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SRMC Public Corruption Trial Week Two: Witnesses Pressed on Contract Details

In the second week of the Schneider Regional Medical Center corruption trial the jury heard from two hospital administrators who worked with two of the three defendants who are now on trial. They also heard from a former chair of the hospital board.
Peter Chapman addresses the Business Attraction Summit at the Buccaneer Resort. (Photo provided by the Research and Technology Park)

RT Park Summit Draws Potential Investors to St. Croix

For three days this month, more than 130 technology business owners, government officials and local stakeholders gathered on St. Croix to attend a business summit presented by the University of the Virgin Islands' Research and Technology Park.
Enchanted Entertainment CEO Camelia Frebes pulls an audience member from the crowd to dance during the entertainment at Saturday's celebration. (Photo Bethaney Lee)

Roach Shares a Vision of Unity at Friendship Day Celebration

Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach, who moved to St. Thomas at eight years of age, shared a vision of unity between the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands on Saturday during the celebration of Friendship Day between the two territories.

$2.7 Million for New “Division of Festivals” Surprises Senators

Senators on Thursday pressed officials of the V.I. Tourism Department about the new Division of Festivals and how to increase flights into the territory at a meeting of the Economic Development, Regulations and Agriculture Committee.
Albert Bryan

Bryan Signs Budget and Bills, with Some Reservations

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed a slew of bills into law Tuesday, including the Fiscal Year 2020 V.I. Government budget bills.
Smoke billows on Sunday afternoon from a fire at the Anguilla Landfill, adjacent to the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Fire Burning at Anguilla Landfill

Firefighters continued to battle a blaze at the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix Tuesday night, according to a news release issued at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex on St. Thomas.

Propane Leak Empties STT Courts, Jail on Wednesday

The Alexander Farrelly Justice Complex and adjacent federal complex were temporarily evacuated early Wednesday afternoon due to a reported propane leak.

Senators Pounce on WAPA Credit Card Use, Contract Overruns

WAPA Executive Director Lawrence J. Kupfer came to the Senate Committee of the Whole Tuesday to share a plan to transform the authority. But senators were concerned the plan was nothing but promises.
Richard Motta (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Pace of Recovery Picking Up as USVI Braces for New Storm

Richard Motta, director of Communications for the governor, opened a news conference Monday with information about an area of disturbance the National Hurricane Center is watching for possible development later this week.
Federal funding has been appropriated to help repair public housing such as the Walter I.M. Hodge public housing neighborhood on St. Croix, which still shows extensive damage two years after the hurricanes of 2017. (Aerial photo by Daryl Wade)

HUD Action Brings $744 Million Closer to USVI

The Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a notice Wednesday that moves the U.S. Virgin Islands a step closer to being able to access some $744 million in federal funding.

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