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Friday, January 27, 2023

Operation Clean Sweep Clears Out Some Guns and Illegal Drugs in Red Hook, STT

Four arrests were made on St. Thomas Tuesday surrounding both gun and drug possession, the V.I. Police Department reported.

GERS Discusses Efficiency of Rescue Plan, Potential Conflict for Chairman

While the Government Employees’ Retirement System has millions of dollars flowing into it because of the rescue plan enacted last year, its trustees still have concerns.

Procedural Error Kills Vote for New Elections Board Chair

The Board of Elections met Wednesday to once again finalize its selection of leaders. A vote was taken, the session ended, and hours later the vote was tossed out.

St. Thomas Aerospace Engineer Comes Home to Encourage Students, Teachers

An engineer working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration came home to St. Thomas this week to show junior-high and high school students a world of possibilities. Dr. Rudolph King is part of a NASA outreach team encouraging the youth to study science, technology, engineering and math.

Virgin Islander Milt Newton Brings Basketball Greatness to NBA and USVI

Life is very different now for Virgin Islander and basketball great Milt Newton. Very different from his days growing up in Bordeaux, on the West End of St. Thomas. Back then, he picked up a basketball at age five. And he never looked back.

Lady Hawks and Hurricanes Win Big on Opening Day

St. Thomas / St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association opened play on Wednesday afternoon with two varsity games at Antilles School's Mark C Marin Center.

Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help Solving a Burglary

Police and detectives are investigating a robbery at gunpoint that allegedly took place in Bordeaux on St. Thomas Monday, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

St. Thomas/St. John IAA Tips Off its Basketball Regular Season Wednesday

The St. Thomas/St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association will tip off its 2022-2023 basketball regular season on Wednesday with two games at Antilles School’s Mark C. Marin Center.

Bryan: What Wasn’t in the Speech Part 1

After the post-State of the Territory Address reception, Gov. Albert Bryan slipped back home, poured himself a scotch, lit a cigar, and sat on his porch in the night air. At the start of his second term, the ever-upbeat governor said he still has too many ideas to implement in his short four years left in office. But Monday night, away from the legislators and commissioners and cameras, he allowed himself a moment of relaxation.

American Red Cross, V.I. Fire Service Kickoff 2023 Sound the Alarm Home Fire Safety Events

This effort is part of the national Red Cross Home Fire Program, which has helped save 1,505 lives – including two on St. Croix -- through these outreach and education efforts.

Man Blames Girlfriend For Auto Accident, Then Assaults Her

A man on St. Thomas was arrested for assault after blaming his girlfriend for an auto accident, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

U.S. Virgin Islands Supports Its Travel Advisors With New Rewards and Incentive Program

The USVI is offering its travel advisors a new rewards and incentive program to express thanks for their hard work and loyalty and to offer incentives for them to consider booking USVI for their clients.

U.S. Virgin Islands Supports Its Travel Advisors With New Rewards and Incentive Program

The USVI is offering its travel advisors a new rewards and incentive program to express thanks for their hard work and loyalty and to offer incentives for them to consider booking USVI for their clients.

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USVI’s First Digital Security Health Information Exchange Environmental Scan Released

This eScan data will help provide local health-related entities and institutions, real-time access to important patient information, and identify the digital resources and assets needed to further strengthen the territory’s HIE.

U.S. Virgin Islands Supports Its Travel Advisors With New Rewards and Incentive Program

The USVI is offering its travel advisors a new rewards and incentive program to express thanks for their hard work and loyalty and to offer incentives for them to consider booking USVI for their clients.

Man Blames Girlfriend For Auto Accident, Then Assaults Her

A man on St. Thomas was arrested for assault after blaming his girlfriend for an auto accident, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

Op-Ed: WCSC Praises Attorney Denise George

The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix thanks and praises Denise George, the former attorney general of the USVI, for her work on many issues and her serviceto the territory.

Lady Hawks and Hurricanes Win Big on Opening Day

St. Thomas / St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association opened play on Wednesday afternoon with two varsity games at Antilles School's Mark C Marin Center.

Mango Tango to Present ‘Signs of the Times’ – Works by WB Thompson

Mango Tango Art Gallery opens the dynamic WB Thompson Exhibition, "Signs of the Times," from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28.

UVI Bulletin Board February

Here is what's happening on both campuses of the University of the Virgin Islands.

Lydia Geraldine Bussue Dies

Lydia Geraldine Bussue died Jan. 5.

It's Friday night! And don't forget, the V.I. Children's Museum has Teen Time scheduled for tonight at 5:30! Free admission, free food, free transportation - and tons of fun. ...

Less than a year ago, in March 2022, the Altona Lagoon Book Club was heralded for their donation of books to the Juanita Gardine K-8 School Library. The club is “paying their love of books forward” again. This year, Claude O. Markoe Elementary School Library is the recipient.

Read more: https://stcroixsource.com/2023/01/26/local-book-club-donates-to-st-croix-elementary-school-library/

📸: Claude O. Markoe students strike a pose with book club members and Principal Wendy Gonzales. (Source photo by Elisa McKay)
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While the Government Employees’ Retirement System has millions of dollars flowing into it because of the rescue plan enacted last year, its trustees still have concerns.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/01/26/gers-discusses-efficiency-of-rescue-plan-potential-conflict-for-chairman/

📸: Trustee Ronald Russell made a bid to be the chair of the GERS Board of Trustees. (Screenshot from Zoom)
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An engineer working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration came home to St. Thomas this week to show junior-high and high school students a world of possibilities. Dr. Rudolph King is part of a NASA outreach team encouraging the youth to study science, technology, engineering and math.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/01/25/st-thomas-aerospace-engineer-comes-home-to-encourage-students-teachers/

📸: NASA engineer — and V.I. native — Rudolph King headed to Gifft Hill School on St. John as part of a series of student engagement sessions. (Source photo by Judi Shimel)
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The Board of Elections met Wednesday to once again finalize its selection of leaders. A vote was taken, the session ended, and hours later the vote was tossed out.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/01/25/procedural-error-kills-vote-for-new-elections-board-chair/

📸: Members of the Board of Elections and Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes attend Wednesday’s meeting on St. Thomas. (Photo by Judi Shimel)
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This is the second and final report on an interview with Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. Tuesday. The first is here: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/01/24/bryan-what-wasnt-in-the-speech-part-1/

In his State of the Territory Address, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said the U.S. Virgin Islands needed 5,000 more workers to meet labor demands. He didn’t mean just government employees or private sector employees, but every conceivable job.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/01/25/bryan-what-wasnt-in-the-speech-part-ii/

📸: Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. at Monday’s State of the Territory Address at the Legislature on St. Thomas. (Screenshot from #SOTA livestream)
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The St. Thomas/St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association will tip off its 2022-2023 basketball regular season on Wednesday with two games at Antilles School’s Mark C. Marin Center.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/01/25/st-thomas-st-john-iaa-tips-off-its-basketball-regular-season-wednesday/

📸: Student athletes from Gifft Hill School, Antilles School, Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, and Charlotte Amalie High School at the McDonald’s/St. Thomas-St. John IAA press conference promoting the 2023 MLK Basketball Tournament. (Source photo by Mark J. Daniel)
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After the post-State of the Territory Address reception, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. slipped back home, poured himself a scotch, lit a cigar, and sat on his porch in the night air. At the start of his second term, the ever-upbeat governor said he still has too many ideas to implement in his short four years left in office. But Monday night, away from the legislators and commissioners and cameras, he allowed himself a moment of relaxation.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/01/24/bryan-what-wasnt-in-the-speech-part-1/

📸: The governor sat down with the Source for an exclusive interview on Tuesday, following his State of the Territory Address on Monday. (Photo courtesy of SOTA 2023 live stream)
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A Colorado man that police said punched, kicked, choked, and “body slammed” his fiancé in a St. Thomas hotel room was in a jail cell Monday on assault charges.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/01/23/police-man-choked-body-slammed-fiance-in-st-thomas-hotel/

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As mentioned in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on “Extreme Weather in the Caribbean,” extraordinary weather incidents — aside from hurricanes — can occur in the region and severely impact the USVI and nearby islands. Preparing for dangerous weather events such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis is vital.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/01/23/extreme-weather-in-the-caribbean-part-3-rip-currents/

📸: A rip current (shown in purple in this image) can be extremely dangerous for even the best swimmers. (Photo courtesy of the NWS/NOAA)
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Territory residents who want to own their first home but can’t make the final financial step now have help from the V. I. Economic Development Authority.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/01/23/eda-program-helps-residents-buy-first-home/

📸: CEO Wayne Biggs Jr. answered questions about USVI Economic Development Authority’s new program helping residents buy their first home. (Submitted photo)
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The National Park Service will hold the first of three public meetings Thursday to gather input on its environmental assessment for the redevelopment and management of Caneel Bay Resort on St. John, which was released on Friday.

Read more: https://stjohnsource.com/2023/01/23/public-meeting-thursday-to-gather-input-on-npss-caneel-bay-proposals/

📸: Caneel Bay, photographed from North Shore Road in October 2017 after it was damaged by back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria that September. (Photo by Amy H. Roberts)
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Readers of St. John Tradewinds and the Source have long appreciated the writing and photography of contributor Gail Karlsson.

Read more: https://stjohnsource.com/2023/01/23/gail-karlsson-presents-a-talk-on-the-secret-life-of-birds-on-st-john/

📸: Gail Karlsson speaks about the secret life of birds during a presentation at Gifft Hill School on Saturday on St. John. A photograph of egrets appears on the screen behind her. (Photo by Amy H. Roberts)

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While calling Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s fifth State of the Territory Address on Monday night generally “upbeat” and “optimistic,” senators weighing in afterward on the content of the speech said certain sections were substantive, the priorities laid out over the next four years were critical, but more details were needed in areas such as healthcare, education and agriculture, among others, along with defined timelines for the projects outlined.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/01/23/offering-support-for-administrative-plans-senators-ask-for-more-details-on-hospitals-schools-and-recovery-efforts/

📸: Like many, Senate President Novelle Francis said Monday’s speech was comprehensive and hit upon many priority areas. (Source File photo)
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Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. spoke glowingly of the U.S. Virgin Islands’ future in his State of the Territory Address Monday night, touting relative economic prosperity, increased tourist arrivals, infrastructure investment, and a reduction in crime.

Read more: https://stthomassource.com/content/2023/01/23/upbeat-bryan-optimistic-in-state-of-the-territory-address/

📸:Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s 2023 State of the Territory Address was upbeat and optimistic. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for V.I. Legislature)
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Watch our weekly weather forecast with Jesse Daley, covering Sunday, Jan. 22 through Saturday, Jan 27. Subscribe to our playlist here, which is updated every Sunday, AND check out Jesse’s daily weather updates on the Source weather page. There’s always something new to explore with the V.I. Source!

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