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Schneider Regional Medical Center is the hospital for St. Thomas. (Source file photo by Kelsey Nowakowski)

Hospital Dialysis Units Are Surviving, not Thriving

Hemodialysis units at the territory's two hospitals have undergone extreme challenges since the days of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and while they have stabilized, they still have a long way to go before they are successfully serving the USVI.
Three of the four dolphins recently arrived at Coral World check out their new surroundings. (April Knight photo)

CZM Approves Increase in Dolphin Numbers at Coral World

The V.I. Coastal Zone Management Committee on Thursday approved Coral World Ocean Park's request to change their permit, allowing the park to take in four more dolphins. Under the revision, Coral World will increase its dolphin population from four to eight.

Funding Shortages and Bureaucracy All In a Day’s Catch, Says Local...

Keeping the territory’s fishing heritage alive is the passionate pursuit of commercial fisherman Julian Magras, who with over 30 years of experience said his biggest battles are not with the fish, but bureaucracy and lack of funding for the industry.

Senators Hold Nelson’s Cannabis Board Nomination Over Possible Conflict of Interest

During Thursday’s Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing, Department of Agriculture Commissioner Positive Nelson's nomination to sit on the Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board stalled because the committee deemed it a possible conflict of interest.

Culture Committee OKs Holiday Honoring V.I. Flag

May 17 will become Virgin Islands Flag Day if a bill approved Tuesday by members of the Senate Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging becomes law.
The three nominees for the Cannabis Advisory Board talk with Sen. Janelle Sarauw during the Rules and Judiciary meeting Friday. From left, Miguel Tricoche, Hugo Roller II, Catherine Keen. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the USVI Legislature)

Rules Committee OKs Cannabis Advisory Board Nominees

Three nominees for the Cannabis Advisory Board, each of whom brings knowledge of various aspects of the marijuana industry, were unanimously approved by the Rules and Judiciary Committee and will move forward to the Committee of the Whole.
Sen. Alicia Barnes chairs the hearing at which the bill honoring veterans was advanced.. (Photo by Alvin Burke for the USVI Legislature)

Senators OK Monument, Roundabout Name to Honor Vets

The Senate's Government Operation Committee voted Thursday to advance a measure honoring veterans from the U.S. Virgin Islands by naming a St. John roundabout “The Veterans Circle” and appropriating $20,000 to the V.I. Council of the Arts for the commission of a monument.

Senators OK Bill Mandating Businesses Display Labor Law Posters

The Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning on Thursday unanimously moved forward a bill that would mandate businesses post a series of labor law posters in visible locations in their establishments.
Volunteers at the end of the Hull Bay Road Rock City Clean Streets event in 2017. (Photo supplied by Kitty Edwards)

Community Kicks Off Rock City Clean Streets

Rock City Clean Streets kicked off this week’s community cleanup on Tuesday and hopes to attract more volunteers as the weekend edges closer, finishing with a seven-day tidying effort of frequented communal spaces next Monday.

Governor Says WAPA Has a Big Week Ahead

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said Monday recent WAPA blackouts have affected the entire V.I. economy, the education system, the health care system, as well as all residents individually.

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