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V.I. Women Leaders Take Heart at Inauguration of V.P. Kamala Harris

On Wednesday, millions around the world will tune in for the inauguration of America’s first female vice president, Kamala Harris, who was elected a century after the women’s suffrage march in Washington, D.C.

Reporter’s Notebook: A Not-Very-Close Encounter with Joe Biden

It was either the last Sunday of 2008 or New Year's Day 2009. Either way, it was between the election of President Barak Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and their inauguration. It was also a holy day.

Sorority Members Participate in MLK Freedom Walk

The Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Epsilon Zeta Chapter and other members of the community gathered early Monday morning to participate in a Freedom Walk in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
Taxis wait to take tourists around St. John.

Magens Bay Board Looks to Strengthen Taxi Rules

The Magens Bay Authority board of directors took another shot at resolving the problem of taxi drivers waiting until they arrive at the park’s gate to sort out fares from multiple passengers, but in the end, sent the proposed policy back for revision.

CDC and V.I. Health Distribute Health Care Packages For Homeless

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC Foundation recently worked with the V.I. Health Department to distribute 1,000 health care supply packages intended for the homeless population in the territory.

MBW’s 4th Annual Mystery Event to Take Place Virtually on Jan. 30

Registration is open for “Mystery in a Toga,” a virtual fundraiser for My Brother’s Workshop, scheduled to take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 30.
A Spirit Airlines jet flies over the tarmac. (Source file photo)

V.I. is Considered Part of United States for Purposes of New Travel Order

Effective Jan. 26, travelers entering the United States and its territories will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding the aircraft at their foreign embarkation points.

Bead on a Wire Offers Private Classes with COVID Restrictions

Bead on a Wire on St. Croix gets folks started making bracelets, pendants, necklaces and other gems, and during the COVID-19 pandemic has adjusted its offerings with public health protocols in mind.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Man Treated for Gunshot Wound in Gallows Bay Incident

A man was treated on Sunday at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital for a gunshot wound he received in an incident involving four masked gunmen in Gallows Bay, the V.I. Police Department reported.

V.I. Medicaid Supervisor Charged With Embezzling Medicaid Funds

V.I. Department of Justice special agents arrested Kathleen Gussie, on Jan. 15, charging her with several counts of Medicaid Program fraud.

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