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St. Croix Schools Plan Return to In-Person Instruction in March

After being closed for a year due to COVID-19, public schools in the St. Croix District will open for in-person instruction beginning Tuesday, March 2.

Rules Committee OKs Six Nominations

The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee moved six nominations forward to the full Senate on Thursday. 

Smoke from BVI Fire Impacting USVI *Update – BVI Fire Service Provides Details*

A major fire near the H Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay in the British Virgin Islands has impacted air quality on St. John and St. Thomas, USVI, with residents of both islands reporting they smell smoke.

USVI Nets 50 Vehicles, Over $1 Million in Airbag Settlement

The V.I. Department of Justice has settled a suit with Honda over Takata airbags, a settlement in which Honda agreed to provide the V.I. approximately 50 new Honda vehicles and a payment of over $1 million.

St. Croix’s La Reine Fish Market Reopens

The newly refurbished La Reine Fish Market on St. Croix, closed since 2007, reopened with pomp, ceremony and a ribbon cutting on Wednesday.

Port Authority Reports Data Security Breach

The V.I. Port Authority experienced what it is calling a "data security incident" this week. According to the Port Authority, it doesn't look like personal data was acquired nor any money lost.

Volunteers Clean Up 800 Bags of Trash on St. Thomas

More than 60 people came out to help clean up St. Thomas on Feb. 6 and 7, thanks to some local companies' organization and sponsorship.

Rotary St. Croix West Helps Community Gardens

Two community gardens on St. Croix are flourishing thanks to work by the Rotary Club of St. Croix West and other Rotary Clubs who helped secure a substantial Rotary International Global Grant in 2018.

Increase in STT COVID-19 Cases Is a Reminder to Remain Vigilant

According to the Health Department, Feb. 13 saw 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on St. Thomas, while St. Croix saw only one new case since the previous, Feb. 11 report.
The beach at Hotel on the Cay was empty Sunday morning. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Tourism Association President Upbeat as Resort Investments Kick In

Lisa Hamilton, president of the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association, says it is time to be optimistic. Lemonade is being made from lemons, she said.

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