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Northside Christmas Market Spreads Holiday Magic

Local artisans and holiday shoppers filled Sib's on the Mountain's parking lot Sunday for the second annual Northside Christmas Market. Holiday cheer filled the air with the sounds of the St. Thomas All Stars Steel Orchestra and the Accordion Man, along with the chatter of family and friends admiring and supporting some of the island's local artists.

Amidst Ian’s Devastation, Some Silver Linings

What were the chances that we would return to the U.S. mainland after two years living and working on St. Thomas — two years of hurricane-free seasons in the islands of IrmaMaria — to ride out the eyewall of Hurricane Ian at our home in Fort Myers?

Plans Presented for Reburial of Human Remains Found During Cruz Bay Excavation

A year after human remains were discovered during excavations to bury power lines near a historic cemetery in Cruz Bay, archaeologists and government officials have come up with a proposal to respectfully rebury the remains found and move forward with the project.

Plaskett Launches Online Survey for Input on Infrastructure Needs

Plaskett has launched an online survey where constituents can pin a location on an interactive map of the U.S. Virgin Islands or type in a specific address to report local infrastructure issues that need attention.

Expert Car Seat Assistance Available to Motorists with Children

V.I. motorists with children can now seek advice on car seat selection and receive assistance with safe seat installation at accessible locations due to the Virgin Islands Office of Highway Safety (VIOHS) partnering with several agencies and organizations.

My Brother’s Workshop Will Be Expanding Bigger and Better

On Friday, June 13, My Brother's Workshop held a "Thank You Reception" to celebrate the workshop's expansion, The Stephenson Family, and its new building, "The Stephenson Family Welcome Center."

Photo Focus: 50th Anniversary of the Agricultural Fair in St Croix

An overcast weekend was a delight as locals and tourists came to see, smell, and taste the rich local produce and other locally-made and designed products at the 50th Anniversary of the Agricultural Fair in St. Croix.

Community Group Seeks Information on Historic School Houses on St. John’s East End

Unlike St. Thomas and St. Croix, St. John does not have any sizable areas of impressive Danish Colonial architecture. The island does, however, have buildings of great historical interest. Some of these structures are humble or in a state of disrepair, and as generations pass and memories fade, they are in danger of destruction by natural forces or the march of human progress.

Construction Underway at Lind Point for National Park Housing, Offices, and Historical Collections

After nearly four years of planning, construction has begun for projects totaling $27 million on 2.8 acres on Lind Point within Virgin Islands National Park, according to Park Superintendent Nigel Fields.

Construction Underway at Lind Point for National Park Housing, Offices, and Historical Collections

After nearly four years of planning, construction has begun for projects totaling $27 million on 2.8 acres on Lind Point within Virgin Islands National Park, according to Park Superintendent Nigel Fields.

With Overdue Vendor Payments Complete, Waste Management Eyes Long-term Plans

The V.I. Waste Management Authority has finally paid $15 million it owed to haulers after the 2017 hurricanes, and is on track to shut down the territory’s exhausted landfills and build five new convenience centers for residential garbage collection,

STJ Administrator Tags 18 Abandoned Vehicles for Towing

The St. John Administrator’s Office tagged 18 abandoned vehicles on Saturday in the Cruz Bay area. The owners of the vehicles have seven days to remove or register their vehicles, according to Administrator Shikima Jones-Sprauve.

Nelson, Ag Staff Meet With Farmers

After introducing the managing staff of the V.I. Department of Agriculture Tuesday evening, Commissioner designee Positive T. A. Nelson listened to farmers voice their concerns, and tasked the department with finding solutions for some of their perpetual problems.

Occasional Showers Saturday and Sunday

A few showers may develop across the local area from time to time. Easterly winds will prevail at 10-15 miles per hour with higher gusts while daytime high temperatures will average in the mid to upper 80s. Across the regional waters, mariners can expect seas to five feet. East to...

Letter: Mary Moorhead Urges Gittens to Act on Senate Reorganization

Dear Senators of the 33rd Legislature, After the alleged reorganization of the 33rd Legislature this afternoon, Senator Gittens’ actions and statement left doubt and confusion in the institution and the community. If the reorganization of the Legislature was not properly executed, Senator Gittens has no option but to facilitate the proper...

Hot, with Passing Showers

An upper level ridge of high pressure and a low level southeasterly wind flow will continue to promote above normal temperatures across the region. Passing light showers will affect the regional waters and could briefly move over the islands. Later this week into the weekend, a developing upper level trough...

Watch: Local Filmmaker Makes Highlights of UVI Film Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TEvJ_j0IOs St. Croix filmmaker Ramon Richardson produced this highlight reel from the recent University of the Virgin Islands Film Festival. Richardson also participated in the festival, screening trailers for his films: Dangers of the Tongue, Life at Traxco, The Womanizer and The Rats Productions.    

Syrian Refugee in ICE Custody Set for Arraignment on STT

The 18-year-old Syrian refugee who turned himself into police on St. Thomas last month, asking for asylum, is due back in the local District Court on Wednesday.

DPW Nominee Petty Says VITRAN is a Priority – with Challenges

Public transit may never have been great in the territory, then it took a hit in the 2017 hurricanes from which it has not recovered. Speaking Monday before a Senate panel, DPW Commissioner-designee said fixing the system's woes is a

Syrian Refugee in ICE Custody Set for Arraignment on STT

The 18-year-old Syrian refugee who turned himself into police on St. Thomas last month, asking for asylum, is due back in the local District Court on Wednesday. The attorney for defendant George Soufan said his client is in the custody of Immigration officials who moved him to Miami.
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