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Meeting in full session on Tuesday, the 34th Legislature approved four bills appropriating $5 million for various long-anticipated improvement projects on St. Croix.
As invasive species continue to threaten the delicate ecosystem in the U.S. Virgin Islands, biologists in the territory have devoted their time to educating the public about what it takes to eradicate these nuisances.
The combination of the pandemic, staffing shortages and an outdated database has resulted in a series of backlogged cases within the Division of Paternity and Child Support.
On what would have been one of the biggest nights of V.I. Carnival, Children’s Parade Day, Tourism officials presented “1 Night, 1 Fete,” an event they said could mark a new paradigm for public events during the pandemic.
Visiting birders Lisa and Randy Freeman expected to see some unusual birds while on St. Thomas, but never imagined they’d stumble upon a lone, lanky Caribbean flamingo.
Opening of the temporary St. Croix hospital unit, known as Juan F. Luis North, has been delayed and it now may not open before April 2022, hospital officials told a panel of V.I. senators Friday.
Lack of Funding, Antiquated Facilities and Deficient Equipment Burden Waste Management, Director Says
The V.I. Waste Management Authority has encountered numerous challenges in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which generated nearly three times as much waste as the territory typically generates in a year, Executive Director Roger Merritt Jr. said on Thursday.
The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority plans to offset 60 to 80 percent of generation through renewable energy resources within the next three to five years, bringing the utility in compliance with the law.
Soon children and teenagers typically would dive into the territory’s summer programs offered by various schools, private businesses, and the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, camps and programs are scarce.
In front of a derelict, hurricane-damaged structure, the retaining wall between Crown and Hawk Botanical Gardens and Shangri La VI on St. Thomas was bathed in colors of crimson and canary.