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Member of the Caribbean Ritual Cultural Dancers troupe perform during the Fort Christian reopening event Wednesday in Charlotte Amalie.

Fort Christian Reopens to Public

Fort Christian has finally reopened after being closed following September's twin hurricanes, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources announced Friday.
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Airline Employee Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Smuggling

Wayne Fahie pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
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From left: HUD Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude, Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp and V.I. Housing Authority Executive Director Robert Graham, review plans for the demolition of Tutu High Rise.

HUD Awards V.I. $243 Million in Block Grants to Replenish Housing

Housing and Urban Development officials in the territory Friday announced the award of $243 million in community development block grants for rebuilding of the local housing stock.
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Source founder and publisher for two decades, Shaun Pennington, is handing the reins to Kelsey Nowakowski.

Passing the Torch: Source Publisher Reflects on Two Decades of Community Service

Shaun Pennington has never wavered in her aim to serve the community with the highest standards of journalism, focusing on solution-oriented reporting.
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Young sailors race the wind in the Crucian Open Regatta. (Anne Salafia photo)

Crucian Open Regatta: Kids Compete in High Seas, High Winds

Young sailors from St. Croix, St. Thomas and Puerto Rico took to the waters of Teague Bay Saturday and Sunday in the Crucian Open Regatta.
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Adj. Gen. Deborah Howell (File photo)

Senators: More Youth Programs Needed, but Where’s the Money?

A V.I. Senate panel discussing laws some saw as a clamping down on youth, said what was needed was more opportunities for young people.
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Attorney General Claude Walker in an April photo, testifying at a V.I. Senate hearing.. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

AG Warns Senators Crime Bills May Be Overbroad

V.I. senators were cautioned by Attorney General Claude Walker on how far anti-crime laws could go without violating constitutional rights.
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Unsalvageable boats await processing in a staging area at the National Park Service facility in Red Hook.

Public Wary of Health Risks, But DPNR Says Marine Vessel Processing Is Safe

Citizens who live and spend time on the East End of St. Thomas are growing increasingly concerned about how damaged marine debris will be crushed and condensed near their homes and schools before it’s sent off island.
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JFL Board members discuss the hospital's financial issues Thursday.

JFL Board Learns Senate Redirected Hospital Funds

Gov. Juan Luis Hospital board learned recently that the 32nd Legislature appropriated $3.4 million from the hospital’s capital fund at the Public Finance Authority, earmarked to repair the shattered sewer system and other needs.
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Workers prepare Caribbean Cinemas for a reopening this month. (sap photo)

Coming Soon: Caribbean Cinemas at Market Square St. Thomas Races Towards Reopening

It's a safe bet that he Caribbean Cinema multiplex theaters at Market Square East on St. Thomas will reopen sometime in February – maybe even next week – for residents in dire need of a film fix.
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