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Sen. Potter Initiates Inaugural Plant a Seed Challenge

Sen. Milton Potter and Dr. Louis Petersen Jr. of the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Services are introducing an inaugural “Plant a Seed Challenge,” through which students age 5 to 17 can grow tomatoes and develop a love for home gardening.

Senate Panel Advances Bill to Create Multistate Nursing License

The Health, Hospitals and Human Services Committee advanced legislation on Tuesday that would establish a Nurse Licensure Compact that would create a multistate nursing license in hopes to attract more health care professionals to the territory.
A bustling Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove is on the left, while Frenchman’s Reef, on the right, is unopened and awaiting major repairs that have been delayed by the coronavirus. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Frenchman’s Reef Near Deal with New Partner to Restart Construction

The Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Resort on St. Thomas is close to a deal with a third-party investor that could see the property reopen by the end of 2022, the Economic Development Commission board of directors heard on Tuesday.

Hazy Skies Over V.I. Are Sahara Dust, Not Volcano

While Virgin Islanders saw some hazy skies on Tuesday, it was from Sahara dust, not the continuing major eruption of La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent, almost 400 miles southeast of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

STX Woman Charged with Uploading Altered COVID-19 Test Result

Shania Shervington, age 35 of Estate Whim, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. Monday by officers of the COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force, and charged her with uploading faked COVID-19 test results, the V.I. Police Department reported.
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Op-Ed: What if 40 Tourists a Year Were Dying on Our Streets?

What if 40 tourists a year were being shot down in our streets?” Answer: Public officials would have wasted no time in pulling out all the stops to find a solution.

Health Reports 27 New COVID Cases; V.I. Gets More Stimulus Money

COVID-19 is still alive in the U.S. Virgin Islands, with 27 new cases recorded across the territory over the past three days.

Youth Ocean Explorers Help Combat Coral Disease

This summer students in the Youth Ocean Explorers program at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will continue battling the devastating Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.

3 Palms ‘Bistro Bar Balcony’ Open in STT’s Marina Complex

When New Orleans restaurateur Barth Melius first visited the V.I. he never expected the territory would steal his heart. But according to Melius, that is exactly what happened.
Electrical power grid in silhouette. (Shutterstock image)

FEMA OKs $4.4 Million for First Phase Of Microgrid, Battery Project

The first phase of WAPA’s plan to develop an 18-megawatt electrical microgrid with a battery storage system for the west end of St. Croix has received an initial wave of federal funding.