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Caribbean Playwright and Youth Advocate David Edgecombe Has Died

Playwright, teacher, director, and longtime Virgin Islands resident David Edgecombe died Friday at the age of 68.

STT-STX Sea Flight Makes Emergency Ocean Landing *Update: Photos*

According to a release from the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Authority, all seven passengers on board the vessel appear to be safe and are being taken to St. Thomas for evaluation.

Apparel Brand Boosts Awareness of Caribbean Endangered Species

St. Croix is home to several threatened species, and the recent Lacoste Save Our Species polo shirt may give local conservation efforts a welcome international boost.

Tour Surveys Hurricane Damage in Historic Dronningens Quarter

The St. Thomas Historical Trust is sponsoring a series of educational meetings promoting the preservation of the island’s architectural heritage, assessing recent storm damage, and preparing for the upcoming hurricane season.

Future V.I. History Makers: Amira Claxton and Trey Francis

Even at the age of 15, Amira Claxton and Trey Francis think about the future and envision changing the world for the better along with their outspoken and tech-savvy generation.

Fire Closes Anguilla Landfill

The Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix was closed Wednesday when a fire broke out in the area.

UVI Board OKs Online Degree Program Launching March 15

The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees on Saturday unanimously approved a bachelor of arts degree in strategic communications, which will be offered as part of the UVI Online program.

Hurricane Repairs Underway at Hotel 1829

One of Charlotte Amalie's oldest buildings sustained major damage in the hurricanes of 2017. But plans to restore the building are coming together, according to Norman Miller, construction manager for the Vernon A. Ball Irrevocable Trust.

Asbestos Rears Its Ugly Head Again

The Department of Education may have left out a key player in its plan to address potentially hazardous asbestos in some public schools, the agency entrusted with monitoring and dealing with asbestos problems.

Petroleum Leak Causes Power Outage; Traffic Will be Re-Routed Monday

A leak of petroleum product near the V.I.'s Water and Power Authority's Randolph Harley Plant threatened WAPA's underground transmission cables, prompting an emergency electrical service interruption on St. Thomas and St. John and causing traffic changes for at least Monday. Customers to the east of A&F Bakery (old Lucy’s Market)...

Mapp Meets with Cruise Ship Industry Leaders

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp left the territory Saturday to meet with cruise industry leaders ahead of the annual Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Despite Hurricanes, WAPA Keeps an Eye on Consent Decree

In spite of the challenges presented by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the V.I. Water and Power Authority won praise in District Court Monday for meeting its obligation to improve air quality around the Randolph Harley Power Plant.

Court Hearing Reveals VIWMA Leadership in Disarray

The V.I. Waste Management Authority’s executive director, chief financial officer, and solid waste manager have all departed the semi-autonomous agency in the past two weeks, testimony at a District Court hearing revealed Wednesday.

Crime Stoppers Offers $10,000 Reward for Homicide Suspect Ivan James

The anonymous tip service, Crimes Stoppers USVI, is offering a $10,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of Ivan James, a suspect in the double homicide that took place Feb. 17 at the Cockpit Coliseum in Estate Glynn.

V.I. Medical Evacuee, Part 2: ‘We were Refugees’

Ophelia Torres was one of more than 700 Virgin Islanders whose lives were thrown into chaos when they were evacuated for medical reasons. This is the second part of her story about her experiences on Puerto Rico.

Water Standards – Not Water Quality – Changing

The water quality at Virgin Islands beaches has stabilized following months of heightened warnings about possible pollutants resulting from the September hurricanes and their aftermath.

Senators Tour Damaged Schools, See Opportunities to Rebuild

Senators touring public schools Wednesday saw firsthand the damage wrought by September’s hurricanes. Many saw it as an opportunity to rebuild 'better learning environments' for students.

Congressional Staffers Visit to Review V.I.’s Recovery Efforts

A visiting delegation of Congressional staffers visited the U.S. Virgin Islands to gather information about the territory's ongoing recovery effort, meeting with members of Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp’s cabinet.

WAPA Board Approves Management Bonuses, Composite Pole Contracts

The V.I. Water and Power Authority governing board approved bonuses for top management at its regular meeting Monday on St. Croix to reward their work in the aftermath of last fall's hurricanes.

WAPA Moves Forward On $75 Million in Federal Disaster Loans

The V.I. Water and Power Authority Governing Board approved resolutions at an emergency meeting Tuesday that are part of the process of securing a $75 million Community Disaster Loan.

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