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Senate President Novelle Francis presides over the Legislature Wednesday. (V.I. Legislature photo)

Francis: Legislature Will Allow Automatic Emergency Extensions

Senate President Novelle E. Francis Jr. announced Saturday that the 33rd Legislature has opted to allow the automatic extension of the state of emergency that Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. requested on July 5.
Ivy Hunter, Aaron Hutchins and David Morales stand at the new Leatherback store front. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Sporting Goods and Experiences Store Opens Inside Leatherback

Biking and water sports enthusiasts can now shop for kayaks, paddleboards, surfboards, bikes and accessories while they sip a Leatherback beer at the brewery west of Christiansted. Soon they also will be able to book an outdoor tour or lesson at Island Life Adventures.
Ruth Beagles attended her granddaughter Rudi’s graduation in 2008. (Photo provided by John Beagles)

Virgin Islanders Mourn Venerable Educator Ruth Harrigan-Beagles

Former educator and cultural advocate Ruth Harrigan-Beagles died on June 6 in Sun City, Florida, and Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr. was one of the first to offer his condolences.
Casino Control Commission acting Chairman Usie Richards testifies before the Finance Committee meeting on Friday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Casino Control Commission Urges Government to Fill Vacancies

The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission remains frustrated over the lack of an administration appointed nominee for the director position of the Division of Gaming Enforcement and the position of Casino Control Commission chairman.
Department of Property and Procurement Commissioner Anthony Thomas defends the department’s FY 2021 budget during the Finance Committee budget hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Senators Criticize High-Paying Supervisory Positions at Procurement

Senators grilled V.I. Department of Property and Procurement Commissioner Anthony Thomas at Friday's budget hearing about having too many high-paying leadership positions within the department.

Scientists Work to Unravel Mystery of Rare Leatherback Nest at Hull...

Some time on the night of May 2, a massive leatherback sea turtle hauled herself from the ocean onto Hull Bay beach to lay nearly six dozen eggs in what scientists say was a “very rare” event for St. Thomas.

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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