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A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source file photo by Bethaney Lee)

Governor Asks Community to Support VIPD as Riots Spread in States

In the wake of protests in cities across the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. called on residents to support local police officers as they work to clamp down on a spate of violence.
The Preserve at Botany Bay entrance. (Botany Bay Facebook page)

Botany Bay Resort Gets V.I. Tax Breaks

The V.I. Economic Development Authority board unanimously approved a tax break application from By-the-Sea Resort Properties LLC on May 7 to open a new 68-key independent boutique resort within the 397-acre enclave of The Preserve at Botany Bay.
Monday morning's NOAA satellite photo shows clouds and rain over the Atlantic, but no sign of an organizing system on the first day of the 2020 Atlantic hurricae season. (NOAA photo)

Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Now Open

The Atlantic hurricane season began Monday, a time for wary watchfulness on weather systems coming off the African coast. It’s also a time now to prepare for August and September, when the season is at its height.
V.I. wildlife researchers Steve Matthews and Kitty Edwards measure a bat trapped on St. Thomas. This type of research has been curtailed this year by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Renata Platenberg)

COVID-19 Slows Research That Could Aid Bats

The novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic it created caused the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to suspend all field work involving trapping or handling bats.
From left, Maria Colon-Clarke, Miss VI-PR Friendship 2019 Rosa-Leea Clarke, and DHS Commissioner Kimberly Causey-Gomez make a presentation to senior caregivers on Friday. (Source photo by Elisa McKay)

VIPR Friendship Committee Thanks Caregivers for ‘All the Work They Do’

Members of the Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Committee expressed gratitude to St. Croix’s senior care workers at a ceremony in the gazebo at the Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged.
Pedestrian-driver accidents across the Virgin Islands prompts action. (Shutterstock Image)

St. Croix Man Killed in Shooting on Market Street

A St. Croix man was shot and succumbed to his injuries Sunday evening on Market Street in Christiansted, the V.I. Police Department reported. Next of kin identified the dead man as Terrance Leroy James, age 38.
Stanfield Dumas

VIPD Looking for Divers Who May Have Seen Missing St. Thomas Man

Police are looking for divers who were diving in the area of Bordeaux Bay on May 16 and might have seen what happened to a missing man.

Encouraging Signs of Life Returning

Many of the native trees are accustomed to seasonal drought, and have shed their leaves. Others are just drooping. Like us, they reduced their activity levels, waiting for more propitious times.  
V.I. Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor

Police Commissioner Invites Retirees to Virtual Meetings

The virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 3, on St. Croix, and June 4 on St. Thomas-St. John.

Op-Ed from V.I. Commissioner: Police Failed to Protect or Serve George Floyd

WAPA Prepares for Hurricane Season Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Each year since the 2017 hurricanes, WAPA takes the lessons learned and finetunes its approach to emergency storm response, safety, overall preparedness and recovery response.

Source At-Home Reading: ‘This Is Not My Hat’

The Source staff is presenting readings of children’s books in the spirit of offsetting the confusion and upheaval in their lives brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

WAPA Prepares for Hurricane Season Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Each year since the 2017 hurricanes, WAPA takes the lessons learned and finetunes its approach to emergency storm response, safety, overall preparedness and recovery response.

Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for, Possession of Queen Conch Begins June 1

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries reminds the public of the upcoming seasonal prohibition on fishing for or possession on board a fishing vessel of queen conch.

Man Drowns Near Christiansted Boardwalk

Lloyd Gardner

Op-Ed: Development Model as a Determinant of Island Resilience

Development takes place within a particular social and economic context, even though most residents of a place do not understand or acknowledge the existence of that context.

Op-Ed from V.I. Commissioner: Police Failed to Protect or Serve George Floyd

Op-Ed: GERS, Solutions for Consideration

ReKai Creque runs in a touchdown at Lionel Roberts Stadium. (Submitted photo)

Two V.I. Players to Continue Football Career at Edward Waters College

Kishawn Mason, a member of Ivanna Eudora Kean’s back-to-back championship teams, and Re’Kai Creque, a captain of Kean’s rival, CAHS, will continue their football careers together at Edward Waters College.

WAPA SERIES

When storms strike the territory, WAPA’s power plants and electric grids may be adversely affected.

Melee and Missed Opportunities: A Short History of WAPA Part I

As a bevy of Monday morning quarterbacks continue to amuse themselves on social media, radio talk shows and with letters to the editor bashing our Water and Power Authority, the Source would like to add a history lesson to the mix.

The Power Players: A Short History of WAPA Part II

Fact and Reality Check: A Short History of WAPA Part III

After Alpine: A Short History of WAPA Part IV

Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for, Possession of Queen Conch Begins June 1

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries reminds the public of the upcoming seasonal prohibition on fishing for or possession on board a fishing vessel of queen conch.

Luz Ann Pearson Dies at 62

Luz Ann Pearson departed this mortal life for her deserved eternal rest and wholeness on 31 May 2020 after a valiant struggle with emphysema, and not until her last full measure of love and devotion.

Cindy Maria Sergent-Rogers Dies

George Greenaway Dies

Cartwright Odlum Dies

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