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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.