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Op-Ed: How Physical Space, Historical Ties, and Geopolitics Influence Development in the USVI

The University of the Virgin Islands once had the following tagline: "Historically American. Uniquely Caribbean. Globally Interactive." So, what is the link between the tagline and a development agenda for the U.S. Virgin Islands?
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Glucksberg Burglary Suspect Arrested on Warrant

The V.I. Police Department arrested 20-year-old Khalid Smith of Estate Bellvue on a warrant charging him with the armed robbery of a home on Dec. 23 in Estate Glucksberg on St. John.

81C to Exhibit Artist Augustin Holder’s ‘Abstract Expression Art’ on Jan. 16

81C is honored to announce a full-scale art exhibition of abstract expressionism, with an opening celebration event on Saturday, Jan. 16, at its downtown location on Strand Gade in historic Charlotte Amalie.

Poem by Filippo Cassinelli

Defender in chief / of the republic / goose steps / on the boulevard.

Crime of the Week: Crime Stoppers Offers Rewards for Solving Homicide, Kidnapping

The anonymous tip service Crime Stoppers USVI is offering a $10,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest of the suspects responsible for the Crimes of the Week.
The side of a U.S.V.I. EMS ambulance. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Florida Man Drowns at Trunk Bay Beach

A Florida man vacationing on St. John drowned Monday afternoon at Trunk Bay Beach, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Public Schools to Resume Virtual Learning Jan. 7; Feeding Initiative to Resume Jan. 20

Jan. 25 will mark the start of a hybrid model of instruction, with some students returning to school campuses while others continue to learn from home.

Governor Condemns Practice of Celebratory Gunfire, Praises Efforts of VIPD

The governor issued a statement condemning the practice of celebratory gunfire and praising the efforts of the Virgin Islands Police Department for a recent operation that netted 17 illegal firearms and the arrest of eight suspects.
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St. Thomas Woman Injured by Gunfire

A woman was treated for an injury to her hand early Monday after being injured by gunfire at her home, the V.I. Police Department reported.

VITEMA Names Winston Simon Deputy Director of Administration and Finance

Deputy Director Winston Simon is a long-time public servant working within the Government of the Virgin Islands for the past 23 years.

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