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Natalia Barnes of the St. Croix Educational Complex in her cap and gown. (Photo provided by Natalia Barnes)

St. Croix’s Class of 2020 Makes the Most of Quarantine Graduations

The COVID-19 pandemic put a screeching halt to all social gatherings, and for the Class of 2020 that included graduation ceremonies and all the other parties and events that go with them.
The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Judge Says Wrongful Death Claim Can Proceed in UVI Post-Fete Shooting

The 2013 shooting death of a man who showed up for a tramp and dance party can be heard by a jury as a matter of wrongful death. This after a judge in the St. Croix Superior Court rejected a motion by the University of the Virgin Islands to have a civil claim of negligence resolved by a judge.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

UVI Employee Dies from COVID-19 in Kentucky

Jason Brewer, director of the Center for Student Success at the University of the Virgin Islands, died from COVID-19 in Kentucky, the university announced. Brewer left the territory on March 23 and was in Kentucky from March 24 until his death.
Screen capture of the online conference call shows Hall addressing UVI's transition to online learning.

UVI Explains Transition to Online Learning at Packed Virtual Town Hall

UVI President David Hall hosted a virtual town hall Friday summarizing the university's plans to transition to online classes, which will begin Monday. The move is designed to curtail the spread of the novel cornonavirus.
Greg Guannel, director of UVI’s Caribbean Green Technology Center, measures sediment depth in the gut that empties near the seaplane terminal in Christiansted. (Photo submitted by Hilary Lohmann, DPNR)

UVI-DPNR Project Aims to Assess Coastal Vulnerability

Scientists at the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources and University of the Virgin Islands are teaming up to develop a locally relevant Coastal Vulnerability Index.

UVI Board of Trustees Approves $40.2 M 2021 Budget

The University of the Virgin Islands’ board of trustees unanimously approved a fiscal year 2021 appropriations request of $40.2 million at its quarterly meeting on March 7.
UVI president David Hall congratulates AG Loretta Lynch on reciept of her honorary degree as vice chair Oron Roebuck, right, looks on. (Source photo by Elisa McKay)

STX Celebrates Black History Month with AG Loretta Lynch

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told students at the University of the Virgin Islands to follow their hearts when pursuing their futures. Lynch spoke to a packed audience in the Great Hall on UVI’s St. Croix campus.
STX MathCounts Top 10 Students with Coordinator & Deputy Commissioner - From left: STX Math Coordinator Juanita Boneque, Samir Boucenna, Zanyja Rodriguez, Andrew Thompson, Kristina Horsford, Keemar Crosky, Jaden Gonzalez, Lauren Jones, Nick Turk, Aundre Dolcar, Michael Atwell, and Deputy Commissioner Carla Bastian. (Source Photo by Elisa McKay)

Church of God Academy Ranks No. 1 in STX MATHCOUNTS

Four schools competed in a rigorous display of mathematical talent in four rounds of individual and team work as they vied for first place, but it was the Church of God Academy students who took the ultimate prize in the MATHCOUNTS competition. Held in the Great Hall at the University of the Virgin Islands, Albert Sheen Campus on St. Croix on Thursday, Church of God Holiness Academy, Good Hope Country Day School, Ricardo Richards Elementary School, and John H. Woodson Jr. High School students came prepared with winning as their only option.
Boats tangled in mangrove after Hurricane Maria, St. Thomas. (Source file photo)

Volunteers Needed for STX Mangrove Cleanup on Saturday

The hurricanes of 2017 put a lot of debris into the territory’s shoreline mangroves where it remains to this day and volunteers are needed to help clear it out. On Saturday the third annual “Great Mangrove Cleanup” will be held at Salt River Bay.
Cleanup volunteer takes plastic off a mangrove in 2019. (Photo by Kristin Wilson Grimes)

Volunteers Sought for Large-Scale Mangrove Cleanups on Each Island

A large-scale community cleanup of the St. Thomas East End Reserve is now expanding to include Salt River, St. Croix and Coral Bay, St. John and seeks community-minded volunteers on each island.

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