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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. 

Bryan Asks for 60 Day State of Emergency Extension

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has sent a request to the Legislature to extend the territory's state of emergency order another 60 days, from Aug. 10 to Oct. 9.

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.

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.

USVI Sees Eighth COVID-19 Fatality

The U.S. Virgin Islands now has seen eight COVID-19 fatalities according to the latest update from the Health Department. The new fatality was on St. Thomas.

TS Isaias Moves On, While New System Forms to the East

The storm known as Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Isaias as it passed through the U.S. Virgin Islands Wednesday night and Thursday morning, while a new system began the journey from the African coast towards the Caribbean.

Golfing in the USVI: What Courses Are Open?

Choices for golfing in the U.S. Virgin Islands are not plentiful, with three playable courses. But with the sun, sand, cool breezes and emerald seas the courses have just about everything that a traveling golfer can want.
Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach. (File photo)

Roach Seeks End to Avera Contract Discussions

In the latest development surrounding tech startup Avera, Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach said he is requesting an end to ongoing discussions between the company and the Department of Health regarding a $1 million contract for COVID-19 contact tracing.