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V.I. Democratic Party Rallies Behind Vice President Harris in Unanimous Vote

In a high-stakes Monday night meeting, the Territorial Committee of the V.I. Democratic Party demonstrated the territory’s significant influence on the national stage by unanimously voting to support U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris in her bid for the Democratic Party nomination. As states and territories nationwide consolidate their support, the V.I. delegation to convention, led by chair Carol Burke, is now moving swiftly to ensure all 13 delegates also back Harris.

Completed Generator Repairs and Fuel Delivery Help Quell St. Thomas Outages

After a week of rotational power outages driven by generator failures and fuel shortages, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority found itself on firmer footing Monday. Crucial repairs were completed, and a much-needed fuel delivery arrived, promising a reprieve for the beleaguered St. Thomas-St. John district.

Main Street Not ADA Compliant, Gov. House Confirms

It took more than five years and $15.3 million to beautify Charlotte Amalie’s busiest tourism corridor, creating a stunning visual improvement that is also in violation of federal accessibility laws, government House officials confirmed Monday.

Bryan Praises President Biden; Announces 2024 USVI Tourism Summit and Territory Infrastructure Funding

During Monday’s weekly Government House press briefing, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. praised U.S. President Joe Biden for his service to the country and his commitment to the USVI. The governor also shared details regarding territory infrastructure funding and an upcoming tourism summit.

St. John Family Faces Off in Court Against National Park in Property Dispute

A federal trial began Monday over a longstanding dispute between the Virgin Islands National Park and a St. John family claiming a parcel of land as their ancestral home. Close to a dozen members of that family filled the seats in the courtroom of Chief District Judge Robert Molloy as the bench trial began.

Infants and Toddlers Program Invites Parents to Info Session Showcasing Free Support Services

On Tuesday, July 30, at 11 a.m., the Infants and Toddlers Program and the Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI) will host a “Learn and Play Parent Info Session” at the Virgin Islands Children’s Museum. Prior to the info session, children can participate in a storytime beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Critically Endangered Hawksbill Turtle Struck and Killed by Vehicle on St. Croix

On the morning of Thursday, July 11, the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rescue (STAR) team received a report about a hawksbill sea turtle that had been hit and killed by a vehicle on the west end of St. Croix, north of Rainbow Beach, the agency announced.

Attorney Russell Pate is Running for Senate, Learn About His Platform Here

I’m Attorney Russell Pate. I am running for Senate. Don’t vote for me, if you want more of the same. I’m different. You can learn more about my platform in this post.

Virgin Islands Cycling Federation Holds 10 Mile Time Trial

As the Tour de France concluded its final stage with a time trial, the Virgin Islands Cycling Federation also held a 10-mile time trial on St. Croix.

35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands Senate Calendar July 22, 2024 — July 26, 2024

Here is what is happening at the 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands this week.

Consider the Source with Adisha Penn

Watch Now: Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visits, St. Thomas outages, and Elections early voting - plus a deep dive into this year's Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament with guest Catherine Bryan. Host Adisha Penn recaps the biggest headlines of the week.

Local Leaders Rally Behind VP Kamala Harris After President Biden Drops Out of 2024 Race

In a historic and unexpected move, President Joe Biden on Sunday announced his withdrawal from the upcoming 2024 presidential race, throwing his full support behind Vice President Kamala Harris — a decision that has sent ripples through the political landscape, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, where local leaders have voiced their strong backing for this new direction.

The Lounge | A Column for Men: Be Thankful for the Separation

In his biweekly column, Langley Shazor speaks to issues important to men within the territory. This week he discusses the positive side to "loss."

Weekly Weather Forecast with Jesse Daley

Watch now: Check out our weekly weather forecast with Jesse Daley, covering Sunday, July 21, through Saturday, July 27.

Fahie Plans Appeal, Claims Feds Were The Real Ringleaders

Former British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie plans to appeal his February conviction on cocaine smuggling and money laundering charges, according to recently filed court papers, and said the United States government played a much more active role than he did.

IG Office Needs Investigators

Inspector General Delia Thomas told the Committee on Budget, Appropriations, and Finance Friday that she had 19 employees—11 auditors, one investigator, and seven administrative and support staff—but she needs more.

Sailor from St. Thomas Recognized as Murph of the Week

Seaman Apprentice Jasonique Roberts, a sailor from St. Thomas, assigned to USS Michael Murphy and has been recognized as "Murph of the Week," the U.S. Navy Office announced.

Open Forum: Kids Count Data Provides Update on Need for Comprehensive Educational Interventions

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which released its national 2024 KIDS COUNT© Data Book on June 10, the failure of the U.S. to prepare our kids to learn could cost our children hundreds of billions of dollars in future earnings and the U.S. economy trillions in lost activity.

Native Species Complain About Beach Intruders

Over the years people living in the Virgin Islands have brought in donkeys, mongooses, deer, cats and chickens, many of which can now be seen scavenging on the local beaches. The Pearly-eyed Thrashers, locally called ‘thrushies’, consider themselves to have first dibs on food at the beach, and do not appreciate the interlopers.

Blue Skies Sandbag Distribution Scheduled for All Residents

Residents may receive a maximum of six sandbags per household at Department of Public Works offices and selected fire stations located throughout the territory.

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