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This stretch of roadway on the north side of St. Thomas is in need of stripping (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Department of Public Works Explains Pothole Process

Have you ever wondered why the roads in the Virgin Islands are riddled with potholes and who is responsible for maintaining the streets that residents must precariously navigate each day? Why do some streets seem to get maintained before others?
Eldridge Thomas, president of We Grow Food Inc., encouraged people at the Bordeaux Food Fair to plant trees and gardens. (Source photo by Gal Karlsson)

Bordeaux Food Fair Offers Gardening Guidance Too

“Everyone has a green thumb,” according to Eldridge Thomas, “they just might not know it.” Thomas is the president of We Grow Food Inc., which sponsored the 23rd annual Bordeaux Rastafari Farmers Vegan Food Fair on St. Thomas.
St. John community members gather in Frank Powell Park. (Source photo by Amy Roberts)

Cruz Bay Music Hosts Fundraiser for STJ Cancer Fund

St. John residents and visitors flocked to Susannaberg to celebrate the work done by the St. John Cancer Fund. Cruz Bay Music hosted a free concert as part of a series of events leading up to Light Up the Night, St. John Cancer Fund’s major fundraiser.
Sen. Javan James (File photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Senate Panel OKs Measure to Crack Down on Underage Drinking

A bill to raise the fines for serving alcohol to minors was amended twice before leaving the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning on Friday and forwarded to the Rules and Judiciary Committee.
Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a capacity audience at Riverside Church, New York City on April 4, 1967.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Prophesy and Challenges Remain Crucially Pertinent

It is enticing as residents of Paradise to see ourselves as separate from the travails of the nation we are citizens of, or from the suffering of the rest of the world.
Edgar Iles with his wife Dolores. (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Edgar Iles Honored by Rotary West for 50 Years of Service

The Rotary West of St. Croix’s annual fundraiser was a special one for Edgar Iles. He celebrated 50 years of being a Rotarian and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the club.
Senate President Novelle E. Francis Jr.

Top Officials Take Team Approach to State of the Territory Goals

As Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. addressed the people of the Virgin Islands last week with his annual State of the Territory speech, two stakeholders in the audience listened with particular care. For Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. and Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, the governor’s status report offered a moment to reflect on how to help the chief executive make progress.
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