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Police Announce a Suspect Arrested in Gallows Bay Homicide

Officials of the V.I. Police Department announced at a news conference Friday afternoon that they had arrested 23 year-old Rajah Caul and charged him with the Jan. 12 murder of Michael Cruz.

Storm-Demolished Tutu High Rise and Donoe Apartments to be ‘Reinvented’

V.I. dignitaries helped to kick off a redevelopment that officials said would replace and “completely reinvent” the former Tutu High Rise and Donoe public housing complexes that were torn apart by hurricanes in 2017.

Magens Bay Board Grapples with Onslaught of Charter Yachts

As more and more charter yachts seek harbor in Magens Bay during the COVID-19 pandemic that has prevented them from traveling to neighboring Caribbean destinations, the authority that governs the beach park is facing new headaches.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Some Basic Questions and Answers

The COVID-19 pandemic has now been with us for a year and is currently surging out of control. During the past year, we have learned a lot, and the virus has continued to mutate, requiring us to continue learning.

Public Schools to Roll Out Hybrid Model Beginning in February

Between February and March, the V.I. Education Department will roll out a hybrid model for students, with some returning in-person and most remaining on virtual learning for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year.

Body Found in Christiansted Harbor

The body of a white male was found floating in Christiansted Harbor Thursday night. The identity of the dead person was withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

One Health V.I.

On the latest episode of One Health V.I., health officials discuss the implementation of the V.I. Health Information Exchange – a system for electronically transmitting a patient's vital medical information.

USVI Health Officials Monitoring for New COVID Strains

With new variants of the COVID-19 virus now beginning to appear on the mainland, local Health officials said Thursday they will continue to monitor reported impacts while sending samples to the CDC to see if new strains begin to appear in the territory.

Limetree Bay Refinery Says Large Flare Part of Restart Work

There was a larger than usual flame at the top of the Limetree Bay Refinery's flare stack and louder than usual noise from the flare over the last week, which the company says is part of the normal startup process and will quiet down when the refinery restarts. 

Elections Board Selects Chairperson But Postpones Choosing Other Positions

The Board of Elections came close to electing a slate of officers when they met on Thursday, but one member – selected for two positions – was involved in an automobile accident and didn’t make it to the meeting.

Gov. Bryan Welcomes International Charter Company The Moorings to Yacht Haven Grande

In a Government House press release issued on Thursday, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. welcomed The Moorings, an international luxury yacht charter company, to its new location at Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas.

Territorial Hospital Board Talks CMS Reimbursement, Hospital Contracts

The V.I. Hospital & Health Facilities Corporation Territorial Board approved a number of expenses and contracts for Schneider Regional Medical Center and Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital at their virtual monthly meeting on Wednesday. 

Six St. Croix Teens Achieve Scouting’s Highest Rank

Considering that only 4 percent of all Boy Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle worldwide, Troop 7227 on St. Croix achieved something unusual when six local teens were awarded the Eagle rank at the same time.

Two VIPD Officers Arrested in Federal Drug Bust

Two officers with the Virgin Islands Police Department were arrested in a developing drug-related incident on Tuesday, VIPD officials said at a press conference held Wednesday afternoon. 

ONE HEALTH V.I. EPISODES

One Health V.I. Episode 1 – Telehealth Services in the Virgin Islands

On this episode of One Health V.I., Dr. Donna Christensen, physician and former V.I. Delegate to Congress, joins Julia Sheen, Health and Human Services policy advisor to Governor Albert Bryan Jr., to discuss implementing telehealth services in the territory.

One Health V.I. Episode 2 – Reconstruction of the Territory’s Hospitals

Darryl Smalls, Vice President of Facilities for the Schneider Regional Medical Center and Juan F. Luis Hospital, provides an update on the renovations and construction of the territory's hospital facilities.

One Health V.I. Episode 3 – Association Health Plans

Julia Sheen, Health and Human Services policy advisor to Governor Albert Bryan Jr., speaks with Omar Haedo, president of Elan Insurance Group, about plans to offer health insurance options to Virgin Islands small businesses and their employees.

One Health V.I. Episode 4 – Integrating Fire and EMS Services

Lisle Evelyn, assistant director for Medical Services at the V.I. Fire Service, discusses how integrating Fire Service and the Department of Health's EMS could save lives in the territory.

One Health V.I. Episode 5 – Implementing the Health Information Exchange

The HIE will allow healthcare providers and patients to securely access and share a patient’s vital medical information via an electronic transmission – improving the speed, quality, safety, and cost of patient care.

V.I. Track and Field Gets New Leadership, Strengthens Relationship With V.I. Government

The VITFF will continue to focus on the development of the sport for all age-groups and to build on long-standing relationships with the public and private schools, other institutions and the V.I. government.

USVI Bowling Federation Mourns the Loss of George Osborne Jr.

The U.S. Virgin Islands Bowling Federation announced the recent death of George Osborne Jr., a former president and longtime, devoted member of the organization.

St. Thomas Yacht Club Releases Its 2021 Regatta Schedule

The St. Thomas Yacht Club Board of Directors is pleased to announce next year’s dates for two of the Caribbean’s favorite regattas and the second annual of a soon-to-be major international regatta.

Archer Nicholas D’Amour Excels Again on the World Stage

Stage three is scheduled for Jan. 15-17, 2021. The fourth and final stage is schedule for Feb. 12-14, 2021.

Government House on the Air in January

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. encourages residents in the community to tune in and call in with questions, ideas or comments.

MBW’s 4th Annual Mystery Event to Take Place virtually on Jan. 30

Registration is open for “Mystery in a Toga,” a virtual fundraiser for My Brother’s Workshop, scheduled to take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 30.

Poem by Filippo Cassinelli

Defender in chief / of the republic / goose steps / on the boulevard.

CMCArts Is Offering Free Virtual Art Classes

The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts is now offering “Art at Home with CMCArts.”

Park Service Makes Statement on January 10th Incident at Buck Island

The National Park Service makes a statement about Buck Island Reef National Monument incident when rangers responded to a brawl and gunfire.

Tyrone A. Simmons Dies

Tyrone A. Simmons, also known as “T-Bone,” of Estate Cane Carlton, Frederiksted, died on Dec. 21.

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The bust of King Christian IX that looms over Emancipation Garden may be removed after the Rules and Judiciary Committee advanced legislation to replace the bust with a statue of the Conch Shell Blower..
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✏: Article by Bethaney Lee
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Last week, the Humane Society of St. Thomas announced the finalists for its Cutest Rescue Pet Calendar contest, which raised $45,857 for local animals in need of homes, medicine, spay and neutering, food and supplies.

Participants sent in photos of their rescued pets which were voted on, and the 12 highest vote-getters won slots in the Humane Society’s 2021 calendar. The top vote-getter, Kym Rapier, will receive a three-night stay at the newly refurbished Ritz-Carlton on St. Thomas and an original oil painting of her pet done by Christine O’Keefe.
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For the the full article visit the Virgin Islands Source website.
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✏: Article by Bethaney Lee
📸: Photo submitted by Dellia Hollodenschi
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Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett met Tuesday with officials from the Department of the Interior, the National Park Service and other community players on St. John, discussing among other things the proposed trade of land for the construction of a new school on the island.
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For the the full article visit the Virgin Islands Source website.
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✏: Article by Source Staff
📸: Photo submitted the Delegate to Congress office
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Virgin Islands native Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith will be one of three co-chairs of a newly created coronavirus task force, to be formally announced on Monday by President-elect Joseph Biden.achievements.
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For the the full article visit the Virgin Islands Source website.
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✏: Article by Bernetia Akin
📸: Photo from Yale University School of Medicine website
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JetBlue’s inaugural direct flight from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City to Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas was met with fanfare and jubilation as it touched down Saturday morning on the island.
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For the the full article visit the Virgin Islands Source website.
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✏: Article by Aidan Brewer
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The Charlotte Amalie High School Alumni Network had planned a series of activities to highlight the school’s centennial, but due to the global health crisis, the network was forced to rethink those plans.

In lieu of the activities, the History subcommittee is taking on the task of chronicling the school’s 100 years of successes and achievements.
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For the the full article visit the Virgin Islands Source website.
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✏: Article by Bethaney Lee
📸: Photo by Bethaney Lee
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March 31, 2021, will have a special meaning to Virgin Islanders living in Houston as it will be the first Houston Virgin Islands Association Day after the organization received a proclamation from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner last week.

March 31, known in the Virgin Islands as Transfer Day, is historically significant because it is the date in 1917 when the Danish West Indies were officially transferred to the United States.
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For the the full article visit the Virgin Islands Source website.
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✏: Article by Kyle Murphy
📸: Photo Photo provided by Carol Sadler-Cuffy
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With Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s approval of a zoning change on Lovango Cay last week, the owners of Lovango Cay Holdings, LLP are moving full-steam-ahead to complete the first phase of a development planned for the small island between St. Thomas and St. John.

Mark Snider, one of the owners of the Lovango Resort and Beach Club, was excited to give the Source a peek at the construction now underway on the cay two miles off Cruz Bay.
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For the the full article visit the Virgin Islands Source website.
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✏: Article by Susan Ellis
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“Sip N Chill,” an all-female mixtape geared toward giving talented artists more of a chance of getting noticed, has been released with a big assist from a pair of musical professionals from the Virgin Islands.
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For the the full article visit the Virgin Islands Source website.
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✏: Article by Kyle Murphy
📸: The 30-track “Sip N Chill” features a song for every mood. The album is available on Mixcloud. (Photo provided by Rich Nice)
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Members of the St. Croix Pony Club celebrated Halloween in an unusual way – not only did they make and wear costumes, but they also decorated their “rides” for a parade around the track located on the edge of the Rain Forest on the west end of the island.
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For the the full article visit the Virgin Islands Source website.
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✏: Article by Susan Ellis
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Art conveying the theme “Love & Change in the Time of Corona” adorns the Virgin Islands lottery tickets that went on sale Friday. The colorful images were submitted and selected as winners in the online student art contest and exhibit.
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For the the full article visit the Virgin Islands Source website.
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✏: Article by Elisa McKay
📸: Photo from V.I. Lottery
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Leatherback Brewing Company has been given the green light to construct a solar microgrid at its location in the William D. Roebuck Industrial Park on St. Croix, and to open a satellite brewery on St. Thomas.
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For the the full article visit the Virgin Islands Source website.
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✏: Article by Sian Cobb
📸: Photo by Anne Salafia
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The vignettes in Nina York’s new book “Our Danish Connection” were originally published in English as bimonthly contributions to the magazine St. Croix This Week from 2009 through 2019.
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✏: Article by Elisa McKay
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Focus on Danish colonial history has surged over the past couple of years in not only public discourse but also in the country’s educational system. After lying dormant in the public’s consciousness for years, more teachers have begun incorporating aspects of Danish colonialism in their classes and discussing the impacts on both Danish society and former colonies.
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✏: Article by Christian Thaagaard Skov Sørensen
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