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GeQuan Aubain Wins Bowsky Elementary Spelling Bee

After 10 rounds, with eight students competing for the chance to advance to the District Spelling Bee, Gequan correctly spelled the championship round word “disguise.”
RTPark Executive Director Gillian Marcelle appearing before the Legislature in 2016. (Photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature)

RTPark Director Gillian Marcelle Moving On

The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park's executive director: Gillian Marcelle, has decided not to accept another three year contract and will move to the private sector, UVI announced Tuesday.

CAHS Hawks Defeat SCEC Barracudas to Take V.I. Football Championship

The Virgin Islands Scholastic Football League started in December 2017. Along with the CAHS and SCEC, the St. Croix Central High School Caribs and the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Rays participated in the league.

FEMA Provides Additional $138 Million to Restore Power, Remove Debris in V.I.

FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program has obligated nearly $100 million for power restoration and more than $38 million for debris removal.

V.I Carnival Committee Seeking Photographers

The Virgin Islands Carnival Committee (VICC) is seeking the assistance of persons willing to volunteer to take photographs of the upcoming VICC events.
Sen. Alicia 'Chucky' Hansen

With Sweet Meat Come Sour Sauce – A Primer for Sen. Chucky Hansen

Here is a logic problem for Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen (I-STX): If WAPA has X dollars to pay linemen but you fought for decades to cut WAPA's funding, do you get to scream and shout that WAPA should pay those linemen more?

Governor Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff to Honor Firefighter

All Virgin Islands flags at Government House and on all local government buildings will be lowered to honor Dwayne A. Thomas.

Three Airlines to Expand Service to St. Thomas

With the latest flight additions, the U.S. Virgin Islands is now being served by approximately 13,000 seats each week – 9,000 to St. Thomas and 4,000 to St. Croix (not including intra-island service).

BMV to Resume Written Tests at New Times and Dates

At this time, there will be no road tests given. The BMV will be assessing the roads and working diligently with Public Works as to when the traffic lights and signage will be replaced.
Ruth Ann David breaks away from the pack early in Saturday's Women’s Jogger Jam. (James Gardner photo) Ruth Ann David Repeats as Jogger Jam Winner James Gardner In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, St. Thomas resident Ruth Ann David didn’t have as much time to prepare for the 38th Annual Women’s Jogger Jam as she has for races past. But the lack of training didn’t deter David from winning the race Saturday for another year in a row, nor did it stop her daughter Shiah from taking second place. “There’s been a lot to deal with this year,” David said. “So, I haven’t been training as much because really, it is hard to put your mind to something like this when there are other things you have to think about.” David won the women-only race, a two-mile trek around Schneider Regional Medical Center and back, in 12 minutes and 40 seconds, with her daughter behind at 13:28. Coming in third this year was Jenny Martin, with a time of 13:42. The race is put on each year by the St. Thomas Association of Roadrunners and sponsored by the Fruit Bowl and Family Resource Center.

Ruth Ann David Repeats as Jogger Jam Winner

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, St. Thomas resident Ruth Ann David didn’t have as much time to prepare for the 38th...

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