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Young Pirate Sails the High Seas Thanks to Make-A-Wish USVI

The flag of 7-year-old pirate Albrect "Alby" Gaby was unfurled above the waters of Charlotte Amalie harbor Thursday as he, his family and a team from Make-A-Wish sailed away for a day of swashbuckling.

V.I. Sees Some Job Growth in Latest BLS Report

The U.S. Virgin Islands recorded more gross job gains than gross job losses during the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tourism Kicks off Social Media Challenge

The V.I. Tourism Department announced Thursday the launch of the V.I. Nice Challenge, a social media competition that kicks off a broader V.I. Nice summer promotion.

Filmmaker Conservationist Seeks to Change Attitudes About Sharks

Of all the species on the planet who find themselves threatened by the actions of humans, sharks may, unfairly, inspire the least sympathy in the average environmentalist. So argued local documentary producer Paul Cater Deaton in an introduction to a screening of his 10-minute short film, 'Showdown at Tiger Beach.'

Carnival Cultural Fair Honors Alvin Turnbull

The Sahara dust lifted Wednesday enough to allow a bright sun in a cloudless sky to shine on "Alvin's Cultural Workshop," this year's Carnival Cultural Fair honoring Alvin Turnbull.

Golden Grove Inmate Charge with Threatening a Witness

St. Thomas resident Kamoui Francis, 24, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury charging him with transmission of threat to injure, possession of prison contraband, and threatening a witness, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Sahara Dust to Clear Friday

The influx of Sahara dust that arrived Monday will stick around until Friday, National Weather Service meteorologist David Sanchez said Wednesday. 'Today and tomorrow will be the worst days,' he said. Humans aren't the only ones who will suffer, St. Croix veterinarian says.

Crime Stoppers Pays

If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs or weapons, you will receive a cash reward to be paid according to your instructions.

Net Metering Changes Continue Moving Forward in Senate

Residential net metering customers with less than 10-kilowatt solar systems selling power to the V.I. Water and Power Authority will continue to get maximum full-price net metering payments after 2025, if a bill approved in committee Tuesday becomes law.

Senate Panel OKs Excavation Notification Center Bill

A bill to establish a one-call notification center to provide notice of all excavation around underground utilities was sent on for a final Senate vote Tuesday, though the measure provides few details of how, or if, the center will be created.





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