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VITEMA: Commercial 911 Language Service Has Advantages Over Hiring Bilingual

The U.S. Virgin Island's 911 call centers, first put in place in 2009,  has long sought more bilingual or multilingually proficient operators to help serve the territory's large Spanish and smaller French Creole speaking populations.

Survey Organizers say Early Data Shows Widespread Health Impacts from Limetree

One day after the Limetree Bay Refinery on St. Croix announced it was shutting down, organizers conducting a community survey of the facility's health and environmental impacts released some damning preliminary findings.

Fire Service Struggling With EMS Training Hurdles, Officials Tell Senate

The Virgin Islands Fire Service is working on a decade-old goal to merge Emergency Medical Services into its operations, out from its traditional home within the Department of Health, and cross-train firefighters in Emergency Medical Response.

Grounded Cafe Offers St. Croix a Coffee Experience with Roots

Grounded Cafe on St. Croix offers a fine coffee experience in three locations – growing in just a few years from one to three outlets – and owner Reginald Perry has his sites set higher. “We would love to be the Starbucks of the Caribbean,” Perry said,
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Citizens Petitioning Federal Government to Return Tax to Territory

Randolph Thomas, a government retiree, is familiar with the financial challenges the territory faces, is circulating a petition asking the federal government to pay what he estimates as $7 billion it owes the territory in unpaid excise taxes.

PSC Approves 2.3-Cent Increase in Electric LEAC

At the bottom end of a six-hour meeting Monday, Public Services Commission members approved a 17.215-cent electric levelized energy adjustment clause rate, an increase of about 2.3-cents per kilowatt hour.

Bryan, Encarnacion Report Drop in USVI’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate

The COVID-19 positivity rate in the U.S. Virgin Islands dropped from 4 percent last week to 1.87 percent this week, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. reported Monday.

Tropical Wave Producing Disorganized Storms, Could Bring Rain to Region

A tropical wave about 750 miles east southeast of the Windward Islands that produced showers and a few thunderstorms Monday afternoon is unlikely to develop into a tropical storm, but is still likely to bring rain and rough weather across the USVI.

Exploring Queens, Debutantes and Virgins in the Virgin Islands

A quartet of inquisitive Virgin Islands women dug into the meaning of queendom in the territory, connecting the importance of that meaning to queens, debutantes, and virgins in Virgin Islands womanhood.
My Brother's Workshop, graduates, St. Thomas Reformed Church

My Brother’s Workshop Celebrates Seven Graduates

Seven students were lauded Saturday at a ceremony on St. Thomas celebrating their graduation from Penn Foster High School through the My Brother’s Workshop Education program.

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