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STJ Resident Miriam Sorhaindo-Otto and visitor Chuck McCall (seen behind Sorhaindo-Otto) lift weights. (Source photos by Amy Roberts)

New St. John Gym Attracts Residents and Visitors

Sybille Sorrentino, one of the owners of St. John Fitness, is doing everything she can to make sure visitors and residents of St. John can keep their New Year’s resolutions by providing a gym that meets their varying needs.

Bryan Calls Emergency Legislative Meeting Over WAPA

With less than 24 hours notice, Friday afternoon Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. called the Legislature into an emergency meeting Saturday, Dec. 21, to discuss "matters related to the V.I. Water and Power Authority."
Janet Cook-Rutnik

Saturday Rutnik Art Show Will Benefit Scholarship Fund

Most people remember July 20, 1969, as the day that Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Artist Janet Cook-Rutnik remembers it as the day she and her husband Andy set foot on St. John. The Rutniks have now lived on St. John for 50 years, and to celebrate, they’re opening their home in Fish Bay Saturday, Dec. 14.

Humane Society’s ‘Nightmare Manor’ Startles and Delights

Swarms of guests of all ages wearily entered the ghastly entrance of the Humane Society’s first haunted Halloween fundraiser "Nightmare Manor."

Senate Panel OKs Bill to Shut Teen Marriage Loophole

Members of the Senate's Committee on Youth, Sports, Parks and Recreation moved Tuesday to close a loophole in the territory's laws that allows minors to get married as young as 14 years of age.
Sen. Myron Jackson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, and Aging, listens to testimony during Friday’s hearing on St. Croix. (Photo by Bernard Matthew)

Growth of Senior Population Outpacing Programs to Care for Them

The portion of the USVI population designated as seniors – 65 years of age and older – is growing faster than programs needed to provide health care services for them.
Sen. Janelle Sarauw chairs the Senate Committee on Rules and the Judiciary Wednesday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the USVI Legislature)

Rules Committee OKs 8 Nominees, Passes on 2 Others

The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee rejected the nomination of Vincent Joseph to serve on the Government Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees and Edward Foerstal to serve on the Coastal Zone Management Commission.

Ground May Break on New Public Schools in 2020

Major demolition and construction of the territory's new public schools will begin in the summer of 2020 should FEMA funds arrive as expected in March of that year, said Department of Education Architect Assistant Director Chaneel Callwood during the New Schools Construction Advisory Board meeting Thursday evening.

Marriott Owners Donate to Renovate Frenchtown’s Ballfield

DiamondRock Hospitality, the owners of Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort and Spa, presented a donation for $45,000 to the Commissioner of Sports, Parks and Recreation Calvert White for the renovation of Frenchtown’s Joseph Aubain Ballfield Wednesday.
OMB Director Nominee Jenifer O’Neal testifies before the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee during Wednesday’s hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Gun Violence Bill Moves Forward Despite Budget Concerns, Redundancies

Lawmakers in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety and Veteran Affairs push forward a gun violence bill on Wednesday after various testifiers cautioned senators of budget apprehensions and redundancies.

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