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Former Governor Responds to Comments on Current V.I. Finances

Former Gov. John de Jongh Jr. writes "in response to certain recently published comments having to do with the financial challenges facing our government and our community."

James Vardaman and ‘Pitchfork’ Ben Tillman: Racial Radicalism and its Legacy

James Vardaman of Mississippi and "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman of South Carolina may give us the best window into the era in which post-Reconstruction racial radicals were most prominent and extreme racism was on the rise.

Waste Management Pressed on Failure to Meet Consent Decree Deadlines

During a federal court hearing on Wednesday morning on St. Thomas, the V.I. Waste Management Authority was scrutinized for failing to address longstanding wastewater issues.

JFL Works to Correct CMS Deficiencies

The governing board of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital learned Wednesday more about a revised plan of correction accepted by CMS to bring the medical facility back into compliance and avoid decertification.

Casino Commission Authorizes Racetrack Changes

The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission acted Wednesday on a promise for a new era in Virgin Island horse racing.

The Bookworm: ‘The Orphan Train’

“The Orphan Train” tells a story of friendship and saviors, set in a time when the line between friend and foe was sometimes faint.

St. Croix No Longer Snake Free

St. Croix can no longer claim to be a snake-free island! Since 2004, more than 40 snakes of various sizes have been spotted and captured by local biologist William Coles. In 2016 alone, he caught 30 red tail boa constrictors.

Virtue of the Week: Forgiveness

Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Instead of revenge, make amends.

One Man Killed, Another Injured in Tutu Shooting

A man identified by police as Paul Smith was killed and a second man was injured in a shooting Thursday night at the Tutu Housing Community.

V.I. Agog at Protester Waving Lynched Baby Doll

For a white person to wave around a sign saying "V.I. Future" with a lynched baby tied to the sign handle was not a good idea.

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