*

A special election for reapportionment of the V.I. Legislature is set to be held March 30, 2019, according Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes, who said voters will be asked to choose between two measures appearing on the ballot.
V.I. Chief Negotiator Natalie Nelson Tang How discusses government raises and the budgets for her department, the Office of Collective Bargaining.

Government House Says PBA, Not Government, Delayed Police Contract

Government House released a statement Wednesday asserting recent criticism by the St. Croix Police Benevolent Association is "politics," and contract delays are the fault...

Prison Bureau Seeks Permission to Skip Steps on Jail Reform

The challenge of managing the mentally ill behind bars led officials from the Bureau of Corrections to ask a federal court to let them skip items on a list of mandated compliance steps.
UVI professor Tyler B. Smith examines coral on a research dive at 220 feet on the South Drop of St. Thomas. Lamarck’s sheet coral and two reef butterflyfish are in the foreground. (Photo by Viktor W. Brandtneris)

UVI’s Research Diving Earns High Rank in Low Places

In less than three decades, scientific diving at the University of the Virgin Islands has grown from a small program that taught students how to dive to a globally competitive marine science research engine.

Answer Desk: Waiting on Unemployment Assistance Extension

A reader asked about the status of 26 more weeks of extended unemployment assistance announced earlier this month. The extended assistance has not yet been rolled out yet but could start as soon as "a couple of days," time, according to the V.I. Department of Labor.

Man Dies of Wounds in Estate Plessen Shooting

A man injured Tuesday evening after a shooting in Estate Plessen succumbed to his wounds Wednesday, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Plan Aims to Prevent Use of P.O. Boxes for Illegal Drug Distribution

U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector in Charge James V. Buthorn and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert on Wednesday announced an initiative to combat the...

STX Police Benevolent Association Declares “No Confidence” in Mapp Administration

The St. Croix chapter of the Police Benevolent Association issued a Resolution Tuesday declaring no confidence in Gov. Kenneth Mapp's administration and demanding a meeting...

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