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New Book by Janet Burton Captures Life on St. John in the 1940’s

For decades, Janet Burton nursed the desire to tell the stories of St. Johnians of her parents’ generation. Now, after years of research and interviews, she has self-published a collection of her work, “Before Our Time: An Oral History of St. John.”
A youngster learns the joy of swimming (sap photo)

It Takes a Village to Teach Children to Swim

Virgin Islanders are surrounded on all sides by water and dependent upon the marine industry for livelihoods, yet conventional wisdom suggests, “V.I. kids can’t swim.” But considering the rich and ongoing history of dedicated people who have taught hundreds of children to swim, it is hard to believe.
Sen. Kenneth Gittens gavels the Senate into session Wednesday morning. Hours later, he'd been replaced as Senate president. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

Gittens and Frett-Gregory Shuffled from Posts as Majority Plays Musical Chairs

The Senate majority rearranged titles Wednesday, replacing Sen. Kenneth Gittens as Senate president with Sen. Novelle Francis, and replacing Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory with Sen. Myron Jackson as chairman of the Committee of Finance.
The rocketry club from Elena Christian watches a banner being hung at the school before it closed in 2015. (File photo by Susan Ellis)

STX Schools Facing More Closings, Consolidations

After meetings between the V.I. Department of Education and several group of parents last week, word began circulating in the St. Croix community that some schools will be closed and consolidated for the next school year. The DOE has issued no statement on the question and attempts by the Source to contact the district's public relations department by phone messages and email over the last three days have received no response as of Wednesday.
William Fleming Cissel (Contributed photo)

STX Historian William Cissel Dies In Ohio

St. Croix lost one of its most knowledgeable historians when William Fleming Cissel (Bill) died May 1 in Ohio. For years anyone who had a question about St. Croix's history knew Bill was the go-to guy to get answers.
The entrance to the Frederiksted WIC office, hich has been plagued by a foul odor.

Foul Odor May Force Relocation of Frederiksted WIC Office

For almost a year, clients and staff have complained of a foul odor at the Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Assistance office in Frederiksted, located on King Cross Street across from the Frederiksted Hotel.
Sen. Janelle Sarauw questions whether two diverse resolutions can be debated in one block. (Photos by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

Senate OKs Resolutions, Rezoning and Land Leases

On Tuesday evening, U.S. Virgin Islands senators agreed on resolutions honoring Kerra Samuel, the 2019 State Teacher of the Year from the District of St. Croix, and another to petition the U.S. Congress to provide subsidies to the Virgin Islands to assist in reimbursement of earned income credit and child tax credits.
Jessica Gallivan is congratulated by Senate President Kenneth Gittens after lawmakers approved her nomination to the Superior Court bench. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

Women Dominate Nominations Approved by Senate

The V.I. Senate approved 22 of Gov. Albert Bryan's nominations for Executive Branch positions in the first nine hours of Tuesday's legislative session. The nominations included directors, judges, commissioners and a board member.
Boundaries of the U.S. Caribbean Exclusive Economic Zone, divided into three areas to recognize their distinct nature and conditions.

Fishery Council Plans Separate Rules for USVI, Puerto Rico

The Caribbean Fishery Management Council approved plans to change the framework and restructure the agency which will differentiate catch limits and fishing regulations in Puerto Rico from the V.I.
Police Commissioner nominee Trevor Velinor (ATF photo)

Gov. Names Trevor Velinor as Commissioner of Police

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. on Tuesday announced his selection of St. Croix native and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Special Agent Trevor Velinor as commissioner of the Virgin Islands Police Department.

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