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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Missing Woman Found

A woman reported missing Sunday by her family has been found washed ashore in Trunk Bay, according to the V.I, Police Department.

DOH Gives Tips on Heart Health

February is Heart Health Month. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

Inaugural Smith Bay Ag Fair Brings Community Together

On Saturday afternoon the Smith Bay ball field was transformed into a lively marketplace with community members and tourists turning out to shop at the vendor stalls and take part in the festivities.

V.I. Answer Desk: Is USVI Collecting Tax on Villas and AirBnB Rentals?

Some Source readers have written questioning if small villas and people renting rooms and houses through services like Airbnb are paying their fair share of taxes.

Dangerous Speed Limit Problem Needs Attention

Lori Emery is worried about the lack of governmental involvement concerning the 10 mph restriction on Magens Bay Road.

Propane Contract Gets $10 Million Bump

The governing board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority authorized Wednesday another $10 million for its propane conversion project contract with Vitol Virgin Islands Corp.

Man Stabbed In Cruz Bay While Attempting to Break Up Fight

A man was treated Wednesday at the Schneider Regional Medical Center for a knife wound he received while attempting to break up a fight in Cruz Bay.

Senate Approves $247 Million Borrowing and Lien on Taxes

Senators voted again Thursday to authorize the PFA to borrow $247 million to keep the government running, including a "statutory lien" on gross receipts tax and alcohol excise tax revenues.

VIHA Rated ‘Very Good’ by Independent Auditor

After 11 years of federal management, the V.I. Housing Authority appears to have taken control of its policies, procedures and finances in the last two years, according to an independent auditor.

VIWMA Begins Melvin Evans Highway Wastewater Rehabilitation Project

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the public and residents that the Melvin Evans Highways Wastewater Line Rehabilitation Project will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6. This project includes the replacement of a deteriorated 10-inch line, installation of a new wastewater gravity line and connection of the new line...

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