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Families roamed among the decorated trees at Limpricht Park Saturday. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Christiansted’s Limpricht Park Comes Alive for the Holidays

After a night of Christmas carols in the streets and holiday lights saturating the usually dark Peter Limpricht Park in Christiansted, the public park came alive again Saturday with a festive array of vendors selling art, antiques, furniture, food and orchids.
The line for Santa, who gives out presents to the first 1,000 children, was long Friday night. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Tree Lighting Brings Christmas to Havensight

While earlier in the week many business owners in the area said they didn’t know about Friday’s annual Havensight Christmas tree lighting, attendance at the event told a different story, with crowds starting to build at the mall at about 6 p.m.

Friends and Family Remember Dorothy Elskoe’s ‘Life of Love and Fun’

A woman who devoted her life to upholding the culture of the Virgin Islands died Thursday, Dec. 5, at the age of 90. Dorothy Elskoe, known as Dotsy, was remembered by some of her dearest family and friends a few days after her death.

FEMA Pledges to Expedite Recovery Through Better Collaboration

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., who attended Friday’s meeting via teleconference, conveyed his frustration with the slow pace of the critical work to restore U.S.V.I.’s hospitals and schools and fix the territory’s roads.
Salvation Army is located within Market Square on the island of St. Thomas. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Salvation Army Officer Shares Story of Deliverance

St. Thomas Salvation Army Officer Maj. Steve Pearl had what he called a tragic childhood and lost his way early in life. “I was an angry and bitter young man,” Pearl said. He credits his wife, Irma, with being a “salvationist,” a term for those who are active members of the Salvation Army.

VIHFA Buys Villa Morales, a St. Croix Landmark, For Homeless Housing

The facility will provide up to 20 emergency shelter beds, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for the homeless.

Banking Board to Consider Oriental Bank Licensing on Dec. 16

During Monday’s meeting, the board will receive a presentation of Oriental’s “Application for a bank to license a branch of a foreign bank in the U.S. Virgin Islands.”

USVISA Invites Girls Under 15 to Join Soccer Program

This initiative aims to introduce young girls born January 2005 or later to the fundamentals of soccer and build a pool of players who will participate in tournaments on a local, regional and international level.

Veterans Affairs to Hold Town Hall Meetings

The purpose of these town halls is to provide information on the “New VA Mission Act.”

National Association of Insurance Commissioners Grants Accreditation to V.I.

The action came at the body’s meeting on Friday, Dec. 6. At the NAIC Fall National Meeting in Austin, Texas.

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