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Boardwalk from Caravelle. (Carol Buchanan photo)

Boardwalk from Caravelle. (Carol Buchanan photo)

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Sen. Nereida Rivera-O'Reilly, sown during an earlier budget hearing, had some pointed questions for the director of the Office of Veterans Affairs. (V.I. Legislature photo by Onaje Simmonds, 2017 Legislature summer intern)

Sen. O’Reilly Calls for Halt to Plans for Debris Burning

In a letter to federal partners dated Tuesday, Sen. Nereida Rivera-O’Reilly expressed opposition to the proposed burning of wood debris and waste on St. Croix and St. Thomas, and demanded that any burning be halted.
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National Park Service photo shows Maho Bay, part of the V.I. National Park.

Maho Bay Is Fifth Beach to Reopen at V.I. National Park

Maho Bay Beach has officially reopened, Darrell Echols, acting superintendent of the V.I. National Park, announced in a news release issued Tuesday. It is the fifth beach in the park to reopen.
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Honeymoon and Hawksnest beaches at Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. (National Park Service photo)

EPA Provides USVI $100,000 to Protect, Improve Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources $100,000 to support communities of the territory that depend on clean water resources.
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At a Monday news conference, Gov. Kenneth Mapp discusses burning debris from September's hurricanes. (Jamie Leonard photo)

Burn Permit Issued for St. Croix; Mapp Says He Won’t Sign Burn-Ban

A burn permit has been issued for the island of St. Croix to allow FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers to burn debris left over from the two devastating hurricanes that pounded the territory in September, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced Monday night.
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Editorial / Blogs

AARP Asks Public to Support New Bill on Digital Assets

Many use the Internet to store their digital files on a remote server. If the owner dies, these digital assets could be lost forever, but a bill before the Legislature on Thursday, Dec. 14, would remedy this, according to Troy A. de Chabert-Schuster
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Giving Thanks Is Essential

Shirley M. Sadler writes of her gratitude for all those who have helped Virgin Islanders get through the last three months.
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Virtue of the Week: Patience

Patience is quiet hope and trust that things will turn out right. You wait without complaining. You are tolerant and accepting of difficulties and mistakes. You picture the end in the beginning and persevere to meet your goals. Patience is a commitme
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Just an Observation

Glenn Swartz categorizes driver types in the Virgin Islands.
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