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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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A solar installer puts in a three-rail system on St. John. (Photo provided by Caribbean Solar Company)

Solar Systems Can Survive Storms, Report Says

Researchers from the Rocky Mountain Institute and Clinton Foundation collected data on why some solar systems survived the hurricanes in 2017 and others didn't. They shared the data with the V.I. Energy Office.
Phalaennopis or “Moth Orchids” are found in a wide variety of sizes and colors. Popular for decorating, these grow well on St. Croix. This close up shows the wonderful colors and delicacy of a single bloom. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Annual Orchid Society Show Dazzles STX with Vibrant Colors

The St. Croix Orchid Society held its annual show over the weekend, filling the Great Hall at St. George Village Botanical Garden with vibrant colors and exquisitely shaped blossoms.
The Federal Elections Commission headquarters in Washington D.C. (Shutterstock image)

Former V.I. Republican Party Treasurer Going to Prison

The sentencing of the V.I. Republican Party’s former treasurer to a year in prison probably won’t stop the turmoil that has rocked the local party establishment. A federal judge last week sentenced Scott Mackenzie.
Colleen Munroe and her grandson, Kaiden Castillo, sort through debris found in the mangroves. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Volunteers Remove Trash from Salt River Mangroves

Saturday was the perfect day for being on the water – bright, clear and calm – and Salt River Marina was clogged with kayakers, not packing picnic baskets but hauling trash retrieved from the delicate mangroves in the bay.
USVI point guard Walter Hodge battles past a pair of Cuban defenders in Friday's game in Havana. (Photo by FIBA)

USVI Hosts Cuba Monday After Winning Opening Match

The Virgin Islands men’s basketball team will play Cuba Monday night at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center in their second AmeriCup Qualifier, with tipoff set for 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. In the opener in Havana, USVI beat the Cubans.

Panel OKs Bill to Curtail ‘Chaos,’ Prevent Sinking, Lopsided Capital Projects

A measure to curtail what the bill’s author called “a recipe for chaos,” when government agencies manage capital improvement projects, was approved Thursday by a Senate committee.
he United States SailGP team in action on their second day of practice Race 2 Season 1 SailGP event in San Francisco, California, United States. 23 April 2019. (Photo: Lloyd Images for SailGP, Handout image supplied by SailGP)

Local Sailor at Top of Racing Profession

Today, top sailors are full-time professional athletes, and Virgin Islander Taylor Canfield, 31, is at the height of his profession. Canfield holds a reputation among sailors for winning multiple world championships in multiple boats since 2013.
Frederiksted Health Care Executive Director Masserae Sprauve Webster and others attended the soft opening of the Estate Princesse dental clinic expansion. (Photo courtesy of Frederiksted Health Care)

Estate Princesse Dental Clinic Expands

Frederiksted Health Care hosted a soft opening this month for a dental expansion at the Northshore Health Center on St. Croix, thanks to the aid of a supplemental grant and extra effort on the part of Frederiksted Health Care officials.
A new welcome center is planned for late spring in the Cyril E. King Airport. (V.I. Port Authority file photo)

Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Opening Welcome Center at STT Airport

A welcome center in the Cyril E. King Airport will do just that in preparation for the anticipated grand opening of the U.S. Virgin Islands' largest resort, the Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort and Spa on St. Thomas.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg addresses hurricane recovery. With him, from left, are Gov. Kenneth Mapp, St Croix native and NBA star Tim Duncan, and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter.

Tim Duncan Endorses Mike Bloomberg

Retired San Antonio Spurs player, Wake Forest University alumni, and Virgin Islands native Tim Duncan recently announced his support for Democratic presidential candidate Mike...





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