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Lawmakers Meet With Officials From Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Olympic Town Host Program

The purpose of the meeting with visiting Japanese and V.I. Olympic officials was to consider the participation of the USVI in next year’s Tokyo Olympics, the Paralympic Games and the Olympic Town Host Program.
Bundles of vaccuum-packed cash found by federal agents on a beached boat on St Thomas. (Customs and Border Patrol photo)

Customs and Border Protection Seizes Bag of Cash

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents, last week seized $372,000 in undeclared currency found inside a duffle bag on the beach near a vessel found in Bordeaux Bay, according to a news release.

Bryan Wins 31st Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament With 43.45 Pound Catch

Matthew Bryan was one of 168 anglers, including 30 junior anglers, on 554 boats who fished in this Northside Sportfishing Club-hosted tournament, which National Geographic magazine earlier this week named as one of the world’s ‘9 Bastille Day bashes that celebrates French Culture!’

This Week’s Senate Calendar July 15-19

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

Two Archers to Represent USVI at State Games of America

St. Thomian Anne Abernathy and Crucian Bruce Arnold will represent the Virgin Islands in archery at the 2019 State Games of America, beginning on Aug. 3 in Lynchburg, Va.

Beach Advisory for July 8-12

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 33 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 8-12, 2019. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:

Sing St. John Offers Free Choir Camps for Children

Sing St. John has announced two free choir camps that will be held at Julius E. Sprauve School for St. John children this summer: July 15-19 for children entering grades 4-6; July 22-26 for children entering grades 1-3.
Janet Cook-Rutnik's series of photos of second-hand figures on Hawksnet Beach are part of the display. (Submitted photo)

STJ Gallery Features ‘Snorkel Man’ and ‘On These Shores’

Migrations and multiculturalism are explored in a contemporary art exhibition opening at 6 p.m. Friday at Bajo El Sol Gallery in Cruz Bay. The exhibition is the work of Janet Cook-Rutnik in collaboration with William Steltzer and Sigi Torinus.

Travel + Leisure World Names JetBlue No. 1 Domestic Airline in 2019

JetBlue's honor from Travel + Leisure comes on the heels of JetBlue being named Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Low Cost Carriers in the J.D. Power 2019 North America Airline Satisfaction Study.

V.I.’s Nicholas D’Amour Excels at World University Games

St. Thomian Nicholas D'Amour completed his first-day qualification in archery at the 2019 Summer University Games in Naples, Italy, on July 9

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