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In 2017 sunken yachts lined Brenner Bay, St. Thomas, 2017. (Source file photo)

Debris Removal from Territory Coastlines Making Strides

Ongoing efforts to remove debris and sunken vessels along the USVI coastline involve a partnership of federal agencies, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources and community organizations.
Sunset Grille offers an idyllic Caribbean beach bar at Secret Harbor, St. Thomas, but it didn;t make the list of finalists for "Best Beach Bar." (Source photo by David MacVean)

USA Today Lists Nominees for Best Caribbean Beach Bars, Omits USVI

USA Today has published a list of 20 nominees for the title of "Caribbean's Best Beach Bars" in 2020. Last year's winner, Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke, BVI is nominated again. No bars in the USVI made the list of nominees.
Charter boats Stormy Petrel and Pirates Penny cruise the Caribbean. (Photo by Stormy Pirates Boat Charters)

Not Even Hurricanes Could Stop These Entrepreneurs

The story of Stormy Pirates Boat Charters on St. Thomas was supposed to begin on Sept. 1, 2017, but hurricanes Irma and Maria were heading our way. The debris was barely cleared when Kristie and Richard Weiss started their business in early 2018. Less than two years later, they have grown from two to six boats.

WICO Board Grapples With Planned Termination of Havensight Management

The bulk of a meeting of the Board of Directors of the West Indian Company Thursday was taken up by unresolved issues related to the decision by the Government Employees Retirement System to terminate WICO as manager of Havensight Mall.

STX Native Takes Softball Team to National Championship

When a young boy grows up with a mentor, he has someone to look up to for the rest of his life. That is one reason Vernon Philpot from St. Croix has been such a dedicated coach to his softball team, the Georgia Crusaders, who won the USSSA National Championship in July.

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