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A mature breadfruit is near ready for picking. (Source photo by Kelsey Nowakowski)

Interest is Growing in Commercial Use of V.I. Breadfruit

Commercial interest in the nutritious, bulbous breadfruit has been growing across the Virgin Islands. The buzz is partially driven by the increasing demand for gluten-free foods worldwide, and partly by rising interest in specialty foodstuff items.
A cannabis bud (Image from the Wikimedia Commons)

Nominees for Cannabis, Chiropractic and Other Boards Move to Senate

Experience as law enforcement officers may have curbed the enthusiasm of Sens. Novelle Francis Jr. and Kenneth Gittens for the potential relaxation of medical marijuana laws. Francis said Wednesday, though he questioned the laws, he was bound to follow them.
Now part of Silver Airways, Seaborne still connects the islands of the Caribbean. (Photo submitted by Silver Airways)

Silver Airways Enters Codeshare Partnership with Delta

On Wednesday, the company that a year ago purchased Seaborne Airlines, announced a codeshare partnership with Delta Airlines, creating easier travel from the U.S. mainland to the Caribbean.

Bills on Negligent Homicide, Molasses Pier Advance to Full Senate

On Wednesday the Rules and Judiciary Committee moved four bills with favorable recommendations to the full Senate without a “nay” vote, including bills to form a Medicare fraud unit and an increase in punishment for negligent homicide.

Next Generation Network Plans Public School Computer Science Instruction

The V.I. Next Generation Network is planning to put volunteers in the field to help the territory's public school teachers with a five-week course in coding and programming.
Courtney Robenelt leads scuba divers at Wreck Cove, Buck Island. (Source photo by Dave MacVean)

World Class Scuba Diving Abounds Off the U.S. Virgin Islands

Scuba diving around the U.S. Virgin Islands offers visitors and locals an opportunity to explore some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth.
Schneider Regional Medical Center. Testimony in the retrial of hospital officials concluded Tuesday. (Source photo by Judi Shimel)

Closing Arguments in Hospital Retrial Set for Wednesday

As the fifth week of testimony came to an end in the trial of three former executives from Schneider Regional Medical Center, closing arguments are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Vaughn Benjamin (Photo by James Lakay)Vaughn Benjamin by James Lakay)

St. Croix, Music World Saddened by Death of Vaughn Benjamin

St. Croix, the Virgin Islands and the reggae world halted in surprise and shock last week when news spread that the island singing star Vaughn Benjamin had died. The singer died on Monday, Nov. 4, at 50 years old.
Students at Arthur Richards School paint holiday ornaments. Front table from left: Christian Diaz, 11, Rajun Charles, 11, Jesse Quilden, 10, and Tinye Isaac, 11. Back table: Caden Guirty, 10, Tahjai Young, 9, Cayla Diaz, 9. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Arthur Richards Students Paint Ornaments for White House Christmas Trees

Christmas ornaments painted by aspiring artists at Arthur Richards School will be on display this holiday season on trees around the National Christmas Tree in Washington D.C. from Dec. 9 through Jan. 1.

9-Year-Old Dies of Gunshot Wound to Head

A 9-year-old child died Monday night after being shot in the head while playing outside, the V.I. Police Department reported Tuesday.

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