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Sen Vialet introduces his school calendar bill at a committee hearing Monday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

No Rate Increases for Government Employees’ Insurance, Senators Say

While the final status of government employees' health and dental insurance agreements were not known by the end of Tuesday's senate hearing, Sen. Kurt Vialet said at a Wednesday extension new rates are arranged and, “we don’t have to increase costs for any employee of the Government of the Virgin Islands.”
Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex (File photo)

Court Administrator: Jury Duty, ‘a Fundamental Obligation We Share as Citizens’

Serving as a juror is an important civic and community duty, as well as a privilege and responsibility, according to Glendia B. Caines, Court Services administrator for the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.
In 2013, the V.I.-Puerto Rico Friendship parade swirls colorfully down the streets of CHristiansted on the way to the Canegata Ballpark. (File photo)

Virgin Islands – Puerto Rico Friendship Committee: ‘56 years – Cultivating the Unity of...

The VI-PR Committee plans to air live stream video of the events to give residents and friends near and afar an opportunity to be a part of the celebration.

Racism is Defined by Experience: Chapter 10

The following stories are part of a series highlighting experiences with racism on the U.S. mainland and elsewhere.

Alexander Hamilton’s Mother is Buried Here

Most people know about founding father Alexander Hamilton’s ties to St. Croix before he went north to help create the United States, but may not be aware that his mother Rachel Faucett Lavien is still on the island, buried in an unmarked grave.

Wayne Adams: In Death and In Life, One in a Million

A few days after St. Thomas writer, historian and entertainer Wayne Adams died from the novel coronavirus, the loss of life to the same disease was approaching one million people worldwide since March.

Attorneys Will Use Mobile Justice Units for Legal Services

The Legal Services of the Virgin Islands Inc. now can visit remote areas to help people without transportation deal with their legal needs, even when the internet and power grid are down.

Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Sunny Isle

A man was robbed by an masked gunman Thursday evening at at Sunny Isle Shopping Center, the V.I. Police Department reported in a news release issued Tuesday.

USVIEDA Board Appoints Wayne L. Biggs Jr. New CEO

Biggs will be responsible for leading the team in aiding the V.I. Government in growing the USVI economy through the creation of opportunities for business investment and job creation.

FEMA Releases Fact Sheet on Group Flood Insurance Policy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers Group Flood Insurance Policies to individuals who do not have flood insurance and have received assistance from FEMA after a presidentially declared disaster strikes.

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