January 20, 2018 2:41 pm Last modified: 9:37 am

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West end sunset and endless horizon. (Susan Ellis photo)

West end sunset and endless horizon. (Susan Ellis photo)

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Senate President Myron Jackson, flanked by members of the Majority Caucus, speaks about the Senate's contributions to hurricane relief efforts.

Senate Majority Touts Its Post-Hurricane Efforts

Disputing public claims that the Senate “hasn’t done anything” for the community since September’s storms, Senate Majority Leader Neville James called a Thursday news conference to discuss the Legislature’s accomplishments.
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An earth mover sorts debris left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria on St. John.

Senate Panel Will Look into Waste Haulers’ Delayed Pay

The head of the 32nd Legislature Committee on Housing, Public Works, Waste Management and Planning said he will address slow government payments to hurricane waste haulers at an upcoming hearing.
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The Caribbean Embrace Carnival Troupe marches in the 2017 Carnival Parade. (Photo submitted by the V.I. Carnival Committee)

St. Thomas Carnival Announces Theme for Spring Event

With the theme of "Embrace our culture, music, and cuisine for Carnival 2018," St. Thomas will hold its 66th annual carnival from March 31 to April 28, the V.I. Carnival Committee announced Thursday.
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Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

V.I. Delegate Stacey Plaskett Named to House Transportation Committee

The House Democratic Steering Committee has recommended to the Democratic Caucus that Delegate Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands be appointed to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
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Editorial / Blogs

Virtue of the Week: Diligence

Diligence is working hard and doing your absolute best. You take special care by doing things step by step. Diligence helps you to get things done with excellence and enthusiasm. Diligence leads to success.
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Government House. (File photo)qGovernment House. (File photo)

VIPD Arrest of Reporter is an Un-American Abuse of Power *Update*

The V.I. government took its growing lack of transparency to new heights this week, sending police to arrest and charge a reporter for embarrassing it by reporting on its lack of care for priceless antiques on St. Thomas.
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V.I. Airports Need Jet Bridges

Amelia Headley LaMont Esq. and Julien Henley are asking that the V.I. Port Authority make putting jet bridges at both V.I. airports a priority “so that all passengers can have the facility, comfort and safety of air travel.”
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Successful Economic Development Requires a Young, Motivated and Task Oriented Workforce

Justin Moorhead points out that an essential part of creating economic success in the territory is to welcome people to move here and others to stay here, among other things.
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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.