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A cactus blossoms on the south side of St. Thomas. (Gary Metz photo)

A cactus blossoms on the south side of St. Thomas. (Gary Metz photo)


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Nellon Bowry, director of the Office of Management and Budget, discusses the proposed FY 2018 Budget Wednesday with members of the Senate Finance Committee. (Photo by Onaje Simmonds, Legislature of the Virgin Islands 2017 Summer Intern)

OMB Director Says Proposed Budget Relies on Strengthened Tax Collection

The V.I. Government plans to intensify its tax collection efforts to help meet the pared-down budget for FY 2018, OMB Director Nellon Bowry told the Legislature’s Committee on Finance Wednesday.
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Victim of Smith Bay Saturday Shooting Dies

A young man who was injured Saturday died at the Schneider Regional Medical Center, the V.I. Police Department reported Tuesday.
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New Hotel Planned for Cruz Bay

Delbert Parsons and Delrise Varlack are moving forward with plans to build a hotel with up to 200 rooms in Cruz Bay on 2.5 acres of land located between Mongoose Junction and the Lumberyard Complex.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter speak to a series of issues Monday.

Mapp Reorganizes VIPD, Reports on Other Budget-Saving Measures

Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Monday announced structural changes within V.I. Police Department, and ongoing efforts with federal officials to solve issues, and cancellation of a contract for the Main Street Project.
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Editorial / Blogs

U.S. Virgin Islands Capital Should Have a Flag

Leonard Smith thinks it is about time Charlotte Amalie had its own flag, featuring a Danish queen from the 17th century.
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Financial Crisis Worries Head to Virgin Islands While Puerto Rico Recovers

James Walton compares the recent financial crisis in fellow U.S. territory Puerto Rico to what is happening now in the Virgin Islands economy.
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Virtue of the Week: Moderation

Moderation is creating a healthy balance in your life between work and play, rest and exercise. You don't overdo or get swept away by the things you like. You use your self-discipline to take charge of your life and your time.
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Frank Schneiger

The Crisis: First Make Sure You’re Solving the Right Problem

As the territory's crisis deepens, here is a thought and a question. First, the thought, actually a basic principle. It is, always be sure that you are solving the right problems. And then the question: are there problems that are insoluble?
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