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Musicians including Swanks on keyboard, Bugz on vocals, Mic Love on vocals, Rainman on bass and Drive King on drums played from 6 to 11 a.m. to a live audience of fish, seagulls, and visitors on a dozen sailboats. (Source photo by Amy H. Roberts)

Jou’Virtual Takes J’ouvert Online

Organizers of St. John's July 4th Festival presented, "Jou'Virtual," moving J'ouvert online to share the fun in a virtual way. “We wanted to offer a sense of normalcy during an extraordinary time," said Ian Turnbull, director of the V.I. Division of Festivals.
Children and parents alike are eager for the return of safe summer camps. (Shutterstock image)

DHS Delivers Guidelines to Reopen Day Care Centers, Summer Camps

The Department of Human Services on Tuesday announced its guidelines for reopening child care facilities and summer camps.
A satellite photo taken at 12:20 a.m. shows a disorganized tropical wave east of the Caribbean, and another system off the coast of North Carolina and heading out into the Atlantic. (NOAA photo)

Tropical Wave in Atlantic Shows Little Chance of Developing into Storm

A tropical wave about 600 miles east of the southern Windward Islands is producing limited shower activity for the Atlantic basin, but has very little chance to developing further, the NHC reported in its 8 p.m. Monday advisory.
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)

FEMA: Understand the Difference Between a Hurricane Watch and a Hurricane...

With the 2020 hurricane season in its early, quieter months, FEMA issued a preparedness tip pointing out the difference between a hurricane watch and hurricane warning, so that when the time comes, residents will have information that can help keep them safe.

Copenhagen May Name New Streets for USVI Heroes

New streets, ways and alleys in Copenhagen may see names like Buddhoe Gade, Mary Thomas Vej or Axeline Elizabeth Salomon Alle, if a plan by one of the city's mayors comes to fruition.

Tropical Wave Could Bring Rain as it Passes Through Windward Islands

A well-defined tropical wave located about 275 miles east of the Windward Islands Thursday morning continued to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms and might bring rain and high seas as it passes through the southern Caribbean Sea.

Senators, Administrators Look to Cushion Economic Impact of Quarantine

The territory’s economy is in such a state that at a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday Sen. Athneil Thomas asked the governor’s financial team which actions might be less devastating, not which might be good.

Lower Electric Rates Take Effect In July

The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission has approved a reduction in electric rates, which represents an approximate 1.5 cents drop in the per kilowatt-hour rate for both residential and commercial customers.

Senators Weigh Up Rezoning, Lease Proposals

Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. called the rezoning and lease agreements senators discussed at a Committee of the Whole hearing as matters of economic prosperity. Voting on the items will happen at a future full Senate session, but senators expressed support for most of the measures.
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)

Storm Researchers Ratchet Up Prediction to ‘Very Active’ Hurricane Season

Colorado State University hurricane researchers on Thursday slightly increased their forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season and now call for a very active season in 2020, citing the likely absence of El Niño as a primary factor.

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