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Charlotte Amalie
Friday, February 28, 2020
A sheet of V.I. Lottery tickets for the upcoming March 5 drawing that boasts a $175,000 grand prize. (From V.I. Lottery Facebook Page)

V.I. Lottery’s New Digital Draw System is the First of Many Changes to Come

The V.I. Lottery is saying goodbye to an outdated and time-consuming ball pick drawing system and ushering in a “wave of opportunity” with its new digital draw system, which will make its debut in the territory on March 19.

V.I. Takes Precautions Against Coronavirus COVID-19

So far there is no sign that the quickly spreading Coronavirus, COVID-19, has reached the Virgin Islands, but Department of Health and other government officials are keeping an eye out for it, and preparing for the worst.
Members of the V.I. League of Women Voters register voters on St. Thomas. (Photo provided)

Some Cheeky Women Stirred the Pot, and It Still Simmers

Now celebrating its centennial, the League of Women Voters was gearing up to mark its 50th anniversary in the late 1960s when word came that women from the USVI, a place many Americans had never even heard of, wanted to join the party.
At the 2019 Folklife Festival, twins Luciah Polius and Loreli Hedrington serve up food as their grandmother and great aunt did for 20 years. (Source file photo)

St. John Folklife Festival Starts Thursday

The Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument will hold the 29th annual St. John Folklife Festival Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The festival is free to attend, and all ages are welcome.

Delays May Be Over at STT Airport and Blyden Marine Terminal

After two weeks of long lines at Cyril E. King Airport and Edward W. Blyden IV Marine Terminal on St. Thomas, repairs to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection screening areas have been completed and normal operations will resume Friday.
Sunshine Foundation co-founders Dr. Stacia Jung and Anna Loizeaux Beall prepare to neuter Rubble, a canine client. (Photo provided by the Sunshine Foundation)

19 St. Croix Dogs and Cats Spayed for Free as Part of World Spay...

There are 19 fewer cats and dogs that will multiply on St. Croix, thanks to the Sunshine Foundation’s World Spay Day free clinic on Tuesday.
Agriculture Commissioner Positive Nelson testifies during Tuesday’s committee meeting. (Photo by Chaunte Herbert)

Committee OKs Annual USVI Caribbean Ag Conference

The U.S. Virgin Islands could begin hosting an annual Caribbean Agricultural Symposium, exploring such topics as agritourism, imports and exports and the latest agricultural information, if a bill approved Tuesday in committee is enacted by the full Senate.
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