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Public-Private Partnership Focuses on Diabetes Management and Prevention

A public-private partnership aimed at both the prevention and treatment of diabetes has been finalized with the launch of services – including outreach vans, education initiatives, and nutritional help – anticipated for the first quarter of 2022, according to Ganesh Prasad, founder of the V.I. Diabetes Center.

Officials ‘Holding Steady’ with COVID Restrictions as Omicron Variant Emerges

With information on the new omicron variant – including severity, transmissibility, and unique characteristics – still evolving, Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. said Monday that the government will be keeping in place its existing COVID-19 restrictions for now, out of an "abundance of caution."

St. Croix CTEC Aviation Academy Students Complete First Solo Flights

The St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center Aviation Academy is preparing the next generation of aviators. Carlos Alexander, a senior at the St. Croix Educational Complex High School, and Cylius Gordon, a senior at the St. Croix Central High School, have been enrolled in the academy for the last three and four years, respectively, and recently completed their first solo flights—an important step toward earning their private pilot’s license.

The USVI Marine Debris Curriculum Is Now Available For Use By Educators Across The Territory

The University of the Virgin Islands, in partnership with USVI educators, announces the release of the USVI Marine Debris Curriculum.

Department of Health Confirms the Eighty-Sixth Death Related to COVID-19

After further investigating the cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s eighty-sixth death related to COVID-19. The deceased is a 61-year-old female on St. Croix.

Arizona Wildcats and Texas A&M Aggies are 2021 Paradise Jam Women Tournament Champions

The final day of 2021 Paradise Jam was once again filled with excitement. After this three-day event held in the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center, the University of Arizona and Texas A&M proved to be the best teams within their division. The final day featured four games.

Photo Focus: Veterans Drive Reopens

St. Thomas motorists heading downtown on Veterans Drive discovered both east and westbound lanes open to traffic on Saturday after a paving project was completed.

Police Investigating Two Homicides – 1 on STT and 1 on STX

Police are investigating two homicides -- one in which a man appeared to be ambushed outside his St. Croix home, and another where a man with multiple gunshot wounds was found dead at a St. Thomas accident scene.

Defense was the Main Entrée on Day 2 of Paradise Jam Women’s Tournament

Day 2 of Paradise Jam Women's Tournament featured the Island Division and Reef Division.

Black Friday Sales Rebuilding After Pandemic, Vendors Say

Wednesday, with a cruise ship in port, Charlotte Amalie was bustling for most of the morning. With Thanksgiving around the corner, shops had already started to hang signs for post-holiday deals, and visitors were weaving in and out, trying to snag the best ones.

Barnes to Stand Trial Dec. 6 in Casino Control Case After Motion to Continue Denied

Stephanie Barnes will stand trial Dec. 6 on charges of stealing from the Casino Control Commission after V.I. District Court Chief Judge Robert Molloy denied her motion to continue the matter to a later date.

Yolanda and Aliyah Bryan Share Lessons Learned About Living with Diabetes

When Aliyah Bryan passed out while driving on the freeway in Atlanta three years ago, it was the wake-up call she needed to begin taking her diabetes seriously.

DePaul, Arizona, Northwestern, and Texas A&M Win on Day 1 of the Women’s Tournament

Paradise Jam women's games lived up to the hype as fans were treated to four close and exciting games to include one that wasn't decided until the ball went through the hoop right as the final buzzer of the game sounded. The final two games of the evening were both close deep into the fourth quarter when the eventual winners pulled away from their opponents.

What Might Improve Recreational Boating in the USVI?

Recognizing an opportunity to regrow the marine sector of the economy, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. kept USVI ports open throughout the pandemic while the British Virgin Islands, an increasingly popular cruising area, essentially shut their doors to foreign recreational boaters.

Birding in the U.S. Virgin Islands Part 2: St. John

This is the second in a series of three articles on birding in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Robbie Lisa Freeman headed here recently to learn about the birds on St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas, and the ecosystems that nurture them.

More Than 400 Meals Distributed at Penn-Scipio Thanksgiving Feast

Francine Penn-Scipio described Thursday as “bittersweet” as she gathered with friends and family on St. Thomas to distribute more than 400 meals to the community at the annual feast that she and her late husband, Clarence Scipio, started nearly 30 years ago.

Brief: 42 Detained in Multi-Agency Operation

Local and federal officers responding to a call into 911 from a security officer at Bolongo Bay Resort detained 42 immigrants with Venezuelan passports and transported them to Foreign Arrivals at Cyril E. King Airport.

Dangerous Surf Conditions Forecast Through the Weekend

The National Weather Service first issued a notice of the high surf and rip currents on Tuesday and on Wednesday added some more specific detail about the times and locations.

A Bounty of Tropical Fruit

There’s hardly anything better than picking fruit off the trees in your own yard. We are very grateful for the fruits of this season, and for another year of safety from storms. 

Coastweeks Cleanup Removes 3,000 Pounds of Beach Trash

Over the last few weeks, 382 volunteers proactively worked to remove 27, 936 pieces of debris from the coastlines and waterways of the territory’s beaches.

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