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Census 2020 Is Hiring; Hundreds of Jobs Are Available

More than 500 temporary, part-time census takers are needed to ensure that everyone who lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands is counted.
Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a capacity audience at Riverside Church, New York City on April 4, 1967.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Prophesy and Challenges Remain Crucially Pertinent

It is enticing as residents of Paradise to see ourselves as separate from the travails of the nation we are citizens of, or from the suffering of the rest of the world.
Edgar Iles with his wife Dolores. (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Edgar Iles Honored by Rotary West for 50 Years of Service

The Rotary West of St. Croix’s annual fundraiser was a special one for Edgar Iles. He celebrated 50 years of being a Rotarian and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the club.
Raquel A. Huff (VIPD photo)

Fugitive from the Law Arrested at King Airport

At about 3:45 p.m. Friday the Customs and Border Protection unit at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas detained Raquel Antoinette Huff, a 24-year-old from Oakland, California, after she was identified as the subject of an active warrant.
Senate President Novelle E. Francis Jr.

Top Officials Take Team Approach to State of the Territory Goals

As Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. addressed the people of the Virgin Islands last week with his annual State of the Territory speech, two stakeholders in the audience listened with particular care. For Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. and Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, the governor’s status report offered a moment to reflect on how to help the chief executive make progress.
Anika Hahnfeld, an Antilles School student, delivers her speech from the pulpit of the synagogue during Friday’s ceremony honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Students Honored During Synagogue’s Annual MLK Service

Students selected from each of the eight high schools on St. Thomas were honored Friday during the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas’ annual service commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This Week’s Senate Calendar for January 20-24

What’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
Sen. Athneil Thomas suggested the bill could end up paying for itself. (File photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Filing Taxes Online in Virgin Islanders’ Future

Members of the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning voted Friday in favor of amending the V.I. Code to make the collection of taxes more efficient.
Senators ponder what to do about a huge piece of legislation. (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Omnibus Family Bill Gets Support, but Held in Committee

A bill addressing the issues of maternity leave, postpartum care, early childhood screening, banishment of corporal punishment and health care for incarcerated men and women was held in committee on Friday.

Three Injured in Castle Coakley

Three people were treated for gunshot wounds Sunday at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital following a Sunday morning shooting in the Castle Coakley area of St. Croix. Castle Coakley was the local of a fatal shooting less than 24 hours earlier.

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