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Jan Tarakol, Gwendolyn Williams and Diane Capehart testify at a Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday.

Rules Committee Holds Healthcare Bill, OKs Two Others

After several hours of discussion and testimony from stakeholders Thursday, the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee returned a multifaceted health bill to its sponsoring committee and quickly approved two other bills.
Vines are spreading over the trees left leafless by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Vegetation Continues to Show the Effects of the Storm

When Hurricane Irma blew most of the leaves off most of the trees on St. John in September, the hillsides instantly became brown and desolate. Within weeks, some vegetation started to grow back.
Matt Gyuraki and Rob Tutton of LCCN.

Love City Community Network Brings Basic Connectivity to St. John

The hottest item on St. John these days is not a fancy car or even a house with a roof. The main object of desire is a NanoBeam, a device that was not part of anyone’s vocabulary before Hurricane Irma struck.
Sen. Kurt Vialet chairs Wednesday's hearing the Senate Finance Committee. (Photo by Onaje Simmonds, Legislature of the Virgin Islands 2017 Summer Intern)

V.I. Tax Revenues Higher Than Projected as Senate Punts on This Year’s Budget

Citing uncertainty over revenues and expenses, the Senate has decided to punt on the FY 2018 budget, deferring to V.I. law that sets appropriations at the previous year's levels if no budget is approved.
Debris piled up along the beach at Maho Bay in October.

Beach Erosion Poses Problems for Coastline Management

Vacationers may be in for a shock when they see the beaches in the Virgin Islands National Park. Gone are most of the palm trees, sea grapes, and maho trees that have provided shade in the heat of the day.
Dale Browne of Sejah Farms shows of his new nursery/greenhouse being built with the help of volunteers. (Susan Ellis photo)

Farmers Growing Stronger on St. Croix

Even without much official relief aid, farmers on St. Croix are coping with the aftermath of September's hurricanes with the help of volunteers, a few donations and through their own resiliency.
Ivan James (VIPD photo)

Police Name Ivan James as Primary Suspect in STX Double Homicide

The V.I.. Police Department has named 34-year-old Ivan James as the primary suspect in Saturday's double homicide at the Coliseum Cockpit Saturday in Estate Glynn.
Division of Banking and Insurance Director Gwendolyn Hall Brady (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Senate Hears of Post Hurricane Insurance Complaints

Many of the complaints received by the Division of Banking, Insurance and Financial Regulation since Hurricanes Irma and Maria relate to the issues of underinsurance and force-placed insurance.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Watch: Plaskett Speaks on Tax Changes, Federal Assistance

Delegate Stacey Plaskett speaks on the impact of recent tax changes, federal assistance and hurricane recovery.

Artist and Yoga Teacher Elisa McKay Embraces Her Crucian Heritage

Through her collage and multimedia artwork, 81-year-old Elisa McKay embraces the spirits of her ancestors. She depicts the lives of Crucians from the days of enslavement forward. She tells their stories.

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