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Agriculture Commissioner designee Positive T.A. Nelson listens to farmer Edward Schuster’s comments while two members of the audience wait to ask questions. (Susan Ellis photo)

Nelson, Ag Staff Meet With Farmers

After introducing the managing staff of the V.I. Department of Agriculture Tuesday evening, Commissioner designee Positive T. A. Nelson listened to farmers voice their concerns, and tasked the department with finding solutions for some of their perpetual problems.
People crowd across the entry bridge to the food booths and other delights as the first day of AgriFest goes into high gear. (Linda Morland photo)

Agrifest Celebrates Crucian Culture

There is something to delight every man, woman and child at the 48th annual Virgin Islands Agriculture and Food Fair, called Agrifest, which opened Saturday and concludes Monday at the Rudolph Schulterbrandt Agricultural Complex on St. Croix.
The front of the historic Scale House in Christiansted shows wear and tear. (Elisa McKay photo)

STX Scale House Restoration Expected to Be Complete in April

The community came out Thursday evening to hear Gary Zbel talk about restoration of the Historic Scale House in Christiansted, which he said should be completed this spring and last a century.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp

Mapp Applies For Federal Capital Gains Tax Break Zones

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has nominated 14 neighborhoods on St. Thomas and St. Croix as Qualified Opportunity Zones, eligible for U.S. tax breaks under the massive tax bill passed by Congress last December, Government House announced.
Mary Moorhead listens to audience concerns at a town hall meeting on public schools.

Moorhead Says School Recovery Plan is Already Behind Schedule

Students of the territory's public schools are expected to resume full days of instruction when the new school year begins in September, but at a town hall meeting Wednesday, Board of Education member Mary Moorhead said planning is already behind schedule.
FEMA’s Michael Foley, USDOI Guy Hughes, Senate President Myron Jackson, Richard Kurin of the Smithsonian Institution and, Sonia Jacobs Dow, St. Croix Landmarks Society, discuss hurricane recovery.

Officials Plan for Recovery, Protection of Cultural Resources

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is surveying cultural sites in the U.S. Virgin Islands to help develop long-term recovery plans.
Berta smiles for the camera at the Dog Parade.

Christiansted Boardwalk Welcomes Dog Parade

The Christiansted Boardwalk and Kings Alley echoed with happy barks and greetings from friends reconnecting at the 12th annual Krewe de Barkus Dog Parade, Saturday.
Lyana Serieux (Photo from Facebook)

Two Bodies Found, One Person of Interest Identified in St. Croix Missing Persons Case

Police Department officials announced that they had found the bodies of two minor boys near Half Penny Beach and were still searching for the mother.

Two Injured in Police-Involved Shooting on St. Croix

Two men, one of them an off-duty police officer, were injured Thursday in the Calquon area, in a shooting incident in which a communication breakdown appears to have caused a friendly-fire shooting.

Senate Bill Would Increase Floor on Franchise Taxes

Franchise taxes for corporations, a small tax on each licensed corporation doing business in the territory, will increase slightly, if legislation approved Tuesday by the Senate Finance Committee becomes law.

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