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VIHA Extends Time for Landlords to Answer Survey on Rent Assistance Program

At a time when V.I. residents are struggling to stay housed, a survey invites property owners with subsidized rental units to comment on a program that enables them to do so.

STJ Residents Speak Out at Town Meeting on Economic Development, Tourism

If there’s anything that the hurricanes of 2017 and the current COVID-19 pandemic have demonstrated, it’s that the U.S. Virgin Islands needs to diversify its economy and become less dependent on tourism. But how exactly do we do that? 

COVID-19 Xenophobia Reaches St. Thomas

One negative byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic is xenophobia, and on Tuesday a new painting was seen in a visible area on St. Thomas falsely suggesting the virus can be blamed on China.

Elections System Releases Schedule for Voter Registration Drives

These are the dates, times and locations for voter registration drives planned for St. John during September and October, 2020.

Back to School: First Week of Virtual Classes Begins

As school officials kick off the first week of virtual classes for the 2020 fall semester, some parents say they are still grappling with the “new normal.”

DPNR Deploys New Fish Aggregating Devices

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources deployed new fish aggregating devices in the waters off St. Thomas-St. John on Aug. 27 and off St. Croix on Aug. 28.
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Police Respond to Brookman Road Shooting

Police officers responded to gunshots in the Brookman Road area on Wednesday after the 911 emergency call center was alerted at 11:06 a.m.

Senators Create New WAPA Board, New Unfunded Mandates as Election Nears

The Legislature will again create a new board, this one to replace the existing Water and Power Authority Governing Board, if legislation approved unanimously in the Rules and Judiciary Committee on Tuesday becomes law. 

Territory’s Lab Director Confident in CDC Guidance, But More Tests are Needed

The evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has required a nimble response from government health agencies, including in the Virgin Islands, where officials have relied on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how best to combat the virus.

BMV Announces a New STT Facility is Within Reach

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles stands to receive additional funding after the Senate Finance Committee voted on Wednesday to appropriate money for a rebuild of the St. Thomas facility that hurricanes Irma and Maria decimated.