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Three Golden Grove Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

Three inmates at Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on St. Croix have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the V.I. Bureau of Corrections.

911 Service Interrupted – Call These Numbers If Necessary for Emergencies

All residents who are unable to reach 911 are asked to please contact Police and Fire Services directly at the following numbers: VIPD St Thomas 340-774-2211, St Croix 340-778-2211 and on St John 340-693- 8880. VIFD St Thomas 340-774-1211, St Croix 340-773-1211.and on St John 340-776- 6333.

St. John Residents Happy About NPS Decision on Public Bid for Caneel Bay

Members of the St. John community rejoiced at the National Park Service’s news Tuesday afternoon that the lease for the Caneel Bay Resort will be going out for public bid.

Q&A With Ray – Source Sits Down with VIPD’s Commissioner Nominee

The Source had the opportunity Tuesday to sit down with V.I. Police Commissioner nominee Ray Martinez and talk about his more immediate goals, solutions for some of the department’s challenges and how he sees his first 100 days in office.

WMA Testing Wastewater for Signs of COVID-19 Virus

The V.I. Waste Management Authority has been collaborating with Biobot Analytics Inc., a Boston-based company using wastewater epidemiology to collect COVID-19 data nationally.

V.I. Born Fencer Representing U.S. Falls in Sabre Quarterfinals

Daryl Homer, a St. Thomas-born fencer who represents the United States in the Tokyo Olympics, was defeated Tuesday in the men’s sabre team quarterfinal, falling to Mohammad Rahbari of Iran by a score of 30-21.

A Tribute to Leo Carty Opens Friday at Cane Roots Art Gallery on STX

"Remembrance – A Tribute to Leo Carty" is a living legacy exhibition of the late artist, opening Friday at Cane Roots Art Gallery on Company Street in downtown Christiansted.

JuJu & CeCe’s Lemonades and Treats Gives Back to the Community

When life gives young entrepreneurs 4-year-old Juliett and 3-year-old Gracie Reid-Ventura lemons, they make lemonade to raise funds for Books ‘n Bush Tea and community members who need help.

National Park Service Opens Caneel Bay Lease for Competition

The National Park Service announced Tuesday that it will employ a competitive lease strategy to redevelop Caneel Bay at Virgin Islands National Park.

USVI Swimmer Sanes Heading Home After Final Olympic Event

St. Croix native Adriel Sanes will be heading home after competing in his final event for the USVI, the men’s 200-meter breaststroke, on Tuesday morning at the Tokyo Olympics.

More and More Virgin Islanders Depending on Medicaid Funding That Might Expire

About 33,500 U.S. Virgin Islanders, or roughly one in three territory residents, gets health care thanks to Medicaid, Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez reported during Senate budget hearings Monday.

Governor Re-Evaluating In-Person Learning in Face of Rising COVID Numbers

While a final decision has not been made, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said Monday he is re-evaluating the territory’s public school opening date of Aug. 9 in the face of growing number of COVId-19 cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Senate Moving Toward Legislative Approval Of Federal Aid Projects

On Monday, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill requiring the governor to submit plans for federal relief spending and requiring legislative approval for executive branch and semi-autonomous agency spending of federal aid for capital projects in amounts greater than $5 million.

Health Confirms the 36th COVID Death in Territory

A 50-year-old St. Croix man was confirmed Monday as the 36th COVID-19 related death. According to the Department of Health's statistics, the death was the 12th on St. Croix related to the disease. There have been 22 COVID death on St. Thomas/Water Island, and one on St. John.

Photo Focus: Ready and Waiting to Vaccinate

The V.I. Health Department's Emergency Operations Center will be parked all week outside of the University of the Virgin Islands' Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas, ready to provide free COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the school's planned reopening to in-person classes on Aug. 16.

Brown Named Deputy Chief for STJ; Newton to Direct Internal Affairs

Police Lt. Clayton Brown has been appointed deputy chief of police for the island of St. John, and Vivianne P. Newton as director of the Internal Affairs and Applicant Screening Bureau

VIPA Officials Encourage Marine Industry as New Pilot Boat Hits the Water

Like its namesake, the V.I. Port Authority’s new pilot boat, the Edmund Steele, is a workhorse and the first of its kind in the territory, meant to take on the rough U.S. Virgin Islands waters as it guides big ships into the harbor.

USVI Olympians Fall Short in 100-Meter Breaststroke, 400-Meter Freestyle

Adriel Sanes did not advance to the semifinals of the men’s 100-meter breaststroke Sunday at the Olympics after placing third in his heat. Natalia Kuipers, 19, also of St. Croix, finished outside the top eight in the women’s 400-meter freestyle semis.

V.I. Children’s Museum Unveils Mango Farm to Market Exhibit

The Virgin Islands Children’s Museum wound up alomost two years of effort Thursday when it unveiled its latest creation during a party where children played for hours on what the museum has named the Mango Farm to Market Exhibit.

Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort and Casino Looking at October Reopening

Guests of the Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort and Casino can expect a newly renovated pizza bar, pools, newly remodeled rooms, and other renovations when it reopens in the next few months.

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The Source had the opportunity Tuesday to sit down with V.I. Police Commissioner nominee Ray Martinez and talk about his more immediate goals, solutions for some of the department’s challenges and how he sees his first 100 days in office shaping up.

For the full article and #sourceinterview visit: stthomassource.com/content/2021/07/28/qa-with-ray-source-sits-down-with-vipds-commissioner-nominee/
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