Local News

Island Mixx 18U Ready for the Big Stage

Just as Island Mixx 14U Elite team is saying goodbye to the 2024 AAU National Volleyball Championship in Orlando, Florida, Island Mixx 18U Elite team takes center stage. This team finished the 2024 Michael Richardson Winter Power Volleyball League held in St. Thomas in second place. 

COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS

NRCS Caribbean Area Accepting Applications for Joint Chief’s Landscape Restoration Partnership

The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in the Caribbean Area is now accepting applications for forest management activities on private lands. The activities aim to reduce wildfire risk in municipal watersheds, implement carbon defense initiatives, and enhance habitat for threatened and endangered species through the Caribbean Joint Chiefs' Landscape Restoration Partnership.

GOVERNMENT AND POLICE NEWS

Committee Favors Leasing Sub Base Properties

The Committee on Budget, Appropriations, and Finance started its hearing Friday morning, considering leasing several government properties in the Sub Base area of St. Thomas. By late afternoon, the committee had received the supporting documents it needed, such as proof of insurance and business licenses, to send the leases to the Rules and Judiciary Committee with favorable recommendations.