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Georgia’s Sen. Raphael Warnock to Keynote UVI Commencement

Newly-elected U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D–Georgia) will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands' online commencement May 14, the university announced.

New Bishop Takes Post April 17, After Long Service to V.I. Catholics

A long and twisting path led a boy from Cameroon to the U.S. Virgin Islands, but once he arrived, he spent the next 30 years serving its people as a Catholic priest. Now he is about to become the leader of the Catholic Diocese of St. Thomas.

Park Service Seeks Community Input on Caneel Bay

The National Park Service wants to hear from you. What do you think should happen with Caneel Bay Resort? The discussion on Caneel’s future will continue at 2 p.m. Saturday during a forum that will air on WTJX Channel 12.
A bustling Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove is on the left, while Frenchman’s Reef, on the right, is unopened and awaiting major repairs that have been delayed by the coronavirus. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

COVID Casualty: Frenchman’s Reef Renovations Paused, Hotel For Sale

Major renovations after the 2017 hurricanes are paused and Marriot Frenchman's Reef, St. Thomas' largest hotel, may be sold in the near future, as owner DiamondRock Hospitality's finances are strained by the pandemic and rise of AirBnB.

New Day Café and Workshop Set to Open in May

The New Day Café and Workshop, a new vocational skills training program on St. John, is getting ready to open its doors in May.

Ferries Between BVI and USVI Resume Operation April 15

International ferry service between the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands will resume on April 15, the V.I. Port Authority and BVI Ports Authority confirmed. Service stopped in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

STJ Restaurants, Three: Thriving at Susannaberg

Before the pandemic, Susannaberg, the formerly quiet part of St. John, offered no more than one place to stop for food and drink. Now five thriving outdoor venues are within a quarter-mile of each other.

Do Any U.S. Virgin Islanders Have Info on BVI Corruption?

In January, outgoing British Virgin Islands Gov. Augustus Jaspert announced a commission of inquiry into public corruption and the commission is asking anyone with any information that to call or email them.
The Roy Lester Schneider Regional hospital. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Congressional Action on USVI Medicaid Key to Fixing Disparities, New Report Says *Update*

A new report by the Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands lays out in damning detail the crippling health care disparities suffered by the U.S. citizens of America’s overseas territories and offers recommendations to end the discrimination upheld for decades. Congressional reform of Medicaid funding is crucial, the report concludes.

You Can’t Spell Innovation Without a V and an I

The government agency that registers and protects inventions across the U.S. says dozens of patents have been awarded to Virgin Islanders over more than 50 years.





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