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Editorial: Beware the Pitfalls and Profits of Privatization

With power outages cascading across the territory and the news in the last week – even getting attention on National Public Radio on the mainland – we worry these events might presage a new drive toward privatization of our public utility.

Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio Opens on Strand in Christiansted

The St. Croix Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio recently opened its doors on Strand Street in downtown Christiansted, and locals and visitors are invited to dust off their dancing shoes and register for a free 30-minute private lesson.

USVI’s Tanner Krygsveld Wins 28th International Optimist Regatta

Young USVI sailor Tanner Krygsveld, 14, who led the three days of the 28th International Optimist Regatta, from the opening Friday, finished the way he started, bringing home the win over a field of competitors representing six nations and territories.

UVI’s Board of Trustees Approve Two New Agriculture Degrees

The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees on Saturday unanimously approved of two new degree programs for the School of Agriculture in a move to "rebirth" the agriculture program.

Police Identify Two of Three Friday Homicide Victims

The V.I. Police Department on Sunday identified two of the three men who died in a three separate shootings that took place Friday afternoon and night.
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Three Killed, One Injured in Three Shootings Friday on STT

Three men were killed and a fourth seriously injured Friday in three separate shootings on St. Thomas, according to the V.I. Police Department.

STT Organizations Seek Community Development Block Grant Funds

St. Thomas community groups requested funds were requested from the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority’s Community Development Block Grant to finance 11 projects. The proposals were presented Thursday at an online hearing.
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Police to Address Friday Shootings in Press Briefing *Update*

Officials from the Virgin Islands Police Department will hold a press briefing at noon on Saturday to address gun violence incidents that occurred Friday on St. Thomas, including one fatal shooting and one that left a man in serious condition in the hospital.

WAPA Reviewing Data to Determine Root Cause of Outage *Update*

WAPA said electric system personnel are reviewing data logs of the utility's generating units to determine the root cause of a 12-hour outage Friday that affected all customers of the St. Thomas-St. John District.

Community Center Is One of Five STJ Projects Proposed for Block Grant Funding

Community members had their first opportunity on Wednesday to learn about five initiatives proposed for St. John that could improve the lives of children, teens, adults and seniors.