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USVI Mourns Cultural Icon Lena Schulterbrandt

The U.S. Virgin Islands is mourning the loss of Lena Schulterbrandt, one of its cultural icons, who has been long recognized as a champion of the tradition and heritage on her home island of St. Croix.
Albert Bryan

Bryan Signs Budget and Bills, with Some Reservations

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed a slew of bills into law Tuesday, including the Fiscal Year 2020 V.I. Government budget bills.

St. Croix Remembers: The Fireburn Rebellion of 1878

The United Caribbean Association hosted its annual commemoration of the “1878 Fyah Bun” rebellion Tuesday evening at its headquarters in downtown Frederiksted.

St. John Schools, Offices Closed, Flash Flood Watch Wednesday

Tropical Storm Karen did relatively little damage Tuesday but there are isolated power outages, St. John ferries won't start until noon and more rain is on the way, administration officials said at a 6:30 a.m. press conference Wednesday.
In the days after Hurricane Maria, neighbors lend a hand as Freedom City Surf and Teres Veho lay in shambles. (Photo submitted by Ellie Cicero)

Two Years Post Irmaria: Rebuilding Lives and Landmarks

The exodus from the Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Irma and Maria may have been more than a quarter of the population. We’ll never know, since there are no official numbers – the VI Bureau of Revenue does not have a count of taxpayers and the next census won’t be taken until 2020.
Richard Motta (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Pace of Recovery Picking Up as USVI Braces for New Storm

Richard Motta, director of Communications for the governor, opened a news conference Monday with information about an area of disturbance the National Hurricane Center is watching for possible development later this week.
Near Fort Frederik, where Danish police and military personnel retreated during the 1878 Fireburn rebellion, Angela Golden Bryan sits down to talk about her fictional screenplay inspired by the revolt. (Source photo by Wyndi Ambrose)

‘Fireburn Screenplay’ Shares STX History with the World

What started as a talking point for a Toastmasters presentation is now a screenplay that hopes to share the fight for human rights during St. Croix’s 1878 Fireburn with an international audience.

Dorian Upgraded to Hurricane; Track Shifts Toward USVI

Dorian has been upgraded to a Category One Hurricane as it nears St. Thomas with top winds of 75 miles per hour.

Frederiksted Community Boating Marks 20 Years of Teaching STX Kids to...

Frederiksted Community Boating partnered with the Caribbean Centers for Boys and Girls of the Virgin Islands to mark its 20th year of teaching sailing to St. Croix youth in the Frederiksted Harbor.
Decorate umbrellas for a memorial march pay tribute to Joann Jones Moorhead, cancer victim. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Anti Cancer Program Honors Frederiksted Victim

A group of friends and relatives gathered in Frederiksted this weekend to pay tribute to businesswoman and spiritual mentor Joann Jones Moorhead, a cancer survivor who ultimately succumbed to the disease on July 7 at the age of 73.

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