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Deanna Elyse Rogers thanks the senators for recognizing her contributions. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Senate Honors First Female Post Auditor and Rising Stars

The Senate Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, and Aging gave accolades to a prestigious native Virgin Islander and to one of the territory’s most successful youth programs.
Property and Procurement Commissioner Anthony Thomas is peppered by questions from the Senate Finance Committee Friday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Senators Question Procurement Process, Other Issues

When Commissioner Anthony Thomas brought the proposed budget for the Department of Property and Procurement before the Senate's Finance Committee Friday, he was greeted with questions about how he was doing his job.
USVI Inspector General Steven van Beverhoudt testifies Friday before the Senate Finance Committee. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Inspector General Tells Senators Office is Looking at WAPA, Waste Management,...

USVI Inspector General Steven van Beverhoudt told the Senate Finance Committee that his office is looking into question about the Water and Power Authority and GERS, among other issues.

Plaskett Says Trump Taking Defense Money For Wall Hits USVI Projects...

President Donald Trump recent diversion of Defense Department appropriations to spend on the Mexico border wall he promised in his campaign may hit some U.S. Virgin Islands projects, Delegate Stacey Plaskett said in a statement Wednesday.
Dr. Laura Palminteri tells senators Tuesday that owners of race horses in the territory are in 'a difficult place.' (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

St. Croix and St. Thomas at Odds on Horse Racing Commission

The V.I. Horse Racing Commission voted Friday to change its leadership, with all St. Thomas members voting to put Dr. Laura Palminteri in charge and all St. Croix members voting to keep Jay Watson as chair.

The Day After Dorian Came to St. Thomas

Curfew on St. Thomas was continued to Thursday at 8 a.m. to allow for debris to be cleared from the roads, and power outages remained widespread as Hurricane Dorian churned into the open Atlantic to the north of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Gov. Albert Bryan speaks at Monday's news conference. (Image captured from the V.I. Government's livestream of the press conference)

Governor Lifts STX Curfew Immediately; STT Curfew Until Morning

Gov. Albert Bryan lifted the curfew for St. Croix and said the St. Thomas-St. John curfew would be lifted at 8 a.m., during a post-storm press briefing 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

V.I. Electricity Returning, Seemingly Mostly Minor Damage As Dorian Moves Away

Dorian, the fast-moving Category 1 hurricane, was some 45 miles to the northwest of St. Thomas by Wednesday evening, having brought hurricane force winds and as much as five inches of rain to portions of the Virgin Islands Wednesday afternoon.

Dorian Now a Hurricane As It Crosses USVI *Update*

Dorian has been upgraded to a Category One Hurricane as it nears St. Thomas with top winds of 75 miles per hour. St. Thomas' Cyril...
Near Fort Frederik, where Danish police and military personnel retreated during the 1878 Fireburn rebellion, Angela Golden Bryan sits down to talk about her fictional screenplay inspired by the revolt. (Source photo by Wyndi Ambrose)

‘Fireburn Screenplay’ Shares STX History with the World

What started as a talking point for a Toastmasters presentation is now a screenplay that hopes to share the fight for human rights during St. Croix’s 1878 Fireburn with an international audience.

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