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Rules Committee OKs Six Nominations

The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee moved six nominations forward to the full Senate on Thursday. 

Smoke from BVI Fire Impacting USVI *Update – BVI Fire Service Provides Details*

A major fire near the H Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay in the British Virgin Islands has impacted air quality on St. John and St. Thomas, USVI, with residents of both islands reporting they smell smoke.

USVI Nets 50 Vehicles, Over $1 Million in Airbag Settlement

The V.I. Department of Justice has settled a suit with Honda over Takata airbags, a settlement in which Honda agreed to provide the V.I. approximately 50 new Honda vehicles and a payment of over $1 million.

Port Authority Reports Data Security Breach

The V.I. Port Authority experienced what it is calling a "data security incident" this week. According to the Port Authority, it doesn't look like personal data was acquired nor any money lost.

Volunteers Clean Up 800 Bags of Trash on St. Thomas

More than 60 people came out to help clean up St. Thomas on Feb. 6 and 7, thanks to some local companies' organization and sponsorship.

Increase in STT COVID-19 Cases Is a Reminder to Remain Vigilant

According to the Health Department, Feb. 13 saw 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on St. Thomas, while St. Croix saw only one new case since the previous, Feb. 11 report.
The beach at Hotel on the Cay was empty Sunday morning. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Tourism Association President Upbeat as Resort Investments Kick In

Lisa Hamilton, president of the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association, says it is time to be optimistic. Lemonade is being made from lemons, she said.

Delegate Plaskett Makes Case For Impeaching Trump

Delegate Stacey Plaskett presented part of the impeachment case against former President Donald Trump on Wednesday, arguing he deliberately incited violence for the purpose of altering the 2020 election outcome.

Election Board Eyes Goals, More Education, Less Staff

Raymond Williams will remain chairman of the Board of Elections but the board made other changes as it continued its reorganization process Friday.

V.I. Historians: Holstein Was More Than a Gambler, He Was a Philanthropist

The Society of Virgin Islands Historians along with the St. Croix Friends of Denmark held a lecture on Caspar Holstein, a prominent V.I. philanthropist and noted New York gambling figure.

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