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Rasmussen answers audience questions about his work dating objects discovered 100 years ago in the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Dating Artifacts Changes View of V.I. Pre-Columbian History

The way Virgin Islanders have seen the history of their islands before the arrival of Christopher Columbus might have to be recalibrated as objects gathered about a hundred years ago on the islands recently went through a dating process.
Sen. Javan James (File photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Senate Panel OKs Measure to Crack Down on Underage Drinking

A bill to raise the fines for serving alcohol to minors was amended twice before leaving the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning on Friday and forwarded to the Rules and Judiciary Committee.
Edgar Iles with his wife Dolores. (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Edgar Iles Honored by Rotary West for 50 Years of...

The Rotary West of St. Croix’s annual fundraiser was a special one for Edgar Iles. He celebrated 50 years of being a Rotarian and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the club.
Sen. Athneil Thomas suggested the bill could end up paying for itself. (File photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Filing Taxes Online in Virgin Islanders’ Future

Members of the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning voted Friday in favor of amending the V.I. Code to make the collection of taxes more efficient.
Senators ponder what to do about a huge piece of legislation. (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Omnibus Family Bill Gets Support, but Held in Committee

A bill addressing the issues of maternity leave, postpartum care, early childhood screening, banishment of corporal punishment and health care for incarcerated men and women was held in committee on Friday.
The entrance to the Sea View Nursing Home. (Photo from the St. John Tradewinds)

Sea View Nursing Home Closing Jan. 30

Sea View, the only skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility on St. Thomas, is shutting its residential services to severely disabled adults and senior citizens on Jan. 30, after several troubled years.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. discusses his administration's priorities toward reducing property and homelessness during a meeting with members of the Virgin Islands Interagency Council on Homelessness Tuesday in Government House on St. Croix. (Government House photo)

Bryan Proposes USVI Mental Health Law Overhaul; Funding Unclear

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. submitted legislation Thursday aiming to largely reorganize how mental and behavioral health, including alcohol and substance addiction, are treated in V.I. law. The bill, which he mentioned in Monday’s State of the Territory address, does not come with a lot of new money for treatment and care.

Clean Sweep to Plant Seeds for More Local Produce in Frederiksted

On Jan. 21, Clean Sweep Frederiksted will launch the Urban Garden Workforce Development program, a free program that promises to teach participants the fundamentals of urban gardening and farming.

Drier Weather at Last: Mostly Fair Thursday

A drier air mass will enter the local area today limiting shower activity. Mostly fair weather conditions are forecast with the potential for some...

Weezy Finds Old Home in Frederiksted

An old tradition found its old home as about 200 people gathered on the south end of Frederiksted to raise money to help the recovery of Kemit-Amon Lewis.

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