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Akyra Joseph Wins Bronze Medal at AAU Junior Olympics in Texas

Joseph finished 4th with a personal record for her multi-event score of 2490 earning her a Bronze Medal and All-American honors.

DPNR to Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Zoning Map Amendments for St. John, St. Croix

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources will hold the following three propsed zoning map amendment virtual public hearings via Microsoft Team.

OMB to Stream Revenue Estimating Conference Aug. 10

The conference will be a hybrid event, held via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. and streamed online on the OMB Facebook page as well as the WTJX VI Public Broadcasting System Facebook page.

Governor Considering Stricter Measures as COVID Numbers Rise

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. is considering stricter measure for dealing with the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands, he said Monday at the weekly Government House news update.

DPNR, Friends of Marine Park to Host Coral Nursery Tour at Cramer Park

DPNR and Friends of the St. Croix East End Marine Park will host an educational snorkel tour to the Marine Park’s Demonstration Coral Nursery Site at Cramer Park on Friday, Aug. 6.

V.I. Still Waits for Census Results; Official Assures They Will Be Reliable

COVID shut-downs in 2020 may have undermined some Census Bureau work nationally, but the man in charge of the Virgin Islands count has expressed confidence in the territory’s process.

Protectors of St. Thomas Dogs and Cats Appeal for Help with Generator

After 12 years of powering the Humane Society of St. Thomas in times of electrical outages, the generator has stopped running, leaving the facility vulnerable in the middle of hurricane season and to failures of WAPA.

Two More COVID-19 Fatalities in V.I. Raise Territory Death Toll to 39

The V.I. Department of Health on Monday confirmed two more deaths in the U.S. Virgin Islands due to COVID-19, marking the territory's 38th and 39th deaths due to the disease.

VI Athletes Competing at AAU Junior Olympics in Texas, July 31-Aug. 7

There will be just over 10,000 athletes competing this year in various sports and events at the AAU Junior Olympics in Humble, Texas.

Cycling Federation Releases Results of East End Road Race

The Elite group was faced with three laps around St. Croix's east end (47 miles) and also a trip to the top of Point Udall on lap two. Alex Betancourt crossed the finish line uncontested in a time of 2:29:32.

‘Dorsch After Dark’ Postponed Due to Concern About COVID Surge

The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts monthly performance series, "Dorsch After Dark," which had been scheduled to take place Tuesday at the Dorsch Theater in Frederiksted, has been postponed due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

Limetree Bay Terminals Announces Financing Deal Up to $100M

Limetree Bay Terminals LLC announced on Monday that it has entered into a financing agreement that will see the St. Croix fuel storage facility receive up to $100 million in new capital.

Districts Announce Laptop Distribution, Virtual Orientation Schedules

Public schools in the St. Croix and St.  Thomas-St. John districts will distribute laptops, MiFi devices, schedules, and other student resources this week.

Caneel Purpose Group Calls Town Meeting for Monday Night

The Caneel Purpose Group will hold a virtual community meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to inform the public about its plans for the Caneel Bay Resort property and answer questions.

VIEDA Makes Posts Permanent for Kelly Thompson-Webbe and Monique Samuel

Both women served previously in interim capacities for their respective positions and began serving in their top spots effective July 16.

Community Closures, Hospital Crowding Underscore Severity of Delta Surge

Social media posts Sunday about the closure of businesses across the territory for contact tracing, coupled with a plea from St. Croix’s Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital about a record number of hospitalizations, highlighted the impact of the Delta variant.

STX 18-year-old Selected Out of Thousands to Attend Flight Academy

Anthony Gilbert will attend the inaugural class of the RedTail Flight Academy this fall. After the submission of an intense scholarship application and an interview, Gilbert was one of six selected out of thousands of applications.

GERS Chair Calls for Senate to Act

The Government Employees’ Retirement System board of trustees has tried since 1999 to motivate Virgin Islands senators to do something to save the retirement system, but, since then actions have only nibbled at solving a financial catastrophe.

This Week’s Senate Calendar: August 2 – 6, 2021

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

Plaskett Seeks to Bar Department of Justice from Defending Insular Cases

V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett introduced amendments to legislation Friday that, if they become law, would prohibit the Department of Justice from using federal funds to defend the Insular Cases.





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