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DLCA Nominee Richard Evangelista takes the oath before testifying at Thursday’s Senate Rules Committee hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

DLCA Nominee Vows Ramped-Up Consumer Protection, Faster Licensing

Richard Evangelista, Gov. Albert Bryan’s nominee to lead the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, told lawmakers Thursday his appointment signaled a new day for businesses and consumers, pledging a strengthened consumer protection division, a more efficient license application process and year-round compliance monitoring.
Festival royalty, front row, from left: Lemuel Liburd, 2018 Festival Princess A’mrii Jones, and Elizabeth Farrell. Back row, from left: Je’Nique Sylvester, Zakiyah Gregoire, 2018 Festival Queen Chenijah Dawson, Tamyra Bartlette and Lenisha Richards.

2019 St. John Festival Royalty Take the Stage Saturday

Five young women and one young man will participate in the 2019 St. John Festival Royalty Selection Pageant beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday in the lot of the old Lumberyard in Cruz Bay.
Motorists document damage to their vehicles in the St. John Marketplace parking lot on Wednesday. (Judi Shimel photo)

Vandalism Arrest Spotlights STT Jail’s Need for Mental Health Care

The recent mass destruction of car windows in a St. John parking lot provides a painful illustration of a protracted dispute between the American Civil Liberties Union and the USVI government. That dispute cites ongoing deficiencies at the St. Thomas jail.
Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital in March 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

JFL Reopening Could Be Delayed Until May 2020

Dyma B. Williams, acting chief executive officer of the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital, and her staff told Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and members...
Community members at Tuesday's watershed meeting discuss areas that need remediation.

Meeting Focuses on Watershed Protection

When more than 40 residents of Coral Bay gathered Tuesday night for a meeting hosted by the Coral Bay Community Council, they were given maps of their local area and then asked to break into small groups.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Fatal Shooting is St Croix’s Third Homicide in 10 days

A 39-year-old male identified by next of kin as Victor Gonzalez was shot and killed Thursday morning in the Profit Hills Housing Community, the V.I. Police Department reported. It was the 11th homicide on St. Croix since the beginning of the year, the third in the last 10 days.
A panel of government agency representatives testify on their departments' hurricane preparedness plans. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Senators “Frustrated” with State of Hurricane Preparedness

Already into the 2019 hurricane season, which started June 1, several senators said they were “frustrated” and “disappointed” about the lack of preparedness of V.I. government entities should another natural disaster strike.
Flamboyant Gardens shows damage from Hurricane Maria.

Tell Your Storm Stories For Howard University Study

A team of scientists at Howard University in Washington D.C. are studying the human impact of the 2017 hurricanes and are looking for voices and experiences from the Virgin Islands.
William "Billy" Bohlke and Ashley Bouzianis head home after the 2019 Caribavia in the BIA MU-2 jet. (Anne Salafia photo)

Crucians Win Awards at 2019 Caribbean Aviation Meetup

William R. "Billy" Bohlke, president and chief pilot at Bohlke International Airways on St. Croix, and Ashley Bouzianis, marketing director for BIA and its partner AeroMD, won Sapphire Pegasus awards at the fourth annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup on St. Maarten/St. Martin
Gov. Albert Bryan testifies before the House Energy Committee earlier this year. (Photo supplied by Government House)

V.I. Health Officials to Testify in D.C. on Medicaid

Administration officials from the Department of Human Services will testify Thursday before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in Washington D.C., continuing the administration’s push for congressional action to prevent the U.S. Virgin Islands and other insular territories from falling off the Medicaid "fiscal cliff."

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