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V.I. Cycling Federation Gives Results for Triple Bypass Road Race

Compared to the May 20th version finish times were slower Sunday morning (June 24) because most cyclists rode with caution on the slick surface.
Arnold R. Highfield at home in the Virgin Islands. (Arnold Highfield photo)

Highfield’s Historical ‘Companion Guide’ Is a New Addition to Virgin Islands Studies

Arnold Highfield’s new work, “The Cultural History of the American Virgin Islands and the Danish West Indies: A Companion Guide,” is the culmination of 40 years of research done by the author for previous publications.
V.I. Director of Banking, Insurance and Financial Regulation Gwendolyn Hall Brady at Friday's hearing on legislation to bring the U.S. Virgin Islands closer to stateside norms for insurance regulation. (V.I. Legislature photo)

Legislature Considering More Changes to Insurance Regulation

The Finance Committee approved three bills Friday to bring the territory's oversight of insurance more in line with uniform stateside laws and bringing it closer to compliance with National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ expectations for accreditation.
Commissioner of Human Services Felicia Blyden testifies at a hearing Friday

DHS Officials Grilled on Conditions in YRC

When Felecia Blyden, commissioner of Department of Human Services, presented her 2019 budget request last week, she was peppered by senators concerning the condition of the Youth Rehabilitation Center.
UVI President David Hall (File photo)

UVI President Appeals for Funds to Rebuild and Expand Campuses

David Hall, president of the University of the Virgin Islands, appeared in front of the Senate Committee on Finance Thursday, to to appeal for additional funding to sustain the institution and report on the school's achievements and challenges.
Sargassum is breaking down near Coki Point, seen above, and Margaritaville, and creating a serious smell. (Photo by Alain M. Brin, Blue Glass Photography)

Sargassum: The Good, the Bad and the Smelly

You don’t have to see it to know it’s here. The brown sea grass called Sargassum has made a grand entrance into the territory. And it smells.

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

Administration Prioritizes V.I. Road Projects; Contract Signed for Melvin Evans Highway Repairs

After completion of the assessment, DPW, with the assistance of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, concluded it will cost $1.2 billion to complete the modernization of all of the territory’s roads.

Assured Guaranty Donates $25,000 to Community Foundation

For more than 20 years, Assured Guaranty has been a financial partner of the U.S.V.I. and has insured more than $500 million of bonds issued by various agencies throughout the territory.

Averil George Named Acting Labor Commissioner; Catherine Hendry to Serve at VIPA

Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has named Averil E. George acting commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Labor, effective Monday, June 25.

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