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Long-Time STJ Resident, Acitivist Peter Muilenburg Dies at 74

There are some people who, when they die, you think, “If only they had had a chance to ...” That cannot be said of Peter Muilenburg, a long-time resident of St. John who died in August after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Economic Development Commission Board Meeting Set for Sept. 18

A U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Commission (USVIEDC) Governing Board Decision Meeting is scheduled for12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18.
From left, Gary Halyard, Nesha Christian-Hendrickson, Gary Molloy, commissioner, and Elston George provide testimony to the senate about Department of Labor matters. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Finance Committee Sends Bills on Taxes, Insurance to Rules

The 33rd Legislature Finance Committee approved bills dealing with the gas excise tax, unemployment tax, a tax commission and the territory’s insurance division Tuesday.
Salvation Army is located within Market Square on the island of St. Thomas. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Salvation Army Meal Program Reopens

Salvation Army Maj. Steven Pearl announced Tuesday the organization’s meal program reopened its doors after a series of burglaries resulted in having to temporarily suspend the program.

TD 10 Expected to Skirt North of STJ as Cat 1 Hurricane

Tropical Depression 10 was located about 1,100 miles east of the Leeward Islands late Tuesday afternoon, and should grow to a Category 1 hurricane and pass just north of St. John Friday night or Saturday morning.

VI Cycling Names Season Champs, Completes Season

The Virgin Islands Cycling Federation wrapped up its competitive season this past weekend on St. Croix: the 2019 Individual Time Trial Championship was held on Saturday and the 2019 Road Race Championship started on the South Shore Rd. on Sunday.
Acting Finance Commission Kirk Callwood and Acting Budget Director Jenifer O'Neal discuss plans for a budgetary windfall at Tuesday's Finance Committee hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Department of Finance Offices to Change Hours for Sept. 20

The offices of the Department of Finance will have different hours on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Friday, Sept. 20.
Sens. Donna Frett-Gregory, left, and Janelle Sarauw consult during Monday's Senate Session. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Senate OKs Bills on Loitering, Rear Seat Belt and Credit Cards

A bill strengthening the loitering law and one making seat belts mandatory for those in the back seat went through the V.I. Senate and toward the governor’s desk, but the ride has not been smooth.
Richard Motta (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Pace of Recovery Picking Up as USVI Braces for New Storm

Richard Motta, director of Communications for the governor, opened a news conference Monday with information about an area of disturbance the National Hurricane Center is watching for possible development later this week.
Cary and Jack Hock. (Photo by Sonya Melescu)

$10,000 Matching Grant Set for STJ Cancer Fund

A frequent visitor to St. John is honoring the memory of his wife, who died of pancreatic cancer in July, by offering to match as much as $10,000 in donations to the St. John Cancer Fund.

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