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Boats crowd Charlotte Amalie harbor. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Legislature Approves 100 New Moorings, Extends State of Emergency

With over 200 new vessels registered by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, the installation of additional moorings across the U.S. Virgin Islands has become paramount to sustaining the demand for transient vessels.
Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital pictured before the 2017 hurricanes. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Newly Formed Hospital Redevelopment Team Begins Work to Rebuild Facilities

Daryl Smalls, territorial director of hospital facilities and capital development, told the Territorial Hospital Board Wednesday a board-directed team will begin to hire staff to power the health facilities' rebuilding now that the first architectural contract has been approved. 

V.I. History: St. John’s Southside Road Renamed for Calypsonian, Businessman Rudolph “Pimpy” Thomas, Jr.

Rudolph "Pimpy" Thomas was a St. John fixture, a musician, sportsman, businessman, family man and policeman at various times in his life. For all the people he touched and lives he enriched, the Legislature passed a resolution at the end of 2020 renaming Cruz Bay's South Side Road in his honor.

VIHFA: Rental Assistance Program Coming Soon

The U.S. Virgin Islands has an unmet housing need, and with unemployment hitting record highs over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. tasked the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority to implement the Emergency Rental Assistance Program on Feb. 1.
Attorney Tom Bolt (Photo from the BoltNagi PC website.)

American Bar Delegates Call For End to Border Exception in V.I. Search and Seizure...

A push for legal protection under the Constitution for the U.S. Virgin Islands recently won support from a national organization representing lawyers.

Coast Guard Seizes Cocaine, Three Suspected Smugglers, Off STX

The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday transferred $5.6 million in seized cocaine and three suspected smugglers to federal agents at Coast Guard Base San Juan, after the interdiction of a drug smuggling vessel off St. Croix.

Gray Kingbirds Emerge as Leaders in the Annual St. John Bird Count

There’s been no shortage of bugs, so it’s not surprising that local insect-eaters are thriving.

Governor Tours STX Schools on First Day Back

Declaring that “school is in,” Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin and St. Croix District Superintendent Carlos McGregor hosted Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. for a tour of the Alfredo Andrews Elementary School to celebrate the return of students and staff.

Restoration of Government House on St. Thomas is Well Underway

A good facelift is one that doesn’t look like a facelift, and that seems to be the aim for the restoration of Government House on St. Thomas. Upgrade the structure but preserve the character.

V.I. Pilots Helped Make Aviation History During World War II

Virgin Islanders Herbert H. Heywood and Henry E. Rohlsen risked their lives serving their country as World War II fighter pilots, members of the unit known as the Tuskegee Airmen. But their unit didn't receive the respect or acclaim they earned.

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