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Ferry Companies Provide Audits For Subsidies That Never Come

Ferry companies haven’t received needed government subsidies due to audits that were allegedly never handed in to the Department of Public Works, but the attorney who represents the territory’s franchise ferry companies, Maria Tankenson-Hodge, said the audits were handed in and, in fact, during a time when audits were not even required to obtain the subsidies.

STX Native Takes Softball Team to National Championship

When a young boy grows up with a mentor, he has someone to look up to for the rest of his life. That is one reason Vernon Philpot from St. Croix has been such a dedicated coach to his softball team, the Georgia Crusaders, who won the USSSA National Championship in July.

V.I. Farmers Eligible to Receive SNAP Payments for Locally Grown Food

Joni Garcia of the U.S. Department of Agriculture urged farmers to “tap into the opportunity to build business” before outlining how Virgin Islands Farmers can become eligible to receive SNAP payments.
Economic Development Authority CEO Kamal Latham responds to questions from the Finance Committee Monday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Senate Considering Bill to Tighten and Clarify EDC Tax Break Rules

The Economic Development Authority’s Chief Executive Officer Kamal Latham on Monday told the Senate Finance Committee that the EDA's board remained neutral to parts of proposed legislation affecting the agency.
Lawrence Kupfer discusses WAPA's Transformation Plan during an interview Monday. (Source photo by sap)

Time is Running Out to Face WAPA’s Realities

WAPA's issues, including debt, substantial cost overruns on the VITOL propane conversion project, and long-term non-payment of bills by government agencies, could leave U.S. Virgin Islanders in the dark.
Gov. Albert Bryan speaks at Monday's news conference. (Image captured from the V.I. Government's livestream of the press conference)

Bryan Calls for Tighter Laws in Response to Continuing Violence

The V.I. Police Department will will step up enforcement of all laws big and small in an effort to curb violence in the territory, and Gov. Albert Bryan urged changes to permitting rules, passage of a loitering laws and stricter bail rules.

USVI Kicks Off Competition at 2019 Pan American Games

Team ISV’s delegation will be represented by nearly 50 athletes, coaches, support staff and officials for the duration of the Games which takes take place from July 26 through Aug. 11.
Commissioner Kimberly Causey-Gomez and administrators of Human Services defend budget at legislative hearing. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

DHS Faces ‘Medicaid Cliff’

One of the most significant threats to the Department of Human Services and residents of the territory is the Medicaid “fiscal cliff” on Oct....
John Turner rests outside his shop, Freedom City Tattoo at 21 Strand Street, Frederiksted. (Source photo by Denise Lenhardt-Benoit)

Freedom City Tattoo – Getting Inked in Frederiksted

To meet the growing demand for tattoos among the millennial generation in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Freedom City Tattoo opened its doors in downtown Frederiksted.

STX: Mutual Homes Man Shot and Killed

A 20-year-old St. Croix man was shot and killed Saturday evening at the Mutual Homes housing community, the V.I. Police reported. The victim was identified as Taheem "Debo" Samuel.

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