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No Sign Yet of COVID BA-4 or BA-5 in the USVI

So far, the Virgin Islands has not recorded the newest COVID variants - BA-4 and BA-5 - the V.I. Health Department reported at the Government House weekly press briefing Monday.

Berry-Benjamin Resigns Post as Education Commissioner

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said Monday that he had accepted the resignation of Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin, effective immediately.

A Sunset Cruise Welcomes 13 Students To Become Yacht Captains in the US Virgin...

While sailing into the warm, orange Virgin Islands sunset on the catamaran Lady Lynsey, 13 graduates of the V.I. Professional Charters Association's 2022 Marine Apprenticeship program received their certificates for the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping, and with it, an international standard in basic safety for all working seafarers.

Senior Singalong Will Return for a Second Season on WTJX

Sing St. John has won a grant to produce another year of Senior Singalong, thanks to a grant from the Hodge Senior Citizen Fund through the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands.

Burning Sun Can’t Stop the Fun at St. John Celebration Food Fair

Virgin Islanders took to the streets of Cruz Bay Sunday to revel in a celebration of the arts. The 2022 St. John Celebration Food Fair led many to stand in line under a burning sun for their turn at a taste of local dishes longed for during the pandemic.

Photo Focus: Food Fair Kicks off 2022 St. John Celebration

The close 90-degree heat didn’t stop locals and visitors from converging on Cruz Bay for the start of the 2022 St. John Celebration, which, on Saturday, included Food Fair and Pan-O-Rama.

In Wake of Power Rotations, WAPA Board Pushes CEO To Finalize Purchase of Leased...

After two days of rotating power outages on St. Thomas, V.I. Water and Power Authority board members voted in an emergency meeting Sunday to have its chief executive officer finalize the purchase of Unit 27, which has been under lease for years and, according to officials, was not in operation when the blackouts started.

St. Thomas Pride Month Events Stress Importance of Inclusion

Mirroring Pride Month events nationwide, celebrations on St. Thomas this weekend took on a more serious tone as both speakers and participants stressed the importance of inclusion in the wake of Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which granted federal protections for abortion.

Are Sugar Feeders Healthy for Bananaquits?

Many people like to attract the local bananaquits by putting out sugar or sugar water. But some people ask if that is actually good for the birds.

USVI Officials Call SCOTUS Abortion Ruling A Step Backward for Women’s Rights

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that places abortion access in the hands of state governments is a step backward for women’s rights, local officials said in statements Friday that also affirmed the territory’s pro-choice laws.