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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Solberg Structural Fire Contained, Crews Working on Hot Spots

A structural fire in Estate Solberg on St. Thomas that sent massive plumes of smoke over the hillsides and into town was contained by the late afternoon, but responders were still working to quell the remaining hot spots, according to V.I. Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

Planned Prison Needs Rezoning

The Alva A. Swann Correctional Annex in Sub Base was damaged beyond repair in 2017 by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

A Race to the “Racino” VIGL Goes Before Board

In a race that seems to have no end, VIGL Operations, LLC went before the V.I. Casino Control Commission on Wednesday to address the license renewal application. 

GERS Loans Coming Back, Hotel Going Up

System Administrator Angel Dawson reported to the Government Employees’ Retirement System Board of Directors Thursday that reinstituting the loan program was going well, as was a hotel project on GERS property.

Op-Ed: Remembering Ambassador Terence A. Todman, a Brilliant Virgin Islander

For this Black History Month, I will mention a Virgin Islander who served as a great diplomat and became an extraordinary ambassador for the United States government. His name is Terence A. Todman, the son of Racheal Callwood and Alphonso Todman, who was born on St. Thomas on March 13, 1926. He grew up during the U.S. Navy rule of these islands and the first appointed civilian governor of the Virgin Islands, Dr. Paul Martin Pearson.

Healthcare Provider Requests Rezoning In Order to Expand Facility

Healthcare provider Dr. Hubert H. Watty requested a rezoning from R-2 (Residential-Low Density-One and Two Family) to B-3 (Business-Scattered) during a virtual public hearing on proposed zoning map amendments on Thursday.  

Vote Now: USVI Nominated for World Travel Awards

The U.S. Virgin Islands has been nominated for the World Travel Awards, the V.I. Tourism Department announced.

Liberty: AT&T Outage Affecting Customers Not Yet Migrated to Liberty System

Liberty Communications customers in the U.S. Virgin Islands may be experiencing outages connected to a nationwide AT&T outage, the company announced Thursday.

Powerhouse Art and Music Festival Starts Thursday, Generates Funds for New Student Scholarship

For nearly two decades, the Water Island Music Festival has delivered incredible performances that kept the crowds coming back for more, and this year, a partnership between the Forum and Antilles School has made possible an exciting new layer to the event: a dynamic art show and gallery curated by recognized V.I. artists Lucien Downes and Amy Gibbs.

DHS Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services Unveils Significant Boost in Childcare Subsidies

These subsidies now represent reimbursement at the 100th percentile of the cost of care, based on the territory's 2022 market rate survey and narrow cost analysis.

Docket Watch: A Ten-Year Wait for Charges in a Rape Case

Ten years after a young visitor told hospital personnel that she was raped during a family vacation, her accused assailant was brought into court. An initial hearing was held in Superior Court’s Magistrates division for defendant David Takayama on Thursday.

DHS Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services Unveils Significant Boost in Childcare Subsidies

These subsidies now represent reimbursement at the 100th percentile of the cost of care, based on the territory's 2022 market rate survey and narrow cost analysis.

Roach Reminds Property Owners, March 1 is Deadline to Apply for Tax Credits

The deadline to apply for property tax credits against their 2024 property tax bills is March 1, Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach reminded property owners on Wednesday.

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Cancer Awareness Webinar Scheduled for February 28

Dr. Erole McLean Hobdy will explain how early detection saves lives, and he will talk about the cancer treatments available in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

DHS Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services Unveils Significant Boost in Childcare Subsidies

These subsidies now represent reimbursement at the 100th percentile of the cost of care, based on the territory's 2022 market rate survey and narrow cost analysis.

Docket Watch: A Ten-Year Wait for Charges in a Rape Case

Ten years after a young visitor told hospital personnel that she was raped during a family vacation, her accused assailant was brought into court. An initial hearing was held in Superior Court’s Magistrates division for defendant David Takayama on Thursday.

Op-Ed: Remembering Ambassador Terence A. Todman, a Brilliant Virgin Islander

For this Black History Month, I will mention a Virgin Islander who served as a great diplomat and became an extraordinary ambassador for the United States government. His name is Terence A. Todman, the son of Racheal Callwood and Alphonso Todman, who was born on St. Thomas on March 13, 1926. He grew up during the U.S. Navy rule of these islands and the first appointed civilian governor of the Virgin Islands, Dr. Paul Martin Pearson.

St. Croix Central H.S. Teams Are Varsity Invitational Basketball Tournament Champions

Both the boys' and the girls' teams emerged victorious in thrilling championship matches against Ivanna Eudora Kean High School from St. Thomas.

St. John Film Society to Present Documentary, ‘Stewards of the Land,’ on March 3

The filmmakers, JuanMa Teitelbaum and Mariolga Reyes Cruz, will be present for Q & A following the film. A donation of $5 is suggested.

Afternoon on the Green Invites Cooks, Volunteers and Partygoers to Join the Fun

The event, which benefits the Edward Thomas Volunteer Scholarship Fund, takes place from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 17, with the theme “A Fusion of Flavors to Savor and Explore at Afternoon on the Green 2024.” 

Odette M. Andrew Dies

Odette M. Andrew died on Feb. 9.

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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