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Ag Committee OKs Bill Seeking to Define Horses as Livestock

Lawmakers pushed Bill 33-0036 forward on Friday, which would amend the Virgin Islands definition of livestock to include horses despite the testimony of farming officials opposing the measure.

Bryan Wins 31st Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament With 43.45 Pound Catch

Matthew Bryan was one of 168 anglers, including 30 junior anglers, on 554 boats who fished in this Northside Sportfishing Club-hosted tournament, which National Geographic magazine earlier this week named as one of the world’s ‘9 Bastille Day bashes that celebrates French Culture!’

This Week’s Senate Calendar July 15-19

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
Satellite photo shows a tropical wave, roughly a third of the way to the right, midway between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Windward Islands. (NOAA photo)

NHC: Mid-Atlantic Tropical Wave Unlikely to Develop Over Next Five Days

A tropical wave midway across the Atlantic has little chance of Developing into a major tropical weather system over the next week, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Two Archers to Represent USVI at State Games of America

St. Thomian Anne Abernathy and Crucian Bruce Arnold will represent the Virgin Islands in archery at the 2019 State Games of America, beginning on Aug. 3 in Lynchburg, Va.
Col. Kodjo Knox-Limbacker, nominated to be adjustant general of the V.I. National Guard, testified Thursday before the Senate Committee on Rules and Judiciary. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands)

Rules Committee OKs Nominations of Native Sons

Senators on the Committee on Rules and Judiciary Thursday unanimously moved the nominations of Col. Knox-Limbacker to be adjutant general for the V.I. National...

Human Services Nominee Describes Numerous Challenges at Department

Kimberley Causey-Gomez, who served as assistant commissioner of the Department of Human Services during the administration of John de Jongh, acknowledged Thursday that taking over the troubled department will be challenging.

Department of Labor Issues Notice to Review Unemployment Case Files

Commissioner of Labor Gary Molloy has issued a notice to the public regarding the review of individual case files for claimants who may have received an overpayment of Unemployment Insurance Benefits.

Mahogany Run Golf Course Languishes, Waiting for Buyer

Once a prime tourist attraction, the Mahogany Run Golf Course on St. Thomas has been deteriorating for nearly two years now, with little done to repair the ravages that Hurricane Irma inflicted on in September 2017.

Farmers’ Trip Spurs Thoughts of Reviving Cooperative

The last successful farmers cooperative in the territory, the Virgin Islands Farmers Cooperative, disbanded in 2012, but some farmers are eager to restart one after a visit to the West Georgia Farmers Cooperative, a successful cooperative in operation for 53 years.

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