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Senate Panel OKs Bill to Straighten Out JFL Property Funding

A V.I. Senate committee resolved an obstacle to purchasing property for the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital when they realized that the original bill identified the wrong funding source.

St. Croix Schools Plan Return to In-Person Instruction in March

After being closed for a year due to COVID-19, public schools in the St. Croix District will open for in-person instruction beginning Tuesday, March 2.

Senate Begins Reviewing Bryan’s Plan to Reform Mental Health in USVI

Members of the Senate Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services on Friday began reviewing a mental health bill submitted by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.

Rules Committee OKs Six Nominations

The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee moved six nominations forward to the full Senate on Thursday. 

Can a Victim of Development Morph into Ecological Survivor?

Pity poor, long-suffering marron bacora, a.k.a. Solanum conocarpum. Today a handful can be found clinging to life in St. John's dry, eastern regions.

Smoke from BVI Fire Impacting USVI *Update – BVI Fire Service Provides Details*

A major fire near the H Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay in the British Virgin Islands has impacted air quality on St. John and St. Thomas, USVI, with residents of both islands reporting they smell smoke.

USVI Nets 50 Vehicles, Over $1 Million in Airbag Settlement

The V.I. Department of Justice has settled a suit with Honda over Takata airbags, a settlement in which Honda agreed to provide the V.I. approximately 50 new Honda vehicles and a payment of over $1 million.

VINP Celebrates Folklife with Activities on Friday and an Online Video

On Friday, Feb. 26, the public is invited to stop by two locations within the Virgin Islands National Park to enjoy presentations by some of the culture bearers who regularly participate in the Park's annual Folklife Festival.

Coral Bay Seeks to Honor Memory of ‘King of Thankspiggin’ Ken Yolman

COVID-19 has affected lives in countless ways, including the way we mourn. In July 2020, when Coral Bay resident Ken Yolman died of cancer off island, no memorial service was held.

Black History: Sugar and Slavery are Inseparable

This is the final installment of a 4-part serialization of the first chapter of a book being written by Shaun A. Pennington about the historical and modern-day consequences of sugar that have plagued Virgin Islanders and Americans for 400 years.

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