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Architect's drawing of proposed hotel.

Senators Hear STT Hotel Proposal

During its Friday morning session, the Senate Committee of the Whole had before it a proposal to convert existing buildings to accommodate a 39-room hotel in Estate Bakkero, St. Thomas. The developers need the property to be rezoned.

Residents Renew Opposition to Pair of Rezoning Requests

In its Friday afternoon session, the Senate Committee of the Whole received testimony on three rezoning requests, with two of them encountering stiff residential opposition.
Sens. Donna Frett-Gregory and Janelle Sarauw discuss the VIVIS bill, which they co-sponsored. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Panel OKs Measure to Reorganize Long-Languishing Data System

The long dormant V.I. Virtual Information System, or VIVIS, may be reworked with a new executive council if a bill forwarded out of the Senate Rules Committee is enacted. But funding concerns remain.
The Rules and Judiciary Committee gather on Thursday to discuss nine different bills. (Photo Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Eight Bills Moved Forward, Two Held in Committee

Senators of the Rules and Judiciary Committee moved eight bills forward on Thursday, holding two additional bills in the committee for further discussion. Three of the approved bills focused on government responsibility and appropriation of funding.
A school bus and a private vehicle are locked together after an accident on Cassie Hill. (Photo supplied by a Source reader)

School Bus Involved in Accident on STT; None Injured

No injuries were reported to students or the school bus driver when Bus No. 7, transporting students from the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School at 4 p.m. Friday, was involved in a traffic accident with a vehicle on Cassie Hill.
Former champion Dennis Coffey reveals the wrong answer on "Jeopardy!" The correct one was "What is the Virgin Islands.) (Photo from WMTW-TV)

USVI’s Big Day on ‘Jeopardy!’

On Wednesday, the final clue on the TV show "Jeopardy!" was “Of the five inhabited U.S. territories, this is the only one where cars drive on the left.” The correct response, of course, was "What is the Virgin Islands?" Or was it?
Coated in molasses, Patrick, left, and Steve Bennett join Martinique revelers at a carnival celebration. The coating is a symbol of the “nèg gwo-siwo” – a rebel slave from Africa – and the re-enactment commemorates the history of a resilient people.

Brothers Mark 10 Years Showcasing the ‘Real Caribbean Less Traveled’

Before experiential travel became a buzzword, St. Croix brothers Steve and Patrick Bennett say it was hard to get people to think of the Caribbean as anything other than a homogeneous getaway. In 2010, they decided to do something about it.
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