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On Island Profile: Anna Adams Keeps Tabs on Park Volunteers

Anna Adams likes working outside. That’s a good thing since as the volunteer coordinator for Friends of V.I. National Park, she spends most days organizing crews of people who volunteer for a week or more or just a day to work on the park’s trails, overlooks and sites.

UVI Will Host Panel Discussion on World Conflict

The University of the Virgin Islands Music Department, in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, will hold a panel discussion on world conflict and peace.

St. John Lights Up the Night to Fight Cancer

As the Light up the Night fundraiser for the St. John Cancer Fund began Saturday, several people said they joined the activities at the Winston Wells Ballfield because the money raised went to help St. John residents, not those who live on other islands or in other places.

Agriculture and Fire Services Commissioners Move Toward Confirmation

Getting more local food growing, in the markets and on V.I. tables, will be his prime goal, Acting Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles told the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing Friday.

Delegate Stacey Plaskett Speaks About Her First Six Weeks in Office

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett spoke about her first six weeks in office during a news conference Friday in Frederiksted.

VIPA Almost Cleared for Crown Bay Dredging

The final thumbs up hasn’t yet been given, but V.I. Port Authority officials were more optimistic than earlier about getting the long talked about Crown Bay dredging project off the ground.

Man Drowns at Honeymoon Beach

A 71-year-old man who was visiting St. John’s Honeymoon Beach on a cruise ship excursion drowned Friday, according to Greg Podany, acting chief ranger at the V.I. National Park.

Heavy Equipment Worker Killed in St. John Accident

One man was killed and another seriously injured when their truck, which was carrying a boom crane, went off King Hill Road in the V.I. National Park on Friday.

Corporal Punishment Video Shines Light on Violence in V.I. Public Schools

A 54-second video capturing alleged corporal punishment at the Yvonne Bowsky Elementary School resulted in the vice principal being placed on temporary suspension as V.I. Department of Education officials rearrange the school’s administration.

Retirees at GERS Meeting Told Payments Coming in March

A handful of retired government employees attending the GERS trustee meeting weren’t authorized to speak because they haven’t received annuity checks and therefore aren’t considered members.

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