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Horses race at St. Croix's Randall 'Doc' James Racetrack. (File photo)

Racing Commission Needs Time and Money, Chairman Says

Jay Watson, chairman of the V.I. Horse Racing Commission, said this week the board needs time and money to fulfill its mission of formulating and writing the regulations that will bring the local industry up to U.S. standards.

Virgin Islands Trailblazers Attend 2019 BEYA Awards

Virgin Islanders were recognized and well represented at the 15th Annual Stars and Stripes Military Dinner, hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 8.
Artist's rendering of a charging Nissan. (Nissan USA photo)

Electric Cars Gaining Energy in the V.I.

When St. Thomian Adrien Austin founded Drive Green VI six years ago, he dreamed of igniting a revolution in how Virgin Islanders drove – or what they drove – and in a bid to accelerate the process, he put electric cars at the forefront of his venture.
Elections board member Lydia Hendricks reviews planning for the March 30 special election.

Elections: More Public Education Needed on Ballot Initiative

With a special election looming, St. Thomas– St. John District Elections Committee members said Wednesday that more public education is needed on what exactly the proposal for reapportionment is and what the impact will be on the territory if enough voters are in favor of it.
Albert Bryan

Bryan Appoints New WICO Board Members

Making his first appearance as chair of the V.I. Public Finance Authority Board, Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. appointed six new members to the board of the West Indian Co., Ltd. The VIPFA is the sole shareholder of WICO.
Official FEMA portrait of Brock Long, who resigned Wednesday as the administrator of FEMA.

FEMA Administrator Brock Long Resigns

FEMA Administrator Brock Long resigned Wednesday, during a time when the U.S. Virgin Islands are highly dependent on funds and technical assistance from that agency. Deputy FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor is taking his place as acting administrator.

STX: Alfred John Charged with Animal Abuse

Alfred John, a 59-year-old St. Croix resident, was arrested at about 6 a.m. Tuesday pursuant to a warrant charging him in an animal abuse case that resulted in the death of two dogs.

ALERT: VIWMA Announces Solid Waste Collection Delays

Regular collection will resume as soon as normal barge service recommences.
Sen. Allison Degazon, wearing red, Sen. Alicia Barnes wearing black, and FEMA Regional Coordinator Jacquline Heyliger speaking at Tuesday's briefing. (V.I. Legislature photo)

FEMA Officials Provide Senators with Off-Camera Briefing

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials Jacqueline Heyliger and Marisa Allen briefed USVI senators on federal spending in the territory at an unpublicized, informal meeting at the St. Croix Training Annex in the Nissan Building in Christiansted Tuesday.

Sen. Thomas Schedules Office Hours for St. John

These office hours will be held at the Cleone Henrietta Creque Legislative Conference Room on the second Wednesday of each month.





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