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A school bus and a private vehicle are locked together after an accident on Cassie Hill. (Photo supplied by a Source reader)

School Bus Involved in Accident on STT; None Injured

No injuries were reported to students or the school bus driver when Bus No. 7, transporting students from the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School at 4 p.m. Friday, was involved in a traffic accident with a vehicle on Cassie Hill.
Former champion Dennis Coffey reveals the wrong answer on "Jeopardy!" The correct one was "What is the Virgin Islands.) (Photo from WMTW-TV)

USVI’s Big Day on ‘Jeopardy!’

On Wednesday, the final clue on the TV show "Jeopardy!" was “Of the five inhabited U.S. territories, this is the only one where cars drive on the left.” The correct response, of course, was "What is the Virgin Islands?" Or was it?
Coated in molasses, Patrick, left, and Steve Bennett join Martinique revelers at a carnival celebration. The coating is a symbol of the “nèg gwo-siwo” – a rebel slave from Africa – and the re-enactment commemorates the history of a resilient people.

Brothers Mark 10 Years Showcasing the ‘Real Caribbean Less Traveled’

Before experiential travel became a buzzword, St. Croix brothers Steve and Patrick Bennett say it was hard to get people to think of the Caribbean as anything other than a homogeneous getaway. In 2010, they decided to do something about it.

DLCA Seeks Public’s Input on Cannabis Regulations

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs held town meetings on all three islands this week to clarify cannabis regulations that are already in place, discuss procedures that could be problematic if and when marijuana is legalized in the territory and get input from the public to share with legislators as laws are being written and enacted.

Senators Hold Bill Targeting Pensions of Government Employee Felons

Though no testifiers were present at the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday, their submitted testimonies found Bill No. 33-0216 “too harsh” in terms of punishment for government employees who are convicted of certain felony offenses. The committee decided to hold the bill for further amendments and discussion.

Rain Forest Theme Set for Project Promise’s Havana Nights Fundraiser

For the last few years, supporters of the Project Promise fundraising event were treated to scenes from a Cuban city and countryside, and this year Fort Frederik will mimic the rain forest for the organization’s Havana Nights event on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Territories Getting Special Census Questionnaire

The Virgin Islands is gearing up for participation in the 2020 Census – but a little differently from most other jurisdictions.

Fentanyl Surfaces – Along with Deadly Overdoses – in the V.I.

Police and health officials have a warning for the public involving a recent spate of reported deaths linked to opioid use in the Virgin Islands. Authorities on the U.S. mainland say abuse of opioids have led to 200,000 deaths over the past 20 years.

STT-STX Sea Flight Makes Emergency Ocean Landing *Update: Photos*

According to a release from the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Authority, all seven passengers on board the vessel appear to be safe and are being taken to St. Thomas for evaluation.

‘Dig Once’ Bill Held in Committee

USVI lawmakers held in committee what is commonly referred to as the “dig once" bill, a measure to encourage communications facilities and services to dig only once for the installation, relocation and improvement of conduits and appurtenances.

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