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Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett discusses Trump's State of the Union speech, which she considered 'a call to action.' (Source photo by April Knight)

Plaskett Introduces Bills to Improve Economic Conditions

V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett has introduced several pieces of legislation aimed at improving the economy in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Nurse-Administrator Aldria Wade Dies at 79 After a Life of Service

Former Clinic Administrator Aldria Wade is being remembered for her devotion to the community and the nursing profession. Wade died on Feb. 16 at her home on St. John.

Black History Month Brings Opportunity to the Classroom

Years before celebrations of Black History Month became part of U.S. culture in the 1970s, a group of educators were promoting ways to teach the subject in and out of the classroom.

Senate Begins Reviewing Bryan’s Plan to Reform Mental Health in USVI

Members of the Senate Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services on Friday began reviewing a mental health bill submitted by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.

Vaccination Eligibility to Expand in March, VITEMA Head Says

Vaccine eligibility for residents over the age of 16 will begin on March 1, according to Daryl Jaschen, director of the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency.

Can a Victim of Development Morph into Ecological Survivor?

Pity poor, long-suffering marron bacora, a.k.a. Solanum conocarpum. Today a handful can be found clinging to life in St. John's dry, eastern regions.

Smoke from BVI Fire Impacting USVI *Update – BVI Fire Service Provides Details*

A major fire near the H Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay in the British Virgin Islands has impacted air quality on St. John and St. Thomas, USVI, with residents of both islands reporting they smell smoke.

VINP Celebrates Folklife with Activities on Friday and an Online Video

On Friday, Feb. 26, the public is invited to stop by two locations within the Virgin Islands National Park to enjoy presentations by some of the culture bearers who regularly participate in the Park's annual Folklife Festival.
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Ten Percent of the V.I. Has Received One Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Local health providers are focused on distributing all of the 2,270 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine sent to the territory each week.

Coral Bay Seeks to Honor Memory of ‘King of Thankspiggin’ Ken Yolman

COVID-19 has affected lives in countless ways, including the way we mourn. In July 2020, when Coral Bay resident Ken Yolman died of cancer off island, no memorial service was held.

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