There were fewer troupes on the route Friday and the crowds were sparse, but this year’s Children’s Carnival Parade – with its fast-paced lineup of prince, princesses, majorettes and steel pan orchestras – had as much energy as any other.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp vetoed an extension on the use of plastic grocery bags; tighter restrictions on back-billing by the Water and Power Authority and criticized unfunded expenses, while acting on an array of legislation Monday.
The Department of the Interior has awarded the U.S. Virgin Islands grants totaling $594,680 out of about $3.5 million allocated to the U.S. insular territories for energy conservation and alternative energy projects.
The V.I. Department of Health will be hosting free HIV testing sites on St. Croix and St. Thomas, in recognition of National HIV Testing Day, Tuesday, June 27. The DOH encourages everyone to go to one of the convenient locations and find out your HIV status. Getting tested for HIV is important to your health, your relationships, your life and your future.
After more than 13 hours of testimony and debate over the qualifications of Kevin Rodriquez to serve in the Legislature, senators recessed after midnight and announced it will take up the question again Thursday.
Four archaeologists have their work cut out for them as they excavate a slave quarters site at Little Princess Estate on St. Croix. And they've got an enthusiastic young crew working with them to help out.
A survivor of human trafficking and a local police detective were among the dynamic speakers at the Youth Violence Prevention Summit sponsored by UVI's Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism.
UVI President David Hall said Tuesday that the territory’s college has retained accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and in fact, was commended in several areas for outstanding performance.