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Three of the four dolphins recently arrived at Coral World check out their new surroundings. (April Knight photo)

CZM Approves Increase in Dolphin Numbers at Coral World

The V.I. Coastal Zone Management Committee on Thursday approved Coral World Ocean Park's request to change their permit, allowing the park to take in four more dolphins. Under the revision, Coral World will increase its dolphin population from four to eight.

Governor Says WAPA Has a Big Week Ahead

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said Monday recent WAPA blackouts have affected the entire V.I. economy, the education system, the health care system, as well as all residents individually.

Horse Racing Commission Chairmanship Still Under Dispute

Senators voted Friday to move forward a bill that would change requirements for the chairman of the Horse Racing Commission, but a dispute over who occupies that position has not been resolved according to commission members.

Sustainable Roof Project Creates Shingles from Recycled Plastic

The VI Wise Sustainable Roof Project is the brainchild of Kimberly Shumaker, who started it shortly after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated homes across the territory, leaving many without proper roofs.
Sen. Kurt Vialet chairs the Senate Finance Committee hearing Thursday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the USVI Legislature)

Finance Committee Moves 31 Appropriation Bills

The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday moved 31 bills involving the appropriation of money and fiscal year budgets for government entities to the Rules and Judiciary Committee. The action took two hours.

Camp Umoja is a Farm With a Mission

Tucked away in the coastline just minutes from Mandahl Bay beach and lagoon is a farm like no other on the island of St. Thomas.
Surfing together on the island of St. Thomas in the early 1970s stand, from left, Don Edwards, Harry Hunter, Mick Kollins, Byron Newland, Charles Edwards and Michael Kiddon. (Photo provided by Don Edwards)

Local Surfing Mavericks Share Territory’s ‘Tubular’ History

Surfing is not the first thing that comes to mind when looking at the pristine sheets of sea that surround St. Thomas, but in 1967 Don Edwards moved to the island and was one of the surf pioneers.

DPNR Opposes Rezoning Request for Agricultural Land on St. Croix’s South...

A request made by Longford Properties LLC to rezone 492.96 acres on the island of St. Croix from Agricultural Zone A-1 to A-2, which would allow for the acreage to be broken up into smaller lot sizes and used for affordable housing, was opposed by several testifiers during Wednesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting.

Chief Justice: Backlogged Court Cases May Soon Become a Thing of...

V.I. Supreme Court Chief Justice Rhys Hodge told the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday that efforts are being made to reduce the extensive backlog of court cases by utilizing an electronic filing system and furthering what he calls “administration unification” of the Supreme and Superior Courts, part of a law passed in July 2016.

Author of ‘Irma Was Here’ Warns of Climate Change

Author Diandra Jones’ personal account of surviving Irma, a Category 5 hurricane that swept through the Atlantic, is a testament to both the psychological cost of a natural disaster of such proportion and the immeasurable resiliency of Caribbean people.

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