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Virgin Islands Council on the Arts Executive Director Tasida Kelch testifies before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Panel OKs Additional $3 Million in Annual GERS Funding

The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill raising a special annual appropriation of federal rum excise tax revenues to GERS from...

Family’s Crisis Highlights Struggle to Get Vet Help

A few days after Gov. Albert Bryan declared a mental healthcare emergency in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a real emergency showed up at the Roy L. Schneider Hospital. But according to a former official familiar with the situation, the person in crisis was simply sent away.

Two Killed, Two Injured in Sunday Night Shooting at STT Disco

Two men were killed and two people injured Sunday night in a shooting at a St. Thomas dance club, the V.I. Police Department reported.
V.I. EDA Chief Executive Officer Kamal Latham and SBA District Director Yvette Collazo make official a two-year partnership that starts with the development of a strategic plan for local small business development.

EDA, SBA Partner to Bring More Opportunities for V.I. Small Businesses

They’ve been working together for years, and last week they made it official – a partnership that starts off with the development of a strategic plan that promises new opportunities for V.I. small businesses.
Artists involved in the 'Fabric of Caribbean Consciousness' exhibition, from left, Elisa McKay,Danielle Kearns, Niarus Walker, Suenita Banwaree, Chalana Brown.

‘The Fabric of Caribbean Consciousness’ – A Second Look

The exhibition "The Fabric of Consciousness Exhibit this Art" will close after this week's "Art Thursday" and members of the Art at the Top Hat Gallery want to make sure people get a chance to see it.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer urges the Senate Finance Committee to approve raising the Authority's debt ceiling.

WAPA Says Water Service to STX West End Near Normal

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority reported Monday night that it was making progress towards normalizing potable water service to customers on the west end of St. Croix.
A team of students from Good Hope Country Day School joined with Crime Stoppers USV to post signs for the anonymous tip service. (VIPD photo)

Crime Stoppers Partners With Good Hope Country Day

Students from Good Hope Country Day School partnered with Crime Stoppers USVI to install signs notifying residents of the tip services hotline.
Tony Emmanuel carries the flag early in the parade, the Stars and Stripes snapping in the wind as he rides. (Linda Morland photo)

50th St. Patrick’s Day Parade Struts Its Way Through Christiansted

Christiansted turned green Saturday, as St. Croix celebrated its 50th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – a half centurt of fanciful attire, outlandish floats and revelry in the spirit of the Auld Sod, as the Irish and the Irish at heart might say.

‘Floating Food Truck’ Opens on STJ’s East End

Now a group of young entrepreneurs from St. John is taking the concept one step further by opening up a “food boat” anchored in a bay on St. John’s remote East End. The Lime Out – essentially a small houseboat painted lime green – was towed out to its mooring in Round Bay on Tuesday, and staff began serving craft cocktails and gourmet tacos to customers who approached by boat, kayak, or float.
Lester Morales is surrounded by questioning students after his team's presentation. (Elisa McKay photo)

NASA Team Focuses V.I. Students on the Stars

A team from the Kennedy Space Center traveled throughout the Virgin Islands territory last week, speaking at schools and encouraging students 16 years and older to apply for the NASA summer internship.

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