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Michael and Veronica Boyce testified remotely to the senators. (Screenshot)

Commercial and Condo Proposal on STX East End Gets Warm Reception

Michael and Veronica Boyce want to develop the eight acres they own on the east end of St. Croix to build between 80 and 100 condominiums.
A protester holds a sign calling for justice for George Floyd during a march in Miami. Protests have taken place in cities across the country and around the world since Floyd's death while in police custody. (Shutterstock image)

Virgin Islanders Organize Protests in Memory of George Floyd

Activists on each of the three major U.S. Virgin Islands have organized protests to honor the memory of George Floyd, who died May 25 while in custody of a Minneapolis police officer, who is now under arrest and charged in the death.
Carter Carrick, the former UVI coach, said his stolen phone stolen was used to send an offensively racist message on social media.

UVI Addresses Racist Social Media Post From Former Coach’s Stolen Phone *Correction*

On Monday, members of the Virgin Islands community saw a racist message from the social media account of the University of the Virgin Islands’ former women’s basketball coach, Carter Carrick, that they reported it to the university.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Plaskett Hosts Social Distancing Video Contest

Visual artists in the territory can share their creative, COVID-19-related works by entering the Virgin Islands Social Distancing Video Contest hosted by Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.
The JFL cafeteria has been converted to hold non-COVID patients if needed. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

JFL Receives 67 Proposals to Rebuild Hospital

Rebuilding the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital is slowly moving forward with multiple proposals from contractors and a walkthrough scheduled, but board members learned of issues that could delay overall construction.
John Canegata (File photo)

Judge Clears the Way for Elections Board to Air Republican Caucus Dispute

A judge, considering a legal fight among members of the Virgin Islands Republican Party, said territorial Elections officials are free to consider what to do next in the dispute over who will serve in leadership.
At a news conference Tuesday, St. Croix Police Chief Sidney Elskoe, at the podium, announced four arrests and the seizure of 10 illegal firearms, which were on display. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Investigation Into STX Homicides Yields Four Arrests, 10 Firearms

An investigation into two homicides on St. Croix has yielded four arrests and the recovery of 10 firearms, according to St. Croix District Police Chief Sidney Elskoe.
A screen shot from the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School MATHCOUNTS video, which won a national title.

BCB Middle School Team Wins National MATHCOUNTS Video Challenge

A group of very smart students from Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School, the Full Force Engineers team, won the 2019-2020 national MATHCOUNTS Video Challenge, according to the V.I. Department of Education.
Virgin Islands Police help with the clean up effort. (Photos provided by Jody Olsen)

BrisaMax Sponsors St. Thomas Cleanup, Will Submit Data to VIMAS

A team sponsored by BrisaMax, an EDC company on St. Thomas, cleaned up the east end and south side of the island Monday and Tuesday, and besides removing litter the project generated data for VIMAS.
Raymond Williams conducts Tuesday’s BOard of Elections meeting. (Screenshot of meeting)

Elections Offices Being Retrofitted, Soon to Open

Caroline Fawkes, supervisor of Elections, reported at the Board of Elections meeting Tuesday that the St. Croix Elections offices could be opened as soon as next week, if retrofits of the office are completed.

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