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A medley of yellow near Crown Bay. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

A medley of yellow near Crown Bay. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)


Local News

Sen. Kurt Vialet, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. (Photo by Onaje Simmonds, Legislature of the Virgin Islands 2017 Summer Intern)

V.I. Tax Revenues Higher Than Projected as Senate Punts on This Year’s Budget

Citing uncertainty over revenues and expenses, the Senate has decided to punt on the FY 2018 budget, deferring to V.I. law that sets appropriations at the previous year's levels if no budget is approved.
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Debris piled up along the beach at Maho Bay in October.

Beach Erosion Poses Problems for Coastline Management

Vacationers may be in for a shock when they see the beaches in the Virgin Islands National Park. Gone are most of the palm trees, sea grapes, and maho trees that have provided shade in the heat of the day.
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Dale Browne of Sejah Farms shows of his new nursery/greenhouse being built with the help of volunteers. (Susan Ellis photo)

Farmers Growing Stronger on St. Croix

Even without much official relief aid, farmers on St. Croix are coping with the aftermath of September's hurricanes with the help of volunteers, a few donations and through their own resiliency.
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Ivan James (VIPD photo)

Police Name Ivan James as Primary Suspect in STX Double Homicide

The V.I.. Police Department has named 34-year-old Ivan James as the primary suspect in Saturday's double homicide at the Coliseum Cockpit Saturday in Estate Glynn.
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Editorial / Blogs

Frank Schneiger

Part 2 – Black Histories Month

We all know – or think we know – what we mean by 'black history.' But the black population of the U.S. is not monolithic, and as immigration continues, the differences become more pronounced.
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Virtue of the Week: Forgiveness

Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Instead or revenge, make amends.
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UVI Is Rising

UVI President David Hall, writes about a new film, “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.” The documentary is set to be screened, Monday, Feb. 19, on both UVI campuses to coincide with the national broadcast premiere
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Frank Schneiger

Three Simple Words: Black – History – Month

So let's step back and ask a basic question: What is the purpose of Black History Month? The three words should help us define that purpose.
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Featured Video

Despite the crippling impact of two hurricanes just months ago, St. Croix rose up to celebrate the Crucian Christmas Festival Parade on Jan. 6, 2018. The Children's Parade and Adult Parade were combined into one event, and many participants dressed in safety vests and hard hats as a tribute to the many responders who helped the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from the storms.