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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.

‘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.
Horses race in 2011 at St. Croix's Randall 'Doc' James Racetrack. (File photo)

Randall “Doc” James Racetrack Work Expected to Start as Early as August

VIGL, the company selected to operate and manage the U.S. Virgin Islands' two horse tracks, is set to begin reconstruction as soon as August at the Randall “Doc” James Racetrack, according to Lance Griffith, the chief executive officer of VIGL.
Patient on a ventilator. (Shutterstock)

Territory Records its 37th Death Amid COVID Surge

The U.S. Virgin Islands has recorded its 37th death related to COVID-19 – a 67-year-old woman on St. Croix – the fourth person in the territory to die from the virus since July 22.

Limetree to Start Prepping Refinery For Long-Term Shutdown By End of July

Preparatory work for the long-term shutdown of Limetree Bay Refinery on St. Croix is set to begin by Saturday, July 31, less than two days from now, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

VIPD Commissioner Nominee Addresses Community Questions

During an episode of “Inside the Cabinet” on Wednesday, a new series released by the Government House, the V.I. Police Department Commissioner nominee Ray A. Martinez addressed some of the communities’ questions.

WAPA Board Elects Energy Office Director Fleming As Chair

In a unanimous vote, the Water and Power Authority Board elected Energy Office Director Kyle Fleming chairman on Thursday.