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Bajo El Sol Gallery to Host Fundraiser: ‘The Black Mermaid Comes to St. John’ on July 31

Proceeds from this pop-up art show and book signing will go towards supporting the Outdoor Learning Summer Creative Arts and Literacy Workshop in Cruz Bay, St. John.

This Week’s Senate Calendar: July 26 – July 30, 2021

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

V.I. National Guard Association’s 2021 Scholarship Recipient Is McKayla Collins

(VINGA) presented a $1,000 scholarship award to McKayla Collins on July 15, at a ceremony held in a conference room named after the late David C. Canegata III.

Bureau of Internal Revenue Reminds Taxpayers to File 2019 Form by July 28

BIR reminds taxpayers about the requirements to receive the advance child tax credit payment offered through the American Rescue Plan of 2021.

Dominican Republic Man Gets 135 Months in Cocaine Case

Dany Perez-Brito, a 45-year-old Dominican Republic national, was sentenced Friday in federal court on St. Thomas to 135 months (11 years and three months) in prison for trafficking more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine.

Texan Sentenced to Probation for Marijuana in Carry-On Bag

Lequan Jaheem Pemberton, 26, a resident of Austin, Texas, was sentenced to two years’ probation for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

USVI Democratic Party Elects Cecil R. Benjamin as Chairman

Benjamin said, “This is about fairness, economic development and community progress. We must change the way our party relates to the community.”

Pedestrian Killed in Accident Near Nisky Center

A 62-year-old man was struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon and died of his injuries. According to the V.I. Police Department, at about 4:43 p.m. July 22 officers were dispatched to a vehicular accident in the vicinity of the Nisky Shopping Center.

Highway Renamed at Ceremony to Honor Judy M. Gomez Esq.

The Judy M. Gomez Highway, formerly named the Charles Harwood Highway, is located in the Contant area on St. Thomas. The former educator, legislator and attorney gave a compelling and heartfelt speech,.

U.S.V.I. Hosts U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Training Mission

In July, soldiers from the Alpha Company of the 249th Engineer Battalion of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers spent a week in the USVI honing their power assessment skills as part of a training mission.

Consumer Justice Group to Hold Virtual Meeting on WAPA LEAC Increase

The Virgin Islands Alliance for Consumer Justice will host a virtual meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 22 via its Facebook page to discuss the recent decision by the PSC to grant WAPA a LEAC rate increase.

Simple Cynical Clinical Minute 8: The Return of the Pox

After a successful start to vaccination, it has stalled. And now we see a rise in cases. Many people I speak to say "they are not ready" for the vaccine. Seriously, I have no idea what that means besides fear of the vaccine. 

Sen. Carrion Voices Concerns About Territory’s ESL Program

Sen. Samuel Carrión, a former student of the ESL program on St. Croix, became very concerned with the responses given by representatives from the V.I. Department of Education.

‘Inside the Cabinet’ to Return July 28 With VIPD Commissioner Nominee Martinez

V.I. Police Commissioner Nominee Ray Martinez will host “Inside the Cabinet” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, to take questions and discuss issues live with residents.

Personnel Launches Portal to Verify Retiree Data Ahead of $10M Retro Payout

Payments apply to retirees over the age of 65 who are owed retroactive wages from 1990-2001, as outlined in Act 6584. Checks are expected to be mailed out on Thursday, July 22.

VI Council on the Arts Offers ‘How to Apply’ Workshops for Aug. 31 Grants

Workshops will take place virtually at 5:30 p.m., on Friday, July 30 and Friday, Aug. 20, via Facebook live.

STT County Producers Must Submit FSA County Committee Nominations by Aug. 2

Farmers and ranchers have until Aug. 2 to nominate candidates to serve on the St. Croix County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Committee. This year, St. Thomas County is accepting nominations for local administrative area 3 (LAA 3).

Virtue of the Week: Awe

Awe is deep respect and reverence for the Source of life. Contemplating life's beauty and mystery leads us to communion. Reflecting on our place in the universe, we seem small and insignificant, yet it is awe-inspiring to realize that no one else on Earth is just like us.

Training Ship Kennedy to Visit STT

The training ship USTS Kennedy will pay a call on Saturday at the The West Indian Company Ltd. dock in Charlotte Amalie, bringing 272 maritime cadets and 72 crew members and instructors who are taking part in a training cruise.

Bureau Taking Registrations for Upcoming Correction Officer Exam

The V.I. Bureau of Corrections is accepting registrations through Friday, July 30 for its upcoming Correction Officer Exam.

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Juju & Cece’s Lemonades and Treats is hosting a "Freco and Lemonade" event today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cultured Naturals Body Care located on Company Street in Christiansted, St. Croix.

The business, Juju & Cece’s Lemonades, evolved from a summer project put together by 4-year-old Juliett Reid-Ventura and 3-year-old Gracie Reid-Ventura. #visource #usvi #supportlocalbusiness
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Juju & Cece’s Lemonades and Treats is hosting a Freco and Lemonade event today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cultured Naturals Body Care  located on Company Street in Christiansted, St. Croix. 

The business, Juju & Cece’s Lemonades, evolved from a summer project put together by 4-year-old Juliett Reid-Ventura and 3-year-old Gracie Reid-Ventura. #visource #usvi #supportlocalbusiness

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