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Randall “Doc” James Racetrack Work Expected to Start as Early as August

VIGL, the company selected to operate and manage the U.S. Virgin Islands' two horse tracks, is set to begin reconstruction as soon as August at the Randall “Doc” James Racetrack, according to Lance Griffith, the chief executive officer of VIGL.

Territory Records its 37th Death Amid COVID Surge

The U.S. Virgin Islands has recorded its 37th death related to COVID-19 – a 67-year-old woman on St. Croix – the fourth person in the territory to die from the virus since July 22.

Limetree to Start Prepping Refinery For Long-Term Shutdown By End of July

Preparatory work for the long-term shutdown of Limetree Bay Refinery on St. Croix is set to begin by Saturday, July 31, less than two days from now, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

VIPD Commissioner Nominee Addresses Community Questions

During an episode of “Inside the Cabinet” on Wednesday, a new series released by the Government House, the V.I. Police Department Commissioner nominee Ray A. Martinez addressed some of the communities’ questions.

WAPA Board Elects Energy Office Director Fleming As Chair

In a unanimous vote, the Water and Power Authority Board elected Energy Office Director Kyle Fleming chairman on Thursday.

Love City Car Ferries Sets Rate for After-Hours Trips

Love City Car Ferries, one of the three barge companies that runs trips regularly between Cruz Bay, St. John, and Red Hook, St. Thomas, has a new policy regarding fares on after-hours trips.

Many V.I. Winter Birds Are Summer Nesters in the U.S.

Ospreys, great blue herons and many ducks and warblers are all regular winter residents of the Virgin Islands, but many of them go to the northern United States to breed.

Governor Orders Virtual Learning at Public Schools Due to COVID Surge

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has ordered U.S. Virgin Islands public schools to use virtual learning instead of in-person classrooms when they reopen on August 9, Government House announced Thursday.

Health Officials Recommend COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Age 12 and Older Amid Surge

Prompted by the increased spread of the extra-contagious new Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 and the growing public danger, the V.I. Health Department is recommending children age 12 and older get the COVID-19 vaccine as the most effective means of preventing severe illness and death related to the virus.

Health Department Still Working on Emergency Plan for Chronic and Critical Patients

Four years after hurricanes Irma and Maria heavily damaged the U.S. Virgin Islands’ health infrastructure and exposed its vulnerability to a catastrophic event, the territory is still working to develop a plan to handle medical evacuations in an emergency.

Liberty CEO Clarifies Details of AT&T to Liberty Mobile USVI Transition

The V.I. Economic Development Authority hosted a webinar called "AT&T to Liberty Mobile USVI Transition" Wednesday where Liberty Mobile USVI CEO Naji Khoury fielded questions raised by the public since the transaction was complete in October of 2020, and Liberty Mobile acquired AT&T’s customer base.

Olympics: Australian Eliminates USVI’s Nicholas D’Amour in Close Match

Australian archer Ryan Tyak edged Nicholas D'Amour from the U.S. Virgin Islands in a close match in the men's individual archery elimination round at the Tokyo Olympics.

BVI Children to Get COVID Vaccines in USVI Under New Initiative

The U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands have launched a joint initiative to allow BVI children ages 12 to 18 to come to the USVI for inoculation against COVID-19 with the Pfizer vaccine, according to the BVI Ministry of Health and Social Development and the V.I. Health Department.

Three Golden Grove Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

Three inmates at Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on St. Croix have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the V.I. Bureau of Corrections.

St. John Residents Happy About NPS Decision on Public Bid for Caneel Bay

Members of the St. John community rejoiced at the National Park Service’s news Tuesday afternoon that the lease for the Caneel Bay Resort will be going out for public bid.

Q&A With Ray – Source Sits Down with VIPD’s Commissioner Nominee

The Source had the opportunity Tuesday to sit down with V.I. Police Commissioner nominee Ray Martinez and talk about his more immediate goals, solutions for some of the department’s challenges and how he sees his first 100 days in office.

WMA Testing Wastewater for Signs of COVID-19 Virus

The V.I. Waste Management Authority has been collaborating with Biobot Analytics Inc., a Boston-based company using wastewater epidemiology to collect COVID-19 data nationally.

V.I. Born Fencer Representing U.S. Falls in Sabre Quarterfinals

Daryl Homer, a St. Thomas-born fencer who represents the United States in the Tokyo Olympics, was defeated Tuesday in the men’s sabre team quarterfinal, falling to Mohammad Rahbari of Iran by a score of 30-21.

A Tribute to Leo Carty Opens Friday at Cane Roots Art Gallery on STX

"Remembrance – A Tribute to Leo Carty" is a living legacy exhibition of the late artist, opening Friday at Cane Roots Art Gallery on Company Street in downtown Christiansted.

JuJu & CeCe’s Lemonades and Treats Gives Back to the Community

When life gives young entrepreneurs 4-year-old Juliett and 3-year-old Gracie Reid-Ventura lemons, they make lemonade to raise funds for Books ‘n Bush Tea and community members who need help.

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