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Senators: Recovery Funds Going to Contractors, Consultants

“There are issues” with spending $8 billion dollars of hurricane recovery federal funds, Adrienne L. Williams-Octalien, director of the Office of Disaster Recovery told senators Wednesday. Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory said the process was “messy” and had her very concerned.

Source Polls Inform Officials, Agencies and Community

The Source is eager to have its readers participate in new and improved polls, which you will find by scrolling down the front page below “the fold,” as we say, underneath the list of most recent local news stories.
Adaptive diving graduates and their support team: Hannah Gray, guinea pig; Jackie Weichman, graduate; Jeff Dykstra, graduate; Barbara DeClerque, instructor; Greg Gapen, graduate observer. (Photo by Michelle Peugh)

More Can Enjoy Scuba Thanks to the Growth of Adaptive Diving

St. Croix is making its natural underwater beauty more accessible to more visitors and people who live here with expanding adaptive dive options for people with disabilities.
Construction continues on the Customs and Border Protection building in Cruz Bay. While the work goes on, CBP is getting a new trailer to work from. (Source photo by Amy Roberts)

CBP Facility on St. John Closes Temporarily

The Customs and Border Protection facility on St. John will be closed for several more days while the Virgin Islands Port Authority replaces the trailer that has served as a temporary office for CBP since June 2018.
A waste-to-energy plant in Covington, Tennessee. Plans have been advanced more than once for such a project in the territory, but they have never come to fruition.

The Power Players: A Short History of WAPA Part II

The last two decades have brought a variety of proposals for the territory's energy future, but mostly all the energy that has been generated has been in the scrapping between the PSC, the Legislature and WAPA.
Aerial view of the Sugar Apple Bed and Breakfast. (Photo by Blake Gardner)

Pink Fancy Hotel Reopens as Sugar Apple Bed and Breakfast

The Pink Fancy Hotel, located a few blocks from downtown Christiansted, first opened its doors in 1948 but has been closed for about a decade. But recently the property has been given a facelift and new life – reopening as the Sugar Apple Bed and Breakfast.
One and three: From left David Cannonier, Nicole Craigwell-Syms, Dionne Simmonds and Sheena Walker discuss mental health. (Source photo by Nour Suid)

Town Hall Discusses Breaking Mental Health Stigma

Kamille Willis told the audience of a town hall meeting Friday that, "It is OK not to be OK," when discussing mental health. "I want them to know that it is OK to talk to a therapist” Willis said.

Companies Get Leases to Renovate Sub Base Properties

The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday unanimously agreed to leases with three companies that want to renovate government owned properties in Sub Base. The agreements moved forward to the Committee of the Whole.

St. Thomas Man Found Dead

The body of a 29-year-old St. Thomas man was found shot and killed Tuesday morning in the Estate Thomas area, according to the V.I. Police Department. Next of kin identified the victim as Andre Martin.

Melee and Missed Opportunities: A Short History of WAPA Part I

As a bevy of Monday morning quarterbacks continue to amuse themselves on social media, radio talk shows and with letters to the editor bashing our Water and Power Authority, the Source would like to add a history lesson to the mix.

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