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Sen. Allison DeGazon questions members of the V.I. Board of Education during Tuesday's hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)
The Cinnamon Bay Warerhouse was devastated by Hurricane Irma.
Nidulari Gypsy Food Truck is nestled into the greenery on Mahogany Road. (Photo by Merryn MacDonald)
Commissioner designee Joseph Boschulte, center, with American Airlines' Alex McIntyre, left and Kyle Holden at the airline's headquarters in Dallas. (Submitted photo)
Holly Binns directs the Pew Charitable Trust’s efforts to protect ocean life in the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Caribbean.
The Cinnamon Bay Warerhouse was devastated by Hurricane Irma.
Nidulari Gypsy Food Truck is nestled into the greenery on Mahogany Road. (Photo by Merryn MacDonald)
Commissioner designee Joseph Boschulte, center, with American Airlines' Alex McIntyre, left and Kyle Holden at the airline's headquarters in Dallas. (Submitted photo)
Holly Binns directs the Pew Charitable Trust’s efforts to protect ocean life in the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Caribbean.
A carelessly discarded chip bag floats in the territory's otherwise beautiful blue waters. (Alain M Brin, Blue Glass Photography)

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Earth Day

I am old enough to remember the first, wildly hopeful Earth Day, April 22, 1970. I was 20 years old. I also remember the release of Rachel Carson’s seachanging book “Silent Spring” – which inspired not only the first Earth Day but also the founding of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Education About Hemp Could Profit Growers, Ancillary Businesses

Understanding and educating Virgin Islanders about the rapidly growing hemp industry will lead to entrepreneurship and profits for local business people, Barbara LaRonde believes. 'I want to make sure that local people don’t get shut out of the business,’ LaRonde said.

District Court Orders ICE to Produce Asylum Seeker

The federal magistrate for the District of St. Thomas-St. John ordered officials of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Service Monday to produce in court a Syrian youth who showed up at a St. Thomas police station a few weeks ago, seeking asylum.

On the Trail of Pathogens: The Unending Effort to Contain Contagion

For some Health Department staff, life is a never-ending battle against bacterial, fungal and viral invaders and the diseases they bear, from those causing short-term discomfort to some that are life-altering or fatal.
From left, Kimorah-Lin Blackett, Cha-Niesha Rhymer, 2019 VI Carnival Queen S’Ence Watley and Shelaya Mathurin are all smiles after the pageant.

S’Ence Watley Crowned 2019 V.I. Carnival Queen

In the early hours of Easter, Ivanna Eudora Kean student S’Ence Watley was crowned the 2019 VI Carnival Queen. Watley competed alongside three other young women: Kimorah-Lin Blackett, Cha-Niesha Rhymer and Shelaya Mathurin.
Tucked quietly into the far end of the beach, tents are haven of peace and privacy away from the activities. (Linda Morland photo)

Easter Camping: A Time for Family and Friends

Easter camping is a special time for families on St. Croix. For some families it goes back half a century. At the Salt River beach,...
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