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Senators Create New WAPA Board, New Unfunded Mandates as Election Nears

The Legislature will again create a new board, this one to replace the existing Water and Power Authority Governing Board, if legislation approved unanimously in the Rules and Judiciary Committee on Tuesday becomes law. 

Territory’s Lab Director Confident in CDC Guidance, But More Tests are Needed

The evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has required a nimble response from government health agencies, including in the Virgin Islands, where officials have relied on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how best to combat the virus.

DPNR Launches App for Anonymously Reporting Violations

DPNR has launched an application that will let citizens in the USVI report to the department anonymously if they see something they think is suspicious or illegal that could harm the environment.

Movies Come Back – USVI Caribbean Cinemas to Reopen Thursday

Caribbean Cinemas on St. Thomas and St. Croix will reopen on Thursday, Sept. 17, the company announced. The theater chain says it will follow the guidelines and recommendations presented by the V.I. government.

COVID-19 Temporarily Closes Charlotte Amalie Police Station *Updated With Comment From VIPD*

Several V.I. Police Department personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past weeks, and the police department closed Zone A Command in Charlotte Amalie for comprehensive cleaning over the past weekend.

Parks and Rec Juggles Activities, Maintenance and Beaches

While it is not uncommon to complain that there's nothing for kids to do in the territory, Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White told a group of V.I. lawmakers that's simply not true, and brought a list of programs his department sponsors as proof.

Group to Give 50 Percent Match for Museum Donations

GlobalGiving will match online donations to the Virgin Islands Children's Museum from Monday to Friday this week, Sept. 14-18. Donations of as much as $50 will be matched at 50 percent.

Friends of the Park Seek Accountability for Caneel Contamination

Seven sites on the Caneel Bay Resort property have been contaminated over the years by pollutants that are hazardous to creatures on land and in the sea.

St. Croix Native Creates Jewelry Brand

Udall Caribbean, a jewelry brand whose products connect consumers to Caribbean heroes and heroines of the past while celebrating the region’s rich culture and heritage, launched an eBoutique on Sept. 9.

AG: Child Support and Paternity Hearings Have Ground to a Halt

Despite the abilities of the V.I. Supreme and Superior Courts to conduct virtual hearings, child support and paternity hearings have halted since the pandemic hit in March, Attorney General Denise George told the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday.





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