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Senate Panel OKs $375,000 for Beach Access Construction

The Youth, Sports, Parks and Recreation Committee advanced legislation on Tuesday that would, if signed into law, allocate $375,000 toward the construction of Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps or walkways on at least two beaches in each island district.

Sports Commission Gains Traction, Developing Sports Policy Handbook

The V.I. Sports Commission, which is primarily mandated to market the territory as a destination for amateur and professional sporting events, is beginning to develop a handbook that will contain official information on sports officers and administration.

With Virtual Classrooms Not Reaching All Students, Education Responds to Questions

Now that the fall semester has begun, Virgin Islands students, parents and educators are faced with the challenging realities of distance learning, not least of all that laptops designated for each of the territory's students have not reached everyone.

Wilfred is Wilting, NHC Reports

What was Tropical Storm Wilfred has begun wilting in the face of conditions hostile to storm development and has been relegated to tropical depression status, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Public Schools Won’t Reopen Until 2021

Education officials informed senators Thursday that public schools will not be reopening in the fall as planned, and will be entirely virtual for at least the first semester of the school year from September to December. 
Committee of the Whole Chairman Novelle Francis Jr. leads Wednesday’s Senate meeting while wearing his protective mask. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Senators Get Answers to Many COVID-19 Questions

The Department of Health and the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency spent Wednesday’s Senate Committee of the Whole meeting answering dozens of pandemic-related questions.
A fallen tombstone is wedged in between two graves sites making it difficult to pass. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Public Tells Senate of ‘Disgraceful’ Cemetery Conditions

Deplorable, unacceptable, embarrassing and disgraceful were just some of the words used Friday to describe the condition of the territory’s cemeteries during a meeting of the Senate Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging.

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