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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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Ophelia Torres back home on St Thomas, tells her story about becoming a V.I. medical evacuee.

Evacuee or Refugee? One Virgin Islander’s Story

Among the vital facilities left in the wreckage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria are some that Virgin Islanders stake their lives on. Fire stations, hospitals, clinics and a cancer center were crippled.
The VIPD released this photo of Mark Mooney, who has been missing since Sunday.

Police Await Autopsy of Body Found on St. John

The VIPD is waiting for the results of an autopsy before making a final determination about a body found on St. John that might be the remains of Mark Maroney, 70, who has been missing since Feb. 12.
Firebomb damage at Nisky Center recruiting station Feb. 28.

Texas Man Admits Guilt in Arson Attacks

Spencer Wayne Allen, a 26-year old Texan, told a federal judge Monday he was the person who set fire to a Navy recruiting office and two other federal facilities last year on St. Thomas.
This photo of a storm-ravaged Government House is from the Facebook page of Eddie Eitches, who posted it and other photos of the storm ravaged Government House.

Curator Bill Clears Committee Without Government House Support

A bill that would create an unfunded curator position to manage Government House’s art and antiquities cleared the Senate Committee on Workforce Development, Consumer Affairs and Culture Monday.
The Ricardo Richards Exquisite Dance team performs. (Ivy Hunter photo)

Dominicanos Parade Draws a Crowd at Canegata Ballpark

The annual Dominicanos parade drew a crowd of revelers Sunday for a march up King Street in Christiansted and into Canegata Park where vendors waited with tents stocked with food, drinks and goods for sale.
FEMA’s Michael Foley, USDOI Guy Hughes, Senate President Myron Jackson, Richard Kurin of the Smithsonian Institution and, Sonia Jacobs Dow, St. Croix Landmarks Society, discuss hurricane recovery.

Officials Plan for Recovery, Protection of Cultural Resources

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is surveying cultural sites in the U.S. Virgin Islands to help develop long-term recovery plans.

VIPA Bringing Airports Up to Pre-Hurricane status

Available flight capacity to the territory's airports is down from the previous year, but airlines plan to add flights, which indicate it's bouncing back, Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty said.

Agriculture Slowly Recovering From Hurricanes

Immediately after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, the Virgin Islands had to rely on food imports for all of its food, Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles told senators Friday.
The Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex on St. Thomas.

Bureau of Corrections Tells Court of Challenges in Hurricane’s Aftermath

At a consent decree compliance hearing in District Court Friday, V.I. Bureau of Corrections officials described the harrowing circumstances faced by staff at St. Thomas's jail in the days after Hurricane Irma.
Beach chairs at Emerald Beach Resort on St. Thomas.

It’s a New Game for Tourism Post-Hurricanes, Industry Veterans Say

With some hotels predicting re-openings months or years down the line, residents in the tourism industry are preparing for what may be a long recovery.





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