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COVID-19 Cases Jump by 22 in Largest Single Day Increase

The V.I. Health Department reported 22 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the largest single day increase in the territory since the pandemic began.
The Research and Technology Park on UVI's St. Croix campus(File photo)

V.I. Women of Color Share Their Experiences in Expanding Tech Industry

The Source spoke to women of color from the V.I. in the technology field about their career paths and how they think more women in the territory can get involved in tech.
Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin heralds the release of the Education Department’s new master plan for facilities during a press conference Monday. (Screen capture)

Education Building ‘Schools of the Future’ Guided by New Master Plan

The Department of Education has released its new facilities master plan, a more than 500-page document available on the department's website, and announced it will hold a virtual public forum on the plan Thursday.
Architect's drawing of a new Charlotte Amalie High School. (By the DLR Group)

Education Officials Say New Schools Territorywide Will Happen

The V.I. Department of Education wrapped up a series of virtual public meetings held on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John that aimed to garner community feedback about the master plan for the territory’s new schools.
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Editorial: Why Does the PSC Board Want to be the WAPA...

The Legislature is considering a bill to give the Public Services Commission power to resolve water and power customer complaints. While clearly well-intentioned and aimed at helping consumers, senators should vote it down.
Author and painter Emy Thomas signs copies of her new book. “A Most Unlikely Story.” (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

V.I. Artist/Writer Emy Thomas Recounts Her Adventures in Third Book

Emy Thomas first wrote about her adventures in “Home is Where the Boat Is,” and then “Life in the Left Lane.” Now, she is releasing a book that tells how she got from a small town in Connecticut, traveled halfway around the world and ended up on St. Croix.

A Golden Shower for Carpenter Bees

The Cassia fistula tree in my yard has finally lived up to its nickname, Golden Shower. I planted it from a seed I was given by a friend quite a few years ago, without knowing much about it.
Michael Francois, chairman of the Virgin Islands Board of Career and Technical Education, testifies virtually before the Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development. (Screenshot)

What Happened to Vocational Education in Territory, Senators Ask

The Senate Committee on Education and Work Force Development voted Monday to forward legislation that, if ratified, would strengthen vocational programs and allow high school students to gain experience in their desired career field.

Man Accused of 4th of July Assault

Valmon Glasford, a-22-year-old resident of Patriot Manor on St. Thomas, appeared before Superior Court Magistrate Henry Carr III after reportedly taking part in two attacks Saturday.
Jack Randall, a young man with scuba gear in 1963. (Photo from memorial page)

‘Giant in His Field’ Leaves Legacy for ‘Fish Lovers Everywhere’

Jack Randall, “the greatest ichthyologist in history,” who lived on St. John for three years and helped make Buck Island a national monument, died in Hawaii on April 29 at the age of 95.

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