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Committee Advances Bill Assembling the Sixth Constitutional Convention

Though five failed attempts precede it, the Government Operations and Consumer Affairs Committee forwarded legislation Wednesday in hopes of establishing a Sixth Constitutional Convention of the Virgin Islands for the purpose of drafting a U.S. Virgin Islands Constitution.

Election of Board Chair Stalls VIPA’s Agenda

Tensions were raised at the start of the meeting as board members argued over who should be elected as the board’s chairperson.

Former Lumberyard Complex Is Home to Love City Ice

With the opening of Love City Ice at the former site of the Old Lumberyard Complex in Cruz Bay, St. John residents once again have a storefront to refill their water jugs and buy ice made with highly filtered water.

The Forum Brings A Classical Music Concert to St. Thomas

This weekend, The Forum will return with its annual classical music concert, with serenades from pianist Julian Gargiulo and the Virgin Islands' own Grammy Award-winning percussionist, Dion Parson.

Remembering Larry Searles

Ferst Office Supplies is synonymous with Laurence A. “Larry” Searles, who lived and worked on St. Thomas and St. Croix for many years. After a very long illness, Larry died on Dec. 27.

Governor Bryan Signs a Dozen Bills Into Law; Vetoes Revised “Special Interest” Bill Regarding Casino Licensing

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has signed into law a dozen measures sent up by the 34th Legislature and has vetoed a revised version of a "special interest" bill previously vetoed that seeks to reduce a requirement on a Casino's existing license that it must have a banquet space for at least 400 persons.

National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on Concepts for Caneel Bay

The National Park Service is seeking public comment on an initial set of concepts for the redevelopment of Caneel Bay, the iconic resort at Virgin Islands National Park on St. John’s renowned north shore that has been closed since the hurricanes of 2017.

Schneider Regional Medical Center Relaunches COVID-19 Testing

Schneider Regional Medical Center will relaunch its drive-up COVID-19 testing site on Wednesday.

COVID Claims 3 More Virgin Islanders

Three more Virgin Islanders died of COVID-19 in the last seven days, bringing the territory's loss to 94, government officials said Tuesday. The news comes as students and school employees prepare to return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 24.

Shooting Kills Two Youth, Injures Two Men

Two young men are dead and two others injured after gunmen opened fire in the Castle Coakley area of St. Croix Monday night. They are the first homicides of the year in the territory.

COVID Tests Required of Students, Staff for Return to In-Person Learning Jan. 24

All students and school-based employees will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing in advance of the return to in-person learning at the territory's public schools on Jan. 24, the V.I. Education Department announced Monday.

Police Investigating After Man Shot in Bordeaux

Police are investigating after a man was shot Monday evening near the fire station in Bordeaux on St. Thomas.

AG Says Federal Verdict in Maxwell Case Validates Accounts and Abuse on Little St. James

The attorney general of the Virgin Islands says in spite of a recent verdict against an associate of Jeffrey Epstein, it is still up to the territory's Justice Department to win their civil case in court. Attorney General Denise George recently issued a statement about the conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell in federal court on Dec. 29.

Judge Denies Delay, Limetree Sale Set for Friday

A judge has rejected St. Croix Energy's emergency motion to delay the sale of the Limetree Bay Refinery. Sale of the bankrupt Limetree Bay Services' assets to Jamaica-based West Indies Petroleum is now set to be finalized Friday.

St. John Recovery Choir Invites Singers Everywhere to Join “Love City Soul”

Kristen Carmichael-Bowers, the director of the St. John Recovery Choir, has a plan to "blow out the pandemic cobwebs during the next three months."

Friends of V.I. National Park Publish ‘Here, St. John’ Oral History

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park have published "Here, St. John," an oral history about Virgin Islands National Park and St. John that serves to give voice to the heritage, culture and natural history as told by born St. Johnians and resident scientists.

Students Stress Inclusion, Social Justice and Tolerance as Hebrew Congregation Honors Eight at MLK Awards Ceremony

The universality of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s work was not lost on the eight students who spoke to the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas virtually on Friday night about their hopes for steering our community toward a path of tolerance, equitable communication, acceptance, and change.

CEKA Air Traffic Tower Re-Opens, Airport Operating As Normal

Staffing shortages were responsible for the temporary closure of the air traffic control tower at Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas, which reopened Saturday and reported one cancellation, though the airport itself is open and operating as normal.

Improvement is Still Needed For The Territory’s Medical Facilities

Among the many operational challenges occurring at the medical facilities in the territory, it appears that little progress has been made addressing the operations, infrastructure, and disaster recovery projects, as revealed during Friday's senate hearing for the members of the Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services.

Two Men Charged in Havensight Robbery

On Jan. 14, at 12:34 p.m., police arrested Jaquin Phipps, age 25, and Demoi Barrow, age 22, both of Lovenlund Apartments on St. Thomas.

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