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Revenue Projections Show Pandemic’s Impact at $70 Million for FY 2021

Through the onslaught of the coronavirus, the U.S. Virgin Islands economy has remained fairly stable according to government officials and is projected to deviate by $70 million for the 2021 fiscal year compared to 2020.

The V.I. Government Pension Collapse: Pt.1-How Bad Is it and How Did We Get Here?

Few in the U.S. Virgin Islands are unaware that the V.I. Government Employees' Retirement System is losing money and that there is a proposal to cut some benefits very sharply in 2021. The situation, all acknowledge, is dire.

Unemployment Insurance Claims in the Territory Hit Record High

Unemployment in the territory is like an “invisible hurricane,” creating unprecedented amounts of unemployment benefits insurance claims in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy said.

Education Officials Fail to Show for Hearing on School Pandemic Closures

A Senate panel sat down on Tuesday for an update on the territory's public schools, but the officials from the Department of Education, who were expected to provide the update, did not attend.
A recent court ruling may have a serious impact on plans for sports tourism based on horse racing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Source file photo)

Horse Racing Industry Dwindles Amid Litigation

While there is still hope for the resurgence of horse racing in the U.S. Virgin Islands, though there has been word of an agreement in a court battle, the territory's two horse tracks are still closed.

Reopening of Sports Will Follow Strict Pandemic Protocols, Officials Say

Calvert White, commissioner of the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation told senators on Monday that he doesn't know when sports will resume.

Senate Panel OKs Resolution Honoring Centennial of CAHS

The Senate Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging on Monday approved a resolution commemorating the centennial of Charlotte Amalie High School, which first opened its doors in 1920.

Going Virtual May Increase Awareness of Christmas Festival, Turnbull Says

The pandemic has forced many events from around the world to go virtual, and the 2020-2021 Virtual Crucian Christmas Festival is no different, but Ian Turnbull said the virtual festival will achieve greater recognition than prior years.

GERS Board Still Looking for Another Member from STX

Austin Nibbs, administrator of the Government Employees’ Retirement System, said Friday he has talked to several Crucians, professionally qualified to sit on the GERS board, but none of them want the job.

Gambling, Agriculture and Tax Amnesty Bills Move Forward

The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee spent a full day on Thursday advancing several bills, some of which have caused controversy as they've moved through the Legislature.

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