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All Saints 7th Grader DaJahnelle Joseph Wins District Spelling Bee

Following 24 grueling and intense rounds, seventh-grader DaJahnelle Joseph secured the championship with the correct spelling of “gingivitis” at the St. Thomas-St. John District Intermediate Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Black History Spotlight: Casper Holstein

In observance of February as Black History Month, the Source is highlighting Virgin Islanders who've made outstanding accomplishments in various fields. Today we spotlight a man characterized by different people at different times as a racketeer, a philanthropist and a powerful black businessman who left his mark on the Harlem Renaissance, Casper Holstein.
A damaged St. Thomas home with a blue tarp roof in March of 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Long Chains of Recovery Subcontractors Make For Kafkaesque Nightmare

With complaints and protests piling up about slow pay for emergency post-hurricane V.I. roof and home repairs, long chains of contractors and subcontractors complicate disputes by blurring lines of responsibility.

EU Places USVI on Money-Laundering Blacklist

The European Union has placed the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa, on a list of 23 high-risk jurisdictions it says are “posing significant threats” to the European Union’s financial system as a result of strategic deficiencies in their Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terror regimes.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Trial for Licensing Officer, Accused of Soliciting Sex, Set for April

A compliance officer for Licensing and Consumer Affairs has pleaded not guilty after a federal grand jury charged him with soliciting a bribe as a public employee.

From Service Provider to Administrator, It’s All About Health for Encarnacion

In an interview with the Source Wednesday, Justa Encarnacion traced her career from the first spark of interest to her recent appointment by Gov. Albert Bryan as the commissioner-designee for the Virgin Islands Health Department.
The Virgin Islands Supreme Court, from left, Chief Justice Rhys S. Hodge, Associate Justice Ive Arrington Swan and Associate Justice Maria M. Cabret. (Government House photo)

High Court Strikes Criminal Counts in 2012 St. John Murder Case

A three-judge panel sitting on the the Virgin Islands Supreme Court ordered a lower court to change the verdict in a 2012 murder case to remove provisions they said ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution.
Horses race in 2011 at St. Croix's Randall 'Doc' James Racetrack. (File photo)

Racing Commission Needs Time and Money, Chairman Says

Jay Watson, chairman of the V.I. Horse Racing Commission, said this week the board needs time and money to fulfill its mission of formulating and writing the regulations that will bring the local industry up to U.S. standards.
Artist's rendering of a charging Nissan. (Nissan USA photo)

Electric Cars Gaining Energy in the V.I.

When St. Thomian Adrien Austin founded Drive Green VI six years ago, he dreamed of igniting a revolution in how Virgin Islanders drove – or what they drove – and in a bid to accelerate the process, he put electric cars at the forefront of his venture.
Elections board member Lydia Hendricks reviews planning for the March 30 special election.

Elections: More Public Education Needed on Ballot Initiative

With a special election looming, St. Thomas– St. John District Elections Committee members said Wednesday that more public education is needed on what exactly the proposal for reapportionment is and what the impact will be on the territory if enough voters are in favor of it.

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