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Senate Vice President Donna Frett-Gregory takes her seat during Monday's session.

Sen. Frett-Gregory to Host Town Halls on St. Thomas, St. John

Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory will be hosting a series of town halls entitled “Taking it Back to the Neighborhood.”
A visitor browses at the Sprauve Library. (Amy Roberts photo)

ALERT: Sprauve Library Sets New Temporary Hours of Operation

Effective Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Elaine Ione Sprauve Library and Museum of Cultural Arts on St. John will be open fewer hours.

DPNR Warns of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease, Asks Public’s Help

The Division of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) is alerting the Virgin Islands community of the emergence of the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD), which has recently been found on St. Thomas.

Black History Spotlight: Casper Holstein

In observance of February as Black History Month, the Source is highlighting Virgin Islanders who've made outstanding accomplishments in various fields. Today we spotlight a man characterized by different people at different times as a racketeer, a philanthropist and a powerful black businessman who left his mark on the Harlem Renaissance, Casper Holstein.

Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing Caribbean Federal Waters, Grammanik Bank off St. Thomas

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries reminds fishermen and the public of the upcoming seasonal closure on fishing for or possession of red, black, tiger, yellowfin and yellowedge grouper in U.S. Caribbean federal waters.

HUD Awards $69,000 to Help V.I. Families Reach Self-sufficiency

HUD has awarded $69,380 to the USVI Housing Authority to continue helping public housing residents participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program and/or reside in public housing to increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on public assistance and rental subsidies.
A damaged St. Thomas home with a blue tarp roof in March of 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Long Chains of Recovery Subcontractors Make For Kafkaesque Nightmare

With complaints and protests piling up about slow pay for emergency post-hurricane V.I. roof and home repairs, long chains of contractors and subcontractors complicate disputes by blurring lines of responsibility.

EU Places USVI on Money-Laundering Blacklist

The European Union has placed the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa, on a list of 23 high-risk jurisdictions it says are “posing significant threats” to the European Union’s financial system as a result of strategic deficiencies in their Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terror regimes.

Body Found Floating in Cruz Bay Harbor

A body was found floating in the Cruz Bay Harbor near the customs dock Thursday morning, and while the V.I. Police Department said preliminary investigation shows no sign of foul play, police are continuing to investigate.

Man Arrested After Chase Through School Zone

The V.I. Police Department on Tuesday arrested 33-year-old Darren Hodge after a chase that started in a school zone, police reported.

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