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Cuba and Barbados battle for possession. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

Barbados Win Gives USVI a Chance to Advance Sunday

Barbados came out victorious in a physical contest over Cuba, 1-0, on Friday night at the Bethlehem Soccer Complex on St. Croix, opening the door for the U.S. Virgin Islands to advance in the first round of Olympic qualifiers when the home team faces Barbados Sunday afternoon.
The Carambola Resort. (Source file photo by Linda Morland)

GERS Makes Profit on Carambola Sale

The anticipated sale of Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa on St. Croix went through on July 5, netting a profit for the retirement system.
Gerard Sperry, left turned away from the camera, begins the tour at the historic site of Fort Christian where he relays pirate stories for patrons Bhushan Pandya, Ketan Pandya, Kavita Goel and Rashmi Pandya. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Learn V.I. History While Eating Like a King on a St. Thomas Food Tour

There are many ways to bask in the St. Thomas sunshine but Gerard Sperry is making a living on it by offering walking tours to visitors and locals alike. During the Historic Main Street Tour, guests are taken on a culinary experience laced with the island’s history.

Crumbling Infrastructure, Teacher Shortage Continue to Plague Education Department

The territory’s public school system continues to suffer beneath the weight of chronic challenges ahead of the 2019-2020 school year, with a crumbling infrastructure and a persistent shortage of teachers topping the list, Department of Education Officials told lawmakers on Thursday.

Spread of Sargassum Seaweed May be ‘New Normal’

A new study suggests that unwelcome annual visits from sargassum seaweed are likely to continue.

EDA Bank Claims Success from ‘Risky Loans’

The Economic Development Bank has seen success with giving out what they described as “risky loans” to residents of the territory according to the bank’s Chief Financial Officer Ernest Halliday.

Youth Ocean Explorers Program Comes to STX

After three successful years on St. Thomas, 16 sea savvy teens are getting the chance this summer to learn more about the ocean and shorelines that surround the V.I. through the St. Croix version of the Youth Ocean Explorers Program.

After Strong Start, USVI Falls 3-2 to Cuba in Olympic Qualifying Game

The Virgin Islands U-23 Men’s National Team got an early lead but was unable to hold on against Cuba in the opening game of...
Casino Control Commission Chair Violet Ann Golden testifies before the Legislature in 2015. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, the V.I. Legislature)

Federal Grand Jury Charges Violet Anne Golden with Embezzlement

Violet Anne Golden, a former lawmaker and former head of the Casino Control Commission, became the subject of a grand jury indictment alleging embezzlement, conspiracy, wire fraud and obtaining money under false pretenses.
Gay Pride Parade marches through St. Croix. (Submitted photo)

7 Local Groups Sign Letter Condemning Assault on Transgender Woman

Seven local organizations signed and released a letter publicly condemning the act of violence in which four St. Croix women were arrested and charged with attacking a transgender woman on St. Croix, then were released via telephone.

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