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Holy Cross Catholic Church Thanksgiving Luncheon Marks Thirty Years

Under a clear and sunny Thanksgiving sky, 33 volunteers came together to spread the love by donating their time and energy – carving hams and turkeys, scooping up macaroni and cheese with rice and veggies and making the day a happy one for many folks on St. Croix. 

Outstanding Aggreko Bill Puts WAPA Board in a Quandary

On Wednesday, the Water and Power Authority Governing Board denied payment of over $1 million to fulfill a contractual obligation to Aggreko, supplier of leased generators, after hearing news of legislation that could strip the Authority’s funding source.

Legal Scholars Pay Tribute to Territorial Rights Advocate Juan Torruella

A group of legal scholars recently gathered in cyberspace to honor the contributions of the late Appeals Court Judge Juan Torruella, best known for his writings about the Insular Cases.

Territorial Epidemiologist Reminds Community to Stay Vigilant Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

While there is currently no established transmission of dengue in the territory, according to the V.I. Department of Health, Territorial Epidemiologist Ester Ellis is mindful of the ever-present threat.

The Salvation Army Needs Volunteers for Red Kettle Fundraiser

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring bells encouraging passersby to drop change into the iconic red kettles seen during the holiday season, a fundraising tradition dating back to 1891.

Local Clothing Line Kasavah Set to Launch on Black Friday

Free-spirited, modern, bohemian and cozy are some of the words used to describe Kasavah, a new St. Croix-based clothing line catering to small children and women.

Callers Weigh in on Government’s ‘Vision 2040’ Plan

“Thanks for calling Vision 2040,” was a familiar refrain as Economic Development Authority CEO Wayne Biggs Jr. fielded phone calls and online comments Monday evening during a virtual town hall.

Bryan Asks for Extra COVID Precautions, Calls Special Session

As the territory’s COVID numbers creep up, Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. said extra precautions are necessary to avoid a shutdown, particularly as holiday travel and visitors arriving on the islands increase the threat of infection.

EDA Approves Room Tax Use for Upgrading Frenchman’s Reef

A unanimous vote of approval from the Economic Development Authority board put the owners of the Frenchman’s Reef Resort one step closer to being able to use room taxes to reimburse a portion of reconstruction and upgrades to Noni Beach.

Clema Lewis: V.I. Should Discuss Racism Now

Clema Lewis, executive director of the Women's Coalition of St. Croix, encouraged residents to take part in the remaining three installments of the group's virtual seminars on racism scheduled for December, January and February.

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