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Sunday, October 17, 2021


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.

Taste of St. Croix Winners

Almost 40 restaurants, caterers and beverage distributors gathered on Queen Cross Street Thursday night for the 19th annual A Taste of St. Croix. Eight judges visited the vendors, sampled their wares and then voted for their favorites. The judges were St. Croix native Jamal Lake of the Food Network; Mathayom Vacharat,...

Bryan Names Calvert White Commissioner of Sports, Parks, and Recreation

Gov. Albert Bryan announced St. Thomas native and former professional basketball player and mainstay on the Virgin Islands National Team Calvert White as Commissioner of the Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation Friday. White, who currently serves as Acting Commissioner of the Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation has served...

London Duo Releases Song About STT Girl Fighting Illness

The song release of “Ella’s Hope”, by the London duo, The Luck, is a powerful ballad about a five-year-old little girl living with a severe rare neurological condition known as Rett Syndrome and her journey for a cure.

Eldra Schulterbrandt Residential Care Facility Renovated

The Eldra Schulterbrandt Residential Facility on St. Thomas finished renovations last week, marking the news with a ceremony on April 5 with Acting Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion, Gov. Albert Bryan and several senators. The facility, the one long-term mental health and substance abuse facility on St. Thomas, will soon provide...

New Transparency Website Fulfills Old Legislative Mandate

Government House has launched an official government transparency website with a comprehensive database of revenues and expenditures of the territory’s funds and is accessible to the public. According to Government House, the site will retain information for each fiscal year. The internet database includes appropriations, expenditures, or use of all public...

St. Thomas BMV Now Requires Appointments For Written Driver Test

Effective immediately, an appointment is required to take the written test to obtain a driver's license, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced Monday.

USVI Getting $10 Million National Parks Storm Recovery Historic Preservation Grant

As a result of the devastating 2017 hurricanes, which impacted historic and archaeological resources throughout the Virgin Islands, the National Park Service awarded the territory just over $10 million dollars in supplemental funding to the V.I. State Historic Preservation Office, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. According...

Bring Your Stories of Outstanding Public Service to the Source

Virgin Islanders have all heard stories about what is wrong at government agencies. But we hear less about the many dedicated government employees who go above and beyond the call of duty to help out. Do you know a teacher who took time after school to help out? Have...

Southern St. Thomas Water Outages Sunday-Monday

Large parts of the southern half of St. Thomas have water outages which continue Monday as crews work on the leaking 24-inch water main that runs along the St. Thomas waterfront.

Former JFL CEO and Legal Counsel Richard Evangelista Named as DLCA Commissioner

Gov. Albert Bryan named longtime attorney and former administrator of Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital Richard Evangelista to the post of commissioner of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, Friday.





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