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Racism is Defined by Experience: Chapter 10

The following stories are part of a series highlighting experiences with racism on the U.S. mainland and elsewhere.

Alexander Hamilton’s Mother is Buried Here

Most people know about founding father Alexander Hamilton’s ties to St. Croix before he went north to help create the United States, but may not be aware that his mother Rachel Faucett Lavien is still on the island, buried in an unmarked grave.

Attorneys Will Use Mobile Justice Units for Legal Services

The Legal Services of the Virgin Islands Inc. now can visit remote areas to help people without transportation deal with their legal needs, even when the internet and power grid are down.
Committee of the Whole Chairman Sen. Novelle Francis Jr. asks for an open and honest conversation with WAPA during Friday’s hearing. (“Photos by Chaunte Herbert, Legislature of the Virgin Islands.)

Insurance Agreements Not Ratified, Dozens of Bills Forwarded to Governor

The renewal of health insurance agreements for government employees was not ratified during Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole hearing, because Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. said they would like to have further discussion, even though the lawmakers are unable to negotiate rates.

Bordeaux Mountain Property Owner Seeks Commercial Zoning

The future of a small, teardrop-shaped lot across from Bordeaux Mountain Road on St. John was the subject of a virtual public zoning meeting held Tuesday afternoon by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
The Research and Technology Park on UVI's St. Croix campus(File photo)

RTPark Announces Platform for V.I. Tech Job Seekers

The V.I. Research and Technology Park held a webinar on Monday to launch a web platform to help tech companies and future local tech employees connect. The platform, called VISTA+, is expected to go live in November.

Wide-Ranging News Conference Pays Tribute to ‘Facts Man’ Adams

The governor’s weekly news conference started on a solemn note Monday as tribute was paid to Wayne “Facts Man” Adams, 57, of St. Thomas, a local historian and candidate for Senate in the upcoming general election, who died on Sunday.

Radio Host Sealey: ‘I Knew I Was Shot’

What was supposed to be a weekend business trip to St. Thomas ended up being a near-death experience for Christopher Sealey.

Rules Committee Advances Superior Court Nominees, 32 Budget Bills

The Rules and Judiciary Committee had a full day on Monday, advancing 32 budget bills and two nominees to six-year terms as judges of the Superior Court.

Saturday is the Deadline to Register for 2020 USVI Election

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election in the U.S. Virgin Islands is this Saturday. The election will determine the makeup of the next Legislature, among other things.





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