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A healthy mangrove lagoon at Magens Bay, a protected nature preserve. (S. Pennington photo)

Mangroves: Not Your Average Tree

Mangroves have served as nurseries for crucial marine life since the beginning of time. Sadly, huge swaths of the deep-rooted trees, which also prevent beach erosion, filter run off and non-point source pollution, have been lost to development.
Joining the ribbon cutting for the new bike path on the Christiansted Bypass are bicyclist Mario Peters, AARP National Volunteer President Alicia Georges, AARP-VI State Volunteer President Corinne Plaskett, AARP-VI State Director Troy de Chabert-Shuster, AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins, Alma Winkfield of the V.I. Trail Alliance and bicyclist David Morales. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

AARP President Opens STX Bike Path

The first section of the St. Croix Bike Path was formally opened Wednesday at the crest of the Christiansted Bypass by the AARP national president and others involved with the project.

St. Croix Seashell Society Gearing Up for Christmas

Christmas is coming and the St. Croix Seashell Society is busy creating exotic designs for seashell ornaments to decorate a Christmas tree for the “Christmas Spoken Here” event.
The Underground Night Club, on St. Thomas. (Source photo by Judi Shimel)

January Trial Set for Accused Sex Trafficker

A federal magistrate has ordered a January trial for a woman charged with transporting women from abroad to St. Thomas to employ as sex workers. The defendant, Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, recently pleaded not guilty to charges in an indictment in late October.
UVI Researcher Kim Waddell speaks to the need for a territorial Hazard Mitigation and Resiliency Plan.

Researchers Say Resiliency Plan Will Save Future Disaster Dollars

Every dollar spent on mitigation pre-storm saves about $6 in post-recovery, University of the Virgin Islands’ researchers Greg Guannel and Kim Waddell said Tuesday, as they encouraged residents to give input on a draft Hazard Mitigation and Resiliency Plan.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. discusses his administration's priorities toward reducing property and homelessness during a meeting with members of the Virgin Islands Interagency Council on Homelessness Tuesday in Government House on St. Croix. (Government House photo)

Bryan: Expand Cannabis Law, Send Taxes to GERS

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has unveiled legislation broadening the territory's new medical cannabis law, with new taxes directed mostly to the failing Government Employees Retirement System, as well as new rights for Rastafarians and other changes.
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, left, presented the Andrus Award Tuesday to Scott Bradley and Alma Winkfield. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

AARP Honors Pair During Visit by National Officers

The AARP of the Virgin Islands presented its top award for volunteers Tuesday, bestowing the Andrus Awards to Scott Bradley and Alma Winkfield. The awards were presented at the recently reopened Ritz-Carlton on St. Thomas.
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