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The Tide is Turning on Marine Debris in the U.S. Virgin Islands

An island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea is an idyllic place to live and visit, but islands can be particularly vulnerable to marine debris.

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.

Barefoot Buddha Reopens with New Ownership After One-Year Hiatus

Steeped in the organic coffee-and-tea-loving community of St. Thomas for 13 years, Barefoot Buddha reopened on Feb. 22, a year to the date it closed its doors temporarily.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett embraces a Virgin Islander after the territory was hit by two category five hurricanes. (Photo from Plaskett's official website)

Part 5: Virgin Islands Woman – Renowned Women of Distinction

A women’s liberation movement never took root in the Virgin Islands, there was no need to fight to break the glass ceiling.

V.I. History Month: Red Cross Has Been Active in the USVI since 1917

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by Presidential Proclamation since 1943. By happy coincidence, March also is Virgin Islands History Month.

Grants Available for Farmers, Fishers from the World Central Kitchen

The World Central Kitchen is seeking to fund another group of Virgin Islands farmers, fishers and food producers with as much as $20,000 through the Food Producers Network – a program already supporting 15 local businesses.

Success and Challenges are Teammates in Race to Recycle Glass

Howard Forbes Jr. came one step closer to his vision for glass recycling in the Virgin Islands on Saturday when dozens of St. Thomas residents showed up with their “greenies” and other beverage bottles at the WestBay parking lot.

Letter: Refinery Needs Effective Regulation

No one argues against a company’s right to be profitable and to get rich – even very rich. We do argue against its right to get astronomically rich when the only way it can do so is at the expense of the health of the people around it along with the sea, land and animals.

WAPA Increases Contract Price for Frederiksted Waterline Work

The Water and Power Authority governing board approved a contract price increase and extension for phase two of the Frederiksted waterline rehabilitation project on Friday.

Part 4: Virgin Islands Woman: Political Advocate, Legislator and Judge

Women have always been active in the sport of politics in the Virgin Islands. They are at the forefront of running campaigns, raising money through fish fries and manning the phones and campaign headquarters.

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