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Man Shot and Killed on St. Croix Friday

A gunman is still at large from a shooting that occurred on St. Croix Friday, police said. 

“Fireburn” Books by Crucian Author Selected for DC National Book Festival

Crucian native Angela Golden Bryan authored two books selected for the 22nd Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, DC. The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, with support from the Department of Tourism, represented the U.S. Virgin Islands as a territory affiliate at the Sept. 3 event.

Bryan to Virgin Islanders in Ian’s Wake: “Come Home”

On the third and final day of Governor Albert Bryan Jr.'s Workforce Development Summit, the chief executive appealed to Virgin Islanders living abroad in Florida. Bryan called on those affected by the recent passage of catastrophic Hurricane Ian to seek better days on their native soil.

Temporary Luis Hospital Replacement May Open in November

The long-awaited temporary replacement for St. Croix's hospital could open in November — nearly three years behind schedule, hospital officials told the Senate Friday.

Public Invited to Weigh In on Round Bay User Management Plan

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources is expecting to hold a public hearing in Coral Bay in mid-October to get public response to its draft of the Round Bay User Management Plan.

Board of Elections to Conduct Testing of Voting Machines

The testing will commence at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, at the Elections System of the Virgin Islands offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Territorial Nurses Renewal Application Announcement

Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure (VIBNL) announced that it has started accepting 2023-2024 renewal applications for all Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) as of Sept. 30.

UPDATE: Five STX Schools to Open Late Friday Due to Flooding

Due to heavy rain that led to flooding overnight Thursday, five schools in the St. Croix District will have a delayed 9 a.m. start on Friday, the V.I. Education Department announced.

Donoe Housing A Full Year Behind Schedule

Redevelopment of apartment buildings in Estate Donoe is at least a year behind schedule, and no one is sure when stalled work will resume, said Robert Graham, executive director of the Virgin Islands Housing Authority.

2022 Governor’s Workforce Summit: Looking Ahead at Workforce in the Territory

The governor’s annual Workforce Development Summit was met Thursday with participation from many government employees, students, agencies, and other participants who wanted to find information about new work opportunities in the territory.

Brighter Outlook Emerges to Harden Power Grid Across U.S. Virgin Islands

Substantial progress has been made to create more resilient power grids throughout the USVI since hurricanes Irma and Maria left thousands of homes, businesses and critical facilities, such as hospitals, without power five years ago.

Elections System Explains How Students Can Be Eligible to Register to Vote

The last day of voter registration to participate in the 2022 General Election is Sunday, Oct. 9.

FEMA Provides List of Health Facilities Still Under Repair After Hurricanes Maria and Irma

FEMA continues to help the territory rebuild. Critical services include hospitals and other healthcare facilities that provide emergency medical care as well as services, schools and facilities that provide power, water and other types of critical services.

UVI to Host 2nd Annual HBCU Basketball Classic in November 

The second annual Virgin Islands HBCU Basketball Classic will be held on the Orville E. Kean Campus on  St. Thomas in November, the University of the Virgin Islands announced on Thursday.

WAPA Executive Director Smith Says Solar Would Save Big Bucks

Members of WAPA’s Governing Board Thursday expressed encouragement for efforts to bolster St. Croix's electric grid with solar but questioned whether the process had flaws.

DPNR Celebrates Coastweeks by Cleaning Up Fortuna Beach on St. Thomas

Volunteers and students for community service are needed to help clean this beach on from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15.

VI SBDC Selects 2022 Small Business Innovation Grants Recipients

The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) congratulates the 336 recipients of the 2022 Small Business Innovation Grant.

Antilles, CAHS, and Gifft Hill Lead the Way in St. Thomas/St. John IAA Volleyball League

One week into the St. Thomas/St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association volleyball season, some familiar faces and one new face sit on top of the various league divisions.

Tsunami Sirens to Sound at Noon Thursday in Test for STT-STJ District

Sirens will sound on St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island at noon on Thursday as the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency and its tsunami warning installation contractors test the system. The St. Croix tests have been delayed after a malfunction was discovered in the software necessary to test the system on the island.

Governor’s Workforce Summit 2022 Presents Ideas for Growth, Success

The governor’s 2022 Workforce Development Summit at the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix was well attended Tuesday, with the Great Hall and six other classrooms filled with attendees eager for information.
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