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Waterfront Gathering Mourns USVI’s 2020 Murder Victims

An annual waterfront gathering Friday evening was part of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, remembering the almost 40 Virgin Islanders who have lost their lives to violence so far this year.

Legislature Rejects Another Corporal Punishment Bill

History repeated itself during Friday’s Legislative session, where once again prohibiting the use of corporal punishment in a school setting was struck down by legislators, this time by a 12-2 vote.

Press Box Questions Reveal the Broad Mission of Territory’s Island Administrators

Potholes, litter, derelict cars, clogged guts, traffic lights – these are just a few of the things the territory’s island administrators deal with daily as the de facto mayors of the Virgin Islands.

Police Tells Court They’ve Recovered Files Lost in 2019 Cyber Attack

V.I. Department of Justice officials recently told a federal judge they have recovered from a 2019 ransomware attack and a computer virus infection that wiped out its electronic records system.

STJ Coastal Zone Management Rejects Application for Cowgirl Bebop

In a unanimous decision, the St. John Committee of Coastal Zone Management voted to disapprove an application by Cowgirl Bebop LLLP to permit a 120-foot floating lounge and restaurant off Mingo Cay in Pillsbury Sound between St. Thomas and St. John.

Waste Haulers May Get Paid; Senators Want Public’s Help in Keeping V.I. Clean

Although Senators' main action at Thursday’s Finance Committee hearing was to advance a bill appropriating $15 million to the Waste Management Authority for outstanding debts to waste haulers, lawmakers also took the time to address the public about keeping the U.S. Virgin Islands clean.

Bryan Removes Head of Save Coral Bay from Coastal Zone Management Committee

The battle surrounding a proposal to build a controversial marina in Coral Bay became even more complicated this week with the removal of one of St. John's Coastal Zone Management Committee members.

STT Residents Offer Vision for Tourism at Virtual Town Hall

Virgin Islanders weighed in on the future of tourism and economic development Wednesday night in the last of three virtual town halls hosted by the UVI Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning.

With Virtual Classrooms Not Reaching All Students, Education Responds to Questions

Now that the fall semester has begun, Virgin Islands students, parents and educators are faced with the challenging realities of distance learning, not least of all that laptops designated for each of the territory's students have not reached everyone.

To Better Understand Water Quality, Researchers Look to the Spineless

Scientists are on a quest to better understand the watershed of St. Thomas by cataloging the species of spineless creatures that dwell in it.