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Coast Guard Rescues Five Stranded Kayakers near Caret Point

Four women and one man stranded by strong currents during a Saturday kayaking expedition were plucked from the rocks near Caret Point on St. Thomas by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.

Senate Sends Securization Proposal to Committee for Further Review

Meeting in special session on Tuesday the V.I. Senate did not approve a newly revamped version of Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s securitization proposal, instead, sending it to the Finance Committee for further consideration.

Senators Express Confusion About Changes to GERS Bail Out Bill, But Pass it in a Close Vote

Confusion swept through the Legislature on Thursday during a special session at which senators were called to vote on changes to a debt refinancing bill that aims to rescue a fiscally crumbling pension system. By an 8-6 margin, the newly amended legislation narrowly passed.

Coast Guard Rescues STT Kayaker

The crew of a U.S. Coast Guard Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement rescued a kayaker in distress west of Perseverance Bay in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday evening.

Senate Passes Heavily Amended GERS Bail Out Bill

The governor’s proposed bill that aims to bail out the Government Employees' Retirement System was passed by the Legislature at a Friday special session, the culmination of Thursday’s Finance Committee hearing that moved into special session before being recessed.

Split Finance Committee OKs Pension Bail Out Bill With Hesitations

The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday narrowly advanced Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s bill that aims to bail out the Government Employees' Retirement System by securitizing the territory’s Matching Fund debt.

Bright Beach Lights Pose Hazard for Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Baby sea turtles face many obstacles to their survival, and it was no different for the 50 leatherback hatchlings that emerged from a nest on July 1 at Hull Bay beach on St. Thomas.

Scientists Work to Unravel Mystery of Rare Leatherback Nest at Hull Bay

Some time on the night of May 2, a massive leatherback sea turtle hauled herself from the ocean onto Hull Bay beach to lay nearly six dozen eggs in what scientists say was a “very rare” event for St. Thomas.





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