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Arnold R. Highfield at home in the Virgin Islands. (Arnold Highfield photo)

Highfield’s Historical ‘Companion Guide’ Is a New Addition to Virgin Islands Studies

Arnold Highfield’s new work, “The Cultural History of the American Virgin Islands and the Danish West Indies: A Companion Guide,” is the culmination of 40 years of research done by the author for previous publications.
V.I. Director of Banking, Insurance and Financial Regulation Gwendolyn Hall Brady at Friday's hearing on legislation to bring the U.S. Virgin Islands closer to stateside norms for insurance regulation. (V.I. Legislature photo)

Legislature Considering More Changes to Insurance Regulation

The Finance Committee approved three bills Friday to bring the territory's oversight of insurance more in line with uniform stateside laws and bringing it closer to compliance with National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ expectations for accreditation.
Commissioner of Human Services Felicia Blyden testifies at a hearing Friday

DHS Officials Grilled on Conditions in YRC

When Felecia Blyden, commissioner of Department of Human Services, presented her 2019 budget request last week, she was peppered by senators concerning the condition of the Youth Rehabilitation Center.
UVI President David Hall (File photo)

UVI President Appeals for Funds to Rebuild and Expand Campuses

David Hall, president of the University of the Virgin Islands, appeared in front of the Senate Committee on Finance Thursday, to to appeal for additional funding to sustain the institution and report on the school's achievements and challenges.
Sargassum is breaking down near Coki Point, seen above, and Margaritaville, and creating a serious smell. (Photo by Alain M. Brin, Blue Glass Photography)

Sargassum: The Good, the Bad and the Smelly

You don’t have to see it to know it’s here. The brown sea grass called Sargassum has made a grand entrance into the territory. And it smells.
Arturo Watlington was selected Friday as the unified V.I. Board of Elections chair.

Unified Elections Board Names Officers, then Divides into District Committees

After taking a step toward unification Friday with the selection of territorial officers, the newly convened V.I. Board of Elections ended its first meeting by forming two separate district committees charged with overseeing the upcoming primaries on St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix.

viNGN Board Decides in Private to Restock Inventory

Public access to a Thursday morning meeting of the V.I. Next Generation Network board was not available, but the agency’s spokeswoman said members focused on replenishing their inventory and “hardening” the network’s infrastructure as the territory approaches the peak of hurricane season.
Caneel Bay, view from Cottage Point, on June 12.

Caneel Bay: Battle Over Lease is Part of a Larger Political Conflict

Gary Engle, has been meeting with former employees and St. John community members since late April, hoping to win support for a bill that is now before Congress which would allow CBIA to continue to maintain control of the property for 60 years.
Health Commissioner Michelle Davis

Health Department Moving to Modular Offices

The Department of Health will have two temporary modular buildings in which to work by late August at the cost of $10 million, according to Commissioner Michelle Davis.

Caneel Bay: Owners Changed Approach After 2016 Election

This is the third of four stories on developments around the Caneel Bay Resort, which has been closed since Hurricane Irma struck the territory in September 2017.

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