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Port Condition X-Ray in Effect for USVI, Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard set Port Condition X-Ray at 2 p.m. Tuesday for all maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, following a tropical storm warning for what has been dubbed Potential Tropical Cyclone 9.

V.I. Professional Charter Association Apprentices Graduate

The V.I. Professional Charter Association celebrated the graduation of the 2020 edition of its Marine Apprentice Program Tuesday afternoon in American Yacht Harbor.

An Explosion of Capers in the USVI

There are a number of members of the caper family growing in the Virgin Islands. However they are not from the branch that produces the kind of capers that are edible – those are grown in the Mediterranean area. The native Virgin Islands capers have their own charms.

Storm is on Track to Impact Territory by Thursday

Invest 92-L is on track toward becoming the ninth named storm of the season and could impact the territory as early as Thursday, according to V.I. emergency response officials.

Bryan: Online Portal and Travel App Will Speed Up Screening for...

A new online portal, along with a travel app that is in the works, will streamline the screening process for visitors coming from “hotspot” states, allowing them to upload the required paperwork and test results before they fly in, according to Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.

V.I. Businesses Project 50 Percent or More Revenue Drop for 2020

A survey of U.S. Virgin Islands businesses found many projecting sharp losses for the year, with small businesses, in particular, looking at a drop of 50 percent or more.

90 Percent of Board of Education Student Loans are Delinquent, Senators...

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Monday expressed sharp disapproval of the V.I. Board of Education's student loan collection efforts after learning that 90 percent of such loans are delinquent.

Senators Alarmed by Shortage of Teachers, Laptops for Online Learning

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Monday expressed concern about 119 vacant positions within the Department of Education, a shortage of teaching aids and supplies, and a shortage of laptops for online learning.

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Whiskey; WAPA Prepares for Storm

The U.S. Coast Guard set Port Condition Whiskey for the maritime ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday, due to possible sustained gale force winds, greater than 39 mph, arriving in the islands within 72 hours.

Storm’s Early Predicted Track Shows it Spinning Towards the V.I.

A broad area of low pressure a little more than 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands is expected to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm within the next couple of days, the National Hurricane Center predicted Monday, and the initial storm track shows it on a path towards the USVI.