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Revenue Projections Show Pandemic’s Impact at $70 Million for FY 2021

Through the onslaught of the coronavirus, the U.S. Virgin Islands economy has remained fairly stable according to government officials and is projected to deviate by $70 million for the 2021 fiscal year compared to 2020.

The V.I. Government Pension Collapse: Pt.1-How Bad Is it and How Did We Get Here?

Few in the U.S. Virgin Islands are unaware that the V.I. Government Employees' Retirement System is losing money and that there is a proposal to cut some benefits very sharply in 2021. The situation, all acknowledge, is dire.

Unemployment Insurance Claims in the Territory Hit Record High

Unemployment in the territory is like an “invisible hurricane,” creating unprecedented amounts of unemployment benefits insurance claims in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy said.

Education Officials Fail to Show for Hearing on School Pandemic Closures

A Senate panel sat down on Tuesday for an update on the territory's public schools, but the officials from the Department of Education, who were expected to provide the update, did not attend.

Record Setting Hurricane Season Ends with No Major Damage to V.I.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which ended on Monday, was a record-setter in many ways and caused extensive problems for the U.S. mainland, but took things relatively easy on the U.S. Virgin Islands.
A recent court ruling may have a serious impact on plans for sports tourism based on horse racing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Source file photo)

Horse Racing Industry Dwindles Amid Litigation

While there is still hope for the resurgence of horse racing in the U.S. Virgin Islands, though there has been word of an agreement in a court battle, the territory's two horse tracks are still closed.

Reopening of Sports Will Follow Strict Pandemic Protocols, Officials Say

Calvert White, commissioner of the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation told senators on Monday that he doesn't know when sports will resume.

WAPA Board Approves, Extends Construction Project Contracts

The Water and Power Authority’s Governing Board approved, amended and extended a handful of contracts, pushing forward projects including the Cruz Bay Underground Project on St. John.

Outstanding Aggreko Bill Puts WAPA Board in a Quandary

On Wednesday, the Water and Power Authority Governing Board denied payment of over $1 million to fulfill a contractual obligation to Aggreko, supplier of leased generators, after hearing news of legislation that could strip the Authority’s funding source.

The Salvation Army Needs Volunteers for Red Kettle Fundraiser

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring bells encouraging passersby to drop change into the iconic red kettles seen during the holiday season, a fundraising tradition dating back to 1891.

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