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Panel Discusses Teen Dating, Violence, Awareness and Prevention

Teen Dating, Violence, Awareness and Prevention Month has been observed every February since 2010, highlighting a problem that is all too common.

UVI Scientist Crushing Glass Waste with Recycling Project

Glass bottles will soon be recycled into sandbags for hurricane season rather than ending up in the territory’s overflowing landfills or littering its beaches, thanks to UVI Marine Scientist Howard Forbes Jr.

Senate OKs Bill to Establish Office to Prevent Gun Violence

The V.I. Senate on Wednesday approved a measure that, if signed by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., would create an office of gun violence, according to Sen. Myron Jackson, one of the bill's primary sponsors.

RTPark Seeks Zone Change to Develop ‘Tech Village’ Project on Ag Land

The Research and Technology Park on St. Croix requested approval to develop a 26-acre parcel of land zoned for agriculture for a development that would include non-agriculture projects, including new housing and a hotel.

Young Virgin Islander Launches ‘Hot Head: The Brand’

J’Nai Esannason is 19 years old, but will finish out 2020 with two businesses under his belt, a custom T-shirt printing business called Nai Prints and his own clothing brand – Hot Head: The Brand.
Taxi cabs on St. Thomas (File photo)

Veterans Score Taxi Medallions at St. Thomas Auction

The suspense was palpable on Wednesday as Office of Veterans Affairs Director Patrick Farrell watched the clock tick down to 11 a.m. at the V.I. Taxi Cab Commission in Sub Base on St. Thomas. The occasion was the annual auction of taxi medallions for veterans of the U.S. armed forces.

Assessment Gives East End Medical Center a Roadmap for the Future

The issues are many – obesity, hypertension, diabetes, HIV, teen sex, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, to name a few – for the patients of the St. Thomas East End Medical Center Corporation.

UVI Class of 2020 Celebrates Resilience at Virtual Commencement

Real congratulations poured in virtually for graduates of the University of the Virgin Islands Class of 2020 as the school held its first virtual commencement on Friday.

Hazard Mitigation Experts: ‘This Is Not Granny’s V.I.’

Hazard mitigation experts say the USVI has developed dramatically in recent years and that human activity can directly impact the ability to cope with disasters.
University of the Virgin Islands (File photo)

UVI Board Amends University’s Sexual Harassment Policy

The Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands voted unanimously on Saturday to amend the school's sexual harassment policy, bringing it in line with mandates from the U.S. Department of Education.

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