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COVID-19 Xenophobia Reaches St. Thomas

One negative byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic is xenophobia, and on Tuesday a new painting was seen in a visible area on St. Thomas falsely suggesting the virus can be blamed on China.

The Legacy of Violette Hilty

Before she passed away in August at the age of 90, Violette Hilty imprinted her love of style and fragrance in downtown Christiansted for almost 60 years.
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Police Respond to Brookman Road Shooting

Police officers responded to gunshots in the Brookman Road area on Wednesday after the 911 emergency call center was alerted at 11:06 a.m.

Territory’s Lab Director Confident in CDC Guidance, But More Tests are Needed

The evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has required a nimble response from government health agencies, including in the Virgin Islands, where officials have relied on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how best to combat the virus.

BMV Announces a New STT Facility is Within Reach

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles stands to receive additional funding after the Senate Finance Committee voted on Wednesday to appropriate money for a rebuild of the St. Thomas facility that hurricanes Irma and Maria decimated.  

V.I. Sports Commission May Gain Committee Members

The Senate Committee on Youth, Sports, Parks and Recreation unanimously advanced legislation on Monday that, if enacted, would add two more members to the Virgin Islands Sports Commission – something not all testifiers were in favor of.

UVI Confirms Two Staff Members had COVID-19 in August

Officials at the University of the Virgin Islands have confirmed that two staff members on St. Thomas contracted the novel coronavirus in August.

DPNR Launches App for Anonymously Reporting Violations

DPNR has launched an application that will let citizens in the USVI report to the department anonymously if they see something they think is suspicious or illegal that could harm the environment.

Both Districts Report Progress Toward Building Sports Complexes

Both the U.S. Virgin Islands Olympic Committee and the V.I. Housing Finance Authority told senators on Monday about the progress on building multipurpose sports complexes that would double as storm shelters on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

Beyond the Graveyard Gate: A Look at Moravian Church Burial Places

The Moravian Churches have a unique history in the U.S. Virgin Islands dating back to the early 1700s and are host to the most abundant burial sites on St. Thomas – two intimate church graveyards and two cemeteries.

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