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Governor Asks Community to Support VIPD as Riots Spread in States

In the wake of protests in cities across the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. called on residents to support local police officers as they work to clamp down on a spate of violence.

Remembering U.S. Naval Musician Ogese T. McKay on Memorial Day

U.S. Navy musician Ogese Theophilus McKay always swore that if he ever had children, he would be the best father he could be. His daughter says that’s exactly what he was.
Westerman heads to Buck Island Reef National Monument on a perfect Caribbean day. (Photo submitted by Llewellyn Westerman)

Llewellyn Westerman Will Come Back Singing and Sailing

Skilled sailor and former Calypso King Llewellyn Westerman will take the helm of his Mongoose 37 trimaran once again. That’s a promise.
At St. John’s Episcopal Church on King Street, the doors were closed and all was quiet. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

A Silent Easter in Christiansted

Easter celebrates rebirth, a time of excitement and joy after Lent and the season of self-sacrifice. But Easter morning, 2020, in Christiansted was silent.
Jennie Ogden, left, editor of GoToStCroix.com, and Wendy Solomon, owner of the website, in their downtown Christiansted office. (Source photo by Elisa McKay)

GoToStCroix Celebrates 20 Years as a Window to the Big Island

GoToStCroix has been promoting the destination of the big island since 1999. This business continues moving folks in the right direction via its website, blog, pocket map and web cam – even in times of social distancing and COVID-19.

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.
Chris Stanton skippered Margaret, an Alerion 27, and won the non-spinnaker class of the 2020 St. Croix International Regatta. (Photo by Chelcie Stanton)

Higby and Stanton Win Their Weight in Rum at STX Regatta

The St. Croix Yacht Club hosted its 27th annual international regatta this weekend and attracted top Virgin Island racers along with spectators, old salts and party lovers.
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.
At a news conference where the territory street naming project was discussed, Shayla Solomon introduces Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach, SIA Director Chris George and director of Corporations and Trademarks Denise Johannes. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Street Naming Moving Forward; Street Signs Coming

Streets in Frederiksted and Charlotte Amalie have been named or renamed, and within the next year and a half it is possible that street signs will pop up throughout the territory, the director of Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach’s Street Addressing Initiative said.

New Alexander Theater to Revitalize Christiansted’s Sunday Market Square

Historic Sunday Market Square will come alive with the opening of the “New Alexander Theater” in downtown Christiansted. The St. Croix Foundation has officially been approved to renovate and retrofit the “Old Alexander Theater.”

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