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Hospitals on Front Line in Neonatal Care

Faye John-Baptiste, RN, and Dr. Olivine Treasure both remember 1999 as the turn-around year for St. Croix families. That summer, the Juan F. Luis Hospital welcomed a neonatologist to its staff, and things began to change fast, contributing to what is one of the big success stories in V.I. health care.
Wynnie Testamark testifies Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety about conditions in the territory's prisons. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

BOC Reports Progress, but Judge Eyes Tough Options

A quarter century after four prisoners housed at the St. Thomas jail and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the Virgin Islands Government, improvements spelled out in a settlement agreement still linger unresolved. Now, a federal judge says there may be two ways of pushing the case past the finish line.
First-place finisher Marina Falcone, right, receives her award from Tonia Lovejoy. (Amy Roberts photo)

Swimmers Catch Favorable Currents in Beach-to-Beach Power Swim

Almost 200 swimmers leaped into the water at Maho Bay Sunday morning to participate in the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park’s annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim. The event raises funds to support marine research and programs, including the Virgin Islands National Park’s summer youth swim program.
Crucian Carnival troupers. (Don Buchanan photo)

‘Don’t Stop the Carnival’ Author Gone: Questions About What It Means...

For anyone moving to the Virgin Islands from the mainland, Herman Wouk's book “Don't Stop the Carnival” for decades was a standard going away gift. Wouk, who wrote the influential, light comedy in the mid '60s died last week at 103.

Eudora Kean H.S. Wins Annual Moot Court Competition

The competition provided an opportunity for high school seniors in the territory to vie for scholarship prizes by presenting oral arguments in which they analyzed relevant legal issues in a mock appellate court proceeding before actual Virgin Islands judges.
Flags adorn the graves of V.I. veterans who served their country. (Linda Morland photo)

Memorial Day – A Time to Remember

Members of American Legion Enrique Romero Nieves Post No. 102 spent the Memorial Day weekend paying respect to Virgin Islanders who served their country...
Samuel Liburd Jr., left, and Mitchell Neaves.

First Penn Scholarship Recipient off to Yale

Five years ago Magens Bay Authority made a commitment to see one young person through his or her bachelor’s degree from the University of the Virgin Islands. On. May 18 Samuel Liburd Jr. – the first recipient of the MBA Edmund L. Penn Scholarship – was presented a bachelor of science degree by UVI.
A group of cruise ship visitors surround chef/owner Christopher 'Naddy' Samuel at his Tail End Bar, Restaurant and Courtyard.

Tail End Bar, Restaurant and Courtyard Offers Crucian Cuisine in Frederiksted

At the far edge of downtown Frederiksted, at the very end of King Street, lies the Tail End Bar, Restaurant, and Courtyard, where owner Christopher Samuel opened it three years ago in the former Harbor Lights.

Two Victims of Fatal Accident ID’d

Two 28-year-old St. Croix men were killed Friday evening in a fatal traffic accident near the Lime Tree Refinery on St. Croix, the V.I. Police reported. Next of kin identified the driver of the vehicle as Bernard Matthew and the passenger as Derrick Liburd, both 28.
Albert Bryan

Gov. Bryan: One-Time Medicaid Windfall Should Not Go to Raises

Gov. Albert Bryan urged the Legislature in a statement Thursday not to spend any of a one-time $39 million Medicaid reimbursement windfall on recurring expenses like pay raises but instead use it for the hospitals' utility bills.

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