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CANNAVAL- Medical Cannabis Expo Set for July 19-21

The expo will present a diverse group of leaders and expert educators across many sectors of cannabis and hemp with panels and presentations running throughout the day.

NPS Continues Native Plant Community Restoration Project at Salt River Bay

NPS will continue to control targeted invasive non-native plants that displace native plant species and alter plant community diversity.

Plans Set to Honor Veterans on Memorial Day

On May 27, the Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs and the American Legion will partner again to observe Memorial Day 2019. This collaboration will commemorate all veterans who have served the country and have since passed on and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving the country.
Cosmetic chemist Autumn Blum testifies Monday before the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumers and Affairs, describing the toxic chemicals found in most sunscreens. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Senate Panel Votes to Ban Sunscreens with Toxic Chemicals

A Senate committee voted Monday to forward a bill banning two chemicals found in many sunscreens after a panel of witnesses, including chemists and divers, testified that the compounds contribute to the deterioration of coral reefs and have been linked to harmful side effects in humans.

PTA Members, Public Invited to PTSA Meeting and Leadership Training

This year’s theme, “Building PTA Resilience -- Strengthening and Sustaining Our PTA Communities,” is aimed at uniting and encouraging meaningful collaboration and engagement of parents, teachers, students and the community.

Kevin Alexander Marcus Dies at 15

Kevin Alexander Marcus, also known as “El Rey,” of Estate Hannah’s Rest died on May 16.

Agnes Theresa Straun Dies at 95

Agnes Theresa Straun of Estate Mon Bijou died on May 11.

Rose-Ann Washington Dies

Rose-Ann Washington died on May 9.

NPS Protects Buck Island Reef Least Terns

The least terns have established a nesting area on Buck Island Reef, and to ensure protection for the colony, eggs and chicks, the National Park Service (NPS) has closed the section of beach from the point to the pier (south).

St. Croix Federation of Teachers Announces Scholarship Awards

The St. Croix Federation of Teachers Local 1826 awarded three $1,000, one-time scholarships in 2019.

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