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U.S. Geological Survey image shows the location of Tuesday's magnitude 6.5 earthquake.

Magnitude 6.5 Quake Kills One in Puerto Rico *USVI Update*

A severe earthquake registering a 6.5 on the Richter scale, struck Puerto Rico at 3:24 a.m. Tuesday, damaging homes, blocking roads, causing landslides and causing at least one fatality. VITEMA reported there was no tsunami threat.
As one of the Three Wise Men, Kaiden Castillo wears a golden crown during “We Three Kings of Orient Are.” (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Live Nativity Scene Brightens Christmas Season in Kingshill

High on a hill in the late afternoon sunlight, people gathered for a service that celebrated the Christmas season. A live nativity brought smiles as both children and adults participated Sunday at St. Croix Reformed Church in Kingshill.
Nellie O’Reilly, one of the new owners of Sonya’s Ltd., helps a customer choose a bracelet. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

O’Reilly, McChain Buy Sonya Ltd.

The iconic St. Croix hook bracelet, known worldwide, has been a staple of St. Croix jewelry for many years and continues to be. Sonya Hough and her husband, David, opened the Christiansted store in 1964, but that doesn't mean anything has changed.
Amya Tyson chooses brightly colored spangles to decorate her Christmas ornament. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

4-H Holds Christmas Ornament Festival at UVI on STX

Kids had an afternoon of fun and when it was over, they had something to bring home and trim the tree with, as 4-H ambassadors held a Christmas Ornament Festival for families at the UVI Extension Center on St. Croix.

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, Reopens

The Ritz-Carlton reopened on Nov. 23 following a $100 million renovation at the Great Bay location on St. Thomas.
Archaeological technician Amelia Jansen of the National Park Service Southeast Archaeological Center talks about the excavation of what might have been a utilitarian area for holding water, perhaps for watering livestock or washing clothes. As the NPS is able to receive grants, the progress of unearthing this part of Crucian history will continue. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Ancient Footprints – Lots of Archeology Happening on St. Croix

National Park Service archaeologist Meredith Hardy and technician Amelia Jansen shared some of the most recent finds at the Christiansted National Historic Site at an open house last week.

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