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Lucien Downes’ Painting Exhibit “Virgin Islands Contemporary” to Open Saturday at 81C

81C is honored to announce the full-scale gallery exhibition “Lucien Downes – Virgin Islands Contemporary.” A public opening party event will take place on Saturday, April 17, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

V.I. Pilots Helped Make Aviation History During World War II

Virgin Islanders Herbert H. Heywood and Henry E. Rohlsen risked their lives serving their country as World War II fighter pilots, members of the unit known as the Tuskegee Airmen. But their unit didn't receive the respect or acclaim they earned.

Editorial: The Local News Industry Needs Local Advertising to Survive

Many newspaper publishers have expressed concern over how Google and Facebook are directly hurting their bottom line. It is with this in mind that the Source offers some insights into the financial state of the newspaper industry.
Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a capacity audience at Riverside Church, New York City on April 4, 1967.

MLK Day Poem By DaraMonifah Cooper

The Source Arts & Literature section highlights the work of our creative readers. All visual artists and creative writers are encouraged to share new works with us. 
Lloyd Gardner

Op-Ed: How Physical Space, Historical Ties, and Geopolitics Influence Development in the USVI

The University of the Virgin Islands once had the following tagline: "Historically American. Uniquely Caribbean. Globally Interactive." So, what is the link between the tagline and a development agenda for the U.S. Virgin Islands?
police, cops, courts, dui, Shutterstock

25-Year-Old Man Shot to Death in Frederiksted

A 25-year-old St. Croix man was shot to death Sunday evening at the Fish Market in Frederiksted, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified as Jahmandi Simon.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

Territory’s 6th COVID Victim is Son of Victims 4 and 5

The COVID-19 death announced Wednesday by the V.I. Department of Health was a 45-year-old male who was the son of victim 4, a woman who died two weeks ago, and victim 5, her husband, who died last week.
From left, Commissioner Trevor Velinor, St. Thomas District Police Chief Ludrick Thomas, Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations Dr. Celvin Walwyn, and Assistant Commissioner of Police Mario Brooks discussing COVID-19 matters. (VIPD photo)

VIPD Economic Crimes Unit’s Role Expands During Virus

With a pandemic and economic crisis hitting the islands, residents might be tempted to write a bad check or use someone else’s identity to make a credit card purchase. It is not a good time to make such a decision.

Data Shows Territory ‘Ahead of the Curve’ on COVID-19

An analysis of local COVID-19 cases shows that the U.S. Virgin Islands is ahead of the curve, especially when compared to data from other states and territories who may be heading into a peak in their numbers without effective social distancing measures in place.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: COVID-19 Reveals Personal Fault Lines

From the moment I saw what was coming, what was happening, my primary thought was: All our faults are being exposed to the light of day in a way I have never before seen. It is along those fault lines that earthquakes are born.





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