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Revenue Projections Show Pandemic’s Impact at $70 Million for FY 2021

Through the onslaught of the coronavirus, the U.S. Virgin Islands economy has remained fairly stable according to government officials and is projected to deviate by $70 million for the 2021 fiscal year compared to 2020.

Territorial Hospital Board Updates COVID Procedures for Luis Hospital

Rebuilding efforts at Gov. Juan Luis Hospital, and new COVID-19 and other procedures, were the focus of a meeting of the V.I. Government Hospital and Health Facilities Corporation Territorial Board Wednesday evening. 

The V.I. Government Pension Collapse: Pt.1-How Bad Is it and How Did We Get Here?

Few in the U.S. Virgin Islands are unaware that the V.I. Government Employees' Retirement System is losing money and that there is a proposal to cut some benefits very sharply in 2021. The situation, all acknowledge, is dire.

Climate Change: Mother Nature Drops Hints of What’s to Come

One day, back in January or February, Gregory Guannel was on St. Croix when he got a stark reminder of why his work is important.

Unemployment Insurance Claims in the Territory Hit Record High

Unemployment in the territory is like an “invisible hurricane,” creating unprecedented amounts of unemployment benefits insurance claims in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy said.

Education Officials Fail to Show for Hearing on School Pandemic Closures

A Senate panel sat down on Tuesday for an update on the territory's public schools, but the officials from the Department of Education, who were expected to provide the update, did not attend.

Record Setting Hurricane Season Ends with No Major Damage to V.I.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which ended on Monday, was a record-setter in many ways and caused extensive problems for the U.S. mainland, but took things relatively easy on the U.S. Virgin Islands.
A recent court ruling may have a serious impact on plans for sports tourism based on horse racing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Source file photo)

Horse Racing Industry Dwindles Amid Litigation

While there is still hope for the resurgence of horse racing in the U.S. Virgin Islands, though there has been word of an agreement in a court battle, the territory's two horse tracks are still closed.
The Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex in St. Thomas is a source of concern following recent allegations of corrections officers asleep on the job. (File photo)

DUI Case Has A Date With The V.I. Parole Board

A California law student who ran afoul of the law in the Virgin Islands on a traffic violation is set to appear at a parole board hearing on Dec. 8.

Reopening of Sports Will Follow Strict Pandemic Protocols, Officials Say

Calvert White, commissioner of the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation told senators on Monday that he doesn't know when sports will resume.





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