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Community Must ‘Converge’ to Reclaim Our Village, March Organizers Say

Saturday’s “Reclaiming Our Village” march had two starting points, Crown Bay and Tutu Park, and there was a place near the end where both converged, bringing together more than 100 residents who had taken to the streets in a peaceful protest.

V.I.-Puerto Rico Friendship Exhibit Celebrates Boricua Women

The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts opened its first virtual exhibit on Oct. 2 in celebration of Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship. The Anacaonas de Borinquen exhibit honors Puerto Rican/Boricua women and will run through Jan. 2, 2021.

DPNR Launches App for Anonymously Reporting Violations

DPNR has launched an application that will let citizens in the USVI report to the department anonymously if they see something they think is suspicious or illegal that could harm the environment.

Op-Ed: Lew James, a St. Thomas Original

Lew James passed away recently after moving to Florida for health reasons. He was in his 80s and as combative as ever. His daughter was at his side. I wish I could have been there too.

Police Brass Makes Impassioned Pleas for Community’s Help

Community was the buzzword Thursday night as Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor, St. Croix Police Chief Sidney Elskoe and St. Thomas/St. John Police Chief Steven Phillip fielded the public’s questions on The Press Box.

Henle Gallery Closes, Leaving a Legacy of Family Art

The Henle Gallery in Christiansted will close on Aug. 31 after almost three decades of displaying artwork by the Henle family as well as other international and local artists.
The steps leading down into the Savan Playground and Park are overgrown and in disrepair. (Source photo Bethaney Lee)

Savan Playground and Park Remains in Shambles After Promised Renovation

Members of St. Thomas' Savan neighborhood are concerned about the condition of the Savan Playground and Park and frustrated over delays in its long-promised renovation.

Two New Cases of COVID-19 Were Community Spread

The Department of Health reported two new COVID-19 cases this week that have been transmitted by community spread, bringing the total to four active cases in the territory.

Breathing Through a Pandemic: Yoga in the Time of Corona

When the coronavirus pandemic caused businesses and schools to close their doors to help prevent the spread of the virus, two Virgin Islands yoga studios – Breathe St. Thomas and The Courtyard Juices and Fitness Center on St. Croix – faced the choice of either shutting down or finding a different way to present their offerings. They chose the latter.
The Family Resource Center on St Thomas is one of the agencies providing assistance for victims of domestic violence and sex-related crimes. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Grant Applicants Pitch Proposals for Community Development Projects

The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority conducted its first virtual meeting to hear from St. Thomas applicants for the 2020 Community Development Block Grant funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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