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Press Box Questions Reveal the Broad Mission of Territory’s Island Administrators

Potholes, litter, derelict cars, clogged guts, traffic lights – these are just a few of the things the territory’s island administrators deal with daily as the de facto mayors of the Virgin Islands.

Waste Haulers May Get Paid; Senators Want Public’s Help in Keeping V.I. Clean

Although Senators' main action at Thursday’s Finance Committee hearing was to advance a bill appropriating $15 million to the Waste Management Authority for outstanding debts to waste haulers, lawmakers also took the time to address the public about keeping the U.S. Virgin Islands clean.

STT Residents Offer Vision for Tourism at Virtual Town Hall

Virgin Islanders weighed in on the future of tourism and economic development Wednesday night in the last of three virtual town halls hosted by the UVI Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning.

With Virtual Classrooms Not Reaching All Students, Education Responds to Questions

Now that the fall semester has begun, Virgin Islands students, parents and educators are faced with the challenging realities of distance learning, not least of all that laptops designated for each of the territory's students have not reached everyone.

To Better Understand Water Quality, Researchers Look to the Spineless

Scientists are on a quest to better understand the watershed of St. Thomas by cataloging the species of spineless creatures that dwell in it. 

Senators Move to Extend Distance Learning Options Beyond the Pandemic

Options for distance learning may stick around long after the pandemic ends if legislation advanced Wednesday by the Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development becomes law.
V.I. Water and Power Authority truck

Power Restored After Overnight Outage at Knolls at Contant *UPDATED*

Power was restored to residents of the Knolls at Contant on St. Thomas by 3 p.m. today after a blown transformer caused an outage at the 90-apartment housing community on Tuesday.

Rules and Judiciary Committee Forwards Three Bills to Full Senate

During a brief meeting of the Senate's Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing, three bills were forwarded to the full Senate while two others were removed from the agenda.

New V.I. COVID Cases Trickle In, Keeping Curve Flat

New confirmed COVID-19 infections continue to trickle in, but the curve remains low and flat, indicating social distancing measures are continuing to work when everyone cooperates.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Body Found in April Was Teen Shooting Victim

The VIPD said DNA testing revealed the body found in the bushes east of Cramer’s Park on April 28 was that of 19-year-old Emanuel Moise. The cause of death was determined to be from multiple gunshot wounds.

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