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STX 18-year-old Selected Out of Thousands to Attend Flight Academy

Anthony Gilbert, who will attend the inaugural class for the RedTail Flight Academy this fall. After the submission of an intense and scholarship application and an interview, Gilbert was one of the six selected out of thousands of applications.

GERS Chair Calls for Senate to Act

The Government Employees’ Retirement System board of trustees has tried since 1999 to motivate Virgin Islands senators to do something to save the retirement system, but, since then actions have only nibbled at solving a financial catastrophe.

This Week’s Senate Calendar: August 2 – 6, 2021

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett discusses Trump's State of the Union speech, which she considered 'a call to action.' (Source photo by April Knight)

Plaskett Seeks to Bar Department of Justice from Defending Insular Cases

V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett introduced amendments to legislation Friday that, if they become law, would prohibit the Department of Justice from using federal funds to defend the Insular Cases.
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STT Man Arrested Driving Stolen Vehicle, Police Say

An 18-year-old St. Thomas resident was arrested Friday after police recognized him from a security video they said showed him driving a stolen vehicle used in an armed robbery.

‘Dorsch After Dark’ Hosts STT Artists on Frederiksted Stage Tuesday

The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts monthly performance series, "Dorsch After Dark," will host three St. Thomas artists at its fifth monthly pop-up exhibit from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Four Injured After Chase, Shootout with Police on St. Croix

Four people – one adult males and three 17-year-olds – were treated for gunshot wounds at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital after engaging in a shootout with police, the V.I. Police department reported.

Limetree Testing Flare as Part of ‘Extended Refinery Shutdown’ Process

In preparation for the extended shutdown of Limetree Bay’s refinery, the company announced plans totest the flare this weekend. The company said it completed repair work on Flare No. 8 and expects to begin pre-startup testing of the flare on Saturday.

Crucian Groups Call for Action to Self-determine Their Economic Future

An Engage VI town hall hosted by the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development on Thursday invited Crucians to reimagine their economy without the Limetree Bay Refinery, and ended with a call for action.

DHS Extends Deadline for Childcare and Regulatory Services Mini Grants to Aug. 31

Childcare and early childhood providers in the territory may apply and receive up to $30,000 in grant funding.