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Leatherback Brewing boasts six shiny stainless fermenters and a big kettle. (Anne Salafia photo)

St. Croix’s Leatherback Brewing Co. Opens May 12 With Public Party

Leatherback Brewing Company has been months in the making with hard working team buttoning up a repurposed warehouse space in Frederiksted. And Saturday, May 12 the waiting will end, with a ribbon cutting and celebration.
St. Croix District Courthouse

Court Detains Two on Cocaine Charges

Dexter Harley, a 32-year-old resident of Tortola in the BVI, and Jose Squiabro, 44 of St. Thomas, were detained Wednesday on charges of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Berlina Wallace-Berube (From subject's Facebook page)

Six Months Later, Psychological Impact of Storms Lingers

If you’re still having trouble sleeping, still feeling jumpy, still a bit cranky, a little forgetful, a lot tired ... Don’t feel alone. A whole lot of people are still dealing with the psychological aftermath of the September 2017 hurricanes.
Kendall Tutein talks about funding for the Village Partners in Recovery during Tuesday's meeting,

Some Nonprofits May Close as Government Cuts Off Funds

After two days of meetings, local nonprofit organizations said they still do not know when they will receive payments for the last three quarters and some say they may be forced to close their doors if it is not forthcoming.
Women and men of all ages join to march through the streets of Christiansted for the Women's March.

Dozens of Nonprofits Left In Lurch By V.I. Budget Crisis

The St. Croix Women's Coalition, Boys and Girls Clubs, sports groups, steel bands, the USVI's only drug rehabilitation center and dozens of other nonprofits apparently will not be funded this year due to the budget crisis.
Kegs of craft beer sit on the racks at Leatherback Brewing Company. (Anne Salafia photo)

STX Craft Beer Business Opening Soon: Leatherback Brewing Co.

Three St. Croix men and a longtime brewer from Pennsylvania are brewing up some business in the Roebuck Industrial Park, just off the Melvin Evans Highway.
A festive crowd gathers to view the parade from the front steps of Government House in St. Croix. (Ivy Hunter photo)

St. Croix Turns Green for St. Patrick’s Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH3pCztmwKU Christiansted sported all shades of green Saturday when the 49th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade tramped through the town from Hospital Street to...
A WAPA lineman works on a transformer. (Photo provided by WAPA)

FEMA Approves $182 Million More For WAPA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is granting another $182 million to the Water and Power Authority and the Waste Management Authority to pay for restoration of electric power and debris removal.
Sen. Janette Millin Young (File photo)

Hearing on St. John Property Taxes Sees Dueling Bills, Little Progress

Members of the 32nd Legislature’s Committee on Rules and Judiciary, and testifiers on the issue of property tax assessments on St. John, appeared to have differing ideas about what bill was up for discussion at a committee hearing.
Contracts are outstanding for WMA haulers who helped with debris removal after the hurricanes.

WMA Board Puts Pressure on Staff to Complete FEMA Paperwork

WMA staff were put in the hot seat Thursday by board members pressuring them to complete the paperwork required by FEMA to cover the payment of contracts for debris removal after September’s storms.





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