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Allegra Miles auditions on the NBC's 'The Voice.' (Photo by: Mitchell Haddad/NBC)

STJ’s Allegra Miles Makes It to the Next Round on ‘The Voice’

Allegra Miles, the 17-year old singer who was born and went to school on St. John and is competing on the popular NBC show "The Voice," has made it through the show's “Battle Rounds ” and will go on to compete in the “Knockout Rounds.”
Sydney is one of the many dogs available for adoption at the Humane Society of St. Thomas, which reports it's full and cannot accept any more animals. (Humane Society of St. Thomas photo)

Humane Society Full Up and In Need of Support

The Humane Society of St. Thomas, in a news release last week, said the organization is not able to take in any more animals right now. “We are asking pet owner to please not surrender their pets at this time,” said Annette Zackman, Humane Society president.

V.I. COVID-19 Test Results Climb to 30 Positives

The U.S. Virgin Islands has now reached a total of 30 positive tests for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Sen. Marvin Blyden’s motion to allow senators to attend the session remotely failed to get a second. (Image from V.I. Legislature video stream)

Unusual Senate Friday Spawns Press Releases Saturday

On Friday, the Senate, without debate, unanimously approved four nominations from the governor. Senate President Novelle Francis said the candidates had been vetted through appearances at committees of jurisdiction and the at Rules and Judiciary Committee.

Governor Declares Monday as Day of Prayer, Fasting, Reflection

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued a proclamation calling for Monday to be  “U.S. Virgin Islands Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reflection," according to a news release issued Saturday by Government House.

STJ Records First COVID-19 Case; USVI Total Updated to 23

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Virgin Islands has reached 22 with the announcement Saturday of three new cases, one of them the first recorded on St John, the Department of Health reported.

Wintering Warblers Are Leaving Now Too

As visitors clear out of the Virgin Islands, many birds are beginning to move on as well. They are not worrying about their health,...

Cooking in the Time of Corona – Leftover Black Bean Soup

All of the soup I make, not just the black bean, tend to turn out more like stew. So, if you made my black bean...
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Updated List of USVI Canceled Events, Agency Hours and Procedures Changed Due to Epidemic

The confirmed presence in the territory of the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has led to a wave of closures, cancellations and postponements the territory has not seen outside of a natural disaster.

Plaskett: New Congressional Aid Package Fully Includes USVI

As Congress has wrangled, debated and delayed a massive $2 trillion coronavirus economic aid package, many in the U.S. Virgin Islands have been calling Delegate Stacey Plaskett's (D-VI) office to find out if all that aid going to states and to stateside U.S. taxpayers will also be available for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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