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After several years of planning, government officials, members of Farmers in Action and Fresh Ministries broke ground on a plot of land in Estate Bethlehem’s coconut grove for an agribusiness center for aquaponic farming.
A crew of 16 volunteers dove at Coki Beach on Saturday. Their goal – to remove debris from the ocean. Covering a quarter mile, the crew retrieved 601 pounds of rubbish.
The Rules and Judiciary Committee on Friday forwarded the nomination for Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture Commissioner Positive Nelson to serve on the Cannabis Advisory Board.
With the deadline for bidding on the rebuilding of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital less than a month away, board members were eager to get started sorting through the applications to find a perfect fit.
With summer here and children facing the prospect of being cooped up at home even longer, Human Services has released licensing rules and regulations for re-opening child care programs and summer camps, the agency announced Friday.
Public Services Commission Executive Director Donald Cole informed Senate Finance Committee members that even after WAPA’s conversion to propane is complete on St. Thomas, ratepayers are not likely to see the large immediate rate savings they were promised.
A St. Thomas farmer who called the police and handed over his licensed firearm after allegedly admitting he shot a man made an initial appearance in court on Wednesday.
Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy said his department’s Division of Unemployment Insurance has its hands full processing an unprecedented number of claims and adapting to new procedures during a pandemic. Now, if the recommended fiscal year 2021 budget is passed, Labor may have to navigate these realities with dwindling funds.
The V.I. Police Department began conducting live-fire tests of the ShotSpotter gunshot detection service on St. Thomas on June 24.
With 10 new coronavirus cases announced by the V.I. Department of Health since June 15, some officials and residents are troubled to see many in the Virgin Islands are not abiding by social distancing guidelines set by the governor and DOH.