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Brian Chase sings his wining entry.

Chase Wins Second Junior Calypso King Crown

The plight of the homeless was the topic of the song that captured the Junior Calypso King competition for 16-year-old Brian Chase. Telling the story of several homeless people living on the streets of St. Croix, Chase, put on a rousing performance.

Kmart Black Friday Draws Fewer V.I. Shoppers than in Recent Past

Only about 30 people waited in the dark outside the Tutu Park Mall Kmart Friday to take advantage of the store's 5 a.m. opening for this year’s Black Friday doorbuster sale.
Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte presents to attendees of the semi-annual Revenue Estimating Conference. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Tourism Figures Rise, But V.I. Is ‘Under Siege’ on Cruise Ship...

Tourism has been rebounding in the territory since the 2017 hurricanes. Air visitors are up by 43 percent in the past year, hotel tax revenue collections are up 40 percent and cruise ship arrivals are up only 3.8 percent, to just under a million passengers.
Now part of Silver Airways, Seaborne still connects the islands of the Caribbean. (Photo submitted by Silver Airways)

Silver Airways Enters Codeshare Partnership with Delta

On Wednesday, the company that a year ago purchased Seaborne Airlines, announced a codeshare partnership with Delta Airlines, creating easier travel from the U.S. mainland to the Caribbean.
The GERS office on St. Thomas.

GERS Takes Control of Havensight Mall, Cuts Out WICO

The Government Employees' Retirement System governing board voted to not renew the West Indian Company's management agreement for Havensight Mall.
Casino Control Commissioners Usie Richards and Stacy Bourne listen to testimony. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Casino Control Commission Extends Licenses

Two members of the V.I. Casino Control Commission extended licenses for Divi Carina Bay Casino, VIGL Operations and CRG Holdings at a hearing Monday, after grilling them about delays and encouraging streamlined deadlines.

$2.7 Million for New “Division of Festivals” Surprises Senators

Senators on Thursday pressed officials of the V.I. Tourism Department about the new Division of Festivals and how to increase flights into the territory at a meeting of the Economic Development, Regulations and Agriculture Committee.
Dale Brown of Sejah Farms sells locally grown produce to a customer.

Sejah Farms – Over 20 Years of Fresh, Local Produce on...

Dale and Yvette Browne have been providing local produce, eggs and meat from Sejah Farms to St. Croix for more than 20 years.

USVI Mourns Cultural Icon Lena Schulterbrandt

The U.S. Virgin Islands is mourning the loss of Lena Schulterbrandt, one of its cultural icons, who has been long recognized as a champion of the tradition and heritage on her home island of St. Croix.

Culture Committee OKs Holiday Honoring V.I. Flag

May 17 will become Virgin Islands Flag Day if a bill approved Tuesday by members of the Senate Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging becomes law.

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