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Press Box Questions Reveal the Broad Mission of Territory’s Island Administrators

Potholes, litter, derelict cars, clogged guts, traffic lights – these are just a few of the things the territory’s island administrators deal with daily as the de facto mayors of the Virgin Islands.

With Virtual Classrooms Not Reaching All Students, Education Responds to Questions

Now that the fall semester has begun, Virgin Islands students, parents and educators are faced with the challenging realities of distance learning, not least of all that laptops designated for each of the territory's students have not reached everyone.

Rules and Judiciary Committee Forwards Three Bills to Full Senate

During a brief meeting of the Senate's Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing, three bills were forwarded to the full Senate while two others were removed from the agenda.

New V.I. COVID Cases Trickle In, Keeping Curve Flat

New confirmed COVID-19 infections continue to trickle in, but the curve remains low and flat, indicating social distancing measures are continuing to work when everyone cooperates.

Dollar fo’ Dollar Tour Goes Digital

This year, St. Thomas’ celebrated Dolla Fo’ Dolla tour is going the way of many museums and art galleries and will be hosted entirely online.

Legislation Honors Four Men for Contributions to V.I.

Lawmakers forwarded three bills Monday that, if enacted into law, would commemorate four honorees for their contributions to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Bill Would Revive Aging Commission

The U.S. Virgin Islands Commission on Aging is on the books but has never done anything, but that could change under legislation approved Monday by the Senate Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, and Aging.

Panel Pushes for Recognition of V.I.’s Indigenous People

A bill allowing for the Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office to establish criteria recognizing the U.S. Virgin Islands indigenous tribes as official Indian tribes of the territory was approved in committee Monday.

Broadband VI Launches New Campaign Highlighting Importance of Internet Connectivity During the Pandemic

Broadband VI, the largest fixed wireless internet service provider in the U.S. Virgin Islands, has launched a new media campaign promoting the strength of the company’s infrastructure to handle the needs of the territory as it pertains to increased demands for streaming and overall internet connectivity.

Fees, Tourism Top Community Concerns at Magens Bay Zoom Meeting

At their monthly meeting Friday, members of the Magens Bay Authority board fielded questions and suggestions ranging from why locals should have to pay to get into the beach to how to think out of the box.

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