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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.
Frandelle Gerard, executive director of CHANT. (Photo by Juliana Berry)

‘Voices of the Streets’ Highlights CHANT’s February Activities

Iyaba Ibo Mandingo will present his dramatized monologue, “Voices of the Streets,” this weekend at the Dorsch Center in downtown Frederiksted, a highlight of February activities for Crucian Heritage and Nature Tourism.

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.

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