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V.I. Joins Legal Fight Against Sale of Fake Vaccination Cards

U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George joined attorneys general throughout the nation calling on Twitter, eBay, and Shopify to act immediately to prevent people from selling fraudulent CDC vaccination cards on their platforms.

Local Rescue Team Does Its Best, But Can’t Save Stricken Sea Turtle

A 200-pound female endangered green sea turtle was struck by a speeding boat, causing four lacerations to her shell that would prove fatal.

Georgia’s Sen. Raphael Warnock to Keynote UVI Commencement

Newly-elected U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D–Georgia) will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands' online commencement May 14, the university announced.

Park Service Seeks Community Input on Caneel Bay

The National Park Service wants to hear from you. What do you think should happen with Caneel Bay Resort? The discussion on Caneel’s future will continue at 2 p.m. Saturday during a forum that will air on WTJX Channel 12.

Community’s Input Sought for Watershed Plans

A project studying three watersheds of critical concern on St. Thomas and five on St. Croix is seeking community input to help mitigate future damage from runoff and flooding during intense rains.

Senators Advance Invasive Species Bounty Bill

Legislation to establish an Invasive Species Eradication Community Program – which would incentivize businesses and residents to euthanize invasive species by offering a bounty for wanted pests – was advanced by the Rules and Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

UVI Unveils Two New Varieties of Sorrel

The University of the Virgin Islands School of Agriculture unveiled two new sorrel varieties developed right on U.S. Virgin Islands soil on Thursday at the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.
Hurricane Isabel in 2003, as seen from the International Space Station. (Image by Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center)

CSU Team Predicts Another Above-Average Hurricane Season

Hurricane researchers at the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project on Thursday predicted an above-average Atlantic hurricane season with 17 named storms in 2021, citing the likely absence of El Niño as a primary factor.
A bustling Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove is on the left, while Frenchman’s Reef, on the right, is unopened and awaiting major repairs that have been delayed by the coronavirus. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

COVID Casualty: Frenchman’s Reef Renovations Paused, Hotel For Sale

Major renovations after the 2017 hurricanes are paused and Marriot Frenchman's Reef, St. Thomas' largest hotel, may be sold in the near future, as owner DiamondRock Hospitality's finances are strained by the pandemic and rise of AirBnB.

Gov. Bryan Attends Ceremony For Rebuilt Customs Facility in Cruz Bay

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. on Thursday morning attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the rebuilt Customs and Border Protection facility in Cruz Bay, St. John.





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