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Clayton Thomas displays one of his T-shirts for sale. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Symposium Highlights Medical Marijuana as V.I. Starting Date Nears

The use of cannabis in conjunction with traditional medicine gives patients a better outcome than traditional medicine alone, according to doctors speaking Saturday at a St. Croix symposium on medical marijuana. Cannaval was a day-long event that took place at St. Croix Educational Complex.
Jett Blaschka of the USVI drives the ball upfield against Barbados Sunday. (Source photo by Wyndi Ambrose)

Barbados Rolls 5-0, Blocking USVI from Advancing

The U.S. Virgin Islands started Sunday's Olympic qualifying soccer game on St. Croix with hope that if it could Barbados by more than one goal, it would advance a step closer to the Olympics. But the visitors broke open the scoring early and never looked back, winning the game 5-0 and clinching a spot in the next round of Olympic qualification.
Winning Junior Achievement company Local Promoters and JA executive director Denelle Baptiste. (Source photo by Raven Phillips)

‘Local Promoters’ Win Junior Achievement Competition

Four teams presented their business ideas and progress at the Junior Achievement Company of the Year Competition Sunday, and Local Promoters – a team made up of students from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, Charlotte Amalie High School, and All Saints Cathedral School, took top prize.
Kai Henry, Charles Martin, and Mikhail Dubovoy guide Grace into the water. (Source photo by Shaun Pennington)

Grace Comes in Many Forms

When Stan Lorbach stumbled upon the skeleton of a seven-plus-foot skiff 10 years ago at the Bovoni landfill, he didn’t know why he needed to rescue it, but he trusted his instincts.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

STX Man Killed in Castle Coakley

A 28-year-old St. Croix man was shot and killed Sunday evening in Estate Castle Coakley, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by next of kin as Rabbhi D. Mouqette. It was the 13th homicide on St. Croix since the beginning of the year, the 22nd in the territory.
Archaeological technician Amelia Jansen of the National Park Service Southeast Archaeological Center talks about the excavation of what might have been a utilitarian area for holding water, perhaps for watering livestock or washing clothes. As the NPS is able to receive grants, the progress of unearthing this part of Crucian history will continue. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Ancient Footprints – Lots of Archaeology Happening on St. Croix

National Park Service archaeologist Meredith Hardy and technician Amelia Jansen shared some of the most recent finds at the Christiansted National Historic Site at an open house last week.
Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte defends his department's budget before the Senate Finance Committee Thursday. (Photo from USVI Legislature)

Lack of Berths Holds Down Cruise Ship Numbers, Boschulte Tells Senators

The U.S. Virgin Islands is making slow but steady recovery from the 2017 storms, according to Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte, with strong cruise ship activity and new direct flight services offsetting the impact of hotels under renovation.

Homicides 2019

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2019 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island. The Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing.

This Week’s Senate Calendar July 22 — 26

33rd Legislature of The Virgin Islands Senate Calendar Monday, July 22 10 a.m. Committee on Youth, Sports and Recreation Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas Agenda: The committee has...
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Two Injured in Christiansted Shooting

Two people were injured Friday after a melee at a Peter's Rest tavern in which more than 70 shots were fired, the V.I. Police Department reported.





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