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Port Authority board members Jose Penn and Marvin Forbes discuss a compliance audit at Wednesday’s meeting.

VIPA Working to Repair Airports and Marine Facilities

Damian Cartwright, assistant executive director of the VIPA told the board that work is progressing on the taxiways, generators, lighting and the baggage claim at the Cyril King Airport, and that roof repairs to the Henry Rohlsen Airport should be completed by the end of April.
St. Thomas District Courthouse

Court Detains Two on Cocaine Charges

Dexter Harley, a 32-year-old resident of Tortola in the BVI, and Jose Squiabro, 44 of St. Thomas, were detained Wednesday on charges of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Federal Coordinating Officer of FEMA Region II Bill Vogel says 43 percent of the territory has had power restored. (Jamie Leonard photo)

Federal Funding for U.S. Virgin Islands Tops $1 Billion

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its partners have provided more than $1 billion to households, businesses, territorial agencies and flood insurance policyholders in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Berlina Wallace-Berube (From subject's Facebook page)

Six Months Later, Psychological Impact of Storms Lingers

If you’re still having trouble sleeping, still feeling jumpy, still a bit cranky, a little forgetful, a lot tired ... Don’t feel alone. A whole lot of people are still dealing with the psychological aftermath of the September 2017 hurricanes.
Kendall Tutein talks about funding for the Village Partners in Recovery during Tuesday's meeting,

Some Nonprofits May Close as Government Cuts Off Funds

After two days of meetings, local nonprofit organizations said they still do not know when they will receive payments for the last three quarters and some say they may be forced to close their doors if it is not forthcoming.
Women and men of all ages join to march through the streets of Christiansted for the Women's March.

Dozens of Nonprofits Left In Lurch By V.I. Budget Crisis

The St. Croix Women's Coalition, Boys and Girls Clubs, sports groups, steel bands, the USVI's only drug rehabilitation center and dozens of other nonprofits apparently will not be funded this year due to the budget crisis.
Kegs of craft beer sit on the racks at Leatherback Brewing Company. (Anne Salafia photo)

STX Craft Beer Business Opening Soon: Leatherback Brewing Co.

Three St. Croix men and a longtime brewer from Pennsylvania are brewing up some business in the Roebuck Industrial Park, just off the Melvin Evans Highway.
A festive crowd gathers to view the parade from the front steps of Government House in St. Croix. (Ivy Hunter photo)

St. Croix Turns Green for St. Patrick’s Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH3pCztmwKU Christiansted sported all shades of green Saturday when the 49th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade tramped through the town from Hospital Street to...
Houses climb the hill on Garden Street.

Tour Surveys Hurricane Damage in Historic Dronningens Quarter

The St. Thomas Historical Trust is sponsoring a series of educational meetings promoting the preservation of the island’s architectural heritage, assessing recent storm damage, and preparing for the upcoming hurricane season.
CHS sophomores Trey Francis and Amira Claxton are vice president and president, respectively, of their class.

Future V.I. History Makers: Amira Claxton and Trey Francis

Even at the age of 15, Amira Claxton and Trey Francis think about the future and envision changing the world for the better along with their outspoken and tech-savvy generation.


Coming Thursday: movie poster
Coming Thursday:
“Pacific Rim Uprising” and “Sherlock Gnomes”




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