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Press Box Questions Reveal the Broad Mission of Territory’s Island Administrators

Potholes, litter, derelict cars, clogged guts, traffic lights – these are just a few of the things the territory’s island administrators deal with daily as the de facto mayors of the Virgin Islands.

Mafolie Road Repairs Are Just Around the Corner

The recent rains coupled with civilian interlopers caused the Department of Public Works to add a concrete barrier a few days ago to the flimsier orange plastic ones that had been set to alert motorists to the road collapse in the western lane on Mafolie Hill.

Bryan Talks COVID and Tourism With Head of Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. offered a sober yet upbeat view of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on tourism in a Zoom meeting Wednesday with Frank Comito, CEO and director general of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.

Port Authority Grapples with Financial Fallout of Pandemic

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on all Port Authority operations, from the airports to the cruise ship terminals to interisland ferry services, members of its governing board learned Wednesday.

Back to Class for Antilles Students

Antilles School celebrated its 70th "first day of school" Monday, as students from all grades were welcomed back by faculty and staff, according to a news release from the St. Thomas school.

Breaking: Man Arrested After Running in Downtown Charlotte Amalie with Gun

Traffic was backed up and police all over the place in downtown Charlotte Amalie Friday afternoon, after a man wrecked his motorbike and went running off with a gun in his hand.

V.I. Closer to 24-Hour Testing; Bryan Announces Day of Prayer

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. addressed a mixed bag of concerns from the public Wednesday, gave updates on closures and called for a territorial Day of Prayer on Monday, March 30.
An aerial photo captures the scene as firefighters battle the blaze that has burned through the roof. (Photo provided by V.I. Fire Services Director Daryl. A. George Sr.)

Blaze Hits Wheatley Shopping Center

A major fire engulfed Wheatley Shopping Center on St. Thomas, wiping out at least one store and extensively damaging others.
From left, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Bill Vogel, Office of Disaster Recovery Executive Director Adrienne Williams-Octalien, Education Department Chief Operating Officer Dionne Wells-Hedrington, Education Commissioner Racquel Berry Benjamin and Government House spokesman Richard Motta announce Monday the approval of industry standards that will guide the reconstruction of new schools in the territory. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Industry Standards Will ‘Transform’ V.I. Education, Officials Say

V.I. Education Department officials announced that a set of industry standards that will drive the long-awaited construction of new schools throughout the territory has been approved by federal regulators.
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Op-Ed: Imagine Everyone Had a Safe Place to Be and Someone to Care

Imagine we were as a community able to come together and create a village where everyone is safe, where the marginalized among us had shelter and food and most important, people who cared about them.





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