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Photo Focus: ‘Cereusly’ Beautiful Flowers on St. Croix

The night-blooming cereus teases us as it opens in the darkened sky after nightfall – closing by dawn and wilting in the light of day. Many of these beauties grow in the wild, while other are planted in outdoor tropical gardens.

Magens Bay Authority: Community Address Concerns via Zoom

At their monthly meeting Friday, members of the Magens Bay Authority board fielded questions and suggestions ranging from why locals should have to pay to get into the beach to how to think out of the box.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source file photo by Bethaney Lee)

STT Jewelry Store Robbed; VIPD Has One Suspect in Custody

The V.I. Police Department on Saturday arrested a suspect after two armed, masked men robbed a waterfront jewelry store in Charlotte Amalie, assaulting one employee and threatening others.

VIHFA Seeks Public Input in Using Hurricane Recovery Funds

The V.I. Housing Finance Authority has $53 million to spend on recovery projects from the 2017 hurricanes that devastated the territory, and wants to public's help in deciding how to use it.

Wilfred is Wilting, NHC Reports

What was Tropical Storm Wilfred has begun wilting in the face of conditions hostile to storm development and has been relegated to tropical depression status, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Legislature Moves into Its New STX Home

After making do with several temporary locations over the last three years, St. Croix senators and their staff moved into their new gleaming white, three-story, 20,000-square-foot home on North Shore Road this week.
Cruise ships lie side by side at Monsanto Marine Terminal in Crown Bay, St. Thomas. (Photo provided by VIPA)

Boschulte: Territory Ready To Reopen, Masks and Distancing Still Essential

Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte said he is confident that the Virgin Islands is properly prepared as it reopens its doors to leisure travel on Saturday after shutting down in August due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Bank Officer Kidnapped in Attempted Robbery

Friday morning a masked gunman abducted an officer of the Oriental Bank in Estate Diamond on St. Croix in an attempt to gain entrance to the bank and rob it, the V.I. Police Department reported.

V.I. Writer Recognized as Exceptional Voice for Young Adults

The accolades just keep piling up for Kacen Callender – and for good reason. At 30, this young author has accomplished more than many seasoned writers double their age.

Senators Express Confusion About Changes to GERS Bail Out Bill, But Pass it in...

Confusion swept through the Legislature on Thursday during a special session at which senators were called to vote on changes to a debt refinancing bill that aims to rescue a fiscally crumbling pension system. By an 8-6 margin, the newly amended legislation narrowly passed.

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