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Brother Urges Vaccination, Masks After Vaccinated Sister Dies of COVID-19

Wayne A. Bryan, whose sister Stacey died of COVID-19 on Sept. 9 despite being fully vaccinated, has a heartfelt and heartbreaking message for those who still have not gotten their shots.

Enid Baa Library Gets $705K for Renovation, Restoring Archives

The Enid M. Baa Public Library and Archives on St. Thomas may see new life in upcoming years thanks to hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal money.

Answer Desk: What is the Story of Fort Louise Augusta on St. Croix?

Professor Olasee Davis answers a reader's question about the history of Fort Louise Augusta that was erected as early as 1647 at the east entrance of Christiansted Harbor on St. Croix.

Classes Canceled as Joseph Gomez Students, Teachers Undergo COVID-19 Testing

Kindergarten through third-grade students and teachers attending in-person classes at Joseph Gomez Elementary School on St. Thomas will undergo COVID-19 testing by the Health Department on Thursday after COVID-19 exposure on the campus on Tuesday.

Territory Records 67th Death From COVID-19

A 59-year-old St. Thomas man has died of COVID-19, raising the territory’s death toll from the virus to 67, the Health Department reported Wednesday. The death is the 10th since Sept. 1 as the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus continues to spread in the territory.

STT Government House Slowly Emerging from ‘Irmaria’ Damages

A bit behind schedule and a lot above the original cost estimate, renovations to Government House on St. Thomas are expected to be completed in about two more months.

Water Island Residents Push Governor on Neighborhood Concerns

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. made several promises to the residents of Water Island during Wednesday’s virtual town hall meeting where government agency officials learned of neighborhood concerns from more than 65 participants.

Longer deadline approved for Limetree sale as buyers circle, eyes on EPA

New bidding and sale dates for Limetree Bay Refinery were approved by Judge David Jones in Southern District of Texas bankruptcy court on Wednesday, pushing a possible final sale to Dec. 3.

Senate Moves Appropriation Bills to Meet Budget Deadline

Sen. Steven Payne said getting 24 appropriations bills through the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee Wednesday was a “herculean task,” as the lawmakers passed the various budgets reviewed by the Finance Committee over the course of the summer.

Territory Mourns the Loss of Statesman Holland Redfield

Most Virgin Islanders will remember Holland Redfield for his soothing voice that calmed them since 1995 through and after hurricanes. He died Saturday in Florida at the age of 78.

System Moving across Atlantic Likely Developing into Tropical Depression

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a low pressure area a few hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands continued to show signs of organization Tuesday and are given a high chance of tropical formation through the next week.

VING Members Receive COVID Vaccine Mandated by Pentagon

Previously unvaccinated members of the V.I. National Guard have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at U.S. Virgin Islands Community Vaccination Centers last week, a dose mandated by the Department of Defense.

Senators Learn of Option to Offset Employee Health Insurance Increase

The Senate Committee of the Whole on Tuesday reviewed the government’s group insurance agreement renewals during a hearing at which the lawmakers learned of an option for offsetting a portion of the $5.6 million increase.

Local Artist Competes in International ArtPrize

Local artist and educator Niarus Walker yielded to her creative and impulsive nature because, “I thought it would be fun.” Walker entered the open, independently organized international art competition.

Program Distributes 850 Fruit Trees in Bid to Boost Food Security

As Virgin Islanders mobilize to demand and act to increase their food security, the University of the Virgin Islands’ Caribbean Green Technology Center and the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands teamed up to aid farmers and families by donating more than 850 fruit trees on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

Virgin Islands’ 66th COVID Death Was Vaccinated

The U.S. Virgin Islands is in the bottom five of U.S. states and territories in the rate of residents who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 – 52.4 percent – and recorded its first death of a fully vaccinated patient last week.

Vialet Sees a Bonus for GERS in Proposed FY 2022 Executive Budget

There may be some hope for the Government Employees' Retirement System, Sen. Kurt Vialet said Monday during a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee at which dozens of budget bills were advanced to the Rules and Judiciary Committee.

On St. Thomas, Little Dress Shop Has a Big Community Heart

When you grow up as Nicci Roos did, on a 13-by-3-mile island, you learn to think small, at least in the physical sense. Perhaps that’s why Roos is able to pack so much into her new storefront, Nicci’s Boutique, housed in a 11-foot by 11-foot by 11-foot n the Yacht Haven Grande waterfront promenade.

Crucian Poet/Educator’s ‘Youth Man, Man Up’ Video Addresses Gun Violence

Crucian-born poet Geron Richards has taken his writing to the video screen, collaborating with professional filmmaker Shaun Matos to film “Youth Man, Man Up!” Richards’ inspiration to the youth of the U.S. Virgin Islands to put down the guns and seek education.

“A Great Loss” – Community Mourns the Passing of Elliott “Mac” Davis

Elliott McIver Davis, affectionately known by anyone he met as Mac, died Saturday evening at the age of 70. “We are heartbroken,” a statement from the family said.

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Shouldn’t the VI Government also publish a list of people whose tax refund checks are delinquent? People the government owes. Seems only fair.

It would be nice if this was an actual link and not a screenshot

Here's one that should work for you: ltg.gov.vi/departments/property-tax-delinquency-list/

This would be a good opportunity for current and returning Virgin Islanders to buy homes without a huge mortgage

Nice, let people get robbed by Wapa, high cost of food, but when they can’t pay taxes, sell their homes to some rich statesiders! 🤯🤬

Jane, we just recently received our refund … surprisingly, with interest!

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