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Frederiksted Icon Edgar Iles Passes

Edgar Iles, a lion of Frederiksted who served his country at war, served in the V.I. Legislature, in the V.I. government and served his community for decades, has passed.

Art Trails Along the Frederiksted Waterfront

Over the last few years, people have been noticing wire sculptures, mosaics and other art springing up on the streets of Frederiksted.

STX Foundation Nonprofit Consortium Celebrates Five Years of Service

The St. Croix Foundation Nonprofit Consortium celebrated five years of service with a virtual community presentation via Zoom on Thursday. Although the celebration was virtual, participants toasted, created signs, and shared celebratory stories and chants throughout the live event.

Friday Burn, Gunshot and Murder Victims Could be Linked

Police are looking into whether two crime scenes on St. Thomas – leaving one man burnt, another shot and a third dead – are related. V.I. Police Commissioner Ray Martinez said at this point there’s not enough proof to confirm, but there are similarities between the victims that are being investigated.

Why Has St. Thomas Seen a Recent String of Power Outages?

Sporadic power outages are a fact of life for U.S. Virgin Islanders. Castigating the Water and Power Authority for unreliable, expensive power is a territorial tradition. But St. Thomas in particular recently has seen a wave of outages.

Last Work Day at Limetree as Refinery Closes Gates, Lays off More than 200

Limetree Bay Refining on Friday laid off more than 200 employees, three months after the company had announced it would suspend its plans to restart the refinery.

Senate Passes Budget Amid Argument that Process is Unfair

The U.S. Virgin Islands Senate Friday passed the 29 bills that encompass the territory's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, but the rules governing the session prompted one member to complain that “something is fundamentally wrong” with the government’s budget process.

Mother of 2 Among Hundreds Facing Eviction While Awaiting Rent Assistance

With no local or federal eviction moratorium to protect her, Wendy Myers, a St. Croix mother of two in need of emergency rent assistance, is one of 500 or more Virgin Islanders who could face eviction unless a new moratorium is issued or the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority delivers.  

V.I. Fire Service Battles Two STT Blazes That Might be Arson

The Virgin Islands Fire Service on Friday battled and subdued two blazes on St. Thomas that are being investigated as possible arson fires.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Celebrates HBCU Day Observance Day on Sept. 20

The local chapters of AKA have jointly launched a campaign to increase the funding of the UVI endowment through local contributions. 

Viya Partners With American Red Cross for Disaster Preparedness

In addition to the cash donation, Viya presented the organization with 1,500 pieces of communication accessories, such as device chargers, solar chargers, and battery packs that are critical for preparedness.

Law Enforcement Recruits Graduate from Police Academy

The keynote speaker for the St. Thomas graduation was Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George; the guest speaker on St. Croix was St. Croix District Chief of Police Sean Santos.

Senator Carrión Encourages Community to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (English and Español)

Sen. Samuel Carrion of St. Croix writes about Hispanic Heritage and the contributions of the Hispanic people who live in the Virgin Islands.

No, Pickleball Does Not Involve Throwing a Vegetable

A sport that has made it from the mainland to the U.S. Virgin Islands is grabbing the attention of a group of locals and visitors and, despite its name, it doesn’t involve throwing around a vegetable.

CGL to Present Part II of ‘The Printing Press and Community Memory’

In the presentation, Sen. Myron Jackson and Ruby Simmonds Esannason will illustrate the importance of preserving the written and printed history of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Celebrates HBCU Day Observance Day on Sept. 20

The local chapters of AKA have jointly launched a campaign to increase the funding of the UVI endowment through local contributions. 

Frederiksted Icon Edgar Iles Passes

Edgar Iles, a lion of Frederiksted who served his country at war, served in the V.I. Legislature, in the V.I. government and served his community for decades, has passed.

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When you grow up as Nicci Roos did, on a 13-by-3-mile island, you learn to think small, at least in the physical sense.
Perhaps that’s why Roos is able to pack so much into her new storefront, Nicci’s Boutique, housed in an 11-foot by 11-foot by 11-foot peach-colored box on the Yacht Haven Grande waterfront promenade.

It’s overflowing, not only with women’s fashions featuring Fair Trade and local brands, but also with a community spirit offering connection, fitness and fun.
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✏: Article by Patricia Borns
📸: Nicci Roos positions a rack of summery boho dresses outside her new women’s boutique located in a colorful kiosk next to the Box Bar on the Yacht Haven Grande waterfront. (Source photo by Patricia Borns)
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The man who spent more than a decade helping to celebrate the contributions of outstanding Virgin Islanders through his role as chair of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas II’s Person of the Year Award Committee was himself held up over the weekend by hundreds of community members who mourned his passing and described it as a “great loss” for the territory and its continued development.
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📸: Elliott “Mac” Davis joined fellow cyclers in January 2010 for the “I ride with Mac” 50-mile ride on St. Thomas. (Photo provided by Walter ‘Wally’ Bostwick)
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News of the death of Holland Redfield, the six-time U.S. Virgin Islands senator and longtime voice of the V.I airwaves, brought words of sadness and recollections of his service to the territory.

Redfield died Saturday at the age of 78.

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. called Redfield “a dear friend, mentor and pillar of the community” in a statement issued by Government House.
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The West Indian Company welcomed the passengers and crew of the Norwegian Gem at least 30 minutes earlier than anticipated on Wednesday, according to a WICO release.
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📸: Norwegian Gem Captain Kim Karlsson with WICO President Anthony Ottley on Wednesday. (WICO photo)
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In mid-July, a team of divers from several organizations took to the murky waters of Coral Bay harbor to confirm what several local divers have quietly alleged for a long time: the existence of a partially buried ship dating back to the early 1700s that could prove to have great historical significance.
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✏: Article by Amy Roberts
📸: Divers found a cross at the site of the shipwreck. (Photo by Colin Hanson)
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The friends and family of Renix Charles have launched a fundraising effort to to help him overcome his diabetes and the effects it has caused. They are grateful for the support they have been receiving from community members so far, but Charles’s condition requires much more treatment, they said.
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📸: Renix Charles is grateful for the community’s support. (Submitted by Nathalie Roumou)
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Sunday, a couple of dozen people walked from Cramer’s Park to Point Udall to support St. Croix’s LGBTQIA+ community after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the annual June Pride celebration.
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📸: Supporters of LGBTQIA+ mark the end of their walk from Cramer’s Park to Point Udall Sunday morning. (Photo by Bobby Thompson)
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Postponed from June due to bad weather, supporters will gather for a Pride Month celebration on Sunday, walking from Cramer’s Park to Point Udall at 5 a.m. in time to watch the sun rise over the Millennium Monument.
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📸: The Pride Parade marches through St. Croix in 2019. (Submitted photo)
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Antilles School celebrated its 71st back-to-school day Monday with students across divisions – from toddlers to high school seniors – welcomed back by faculty and staff, the school announced in a news release.
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📸: Head of School Shannon Harris popped into the Pre-K classrooms Monday for some one-on-one time with students. (Submitted photo)
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St. Croix-born author Lorine Samuel-Woods this June launched her second novel, “All the Ghauts Are Running,” a romantic suspense novel that readers review as a “page-turner.”
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📸: St. Croix-born author Lorine Samuel-Woods with her daughter Miquea and husband, Kevin. (Submitted photo)
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The Henry E. Rohlsen Airport was filled with excitement and smiles Friday afternoon as the USVI Soccer Association boys’ and girls’ teams prepared to fly to the Dominican Republic to compete in an international soccer tournament hosted by the Caribbean Football Union.
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📸: Photo by Diana Dias
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Rotary International, Sail Aid and World Central Kitchen, organizations well known in the U.S. Virgin Islands and throughout the region, are calling for cash and volunteers to support relief efforts for the residents of western Haiti who were struck Saturday by a 7.2 force earthquake.
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📸: A quake-devastated home in Haiti. (Photo provided by Sail Aid International)
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Struggling after an owner’s bankruptcy, a devastating fire and the hurricanes in 2017, Chenay Bay Beach Resort’s new owners are showing progress in rebuilding. Beachgoers can see the white pergola dining room expand every week. The pool will open soon and most of the cottages have been updated, according to the new manager, John McCoy.
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📸: Photo by Susan Ellis
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