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Public Schools Won’t Reopen Until 2021

Education officials informed senators Thursday that public schools will not be reopening in the fall as planned, and will be entirely virtual for at least the first semester of the school year from September to December. 

UVI RTPark Hopes to Build Tech Village on Agricultural Land

Senators learned at Thursday’s Finance Committee hearing that the 30-acre Tech Village project being undertaken by the University of the Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park is slated to be built on agricultural land across from the St. Croix campus.

Horace Clarke, Fifth Virgin Islander in Major League Baseball, Passes Away...

Horace Clarke, a former professional baseball player for the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres who was born on St. Croix, passed away Wednesday at the age of 81. 

Avera Proposal Dropped; Legislature Probes Agencies About Procurement Process

Several government agencies faced scrutiny from senators Wednesday as they defended themselves over no-bid contract proposals and other non-competitive processes used during a state of emergency.

Workers Hurry to Complete Virgin Islands Census

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it will discontinue counting the nation's population at the end of September, a month earlier than planned. The local organization is ahead of the game and initially planned to complete its tally by that date.

Save Coral Bay Sues to Shut Down Marina Development

Save Coral Bay, a nonprofit environmental organization has filed a lawsuit against the governor of the Virgin Islands and the Summer’s End Group LLC to block the construction of a marina in Coral Bay.
Gov. Albert Bryan speaks about the coronavirus in this March photo. (File photo by Susan Ellis)

Bryan Asks Community to Come Forward with Homicide Info

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. began his weekly COVID-19 briefing on Monday with a plea to residents to unite against the gun violence that has been plaguing the territory and come forward with information about recent homicides.

The Difference Between Antigen and Antibodies Testing for Coronavirus

With the novel coronavirus spread around the world, people want to know how to determine if they are infected, whether they've had the virus or if they might be immune and how reliable the testing is.

St. Thomas Swim Association Adjusts to New Normal

The St. Thomas Swim Assocation is finding creative ways to accomplish their mission of teaching members of the St. Thomas community how to swim while keeping their competitive team afloat in the trying times of a global pandemic. 

Counseling V.I. Moms on Breastfeeding

Mother of four Lakima Ford has been a breastfeeding peer counselor at the Charles Harwood Complex, Christiansted, St. Croix clinic for the federal Women, Infants and Children nutritional program for five years.