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Mysterious Ticket to 1956 Civil Rights Rally Should Return to St. Croix, Finder Says

Lou Zettler, who found a ticket to a major 1956 New York civil rights rally on St. Croix nearly forty years ago, thinks the ticket should be exhibited at Government House in Christiansted.

Climate Change: Mother Nature Drops Hints of What’s to Come

One day, back in January or February, Gregory Guannel was on St. Croix when he got a stark reminder of why his work is important.

Unemployment Insurance Claims in the Territory Hit Record High

Unemployment in the territory is like an “invisible hurricane,” creating unprecedented amounts of unemployment benefits insurance claims in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy said.

Education Officials Fail to Show for Hearing on School Pandemic Closures

A Senate panel sat down on Tuesday for an update on the territory's public schools, but the officials from the Department of Education, who were expected to provide the update, did not attend.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Gonzalez-McFarlane Pleads Guilty to Transporting Women for Prostitution

Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, 39, of the Dominican Republic, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in District Court on Tuesday and entered a guilty plea to charges involving prostitution on St. Thomas.

Ferry, Coast Guard and a Good Samaritan Rescue 4; 6 Still Missing

U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews searched Tuesday for possible survivors of a boat that capsized Sunday in the Mona Passage near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico.

Record Setting Hurricane Season Ends with No Major Damage to V.I.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which ended on Monday, was a record-setter in many ways and caused extensive problems for the U.S. mainland, but took things relatively easy on the U.S. Virgin Islands.

V.I. Will Take Part in National Drill to Prep for COVID-19 Vaccine

A national drill to test the delivery, receipt and redistribution of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine started on Monday, officials announced.
A recent court ruling may have a serious impact on plans for sports tourism based on horse racing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Source file photo)

Horse Racing Industry Dwindles Amid Litigation

While there is still hope for the resurgence of horse racing in the U.S. Virgin Islands, though there has been word of an agreement in a court battle, the territory's two horse tracks are still closed.
The Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex in St. Thomas is a source of concern following recent allegations of corrections officers asleep on the job. (File photo)

DUI Case Has A Date With The V.I. Parole Board

A California law student who ran afoul of the law in the Virgin Islands on a traffic violation is set to appear at a parole board hearing on Dec. 8.

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