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The sun sets over Christiansted. (Susan Ellis photo)

The sun sets over Christiansted. (Susan Ellis photo)

Local News

Beach chairs at Emerald Beach Resort on St. Thomas.

It’s a New Game for Tourism Post-Hurricanes, Industry Veterans Say

With some hotels predicting re-openings months or years down the line, residents in the tourism industry are preparing for what may be a long recovery.
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Jan Tarakol, Gwendolyn Williams and Diane Capehart testify at a Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday.

Rules Committee Holds Healthcare Bill, OKs Two Others

After several hours of discussion and testimony from stakeholders Thursday, the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee returned a multifaceted health bill to its sponsoring committee and quickly approved two other bills.
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A previous year's St. Croix Food and Wine Experience. (Courtesy of the St. Croix Foundation)

St. Croix Food and Wine Experience Slated for April 5-7

The St. Croix Food and Wine Experience, the annual benefit of the St. Croix Foundation, is back on the books for April despite Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Its 2018 theme: “Resiliency in Action.”
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Hassell-Forde Suspension Likely Headed to Court

Education officials have declined to comment about the recent suspension of Addelita Cancryn Junior High School Principal Lisa-Hassell Forde, but but indicated a lawsuit might be in the works.
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Editorial / Blogs

Frank Schneiger

Part 2 – Black Histories Month

We all know – or think we know – what we mean by 'black history.' But the black population of the U.S. is not monolithic, and as immigration continues, the differences become more pronounced.
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Virtue of the Week: Forgiveness

Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Instead or revenge, make amends.
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UVI Is Rising

UVI President David Hall, writes about a new film, “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.” The documentary is set to be screened, Monday, Feb. 19, on both UVI campuses to coincide with the national broadcast premiere
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Frank Schneiger

Three Simple Words: Black – History – Month

So let's step back and ask a basic question: What is the purpose of Black History Month? The three words should help us define that purpose.
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Featured Video

Despite the crippling impact of two hurricanes just months ago, St. Croix rose up to celebrate the Crucian Christmas Festival Parade on Jan. 6, 2018. The Children's Parade and Adult Parade were combined into one event, and many participants dressed in safety vests and hard hats as a tribute to the many responders who helped the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from the storms.