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Alan Johnson stands outside the Lumberyard Complex Saturday, the longtime home of his St. John Ice business, as demolition continues.

Demolition of Lumberyard Complex Shuts Down St. John Ice

The owner of St. John Ice is not blaming the Lumberyard Complex for the closing of St. John Ice which left residents and businesses in Coral Bay without a source of bottled water for two days.
Lee Vanterpool (File photo)

Video Tribute Honors Lee Vanterpool

When the staff of the V.I. Legislature wanted to pay a video tribute to its former Public Relations chief, Lee Vanterpool, they found it was not as easy as they thought it would be. Despite the obstacles, LEGVI Media Services went on with the show in memory of the performer, media specialist and government spokesman.
The Sports and Fitness Center was near Capacity to take in Saturday night's action. (Kyle Murphy photo)

Sun Stroke Hoops Classic: VI’s Falls Short of Traveling Streetball Talent

The 20th Annual Sun Stroke Hoop Classic provided a dramatic, back-and-forth game on Saturday night, with the Virgin Islands team falling in the end to a team of traveling streetballers, 128-119.
From left: USDA-NRCS Caribbean Programs Specialist Manuel Rios; Virgin Islands Conservation District inductee Hans Lawaetz; NACD President Brent Van Dyke, and Suroeste Conservation District inductee, José B. Ramírez. (USDA-NRCS photo)

Hans Lawaetz Inducted into Southeast Association of Conservation Districts Hall of Fame

Hans Lawaetz, the long-time president of the Virgin Islands Conservation District, was inducted last week into the inductee to the National Association of Conservation Districts Southeast Region Hall of Fame.
SRMC Chief Executive Officer Bernard Wheatley testifies before the Senate Finance Committee.

SRMC Execs Detail Major Issues Hammering Hospital’s Budget

A slashed budget, a recently instituted minimum-wage increase, post-hurricane revenue drop, and the cost of uncompensated care are straining the Schneider Regional Medical Center’s budget.
Pastor Reginald Joseph gives former President Bill Clinton a tour of the Cruz Bay Baptist Church. (Amy Ronerts photo)

Clinton, Bloomberg, Expedia Announce Solar Projects on St. Thomas, St. John

In his second visit to the territory following the 2017 hurricanes, former President Bill Clinton toured St. Thomas and St. John Friday to announce the Clinton Global Initiative-led solarization of two St. John schools and the Family Resource Center on St. Thomas.
Lorena Ascencio

VIPD Looking for Missing Female Minor

The Virgin Islands Police Department is looking for missing female minor, 16-year-old Lorena Asencio of St. Croix.

AG Walker Disputes Legislature’s Claim To Authority Over Government Pay Levels

Attorney General Claude Walker, speaking at a Thursday news conference, asserted the governor can move funds around from lump sum budgets without legislative approval and set government pay levels without legislation.

Energy Company Tied to Virgin Group Buying STX Solar Farm

BMR Energy, a clean energy company owned by Richard Branson's Virgin Group, is taking over St. Croix's 4-megawatt solar farm in Estate Spanish Town.

Elections Board Finishes Provisional Ballot Counting, Waiting on Mail-In Absentees

Primary election ballot counting continued on St. Thomas-St. John Wednesday and Thursday, and while there are no changes to the winners in the gubernatorial and Senate races, the additional votes have helped to solidify the leads of several candidates.

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