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This Week’s Senate Calendar: June 27 – July 1

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

Virtue of the Week – Independence

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Beach Advisory for June 20 – 24

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming...
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Governors Urge Quick Action on Bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act

Governors Mike Parson and Albert Bryan Jr. National Governors Association’s Community Renewal Task Force co-chairs, released the following statement on the bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act.

Friends of VI National Park Offers Kids Learn To Swim Program

The program is providing weekly lessons to some 100 kids attending summer camps run by the DSPR, the Boys and Girls Club, and St. John Folly.
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Double-Jointed St. Croix Fugitive Slipped Handcuffs After Escape

When police located and re-arrested Akil Simmonds late Wednesday after a 25-hour manhunt, their first question was obvious. Where were the handcuffs?
The twin towers of Limetree Bay refinery's coker rise in the distance on Tuesday, May 25, on the south shore of St. Croix, USVI. A coker malfunction contributed to the refinery's shutdown and bankruptcy. (Source photo by Patricia Borns)

Environmental Justice

In case you are unfamiliar with the term, the concept of "environmental justice" refers to "a social movement to address the unfair exposure of poor and marginalized communities to harms associated with resource extraction, hazardous waste, and other land uses."

Limetree Bay Terminals Donates Boston Whaler for DPNR Marine Patrols

It is valued at $145,000, and it is equipped with a 2018 Twin Suzuki outboards 300 HP and a boat master commercial tri-axle aluminum boat trailer.  The donation and transfer took place on June 14.

Two VING Guardsmen Graduate From the Sergeants Major Academy

The Academy prepares master sergeants and sergeants majors to elevate from a tactical level of thinking to an operational and strategic perspective.

60-Ton AC Unit Installed in Gardine Auditorium, Covered Outdoor Stage Erected at Tuitt

Davidson Charlemagne, director of territorial facilities, said the upgrades were completed at both schools in late May.