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Territory Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act

The ADA Anniversary Committee will be celebrating the landmark civil rights legislation in a series of virtual events open to the public during July.

VIWMA Schedules Hours of Operation for Emancipation Day, July 4th Holidays

Also, all administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of this holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, July 6.

Restrictions Tighten for Beaches, Bars and Visitors Arriving from Hotspot States

With a total positive COVID-19 count of 98 as of Thursday evening, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced new restrictions on beaches starting Friday and at bars effective immediately.
The Dollar fo’ Dollar tour passes through Emancipation Garden. (Priscilla Hintz Rivera photo)

USVI Commemorating 172 Years Since Emancipation with Virtual Concerts, Marches and More

Events marking Emancipation Day will be held on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

Emancipation Holiday Campers Disturbed by Goat Slaughter

As local families were under the shade of the coconut trees on a large cay off St. Thomas this week, their traditional annual respite was repeatedly interrupted by gunfire, as an unidentified group of about fifteen men in camouflage shot goats.

As Support for Black Lives Matter Movement Grows in Denmark, ‘Colonial Amnesia’ Persists

In recent weeks outrage over police brutality in the United States and the subsequent worldwide proliferation of the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked a debate in Denmark, forcing the country to grapple with its own issues of systemic racism.

Olympic Committee Continues Push for Sports Complex

The global COVID-19 pandemic has slowed the realization of a Virgin Islands Olympic Committee headquarters, which would serve a dual purpose as a sports complex and FEMA approved shelter.

Finance Committee OKs New Special Tax Break Zone for STX

Lawmakers say they want to diversify the Virgin Islands economy by pushing forward a bill that will designate 3,000 acres on the south shore of St. Croix as an enterprise zone.

USVI Lacrosse Association Aims to Bring New Sport to Virgin Islands

Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, and thanks to the USVI Lacrosse Association it will be making its way to the territory in the near future.
District Court of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix

President of PR-based Company Sentenced for Procurement Fraud and Kickbacks

Reinaldo Cruz Taura was sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of home confinement for providing kickbacks for work on the federal building and courthouse on St. Croix and on Coast Guard facilities in Puerto Rico.

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