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Clean Sweep to Plant Seeds for More Local Produce in Frederiksted

On Jan. 21, Clean Sweep Frederiksted will launch the Urban Garden Workforce Development program, a free program that promises to teach participants the fundamentals of urban gardening and farming.
Senators and members of the Cabinet congratulate Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. after his second State of the Territory Address Monday night. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Senators: State of Territory ‘Upbeat,’ but Lacks Details

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s second State of the Territory address was met with mixed reviews from senators, who described it as “enthusiastic” and “upbeat,” but lacking details on education and crime fighting initiatives, among other things.
A map shows the plan for work on the Frederiksted project.

Frederiksted Celebrates the Coming of Clean Water

Speakers at the ground-breaking ceremony for the second phase of the Frederiksted Waterline Rehabilitation project called it “a good day for Frederiksted.” The residents of the town will agree with them this fall when the project is done.
A feathered parade troupe member seems to create an odd creature as it marches through Frederiksted. (Source photo by Don BUchanan)

Adult’s Parade Featured Culture Bearers and Newcomers

The Adult's Parade of the Crucian Christmas Festival was not only a way for islanders to reconnect to their culture, but it was also a way to introduce newcomers to the ways of island life.
Little sailors were part of Friday's Children's Parade in Frederiksted. (Source photo by Melody Rames)

Children’s Parade: Spectacular Display of Youth Talent

Rain showers came and went, and came again, but the wet weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds of children participating in the Crucian Christmas Festival Children’s Parade on Friday in Frederiksted.

Homicide in the Virgin Islands – Young Men Dead On the Street

The average murder victim in the USVI is a 27-year-old man found dead in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. A Source study shows revenge killings drive the territory's troubling murder count.

Short-Term Bailout Coming To Keep WAPA Running

After a second emergency meeting on Monday, the governor and senators agreed in principle to make an emergency appropriation later this week to pay immediate past-due accounts to Vitol to restore propane supplies and keep the electricity flowing at the V.I. Water and Power Authority.

WAPA: Utility Bills Will Jump Without PSC Action on Base Rate

Without the 2.5 cent base rate hike the Public Services Commission denied on Thursday, the V.I. Water and Power Authority will default on its debt to Vitol, cutting off propane and forcing it to revert to oil, which will up the cost of fuel by 20 cents per kilowatt-hour.
Catherine Sequin and Troy Holloway cross the finish line together. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Ellis is First Virgin Islander Across the Line in Beauty and the Beast

Sunday’s 31st running of the Beauty and the Beast Triathlon saw cooler weather, calmer seas and better road conditions than some previous years, especially when the event – America’s Paradise and Ironman 70.3 – was held in May, competitors said.
Brian Chase sings his wining entry.

Chase Wins Second Junior Calypso King Crown

The plight of the homeless was the topic of the song that captured the Junior Calypso King competition for 16-year-old Brian Chase. Telling the story of several homeless people living on the streets of St. Croix, Chase, put on a rousing performance.





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