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Casino Control Commission Vice Chair Usie Richards testifies at Tuesday's budget hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)
Casino Control Commission Chair Violet Ann Golden testifies before the Legislature in 2015. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, the V.I. Legislature)
STT Car Ferry Imran Stephen
VIPA Assistant Executive Director Damian Cartwright at Tuesday's budget hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)
Horses race in 2011 at St. Croix's Randall 'Doc' James Racetrack. (File photo)
Casino Control Commission Chair Violet Ann Golden testifies before the Legislature in 2015. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, the V.I. Legislature)
STT Car Ferry Imran Stephen
VIPA Assistant Executive Director Damian Cartwright at Tuesday's budget hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)
Horses race in 2011 at St. Croix's Randall 'Doc' James Racetrack. (File photo)
Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas. (File photo)

Revised School Opening Dates Highlights Concerns With Modular Contractor

The opening dates for several public schools have been pushed back from this week, but Education officials said they don’t expect any more delays despite continued concerns over safety issues that have put contractor AECOM in the hot seat.
White Cedar like this one at Altoona Lagoon on St. Croix will get protected by Senate bill. (Carol Buchanan photo)

Bill Would Protect Native Trees

Native Virgin Islands trees are valuable and need protection, according to Sen. Myron D. Jackson, who is sponsoring a bill to establish a Community and Heritage Tree Law.
Rosa Soto-Thomas, president of the St. Croix chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. (Facebook photo)

Teachers Reject New Contract

The territory's' two teacher's unions have rejected a tentative wage agreement with the V.I. government. Pay will remain at current levels until a contract is approved.
The Drummers of the Macislyn Bamboula Dance Company and Odomankoma Asawfo. From Left: Michael George, Shadion Brown, Keith “Keibo” Brown, Earl Demmin, and Delroy “Ital” Anthony.

Dollar Fo’ Dollar Tour Brings St. Thomas Cultural History to Life

The 13th annual Dollar Fo’ Dollar Culture and History Tour whisked attendees aboard the Kon Tiki on Sunday for a morning of remembrance, cultural education, music, and dance.
Methyl Bromide

Terminix Manager Pleads Guilty to Illegally Applying Pesticide

Jose Rivera, 58, former Branch Manager of Terminix International USVI, LLC , pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of illegally applying fumigants containing methyl bromide in multiple residential locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Archers celebrate their win in the championship of the Mens Summer Flag Football League. (Photo by Francisco Jarvis)

Archers Shock Sharks to Take Home Summer League Championship

The Archers surprised everyone – except perhaps themselves – Saturday, as they upset the previously undefeated Sharks, 8-6, to win the championship of the 2018 Men’s Summer League Championship at Lionel Roberts Stadium.

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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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Well deserved! Congratulations! thanks to Mr. Irvin "Brownie" Brown for good memories.

Congratulations!!! So Well Deserved!👏👏🎉🍾👏👏 Very Best Wishes!!

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