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St. John community members gather in Frank Powell Park. (Source photo by Amy Roberts)

Cruz Bay Music Hosts Fundraiser for STJ Cancer Fund

St. John residents and visitors flocked to Susannaberg to celebrate the work done by the St. John Cancer Fund. Cruz Bay Music hosted a free concert as part of a series of events leading up to Light Up the Night, St. John Cancer Fund's major fundraiser.
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.

Lime Out Directed to Cease Operations in Round Bay

Lime Out, the popular floating taco bar located in the water off St. John’s east end, has been directed to cease operations by the territory’s Department of Planning and Natural Resources.

Junior Achievement Campers Provide Solutions to Territorial Waste

Tucked into a conference room at The Ritz-Carlton on St. Thomas, more than 50 students came together to find innovative solutions to a large problem in the Virgin Islands: What to do with the territory’s waste.

Farmer of the Year Cultivates Interest for 23rd Annual Vegan Food...

Benita Martin was chosen by her fellow farmers to wear the title of Farmer of the Year and has been a part of Bordeaux’s Farmers Rastafari Agricultural and Cultural Vegan Food Fair every year, including this one.

Several St. Thomas Community Events Planned for MLK Day Weekend

Monday, Jan. 20, marks the 37th year since Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a legal holiday in the United States, and multiple community organizations have scheduled events to celebrate.
Casino Control Commission Chair Violet Ann Golden testifies before the Legislature in 2015. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, the V.I. Legislature)

Casino Commissioner in Custody Pending May 14 Sentencing

Violet Anne Golden, the former director of the V.I. Casino Control Commission, formally admitted to taking more than a quarter of a million dollars in government funds as part of a plea deal finalized on Jan. 2.
Senators and members of the Cabinet congratulate Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. after his second State of the Territory Address Monday night. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Senators: State of Territory ‘Upbeat,’ but Lacks Details

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s second State of the Territory address was met with mixed reviews from senators, who described it as “enthusiastic” and “upbeat,” but lacking details on education and crime fighting initiatives, among other things.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. delivers his State of the Territory address. (Photo by Alvin D. Burke Jr.)

State of the Territory: Bryan Says Good News Is Starting to...

After a year of “trials and triumphs,” Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said the “state of our territory is on the mend” because of the focus his administration has put into three key mandates: stabilizing the government to rebuild pubic trust, recovery and rebuilding efforts and laying a solid foundation to restore the economy.

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