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Op-Ed: Governor Bryan Explains the Matching Fund Securitization Corporation

Gov. Bryan explains why his administration is supporting the securitization corporation as a strategy to make the U.S. Virgin Islands financially viable and to produce funding. He has called the Legislature into a Special Session on Thursday, Dec. 3, to deal with the issue.

V.I. Will Take Part in National Drill to Prep for COVID-19 Vaccine

A national drill to test the delivery, receipt and redistribution of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine started on Monday, officials announced.

Donating Locally for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that, since its inception in 2012, takes place on the first Tuesday after the American holiday of Thanksgiving.

V.I. Native Carmen Samuel-Hodge Wins Award for Work in Health Care

Carmen Samuel-Hodge was recently announced as the winner of the inaugural Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Andy Stillman Leaves Legacy of Community Involvement on STJ

In these days of social distancing and canceled events of all sorts, we may not notice when a familiar face is no longer around. Such is the case with Andrew R. Stillman, a 25-year resident of St. John who died on Sept. 2.

Dominican Republic Beats USVI in FIBA AmeriCup Qualifier

The U.S. Virgin Islands Men’s Basketball team lost to the Dominican Republic, 89-75, in Punta Cana, D.R., in its FIBA AmeriCup qualifier.

WAPA Board Approves, Extends Construction Project Contracts

The Water and Power Authority’s Governing Board approved, amended and extended a handful of contracts, pushing forward projects including the Cruz Bay Underground Project on St. John.

Legal Scholars Pay Tribute to Territorial Rights Advocate Juan Torruella

A group of legal scholars recently gathered in cyberspace to honor the contributions of the late Appeals Court Judge Juan Torruella, best known for his writings about the Insular Cases.

Territorial Epidemiologist Reminds Community to Stay Vigilant Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

While there is currently no established transmission of dengue in the territory, according to the V.I. Department of Health, Territorial Epidemiologist Ester Ellis is mindful of the ever-present threat.

Major Historical Event: Commemorate St. John Slave Revolt of 1733 Online Friday

St. Johnians, Virgin Islanders and everyone interested in the history of enslaved Africans' struggle for freedom can commemorate and learn more about the 1733 slave revolt on St. John online this Friday evening through Zoom or on Facebook.

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