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Members of the Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Committee expressed gratitude to St. Croix’s senior care workers at a ceremony in the gazebo at the Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged.
The life of an enterprising and successful Virgin Islander came to an end last week with the death of Rodney Varlack, but his legacy and the impact he had on the islands will live on. Varlack died April 27 on St. John.
A ruling Friday that a Puerto Rican resident can keep $28,000 in disability benefits, rebuffing the U.S. government’s attempt to recoup the amount in a victory hailed as a win for people with disabilities living in territories like the V.I.
The second case of the new coronavirus in the USVI was confirmed Monday by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. The territory’s first case, on St. Croix, was confirmed Friday. Monday’s case is from the St. Thomas/St. John District.
In 2002, then-Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen proposed to Congress that St. Croix be designated a National Heritage Area, a site designated by the United States to encourage historic preservation. Delegate Stacey Plaskett is now carrying on that fight by reintroducing the bill this week.
Spikes, loud noises and a variety of landscaping measures are among the approaches taken to prevent bird and airplane collisions at airports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, wildlife biologist Shane McKinley said at a Tuesday meeting of the Audubon Society on St. John.
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.
After several past efforts, it looks like cockfighting is now banned throughout the United States, including the territories, as of December 20, but not without opposition both here in the USVI and over in neighboring Puerto Rico.
St. Croix students filled the Sunny Isle Amphitheater on Friday, Dec. 13, learning about culture through dance. The spirit and enthusiasm of the youngsters echoed throughout the shopping mall and beckoned shoppers to stop, look and listen.
On Wednesday, the company that a year ago purchased Seaborne Airlines, announced a codeshare partnership with Delta Airlines, creating easier travel from the U.S. mainland to the Caribbean.