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Climate Change: Mother Nature Drops Hints of What’s to Come

One day, back in January or February, Gregory Guannel was on St. Croix when he got a stark reminder of why his work is important.

Unemployment Insurance Claims in the Territory Hit Record High

Unemployment in the territory is like an “invisible hurricane,” creating unprecedented amounts of unemployment benefits insurance claims in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy said.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Gonzalez-McFarlane Pleads Guilty to Transporting Women for Prostitution

Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, 39, of the Dominican Republic, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in District Court on Tuesday and entered a guilty plea to charges involving prostitution on St. Thomas.

Record Setting Hurricane Season Ends with No Major Damage to V.I.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which ended on Monday, was a record-setter in many ways and caused extensive problems for the U.S. mainland, but took things relatively easy on the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex in St. Thomas is a source of concern following recent allegations of corrections officers asleep on the job. (File photo)

DUI Case Has A Date With The V.I. Parole Board

A California law student who ran afoul of the law in the Virgin Islands on a traffic violation is set to appear at a parole board hearing on Dec. 8.

Donating Locally for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that, since its inception in 2012, takes place on the first Tuesday after the American holiday of Thanksgiving.

V.I. Native Carmen Samuel-Hodge Wins Award for Work in Health Care

Carmen Samuel-Hodge was recently announced as the winner of the inaugural Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.

V.I. High Court Upholds Saldana Conviction for Killing Wife

Three years after a former captain from the V.I. Police Department was sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his wife, the Virgin Islands Supreme Court upheld the four-count conviction of Enrique Saldana.

Local Mother of Three Launches Online CBD/Hemp Retail Shop

Jessica LaPlace is raising three children, working full time and studying for a business degree at the University of the Virgin Islands, and if that's not enough, the St. Thomas native recently added the title of entrepreneur to the list.

Andy Stillman Leaves Legacy of Community Involvement on STJ

In these days of social distancing and canceled events of all sorts, we may not notice when a familiar face is no longer around. Such is the case with Andrew R. Stillman, a 25-year resident of St. John who died on Sept. 2.

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