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Bill Clinton on Monday opens the Clinton Global Initiative symposium at UVI's St. Thomas campus. (Kyle McKay photo)

Clinton: It’s Time to Build ‘Quick, Comprehensive’ Resiliency Strategy

As efforts to rebuild in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria continue, the Caribbean has the unique opportunity to look at what it can do better to prepare, how it can be more resilient and how it can serve as a role model for other countries across the world facing or recovering from natural disasters, according to former President Bill Clinton.
Ian Samuel, left, and Bill and Hillary Clinton, listen to Meaghan Enright explain construction issues on St. John. (Amy Roberts photo)

Clintons Tour STJ Before Opening Symposium

Before heading off to St. Thomas to convene a symposium at the University of the Virgin Islands, Bill and Hillary Clinton visited two sites on St. John that are emblematic of the island’s recovery efforts.
Matey Sewer conducts BCB's Burning Blazers at the Folklife Festival. He will retire as director of the band. (Amy Roberts photo)

Pan-O-Rama Kicks off STJ Festival Events June 8

Pan-O-Rama, the event that kicks off St. John’s July 4th Festival, will take place on Saturday, June 8, one week after the date originally set for the popular steel band competition. The event, held along the waterfront near Frank Powell Park, begins at 4 p.m. and ends in time to get participants from St. Thomas back home on the 11 p.m. ferry.
Discussing disaster recovery at the PFA board meeting are Kirk Callwood, Jenifer O’Neal, Keith O’Neale, Gov. Albert Bryan, Nathan Simmonds, Dorothy Isaac and Adrienne Williams-Ocatalien.

PFA Deals with Hurricane Recovery

The board members of the V.I. Public Finance Authority dealt with hurricane recovery Friday – arranging for matching dollars for FEMA projects and discussing how to move the road-renovation project forward last week at the St. Croix PFA office.
The Viya telephone directory featuring Asta Williams on the cover. (Photo by Chalana Brown)

Asta Williams: Storyteller, Masquerader, STX Culture Bearer

Asta Williams is a St. Croix treasure known for many decades as a master storyteller, masquerader director, dancer and culture bearer. And now she is on the cover of the Viya V.I. phone book. Williams lives her culture all the time.
John Lindquist i(VIPD photo)

VIPD Credits Officers’ Quick Thinking for Swift Arrest

Officers of the V.I. Police Department on Sunday reacted to a tip about a residential shooting suspect and were able to affect his rescue as he boarded a plane to flee the island, according to the VIPD.
SJCF Executive Director Celia Kalousek (2014 file photo)

They Survived the Storm, Now the Struggle is on to Fund...

After several months of responding to high demand for services, Virgin Islands charities are facing some more familiar challenges. Some, but not all, say they’re feeling funding pressures and point to a trickle of revenues from the government that help fuel their operations.
Alwyn 'Big Al' Baptiste (Contributed photo)

Senators Sing Praise for Four Virgin Island Culture Bearers

The Senate's Culture, Historic Preservation and Agriculture Committee on Friday had senators and testifiers singing. Most V.I. Senate hearings plod along with debates and conflicts, but Friday as senators recognized two island musicians, an educator, and a religious leader, everything was harmony and praise.
Women of all ages take off on the opening steps of the Women Race. (Elisa McKay photo)

Women’s Coalition Draws 314 to 35th Annual Women Race

The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix on Sunday celebrated its 35th Annual Women Race, raising funds that will help provide services for women who are victims of violence. Open to women and girls only, the race took off at 5 p.m. in Frederiksted with 314 registered for the two-mile trek.
Some stores on Main Street in St. Thomas prominently display rainbow flags to let the LGBTQ community know they are welcome and accepted.

LGBTQ Community Sees Losses in Territory, but Reason for Hope

This story initially appeared in the Source two years ago, on July 31, 2017. It is being rerun to commemorate Pride in the territory. Readers...





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