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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world are raising awareness by changing the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention, to actions that can promote healing, help and give hope.

System Becomes Tropical Depression 16, Likely to Pass Just North of V.I.

A system meteorologists have been tracking since it left the coast of Africa early last week developed into Tropical Depression 16 Friday night and, while no coastal watches or warnings are in effect for the Virgin Islands, it may still impact territory as it passes to the north on Monday or Tuesday.

STX Foundation Nonprofit Consortium Celebrates Five Years of Service

The St. Croix Foundation Nonprofit Consortium celebrated five years of service with a virtual community presentation via Zoom on Thursday. Although the celebration was virtual, participants toasted, created signs, and shared celebratory stories and chants throughout the live event.
A pig trots out of the way of a truck at the Susannaberg Transfer Station.

Susannaberg Transfer Station Informs Public of Waste Acceptance Protocols

The Susannaberg Transfer Station will be accepting waste from haulers carrying commercial trash.

Friday Burn, Gunshot and Murder Victims Could be Linked

Police are looking into whether two crime scenes on St. Thomas – leaving one man burnt, another shot and a third dead – are related. V.I. Police Commissioner Ray Martinez said at this point there’s not enough proof to confirm, but there are similarities between the victims that are being investigated.

Why Has St. Thomas Seen a Recent String of Power Outages?

Sporadic power outages are a fact of life for U.S. Virgin Islanders. Castigating the Water and Power Authority for unreliable, expensive power is a territorial tradition. But St. Thomas in particular recently has seen a wave of outages.

Last Work Day at Limetree as Refinery Closes Gates, Lays off More than 200

Limetree Bay Refining on Friday laid off more than 200 employees, three months after the company had announced it would suspend its plans to restart the refinery.

Senate Passes Budget Amid Argument that Process is Unfair

The U.S. Virgin Islands Senate Friday passed the 29 bills that encompass the territory's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, but the rules governing the session prompted one member to complain that “something is fundamentally wrong” with the government’s budget process.

WAPA Board Approves Employee Health Insurance, Utility Operating Budgets

The Governing Board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority met in an emergency meeting on Thursday and approved several items .

Mother of 2 Among Hundreds Facing Eviction While Awaiting Rent Assistance

With no local or federal eviction moratorium to protect her, Wendy Myers, a St. Croix mother of two in need of emergency rent assistance, is one of 500 or more Virgin Islanders who could face eviction unless a new moratorium is issued or the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority delivers.