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Census Adjusts for Coronavirus Concerns

The 2020 Census count will resume in the Virgin Islands when it reopens June 1, but with a few changes to accommodate health protections against the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Sen. Steven Payne Sr., chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety, and Veterans’ Affairs, speaks during Tuesday’s committee meeting. (Photos by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

Crime Stats Show No Spike During COVID-19 Crisis, AG Tells Senators

The U.S. Virgin Islands does not seem to have recorded a spike in crime during the two months since a state of emergency was declared over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leymah Gbowee, subject of "Pray the Devil Back to Hell," which will be shown online by Caribbean Volunteer Services. (Submitted photo)

See “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” about Liberian Transformation Streaming Friday

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” a documentary that takes the viewer into the story of the courageous Liberian women who brought peace in the midst of a bloody civil war, will be screened at 6 p.m. Friday.
Rasheed Baker helps set up lunches for distribution at My Brothers Workshop and Cafe. (Photo provided by My Brothers Workshop)

World Central Kitchen Partners with My Brother’s Workshop for COVID Response

Chrystie Payne, of My Brother’s Workshop, took a chance and reached out to the international World Central Kitchen for help feeding needy Virgin Islanders.

Ancestral St. Johnians Speak Out on Future of Development, Part III

This is the third in a three-part series on St. Johnians' views on the future of development on their home island.
Haley Jennings’ first-place artwork is titled “So is this what the world has come to?” (Image from the Virgin Islands Council of the Arts)

Winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition Announced

Haley Jennings, a student artist at Antilles School, won two top prizes in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. The competition honors more than 400 students from every U.S. Congressional District.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (Source photo by Shaun A. Pennington)

Bryan Signs Bills on Tax-Break Hiring Rules, Credit Cards

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed an array of bills recently, including one attempting to place more oversight and limits on the use of government credit cards.
Konner and Karson Kendall hold up the Virgin Islands Flag at a recent CONCACAF Nations League game. (Photo provided by Konner Kendall)

Sports in Pandemic: V.I. Soccer-Playing Brothers Share Their Experience

Konner and Karson Kendall grew up on St. Thomas and have represented the U.S. Virgin Islands Senior Men’s National Team. They were playing soccer in the U.S. when COVID-19 shut down sports.
Nicole Canegata and her father Lt. Col. David C. Canegata III. (Photo submitted by Nicole Canegata)

Honoring the Fallen – Lt. Col. David C. Canegata III

One of the V.I.'s fallen heroes is Lt. Col. David C. Canegata III, who served in the V.I. National Guard till his death in 2007. A born Crucian, Lt. Col. Canegata volunteered to serve in the Second Persian Gulf War in Afghanistan in December 2006.

Remembering U.S. Naval Musician Ogese T. McKay on Memorial Day

U.S. Navy musician Ogese Theophilus McKay always swore that if he ever had children, he would be the best father he could be. His daughter says that’s exactly what he was.





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