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Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital in March 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Mapp Vetoes Bill Rearranging Hospital Boards, OKs Limetree CZM Permit

Gov. Kenneth Mapp vetoed a bill rearranging the leadership structure of the territorial hospital boards this week. He also signed a CZM permit for new mooring at Limetree Bay on St. Croix.
Funding announced from HUD Tuesday will help the territory repair public facilities like the Tutu Hi-Rise Apartments, condemned after severe damage in last fall's storms. (Bill Kossler photo)

Fed HUD Money Starting to Flow for Public Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $9.6 million Tuesday to help the U.S. Virgin Islands rebuild from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
In July 2017, the Joint Election Board discussed whether they could continue to meet after new election law took effect. The V.I. Supreme Court has agreed to hold an expedited hearing on the appeal.

Court Makes Way for Legal Elections Meeting

A series of court rulings issued in the past few days has cleared the way for a legal meeting of the St. Croix Board of Elections. That meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Annual Ag Fair Set to Emerge Strong Despite Hurricane Devastation

The Virgin Islands Annual Agricultural Fair is set to begin this Memorial Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 26 to 28, at the fairgrounds in Estate Lower Love on St. Croix.
About 15 members of the St. Thomas community attended the DPW town hall on Monday evening.

STT Residents Raise Questions about Road Repairs During DPW Town Hall

Officials from the Department of Public works fielded questions Monday evening from the St. Thomas community about road reconstruction and safety in light of the approaching hurricane season and influx of federal funding earmarked for road repairs.
Airbnb's lead regional policy manager Carlos Munoz, who spoke on St. Thomas Thursday. (Facebook photo)

Airbnb Data Sharing Can Streamline Tourism Marketing, Officials Say

Data collected by online home-sharing giant Airbnb can provide a clear picture of who is coming to the territory for a visit, where they're coming from and often what they like to do, helping local hosts better market their properties, according to an official of the company.
Chicken on the table, and in the fighting ring, could be affected if Congress eventually enacts an agriculture bill.

Cockfighting Safe For Now, SNAP Food Assistance Hangs in the Balance

A proposal to extend the national ban on cockfighting to the insular territories, impacting Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, failed in the U.S. House of Representatives as lawmakers defeated the massive agricultural bill it was attached to, at least for now.
Young dancers perform at Sunday's recital.

S.J. School of Arts Wraps Up Tough Year with Joyful Recital

Students who have been enrolled in 22 different arts programs tumbled, danced, sang, and strummed their way across the stage at the St. John School of the Arts last Saturday and Sunday evenings.
From left, Jon Griswold, Michele Lassel, and Isabelle Morneau of All Hands and Hearts have been volunteering to clean storm damaged properties.

St. John Residents Flock to Hurricane Preparedness Fair

Linda Williams, VITEMA’s Emergency Operations Center supervisor for St. John, had words of advice for those who stopped by her booth at the Hurricane Preparedness Fair Saturday afternoon in Cruz Bay. 'Be prepared.'

Kupfer Says WAPA is Fine Tuning Its Hurricane Preparedness Plans

As the start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season looms on the horizon, the V.I. Water and Power Authority said Friday it is fine tuning its disaster preparedness plan.

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