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Amya Tyson chooses brightly colored spangles to decorate her Christmas ornament. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

4-H Holds Christmas Ornament Festival at UVI on STX

Kids had an afternoon of fun and when it was over, they had something to bring home and trim the tree with, as 4-H ambassadors held a Christmas Ornament Festival for families at the UVI Extension Center on St. Croix.
Tavion Pierson fights through a screen during UVI’s loss on Friday Night Against Keiser University. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

UVI Women Pick Up First Win; Men Fall to 4-6 on...

The University of the Virgin Islands women's basketball team earned its first win of the season Thursday, but not before absorbing two more big losses in New Orleans.
From left, VITEMA Director Dary Jaschen, Senate President Novelle Francis, and Sen. Kurt Vialet discuss Limetree Refinery at Tuesday's town hall. (Source photo Susan Ellis)

Limetree Officials Are a No-Show at Community Meeting on Refinery

More than 100 concerned citizens gathered at the University of the Virgin Islands Tuesday evening to learn about plans to reopen the Limetree Bay Terminals and Refinery and to press the company about health issues – but no one from the refinery came to answer questions.
The UVI St. Croix campus.

UVI Board Approves 2020 Budget and Fundraising Goals

At its meeting Saturday on St. Croix, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees approved the university's fiscal year 2020 budget of $47.1 million. The board also set its annual fundraising goal at $3 million and the Alumni Giving rate at 20 percent.

UVI Women’s Basketball Drops Pair as College Athletics Return to the...

The UVI home sports schedule started this week as the women’s basketball team hosted Cumberland University for a pair of games at the Sports and Fitness Center.

Open Forum: Researchers Need Input for Updated Hazard Mitigation Plan

The need for the territory to successfully create and implement pre- and post-disaster mitigation strategies is urgent.

DPNR Opposes Rezoning Request for Agricultural Land on St. Croix’s South...

A request made by Longford Properties LLC to rezone 492.96 acres on the island of St. Croix from Agricultural Zone A-1 to A-2, which would allow for the acreage to be broken up into smaller lot sizes and used for affordable housing, was opposed by several testifiers during Wednesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting.

Dorian Upgraded to Hurricane; Track Shifts Toward USVI

Dorian has been upgraded to a Category One Hurricane as it nears St. Thomas with top winds of 75 miles per hour.

UVI’s Sports and Fitness Hosting Summer Paradise Jam

Four Division 1 basketball teams, one Canadian university, the national team from the British Virgin Islands and an all-star team from the USVI will participate in the 2019 summer edition of Paradise Jam, with all games taking place at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas.
Kamal Latham, CEO of the Economic Development Authority, testifies at Tuesday’s Finance Committee hearing. (V.I. Legislature Photo)

Skeptical Lawmakers Call EDA Projections ‘Fluff’

Lawmakers on Tuesday expressed incredulity at projections issued by the V.I. Economic Development Authority, with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Kurt Vialet (D-STX) calling agency leadership’s goal of attracting 25 new investor applications in a year “fluff.”

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