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Coast Guard Sets Port Condition X-Ray

The U.S. Coast Guard set port condition X-Ray at 8 p.m. Wednesday based on the projected arrival of gale-force winds associated with Tropical Storm Jerry, which is expected to grow to a Category 1 hurricane by the time it makes its closest pass to the USVI.
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Entire Louisiana Congressional Delegation Pleads for USVI to Pay Contractors

Eight lawmakers from Louisiana – all six members of Congress and both senators – signed a letter to Gov. Albert Bryan pleading for action...
Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

Panel Holds Beach Access, Coastal Development Bills

Beach access and beach development were the subjects of two bills tabled at the committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning on Wednesday.
A Nissan Leaf at a charging station enjoys free power beachfront at Margaritaville. (Photo provided by St. Thomas Drive Electric day organizers)

Q&A: USVI Advocates Answer Questions About Electric Vehicles

St. Thomas electric vehicle owners and advocates are taking part in National Drive Electric Week events in an effort to encourage more Virgin Islanders to make the switch to electric.
VIHFA Executive Director Daryl Griffith, flanked by EnVision Tomorrow contractors, explains how the new roofing program works. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Roofing Program Designed to Make Homeowners ‘Whole’ Again

A repair program launched by the V.I. Housing Finance Authority is meant to help the more than 1,400 residents who have been living under blue roofs since 2017's twin hurricanes.
Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix. (File photo)

Estate Pearl Site Considered for New STX Landfill

Several days after it was revealed in a federal courtroom, a local government official acknowledged that steps were underway to establish a new landfill site on St. Croix.
The abandoned STX Legislature building in Frederiksted. (File photo) Bldg March 2018

Editorial: Bill Would Make Some Property Owners More Sacred Than Others

Several senators are pushing a new law that would, on its face, force people who own shoreline property not just to allow access to the shore but to build public roads, public sidewalks and more, at their own expense. The proposal is unconstitutional, unfair and abusive.
Peter Muilenburg

Long-Time STJ Resident, Activist Peter Muilenburg Dies at 74

There are some people who, when they die, you think, “If only they had had a chance to ...” That cannot be said of Peter Muilenburg, a long-time resident of St. John who died in August after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
From left, Gary Halyard, Nesha Christian-Hendrickson, Gary Molloy, commissioner, and Elston George provide testimony to the senate about Department of Labor matters. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Finance Committee Sends Bills on Taxes, Insurance to Rules

The 33rd Legislature Finance Committee approved bills dealing with the gas excise tax, unemployment tax, a tax commission and the territory’s insurance division Tuesday.
Salvation Army is located within Market Square on the island of St. Thomas. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Salvation Army Meal Program Reopens

Salvation Army Maj. Steven Pearl announced Tuesday the organization’s meal program reopened its doors after a series of burglaries resulted in having to temporarily suspend the program.

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