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STT Residents Offer Vision for Tourism at Virtual Town Hall

Virgin Islanders weighed in on the future of tourism and economic development Wednesday night in the last of three virtual town halls hosted by the UVI Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning.

To Better Understand Water Quality, Researchers Look to the Spineless

Scientists are on a quest to better understand the watershed of St. Thomas by cataloging the species of spineless creatures that dwell in it. 

UVI Confirms Two Staff Members had COVID-19 in August

Officials at the University of the Virgin Islands have confirmed that two staff members on St. Thomas contracted the novel coronavirus in August.

New Species of Clam Shrimp Discovered in Pond at UVI’s Golf Course

A new species of Caribbean clam shrimp has been discovered in the unassuming pond of the Herman E. Moore Golf Course at the University of the Virgin Islands’ St. Thomas campus, according to a UVI press release. 

UVI and VITEMA Work to Update Hazard Mitigation Plan

The University of the Virgin Islands and the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency are continuing their annual effort to update the territory’s “Hazard Mitigation Plan,” a requirement for FEMA emergency assistance.

Sea Turtle Research Project Spotlighted by Science Saturday

While baby sea turtles must fend for themselves once they hatch and venture into the ocean, a group of scientists is keeping a close eye on their teenage counterparts in Brewers Bay on St. Thomas.

UVI RTPark Hopes to Build Tech Village on Agricultural Land

Senators learned at Thursday’s Finance Committee hearing that the 30-acre Tech Village project being undertaken by the University of the Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park is slated to be built on agricultural land across from the St. Croix campus.

Scientists Work to Unravel Mystery of Rare Leatherback Nest at Hull Bay

Some time on the night of May 2, a massive leatherback sea turtle hauled herself from the ocean onto Hull Bay beach to lay nearly six dozen eggs in what scientists say was a “very rare” event for St. Thomas.

UVI Plans to Gradually Open for Fall Semester

Although the number of active COVID-19 cases in the territory continues to grow, the University of the Virgin Islands announced Tuesday it will reopen for the fall semester.
V.I. Government officials and representatives from Fresh Ministries and Farmers in Action turn the first shovels of dirt at the future site of an aquaponics center. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Officials Break Ground on STX Aquaponics Center

After several years of planning, government officials, members of Farmers in Action and Fresh Ministries broke ground on a plot of land in Estate Bethlehem’s coconut grove for an agribusiness center for aquaponic farming.

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