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38th Women’s Jogger Jam Scheduled for Sunday

Fruit Bowl will host the 38th edition of the Women’s Jogger Jam Sunday, Jan. 26, at 4:30 p.m.

Housing Authority Gives Senate a Glimpse of What’s to Come

The Virgin Islands Housing Authority unveiled a portfolio plan for lawmakers that spans 10 years, requires an investment of $830 million, will generate or impact 3,300 jobs and create more than 2,700 affordable apartments between St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Sunset Grille offers an idyllic Caribbean beach bar at Secret Harbor, St. Thomas, but it didn;t make the list of finalists for "Best Beach Bar." (Source photo by David MacVean)

USA Today Lists Nominees for Best Caribbean Beach Bars, Omits USVI

USA Today has published a list of 20 nominees for the title of "Caribbean's Best Beach Bars" in 2020. Last year's winner, Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke, BVI is nominated again. No bars in the USVI made the list of nominees.
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)

Bryan Signs 26 Bills, Vetoes 4, Line-Item Vetoes 1

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. took action on 31 bills, approving 26 of them – including two measures that strengthen penalties for driving under the influence – vetoing four others and using his line-item veto on another, Government House announced.
This stretch of roadway on the north side of St. Thomas is in need of stripping (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Department of Public Works Explains Pothole Process

Have you ever wondered why the roads in the Virgin Islands are riddled with potholes and who is responsible for maintaining the streets that residents must precariously navigate each day? Why do some streets seem to get maintained before others?
St. John community members gather in Frank Powell Park. (Source photo by Amy Roberts)

Cruz Bay Music Hosts Fundraiser for STJ Cancer Fund

St. John residents and visitors flocked to Susannaberg to celebrate the work done by the St. John Cancer Fund. Cruz Bay Music hosted a free concert as part of a series of events leading up to Light Up the Night, St. John Cancer Fund’s major fundraiser.
Sen. Javan James (File photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Senate Panel OKs Measure to Crack Down on Underage Drinking

A bill to raise the fines for serving alcohol to minors was amended twice before leaving the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning on Friday and forwarded to the Rules and Judiciary Committee.
Edgar Iles with his wife Dolores. (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Edgar Iles Honored by Rotary West for 50 Years of...

The Rotary West of St. Croix’s annual fundraiser was a special one for Edgar Iles. He celebrated 50 years of being a Rotarian and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the club.
Sen. Athneil Thomas suggested the bill could end up paying for itself. (File photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Filing Taxes Online in Virgin Islanders’ Future

Members of the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning voted Friday in favor of amending the V.I. Code to make the collection of taxes more efficient.
Senators ponder what to do about a huge piece of legislation. (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Omnibus Family Bill Gets Support, but Held in Committee

A bill addressing the issues of maternity leave, postpartum care, early childhood screening, banishment of corporal punishment and health care for incarcerated men and women was held in committee on Friday.

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