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An artist drawing of the proposed Paul E. Joseph Stadium. (Submitted draing)

Bryan is Fourth Governor to Take On Frederiksted Stadium

Gov. Albert Bryan indicated over the weekend; He has not given up. He will be the fourth governor trying to get the job done, joining the ranks of Charles Turnbull, John deJongh Jr and Kenneth Mapp.
American kestrels perch on poles and wires to watch for prey. (Source photo by Gail Karlsson)

Group Protects V.I. Airports from Dangers Posed by Birds

Spikes, loud noises and a variety of landscaping measures are among the approaches taken to prevent bird and airplane collisions at airports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, wildlife biologist Shane McKinley said at a Tuesday meeting of the Audubon Society on St. John.
Architect's drawing of proposed hotel.

Senators Hear STT Hotel Proposal

During its Friday morning session, the Senate Committee of the Whole had before it a proposal to convert existing buildings to accommodate a 39-room hotel in Estate Bakkero, St. Thomas. The developers needed the property be rezoned.
Sen. Myron Jackson (File photo by Omari Hicks, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

Residents Renew Opposition to Pair of Rezoning Requests

In its Friday afternoon session, the V.I. Senate Committee of the Whole received testimony on three rezoning requests, with two of them encountering stiff residential opposition.
Sens. Donna Frett-Gregory and Janelle Sarauw discuss the VIVIS bill, which they co-sponsored. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Panel OKs Measure to Reorganize Long-Languishing Data System

The long dormant V.I. Virtual Information System, or VIVIS, may be reworked, with a new executive council if a bill forwarded out of the Senate Rules Committee is enacted. But funding concerns remain.
The Rules and Judiciary Committee gather on Thursday to discuss nine different bills. (Photo Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Eight Bills Moved Forward, Two Held in Committee

Senators of the Rules and Judiciary Committee moved eight bills forward on Thursday, holding two additional bills in the committee for further discussion. Three of the approved bills focused on government responsibility and appropriation of funding.
A school bus and a private vehicle are locked together after an accident on Cassie Hill. (Photo supplied by a Source reader)

School Bus Involved in Accident on STT; None Injured

No injuries were reported to students or the school bus driver when Bus No. 7, transporting students from the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School at 4 p.m. Friday, was involved in a traffic accident with a vehicle on Cassie Hill.
Former champion Dennis Coffey reveals the wrong answer on "Jeopardy!" The correct one was "What is the Virgin Islands.) (Photo from WMTW-TV)

USVI’s Big Day on ‘Jeopardy!’

On Wednesday, the final clue on the TV show "Jeopardy!" was “Of the five inhabited U.S. territories, this is the only one where cars drive on the left.” The correct response, of course, was "What is the Virgin Islands?" Or was it?
Coated in molasses, Patrick, left, and Steve Bennett join Martinique revelers at a carnival celebration. The coating is a symbol of the “nèg gwo-siwo” – a rebel slave from Africa – and the re-enactment commemorates the history of a resilient people.

Brothers Mark 10 Years Showcasing the ‘Real Caribbean Less Traveled’

Before experiential travel became a buzzword, St. Croix brothers Steve and Patrick Bennett say it was hard to get people to think of the Caribbean as anything other than a homogeneous getaway. In 2010, they decided to do something about it.

DLCA Seeks Public’s Input on Cannabis Regulations

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs held town meetings on all three islands this week to clarify cannabis regulations that are already in place, discuss procedures that could be problematic if and when marijuana is legalized in the territory and get input from the public to share with legislators as laws are being written and enacted.

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