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V.I. Businesses Project 50 Percent or More Revenue Drop for 2020

A survey of U.S. Virgin Islands businesses found many projecting sharp losses for the year, with small businesses, in particular, looking at a drop of 50 percent or more.

Tuesday Hearing Gives Voting Rights Advocates Hope for Change

Advocates for territorial voting rights are inching closer to achieving their goal as a House subcommittee meets Tuesday for a hearing on the disenfranchisement of U.S. territories – “a historic first,” according to Neil Weare, founder of Equally American.

Facebook Gardening Group Growing Strong During Pandemic

The posts are heartwarming, inspiring and hilarious, as local gardeners share the trials and tribulations of producing their own food as members of the Gardening on the Rock Facebook group, which has grown exponentially since the COVID-19 pandemic.

V.I. Prisons Ramp Up Pandemic Precautions

Bureau of Corrections Director Wynnie Testamark issued new, stricter anti-infection protocols this week for employees and inmates at the John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility and the Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex.

Accelerate VI’s Virtual Demo Day Highlights Tech Firms

The Accelerate VI program held a virtual demo day showcasing the seven tech businesses that participated in its 2020 cohort. The program is an initiative of the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

STX Man Killed in Shooting at Louis Brown Villas

A man was killed Thursday morning after he was shot in an attack in the Louis Brown Villas housing community, the V.I. Police Department reported.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

Territory’s COVID-19 Deaths Climb by One

The reported number of COVID-19 deaths in the territory rose by one Tuesday as the V.I. Department of Health adjusted its total to seven.
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)

Despite ‘Colossal Setback’ of COVID-19, Governor Expresses Hope for V.I.’s Economy

While the V.I.'s financial woes are enough to keep any leader up at night, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. is confident that when the pandemic eases the territory will be poised for a comeback.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (Source photo by Shaun A. Pennington)

Gov. Bryan Says He Weighs Reopening the Economy Against Virus Risks Daily

Finding the balance between reviving the economy and public safety is a delicate one, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said in a recent interview with the Source.

Attorney General: St. Croix Toddler’s Death Ruled a Homicide, Linked to Past Abuse

At a press conference on Tuesday, Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George announced that Tamir Lake's death from a seizure on May 5 at the Queen Louise Home for Children – just shy of his second birthday – has been ruled a homicide.

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