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UNICEF: Hurricanes Are Scattering Caribbean Families

More than three million Caribbean people have suffered the permanent or temporary loss of their homes because of adverse weather events in recent years, and the numbers appear to be escalating dramatically.

Several St. Thomas Community Events Planned for MLK Day Weekend

Monday, Jan. 20, marks the 37th year since Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a legal holiday in the United States, and multiple community organizations have scheduled events to celebrate.

Weezy Finds Old Home in Frederiksted

An old tradition found its old home as about 200 people gathered on the south end of Frederiksted to raise money to help the recovery of Kemit-Amon Lewis.
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St. Thomas Named a Top Fishing Spot

A website specializing in serving the charter fishing industry has picked St. Thomas as one of 12 best fishing spots in the Caribbean for 2020.
Alvis Christian from Johns Folly Learning Institute and promoter Roy Reid maneuver a table into the serving station. (Source photo Judi Shimel)

Weekend Festival Draws Seafood Lovers to Cruz Bay

A love of the sea and its abundance became cause for celebration Saturday in Cruz Bay as about half a dozen chefs spent the afternoon and evening serving up fish and shellfish at a seafood festival.

Residents Get More Assurance that Insurance Claims Will Be Paid

After a three-year effort, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor’s Division of Banking and Insurance has more tools to make sure insurance companies in the Virgin Islands are financially stable enough to pay resident's claims.
Monarch Butterfly (Photo by Gail Karlsson)

Butterflies or Moths: What Are the Differences?

I recently saw a bunch of different butterflies in my yard, flitting around on the tamarind flowers, bougainvillea and pigeon berry tree – one of the joyful aspects of life in the Virgin Islands. At least I thought they were butterflies, until I found out that some of them were actually moths.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

Dengue’s V.I. Reappearance Makes Mosquito Control Paramount

The V.I. Health Department reported Wednesday a small number of Virgin Islanders have tested positive for the unpleasant, mosquito-borne illness dengue in recent weeks, marking its first lab-confirmed return since 2017.

Homicide in the Virgin Islands – Young Men Dead On the...

The average murder victim in the USVI is a 27-year-old man found dead in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. A Source study shows revenge killings drive the territory's troubling murder count.

No tires have been removed from the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix, despite an agreement that that would happen.

EPA Approves USVI Self-Permitting of Landfills

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it has approved the U.S. Virgin Islands’ municipal solid waste landfill permit program, allowing the territory to manage its landfills and expand or create new ones.

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