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Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (Source photo by Shaun A. Pennington)

Bryan Signs Bills on Tax-Break Hiring Rules, Credit Cards

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed an array of bills recently, including one attempting to place more oversight and limits on the use of government credit cards.

STJ’s Allegra Miles Moves on After Her Ride on ‘The Voice’

Allegra Miles, who has roots on St. John, said that she was disappointed she didn’t make it to the finals on NBC’s Season 18 of “The Voice,” but ultimately, she wasn’t that upset and said she’s happy for the opportunity she had.
Ira Buchion (Photo by Clay Jones)

Clay Jones Homeless Project: Ira Buchion

This is the fifth in a series of short portraits by Clay Jones, the stories of the men and women Jones has known and photographed over many years.

Real Estate Market Maneuvers Around COVID-19 With Fingers Crossed

Residential property sales dropped significantly in the territory during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic and are expected to continue to dip for weeks or months, but there is some cause for hope of a relatively quick turn-around.

Op-ed: Eid al-Fitr, a Beautiful Celebration Filled with Joy for Muslims

Eid al Fitr is coming soon; this is a holiday that Muslims celebrate at the ending of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Eid al Fitr will begin the evening of Saturday, May 23.
Sewage seeps out of a manhole near Pond Mouth and flows to Enighed Pond and the nearby open ocean. (Photo provided by Sylvia Kudirka)

Fix Seems to Be Holding for STJ’s Pond Mouth Sewage Facility

A recurring problem at the Pond Mouth lifting station was pouring raw sewage into streets and down to the ocean over the weekend, but it appears to have been resolved – for now.
V.I. Housing Authority Executive Director Daryl Griffith at Wednesday' V.I. Legislature Committee of the Whole financial hearing. (Screen capture from the Legislature livestream)

V.I. Promises Pay is on the Way for Hurricane Recovery Construction

Contractors and workers who helped Virgin Islanders rebuild homes after the 2017 hurricanes and have waited months or years for payment should be fully paid for “hard” construction costs in the next few weeks.
Smoke rises from a fire at the Anguilla Landfill. (Susan Ellis photo)

11th Fire in 12 months Sparks up at Anguilla Landfill

A fire was observed in the scrap metals section of Anguilla Landfill and reported to the Fire Service around 2:36 p.m. Monday afternoon. Landfill operations have not been affected.

STT Man Succumbs to Gunshot Wounds in Frenchman’s Bay Area

A man died of gunshot wounds Friday in a shooting at Frenchman’s Bay. The V.I. Police Department reported that the victim was identified as 28-year-old Elon Frett of St. Thomas.

Clay Jones Homeless Project: Danny Beauchert

This is the fifth in a series of short portraits by Clay Jones introduced on April 11. The stories of the men and women Jones has known and photographed over many years are told here in Jones’ words.

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