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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.
The GERS office on St. Thomas.

Third Circuit Court Disallows Part of GVI Payment to GERS

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that the V.I. government owes $18.9 million in principal and $6.1 million in interest to GERS, but vacated an order for an additional $43 million.

Garden Street Walkthrough Continues Community Policing on STT

A walkthrough of Garden Street in Charlotte Amalie gave stakeholders the chance to take part in a community policing effort to identify and tackle top issues affecting residents across St. Thomas.

V.I. Joins Legal Fight Against Sale of Fake Vaccination Cards

U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George joined attorneys general throughout the nation calling on Twitter, eBay, and Shopify to act immediately to prevent people from selling fraudulent CDC vaccination cards on their platforms.

Local Rescue Team Does Its Best, But Can’t Save Stricken Sea Turtle

A 200-pound female endangered green sea turtle was struck by a speeding boat, causing four lacerations to her shell that would prove fatal.

St. Vincent Volcano Eruption Poses No Immediate Threat to USVI

The ash plume from the eruption Friday of the Caribbean volcano La Soufriere on the island of St. Vincent poses no immediate danger to the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico, according to NOAA.