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VITEMA Nominee Says V.I.’s Disaster Response Warehouses Under-Stocked

In a confirmation hearing Thursday, Daryl Jaschen, nominated to direct the V. I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency, said there are deficiencies in the stocking of FEMA warehouses in the territory.
The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Court Orders WICO to Follow Public Records Law

In a four-year-old case, the West Indian Company, Ltd. was ordered last week to adhere to the public records law of the Virgin Islands by Superior Court Judge Robert A Molloy.
Sen, Steven Payne helped organize Saturday's luncheon honoring six fathers. (Amy Roberts photo)

St. John Luncheon Will Honor Six Fathers

Senator-at-large Steven Payne doesn’t want the credit for initiating a luncheon, scheduled for Saturday, to honor six “Outstanding Fathers.” Franklin Smith came up with the idea and told his brother Alston “Al” Smith, who approached Payne in March.
Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove has seen a series of renovations after hurricanes Irma and Maria to bring it back to its original grandeur.

Marriott Offers Increase in Employee Mandate for Extension of Incentives

Marriott Ownership Resorts Inc., a subsidiary company of Marriott Vacation Club International, requested an extension of benefits and modifications be made to its application during a meeting with the Virgin Islands Economic Development Commission.
Budget Director Jenifer O’Neal testifies Tuesday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the USVI Legislature)

Bryan’s Finance Team Presents Budget with Half a Billion in Cuts

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s administration is planning about 30 percent cuts in expenditures for Fiscal Year 2020, the governor’s finance team told lawmakers Tuesday, presenting a reduction of more than half a billion dollars compared with the Fiscal Year 2019 budget.
The four graduates from St. Croix Seventh-day Adventist School Class of 2019 share a hug. From left, Mahlana Graham, Shomari Francis, Stacy Frederick, Chanel Aubert.

Op-Ed: Sometimes Religion Gets it Right

A class of four from the St. Croix Seventh-day Adventist School received their entrance tickets to the world of higher education on Sunday with about $242,640 in scholarships. They credit their accomplishments to supernatural powers.

Suspect in 2017 Rape/Carjack Case Shot to Death

The body of 20-year-old St. Croix man who was one of three people arrested in a 2017 east end rape and carjacking case was found shot to death Tuesday at Concordia Bay in the Frederiksted area.
Pan in Motion heads up the street. (Amy Roberts photo)

St. John Festival Details

When Pan-O-Rama begins at 4 p.m. Saturday and the sounds of steel drums fill the air in Cruz Bay, St. John’s July 4th Festival will begin in earnest.
Joe Smith of Smoke STX cooks ribs on an offset smoker. (Elisa McKay photo)

Smoke STX is Rising in Popularity among Food Patrons in Frederiksted

The tangy fragrance of smoke mingled with meat, fish and vegan treats is attracting a growing number of patrons who follow the tantalizing aroma to the Prince Phillip’s Passage Courtyard in downtown Frederiksted, where they find Smoke STX.
More than 100 people take part Saturday in the Caravan Red Flag on St. Croix.

Red Flag Motorcade Warns Against Domestic Abuse

With beeping horns and a parade of vehicles sporting red flags, the St. Croix Seventh-day Adventist community Saturday warned onlookers of the signs of an abusive relationship. They called it “Caravan Red Flag” – a motorcade that started at Altona Lagoon and took participants across the island to the Eliza James-McBean clock tower in Frederiksted.

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