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In 2014, J. Hilaire envisioned a swimwear store with items that would allow Virgin Islanders to be unapologetic about their identities. He made his vision a reality Monday with the launch of his online store – Illicit Swimwear.
Owners of a St. Croix restaurant featured in an episode of the Netflix series, “Restaurants on the Edge,” said the experience helped them refocus on connecting with the community.
Cane Bay Partners and founding co-owners David Johnson and Kirk Chewning are facing a class-action lawsuit over an alleged nationwide payday lending program that imposed exorbitant annual interest rates while using Native American tribes as a front.
Clarifying reports of delays in the processing of federal economic stimulus checks, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said the printing has begun, with the first $8 to $10 million in checks expected to be issued this week.
This Saturday, May 9, Kitty Edwards of the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources will host her second virtual edition of Science Saturday. Interested children and families are invited to watch the dissection of a lionfish.
The Virgin Islands Port Authority does not foresee a shortage of critical, imported supplies over the next month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said at Monday’s Government House press briefing that because what’s known about the coronavirus disease is constantly changing or unknown, it is important for the public to remain “vigilant” about their health.
Today, top sailors are full-time professional athletes, and Virgin Islander Taylor Canfield, 31, is at the height of his profession. Canfield holds a reputation among sailors for winning multiple world championships in multiple boats since 2013.
In 2002, then-Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen proposed to Congress that St. Croix be designated a National Heritage Area, a site designated by the United States to encourage historic preservation. Delegate Stacey Plaskett is now carrying on that fight by reintroducing the bill this week.
Four deaths and a number of hospitalizations due to opioid overdose, specifically fentanyl, have been reported in the territory since last fall, and V.I. Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor said the police department is forming a partnership with other agencies, to combat the drug.