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New Electronic Filing Process Creating Customs Logjam, USVI Shippers Say

U.S. Customs and Border Protection instituted a new electronic filing process on Oct. 13 that U.S. Virgin Islands shippers say is creating delays.  

Back to School: First Week of Virtual Classes Begins

As school officials kick off the first week of virtual classes for the 2020 fall semester, some parents say they are still grappling with the “new normal.”

Did You Know Flamboyant Trees Are Originally From Madagascar?

All around the Virgin Islands, especially on St. Thomas, the hills in summer are lit up by the brilliant glow of flamboyant trees – so bright that some people call them flame trees.

Discussion Begins on When the Statues Fall in the V.I.

The removal of Confederate, colonialist, imperialist and enslaver monuments all over the world in recent months has sparked a conversation about the power of monuments and memories in the Virgin Islands.

An Explosion of Capers in the USVI

There are a number of members of the caper family growing in the Virgin Islands. However they are not from the branch that produces the kind of capers that are edible – those are grown in the Mediterranean area. The native Virgin Islands capers have their own charms.

A Golden Shower for Carpenter Bees

The Cassia fistula tree in my yard has finally lived up to its nickname, Golden Shower. I planted it from a seed I was given by a friend quite a few years ago, without knowing much about it.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

Op-Ed: Dengue and COVID-19 Make a Dangerous Combo

One of the advantages of living in the USVI is being able to see how things play out on the mainland. We then can evaluate how we can adjust accordingly.

Artist Kirk Rojas Honors V.I. Culture and History for Emancipation Day

Virgin Islands and Caribbean history inspires multimedia digital artist Kirk Rojas.

Experiences as a Doctor, Family Man and Human Inform Dante Galiber’s ‘Quotes from the Quiver’

In between tennis matches or discussions with his wife, Dante Galiber is known for pausing to write something down. It’s his modus operandi after a profound thought, and he’s managed to pen 458 of them in his recently published book “Quotes from the Quiver.”

Busy Mating Season for Island Kestrels

How exciting to see so many American Kestrel couples courting and mating this spring. Starting in February, I started seeing them along the road pairing up on power lines and the tops of dead trees.

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