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Boating in the V.I., Part 4: Pandemic Leads to Crowding at USVI Anchorages

A quiet bay in a remote part of St. John has become the center of a sometimes-raging battle between those who want to see it preserved as a marine sanctuary and those who want to see it developed and managed for the recreational boating industry.

Senate Panel Advances Legislation to Bar Corporal Punishment from Schools

The Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development advanced legislation of Friday, sponsored by Sen. Janelle Sarauw, to repeal the current law allowing the use of corporal punishment within U.S. Virgin Islands’ public schools.

Department of Labor Working Through Backlog of 3,000 Claimants

During Friday’s hearing, Virgin Islands Department of Labor officials told Education and Workforce Development Committee members that while all Federal COVID-19 emergency unemployment programs ended last month, the department is still processing a backlog of 3,000 claimants.

Bryan to Join Delegation to Advance Territory’s Cannabis Industry

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. was invited to accompany members of the 34th Legislature to Denver, Colorado, to gather information about the economic benefits and best practices for regulation of the cannabis industry.
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St. John Man Charged with Attempted Murder

The V.I. Police Department on Thursday arrested Ezius M. Ashly, age 21 of Calabash Boom, on a warrant charging him in a shooting incident that took place Sept. 16 in Susannaborg on St. John.

Community Resiliency Project Seeks Extension to Help More Virgin Islanders

An estimated 30,000 school children, government workers and other members of the community have received free, confidential support from crisis counselors over the last year to cope with the pandemic and two devastating hurricanes. The grant funding for the services is about to expire and those in-volved hope to get an extension.

Community Honors Holland L. Redfield II

Government officials, family members and the community joined together to honor the life of Holland L. Redfield, II at the Legislature building on St. Croix, Thursday

VIPA Rolls Out New Online Procurement System

Current vendors doing business with VIPA are encouraged to register using the new system to receive e-mail communications when bid events are issued for goods or services.

Police Commissioner Nomination Moves to Full Senate

Ray Martinez’s nomination as Police Commissioner is moving to a full Senate vote after a favorable recommendation by the Rules and Judiciary Committee Thursday.
Northern Iowa's A.J. Green drives on Eastern Kentucky during Saturday’s action at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center.

Paradise Jam Comes Back Home to the U.S. Virgin Islands

Executive Director, Nels Hawkinson wished the process of returning the popular collegiate tournament back its place of origin was as simple as closing his eyes, clicking his heels together and reciting the popular phrase. Instead he and his staff are facing the reality of multiple challenges head on.