About 500 bacon lovers turned out Saturday to eat and compete, and while they were at it, to raise funds for the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center. The first BaconFest brought in more than $,4000 for the center.
The V.I. Territorial Hospital Board struggled Friday with how the hospitals would manage with far less than expected from federal loans to rebuild after hurricanes Irma and Maria. Each hospital faces more than $20 million in lost revenue.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled against expanding territorial voting rights in a case that affects the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico but not American Samoa or the Northern Marianas.
Disputing public claims that the Senate “hasn’t done anything” for the community since September’s storms, Senate Majority Leader Neville James called a Thursday news conference to discuss the Legislature’s accomplishments.
The House Democratic Steering Committee has recommended to the Democratic Caucus that Delegate Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands be appointed to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
V.I. public schools face a shortage of both teachers support staff, and education officials told senators Wednesday that it will take a small miracle to get modular classrooms in the territories by the time schools open next year.
Source reporter Amy Roberts moved to the Virgin Islands 35 years ago because of her love for the water. Returning to her beloved Rendezvous Bay after two hurricanes lashed the coast, she found damage – and hope.